BOXING ROSTER

DANNY "BHOY" O'CONNOR

 

30-3 (11 KO's)

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WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion

 

When Murphys Boxing began in 2013, the company was initially inspired by the friendship between Danny and Murphys Boxing founder and president Ken Casey. Wanting to help Danny in his career, Danny was a mainstay on many Murphys shows. After a brief retirement following his loss to Gabriel Bracero in 2015, Danny has run up 4 straight wins against an outstanding level of opposition, boasting records of 12-1, 11-0, 14-0, and 26-4, picking up the WBC International Silver Championship along the way.

Danny brings an outstanding amateur ledger to the table. A US Olympic Team Alternate, Danny was a multi-time National Amateur champion, dominating the New England Amateur boxing scene for several years.

Also a firefighter in Framingham, MA and father of two, O’Connor feels that he’s at his best in his boxing career, bringing maturity and intelligence into the ring along with his long admired speed and defense. Murphys Boxing has just announced that Danny will be fighting Jose Carlos Ramirez for the WBC World Jr Welterweight Championship on July 7 on ESPN, the opportunity Danny has long awaited.

 

GARY "SPIKE" O'SULLIVAN

30-3 (21 KO's)

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WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Champion

WBA-NABA Middleweight Champion

When a fighter can mix personality, charisma, and ability, they are on their way to big things and that is the path that  Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan seems destined for. Sporting a John L. Sullivan handlebar mustache, Spike has the magnetic personality that is a rare thing to encounter in any walk of life. People are drawn to Spike, boxing fans or not. Charming, interesting, and personable at all times, Spike fights with the same energy and charisma that he carries with him daily. A  power puncher, he bulls forward behind a powerful jab to bang the body, wearing down his opponents with a relentless attack. Walking through 6 straight opponents since his 2015 loss to Chris Eubank Jr, a fight in which Spike suffered a perforated eardrum in the first round. straight ahead

 

It’s been a big year for Spike, appearing twice on ESPN and once on HBO, all with KO victories. Spike was a big underdog against 22-1 prospect Antoine Douglas in December on HBO. To listen to the commentators, Spike should have had Everlast printed across his chest and hung from the ceiling. He proved them wrong from the opening bell, beating Douglas from pillar to post and stopping him in the 7th round. A 4th round KO over 15-2 Nick Quigley and a recent 3rd round TKO over 14-1 Berlin Abreu, both on ESPN, have catapulted Spike into the boxing fans eye, and with his co-promotional agreement between Murphys Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions, Spike has set his sights on Canelo Alvarez later in 2018. Spike currently holds the WBO Inter-Continental and WBA-NABA Middleweight Titles. 

 

 

MARK "BAZOOKA" DELUCA

23-1 (13 KO's)

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IBA Super Welterweight Champion
WBA-NABA USA Super Welterweight Champion

 

Mark is the current NABA and IBA World Champ at 154 pounds and is ranked between 11-14 in the WBA. He most recently fought in his first nationally televised main event of a sold out show in Boston March 30 on ESPN in a co-promotion with Golden Boy where he scored an impressive 7th round TKO over the tough Ramses Agaton from Mexico.

As an amateur, Mark dominated the middleweight division in New England Mark is a former USMN Afghanistan veteran, and one would be hard pressed to find a more engaging, well spoken, humble young man in any walk of life, never mind pro boxing. Mark boxes and trains full time and remains in training in the Boston area to take care of his father, a retired police officer who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident and is restricted to a wheel chair. He does an amazing job of balancing his own training with bringing his father to physical therapy daily, and running the household for his dad and brothers.

In Mark’s recent fights, he’s faced opponent with combined records of 131-28, and defeated them all including tricky southpaws, straight ahead brawlers, and smart boxers. Constantly in the gym, Mark has continued to develop and improve and brings not only his Marine Corps toughness into the ring, but his own determination and intelligence, looking to continue to learn and become the best possible athlete he can be. Mark will be defending his NABA and IBA titles on June 23 in Gilford, NH, facing the highly regarded Walter Wright of Seattle.

