After last month's sold out Murphys Boxing's debut at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston's waterfront, another capacity crowd watched NABA Super Featherweight Champion, Abraham Nova (16-0, 12 KOs) stop Mexico's Luis Castillo (20-4, 15 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled 10 round title fight.
After a tentative first round that saw both fighters land combinations, with just seconds left in the opening stanza, Nova sent Castillo to the ropes with a hard jab and then dropped the Mexican fighter with a textbook jab and cross. Castillo was hurt badly and could not beat the ten count.
"It was much shorter fight than I expected but I don't get paid for overtime so... I'm ok with it.", laughed Nova, the flashy young contender who is now ranked #6 in the world by the WBA.
As for his thoughts on a title shot in the red hot division that includes champions like Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer and Andrew Cancio, 'Super Nova' who hails...
In a special matinee outdoor event at MGM Springfield presented by Murphys Boxing and broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass, Charles Foster (19-0, 9 KOs) defended his NABA Light Heavyweight Championship against Denis Grachev (19-8-1, 10 KOs) winning a 10 round unanimous decision.
Foster, who is currently ranked #8 in the world by the WBA, outboxed the game Russian from the start, using his superior speed and ring generalship to win by scores of 100-90, 97-93 and 97-91.
To Grachev's credit, he came forward the entire fight looking for an opportunity but he could never land more than one punch at a time and found himself walking into Foster's combinations.
"I felt good about my performance tonight.", said the world ranked contender who fights for Murphys Boxing.
"Grachev was durable and strong. He's been in there with world champions and contenders and I was still able to sweep him with a unanimous decision. Definitely a good learning experience. I got cut in the second round and h...
After a sold out debut event last month that saw 2,300 people pack Encore Boston Harbor's Picasso Ballroom, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce an immediate return to the newly opened 2.6 billion dollar resort on Friday, August 23rd.
The stacked card will feature the stateside return of one of Murphys Boxing's most popular fighters, Top 20 world ranked junior middleweight contender, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan (30-3, 21 KOs) and Top 10 world ranked, Abraham Nova (15-0, 11 KOs)who will defend his NABA Super Featherweight Championship.
O'Sullivan will take on hard hitting Argentinian veteran, Diego Marocchi (18-4-1, 14 KOs) in an 8 round showdown that promises fireworks between two fighters that don't know how to take a step back.
'Spike', the handlebar mustached fighter from Cork, Ireland, has a massive following in Boston having fought over 10 times in the New England area, including his last fight this past St. Patrick's Day when he stopped Khiary Gray in a...
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce their return to MGM Springfield for a special outdoor matinee event on Saturday, August 17, 2019 that will be broadcast live onUFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, NABA Light Heavyweight Champion, Charles Foster (18-0, 9 KOs) will defend his title for the fourth time in a 10 round bout against Russian power puncher, Denis Grachev (19-7-1, 10 KOs).
Foster, who hails from nearby New Haven, Connecticut is ranked #10 in the world bythe WBA and is coming off an impressive stoppage victory over Chicago's once beaten, Mike Jiminez this past March.
Grachev known as 'Drago's Son', is currently on a 3 fight win streak in 2019 and an upset win over Foster would immediately land the Russian back into the world rankings.
"I'm excited to be in the main event at an amazing venue like MGM Springfield.", explains Foster, the confident southpaw who goes by the nickname, 'The Truth'.
In the first ever ticketed event at Encore Boston Harbor, the brand new 2.6 billion dollar resort casino located on Boston's waterfront, a sold out crowd of 2,300 fans watched hometown hero, Greg Vendetti (22-3-1, 12 KOs) score a shutout unanimous decision over Newark, New Jersey's Michael Anderson (17-3-1, 12 KOs) to capture the IBA Junior Middleweight World Championship.
Entering the ring to "The Imperial March" aka Darth Vader's theme song, Vendetti took a cue from the Sith Lord and began a non stop pressure onslaught that Anderson had no answer for at any point in the 12 round fight.
'The Villain' continually backed Anderson to the ropes and unleashed a steady torrent of combinations averaging close to 100 punches per round. Vendetti never slowed down, putting on a near flawless performance that saw a bloody and swollen Anderson hold on desperately throughout the fight.
Vendetti's performance was so dominant that one judge gave him two 10-8 rounds despite no k...
Murphys Boxing's Mark DeLuca (24-1, 13 KOs) won a unanimous decision overBrandon Brewer (23-1-1, 11 KOs) on the undercard of Andrade vs. Sulecki which was broadcast live on DAZN from Providence, Rhode Island.
