Philippines, 21 May 2018
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Undefeated light heavyweight Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera to Headline "Fight Night at the Capital"

PhilBoxing.com





June 16 at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, CT


HARTFORD, Conn. (May 15, 2018) - New England's hottest, most popular and hardest hitter, Richard "Popeye The Sailor Man" Rivera,will defend his Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) All America light heavyweight title at home on Hartford Boxing Promotions' inaugural event, "Fight Night at the Capital", June 16th at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Rivera (7-0, 6 KOs) has partnered with his trainer, Tony Blanco, and Hartford Boxing Center gym co-owner, Michael Tran, to form Hartford Boxing Promotions and bring world-class boxing back to Hartford.

Boxing's rich roots in the Hartford market dates back nearly a full century, headlined by International Hall of Famers Willie "Will o' the Wisp" Pep and Christopher "Battling" Battalino.

Other top-area boxers include world champion Marlon "Magic Man" Starling, world title challengers Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega, and Israel "Pito" Cardona, and 1996 USA Olympic Boxing Team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey.

Rivera will take on Jaime "Zarco" Solorio (12-3-2, 9 KOs) in the eight-round main event versus an opponent to be determined.

"There's a lot of pressure fighting at home because, of course, I want a victory, but I also need to be impressive for me to be recognized," Rivera said. "I'm all about boxing. My partners, Tony and Michael, take care of the business end of Hartford Boxing Promotions. I'm excited about fighting June 16th and I expect a great turnout. A lot of people know who I am from fighting all over New England. Now, I want to expand my horizons. I have a huge following from our gym and church, but I want to bring non-boxing fans to our show to make them boxing fans.

"There's no such thing as an easy fight. It all starts with training, which makes fighting easier. I may get an early knockout, but I always train to go the distance. My opponent has fought on television a few times against some fighters with good records. I know that I am going to be in a fight. I'll be ready for war!"

This past April in New Hampshire, Rivera hit his opponent, Randy Campbell, so hard with a powerful right, that the force broke Campbell's ankle only seconds into the contest.

"Fighting is a way of life," Rivera explained. "All the training and fighting, it's for the love of boxing, not money. Fighting never leaves a boxer."

Rivera originally got his nickname because, when he was younger, his forearms were considerably larger than his biceps. Fighters in the gym jokingly teased Rivera about his enlarged forearms, calling him "Popeye," and the nickname has stuck. Now, Rivera showcases his Popeye persona in full, which has added many females and children to his growing fanbase of hardcore boxing fans. June 16th will open a new chapter in the life of for the man who's always good to the finish because he eats his spinach.

In the co-featured event, undefeated Danbury, CT lightweight Omar "The Beast" Bordoy, Jr. (5-0, 1 KO) will be in his first scheduled six-rounder against. Alexander "El Bravo" Picot (2-5-1), fighting out of Hartford by way of Puerto Rico.

"The Special One," Sharad Collier, fighting out of Hartford, is competing this week Omaha (NE) at the National Golden Gloves Championships, before returning home to turn pro in a four-round Special Junior Welterweight Attraction versus an opponent to be determined.

Also fighting on the undercard, all in four-round bouts, are Hartford featherweight Luis "Lobito" Rivera (4-3) vs. Phillip Davis (1-1-1), of Worcester, MA; pro-debuting New Haven, CT lightweight Anuel Rosa vs. Cleveland's Roger Blankenship (1-3), New Britain, CT featherweight Nathan Martinez in his professional debut vs. New Bedford's (MA) Henry Garcia (0-1), Hartford lightweight Jose Maysonet vs. Justin Morales, of New Bedford, MA, in a battle of pro-debut fighters, and another pair of pro debut fighters, Bridgeport, CT featherweight Jacob Marrero vs. Jimmy Santiago, of New York City, and New Haven junior welterweight prospect Jeffrey Torres (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. TBA..

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $80.00, $60.00 and $40.00, are on sale and available to purchase, as well as $125.00 VIP tickets that include food and soft drinks), at Ticket Master outlets or at the Hartford Boxing Center gym.

Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout starts at 7 p.m. ET.

Sponsors include Hot 93.7 FM, Hartford Boxing Center, Foster Buddies Network and HBC ProShop.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
    By Virgi T. Romano, Mon, 21 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
    By , Mon, 21 May 2018
  • NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 21 May 2018
  • Shaquille O'Neal Says He Held Back From Beating Oscar De La Hoya's Ass
    By , Mon, 21 May 2018
  • Fortune prefers intense training program for Pacquao
    By Eddie Alinea, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • JOSH WARRINGTON UPSETS LEE SELBY TO EARN THE IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS (VIDEO)
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Japanese Nakagawa Captures WBA Asia East Belt at Elorde Sports Complex in Manila (FIGHT PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Vallespin, Semillano, Balaba, Pelesio, Navarro Score Wins @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • PLANIA AND PETALCORIN STOP FOES IN POLOMOLOK
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Subriel Matías shines; defeated Mexican Adrián Estrella
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • TZOURAMANIS ON TRACK FOR PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE UNDERCARD
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • ANCAJAS-SULTAN FILIPINO COMMUNITY “MEET AND GREET” (PHOTOS)
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • MP Promotions Signs Agreement with Havas Sports for Distribution Rights
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • The Moloney Twin Brothers Score WBA Oceania Title Wins in Melbourne
    By Carlos Costa, Sun, 20 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: Austria, China A & B and Chinese Taipei are the final four in Shanghai
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Super Middleweight Marquis Moore remains undefeated with unanimous decision over Troy Artis in Queens, New York
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • SPLIT-T MANAGEMENT SIGNS UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT ERICK DE LEON
    By , Sun, 20 May 2018
  • Pacquiao Thanks Fight Saboteurs for Extra Publicity
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • Australia, Turkey, Japan and England to host WBO bouts
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: PH to host the 2030 Asian Games?
    By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 19 May 2018
  • UFC Star To Colby Covington, I Wanna Punch A Hole Through Your Head!
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: China B overpowers Philippines, 9-1
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: Down to the final eight in Shanghai
    By , Sat, 19 May 2018


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.