 

 TJ “THE POWER” DOHENY

21-0 (15 KO's)
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IBF Super Bantamweight Champion

 

TJ is the IBF Super Bantamweight World Champ, the first of Murphys Boxing’s stables of fighters to win the world championship. Defeating  Ryusuke Iwasa with a unanimous decision in Japan last year.  He recently defended his title with a TKO win over Ryohei Takahashi at Madison Square Garden. Dividing his time between Boston, Australia, and Ireland, TJ is well-liked and respected wherever he travels. Always the consummate professional, TJ never stops training, remaining ready at all times for the big call for his title opportunity. A clever boxer, sharp counterpuncher, and fierce competitor, TJ brings a complete game into the ring. With 15 big KOs in 21 fights, he has superior power for a 122 pounder. Currently, he is also ranked #2 in the WBA in addition to his top spot in the IBF.

GREG "THE VILLAN" VENDETTI

20-3-1 (11KO's)

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New England Super Welterweight Champion

 

Greg “The Villain” Vendetti, the current New England Jr Middleweight Champ, is one of Boston’s most popular fighters, consistently selling out venues in the area with his come forward all action style. After a slow start to his career, going 1-2-1 in a four fight run, he has rededicated himself to the sport and at 27 years old, has run off 15 straight wins against increasingly better opposition. Defeating 13-4 Alex Duarte in an all-out slugfest in April via a dramatic first round knockout, Vendetti has beat cross-town rival Derek Silveira, 13-1, undefeated Casey Kramlich, 8-0, and well regarded 14-2 prospect Khiry Gray in Gray’s home town. Short and compact, Vendetti is often compared to a mini version of Rocky Marciano. Both thick legged, bobbers and weavers, Italian descent, nice guys with knockout power in both hands. A regular training partner of IBA World Champ Mark DeLuca, Vendetti is looking to step up competition again next fight and begin to seek a national or world ranking and big opportunities.

CHARLES "THE TRUTH" FOSTER

18-0 (9KO's)

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WBA-NABA North American Light Heavyweight Champion

 

Charles Foster epitomizes the definition of gentleman. In and out of the ring, Charles is a thoughtful, courteous young man who has been a pleasure to work with. Complimented by his team of Luis and Marilyn Rosa, the highly respected husband and wife trainer/managers from Hartford, Foster has moved his career forward at a terrific pace since signing with Murphys Boxing in May of 2016, running up 8 wins and winning the NABA Light Heavyweight Title with a 10 round unanimous decision win over the highly respected Justin Thomas, 19-3, in February in the main event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino. A clever, resourceful boxer, Foster is currently ranked #14 by the WBA and just appeared May 12 on Showtime in his first nationally televised bout against the dangerous Alvin Varmall, Jr, who pitted his identical 15-0 record against Foster. Boxing well against the big punching Varmall, Foster nearly shut him out, losing but one close round to secure the unanimous decision victory. Charles hopes to return to Showtime June 22 to defend his title and if successful, step into a well-deserved top ten position in the WBA and other world ranking organizations.

CARLOS GONGORA

15-0 (11KO's)

Highly decorated amateur Carlos Gongora turned pro amid much fanfare due to his status as a 2-time Olympian, representing his home country of Ecuador. He soon showed what all the excitement was about, scoring one of the cleanest knockouts in recent TV broadcasts, drilling undefeated Ronald Mixon with a straight left in the first round on national television. After parting company with his promoter and manager, Gongora signed with Murphys Boxing and has remained busy, fighting 6 times in a year. He is training with the well-respected Hector Bermudez in Boston, and progressing well, easily dropping down to the supermiddleweight division, and is seriously looking at another drop to middleweight. The 6’2” southpaw would be a huge middleweight, and with his speed and power, a true force in the division.