In what was considered 'Fight of the Night', the Boston based, former Marine won wide on the cards with scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
Brewer, who went into the fight undefeated, proved to be a game opponent and made for some exciting exchanges between the two fighters but ultimately the Canadian couldn't find an answer for DeLuca's wide array of skills.
"It was a physical fight. I wanted to box. I felt like I could out box Brandon but I got caught up in the excitement. I said going into the fight that we were gonna steal the show and that's what I had in mind. He was bleeding. That turned me on. I saw that I was bleeding a little and that turned the crowd on. Made for an exciting fight.", said DeLuca who is the current NABA Super Welterweight Champio...
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce that their debut event in a partnership with Encore Boston Harbor will take place on Friday, July 12th.
Headlining the stacked card at the newly opened 2.6 billion dollar resort will be the pride of Stoneham, Massachusetts, Greg Vendetti (21-3-1, 12 KOs) who will take on New Jersey based contender, Michael Anderson (17-2-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant IBA Junior Middleweight World Championship.
'The Villain', one of the most popular boxers in the Murphys stable, looked outstanding in an exciting unanimous decision victory over fellow world ranked contender, Alan Zavala this past March. Prior to that, Vendetti upset world title challenger, Yoshihiro Kamegai before challenging for the WBA Interim World Junior Middleweight title against Michel Soro in France.
"To fight for a title in front of my family, friends and fans in the main event at Encore's first ever event is a real honor.", explain...
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce NABA super welterweight champion, Mark DeLuca (23-1, 13 KOs) will face undefeated Canadian contender, Brandon Brewer (23-0-1, 11 KOs) on the undercard of the middleweight world championship bout between Demetrius Andrade and Maciej Sulecki live on DAZN on Saturday, June 29th in Providence, Rhode Island.
DeLuca, who is ranked #9 in the world by the WBA, is coming off a dominate unanimous decision victory over once beaten, Jimmy Williams this past March and is looking to make a statement against an undefeated opponent in order to secure a title elimination fight later this year.
"It's on short notice but I don't have any hesitation taking the fight.", explains the former Marine who is one of New England's most popular fighters.
"A good performance against an undefeated fighter of Brewer's caliber on a DAZN televised card will hopefully be enough to land another...
In the first Murphys Boxing event of a multi fight deal with UFC Fight Pass, fans watched NABA Super Featherweight Champion, Abraham Nova (15-0, 11 KOs) stop Argentina's Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano (18-3-1, 9 KOs) in the second round of scheduled 10 round fight last night in Springfield, Massachusetts live from MGM Springfield.
Nova, who is currently ranked #10 in the WBA's super featherweight world rankings, put on a near perfect performance in front of a packed crowd of 'Super' supporters. After a tentative first round from both fighters, Nova found his range midway through the second and exploded on Lozano. Firing off a series of fast and powerful combinations to both the body and head, Nova dropped the only twice beaten, Lozano forcing the referee to call a halt to the contest at 2:26 into the second round.
"I'm ready for anybody. Top 10. Top 2. The Champ. Anybody can get it. I'm the best kept secret in boxing. It's time to make my national televisi...
UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, today announced a new multi-year partnership with popular Boston based promotion, Murphys Boxing. The promotion will make it's FIGHT PASS debut thisFriday, May 10th, from Springfield, Massachusetts at MGM Springfield at 9:30 p.m. E.T. / 6:30 p.m. P.T. and will feature a 10 round main event, headlined by undefeated NABA Super Featherweight Champion, Abraham Nova vs. Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano.
“Murphys Boxing is one of the top promotions in New England, and I am excited to have them on FIGHT PASS,” UFC President, Dana White said. “In just five years, Ken Casey has done incredible things with this promotion. I am looking forward to showcasing these exciting fighters to our subscribers.”
“We’re incredibly excited to join forces with FIGHT PASS,” said Ken Casey, founder of Murphys Boxing. “UFC is providing a platform for us to highlight New England’s thrivin...
Murphys Boxing is proud to announce that the next recipient of the Warrior's Code Award will be New England boxing legend, 'Iceman' John Scully .
The Hartford, Connecticut based Scully was one of the most popular fighters in the region during the 1990s and he went 38-11 in a professional career in the light heavyweight division that included challenging for the world title against Henry Maske in Germany.
After his professional career, 'Iceman' achieved fame calling rebroadcasts of fights forESPN Classic as well as writing a popular column in the British magazine, Boxing News.
However Scully has achieved his most success as a trainer being instrumental in helping take fighters like Jose Antonio Rivera and Chad Dawson to world titles.
Scully is now a co-trainer of the Russian, now Canadian based, undefeated light heavyweight world champion, Artur Beterbiev, who defends his title this Saturday in California live on ESPN.