Niall "Boom Boom" Kennedy 

13-0-1 (8KO's)

New England Heavyweight Champion

IBA-American Heavyweight Champion

 

In an age when heavyweights fight once or twice a year, Niall Kennedy has been a busy man, running up 11 fights in just under 3 years, with his next bout scheduled for June in New Hampshire. Murphys Boxing has kept Niall active and he is rapidly becoming a fan favorite in a landscape where most of the big men in professional athletics are pursuing other sports. Niall has never turned down a fight, and has faced solid opposition, beating 11-3 Jesse Barboza by KO to win the Massachusetts Heavyweight Title, decisioning Alexis Santos, 18-1 for the New England Heavyweight title and most recently winning the IBA Continental Americas heavyweight title with a KO victory over 8-2 Aaron Chavers. Fighting more like a middleweight than a 6’4” heavyweight, Niall has extremely fast hands, always punching in combinations, and moves his head extremely well, making an elusive target and creating openings for his lighting fast counterpunches. Niall follows suit of the Murphys Boxing stable, always a gentleman, well-spoken and intelligent, Niall is a full-time police officer in Ireland and became a father for the first time last year. His son gives him the inspiration to move into the top ranks in the heavyweight division. With many outstanding heavyweight prospects finally emerging onto the scene, Niall looks forward to moving into the mix by next year.

Sugar Ray Moylette

11-1 (4KO's)

2008 World Youth Amateur Champ and 2011 European Amateur Champ Ray Moylette is off to a great start in his professional career. Currently 10-0, Ray will return to the ring on Murphys Boxing’s June 23 event as part of a pro boxing/Irish music festival, the final tour date for the Dropkick Murphys US Summer tour at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion.

Moylette, with nearly as large of a following in Boston as he has in Ireland, has become a staple on Murphys Boxing’s shows since his debut at Boston’s House of Blues in March of 2017. He has appeared 7 times in his short career for Murphys Boxing.

A quick handed, solid technical boxer, Moylette has shown plenty of heart as well as power and a crowd pleasing style. With Ray’s outstanding amateur background, he is looking for the fast track to world title contention.

William Foster

10-0 (7 KO's)
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Younger brother of ranked light heavyweight prospect Charles, William “The Silent Assassin” Foster has been called the most talented young fighter in New England. Lightning fast hands and movement reminiscent of Lomenchenko, Foster has walked through increasingly better opposition, most recently with a wide decision over 10-0 Suliaman Segawa for the NABF Youth Super featherweight Title. Promoted by Ken Casey’s Murphys Boxing and trained and managed by the highly respected team of Luis and Marilyn Rosa, who also manage and train his older brother, Foster is anxious to continue on the fast track to the top and is willing to face anyone on the 8 round level willing to step into the ring.  Foster’s next scheduled appearance will be June 30 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.

STEPHEN "THE ROCK" ORMOND

24-5 (13 KO's)

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Another fearless warrior to come out of the notorious Celtic Warriors Gym, Stephen “The Rock” Ormond has made an instant name for himself with his aggressive and stylistic way of fighting.  Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable of Stephen becoming a professional fighter.  With most of his family being fighters themselves, Stephen picked up his gloves at the early age of seven years old.  Since then, “The Rock” has been making noise on the boxing scene, and is ready to show the world what he can do.

 

Stephen exploded on the scene with first amateur title shot, then made his pro debut, against opponent Jurvis Ivanos.  Stephen became an instant rising star in the boxing world with his 5th round knockout against Karim El Ouazghari for the WBO European lightweight title.  Since signing with Murphys Boxing, Stephen has had two fights in Massachusetts, winning both by knockout.  Stephen looks to keep moving forward, and figures to fight for a World Title in 2016.  Be sure to keep an eye out for Stephen who looks to be a world champ in short time.

CARLOS "THE DRAGON" CANDELARIO 

9-1 (4 KO's)

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Carlos from Lawrence, MA is a Lightweight prospect with concussive power in both hands. He has amassed a record of 6-1 3KO, but since switching management after a highly questionable loss, he has put together a record of 3-0 with 2KOs. Carlos has had some minor set backs in his career due to injury and multiple fights falling through, but with Murphys Boxing as his new promoter, Carlos is ready to take major steps forward in his career. Having last fought in January 2015, winning a 6 round unanimous decision, Carlos and his legion of fans are excited to be coming back under the umbrella of Murphys Boxing. Carlos has been sparring with world class fighters in preparation for his return to the ring. With an electrifying style, a huge fan base to back him, as well as the tools and team around him, Carlos figures to advance into a national Lightweight contender by 2017.