#FightNightBoston: The Biggest Boxing Event in TD Garden History
On October 20th, MatchroomBoxing USA and Murphys Boxing Promotions will host a major world championship boxing event at Boston’s TD Garden. Already promising to be the largest boxing event in the history of TD Garden, the evening will feature three title bouts and main event fight between unbeaten WBO Middleweight Champion Billy-Joe Saunders of England and unbeaten top contender Demetrius Andrade of Rhode Island. Andrade is a dominant figure among New England fighters and enjoys tremendous support from his native state of Rhode Island, while Saunders has held the WBO middleweight title since 2015.
It is being produced by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing USA in association with Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys and of Murphys Boxing Promotions.
Others on the bill for October 20th include Katie Taylor, recently voted as the most admired female athlete in Ireland, the biggest star in women’s boxing, and the WBA and IBF World Lightweight Champ – in a showdown with Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, the Brooklyn-based WBO Featherweight Champ and one of the most exciting combat sports stars to come out of Puerto Rico. Serrano hasn’t lost a fight since 2012 and is gunning for two-weight World glory.
The fight program also features three Murphys Boxing fighters. First, in a fight against the only man to ever defeat him, United States Marine Afghanistan veteran Mark ‘Bazooka’ Deluca will face Walter Wright in a climactic rematch. DeLuca himself hails from Whitman, Mass., and hopes to follow Rocky Marciano, Tony DeMarco, Sal Bartolo as the latest great Italian-American boxer from the Boston area. The other Murphys Boxing alums are Quincy native Ryan Kielczweski, and Niall Kennedy, a former policeman from Wexford, Ireland. All three will participate in major fights to be announced.
You can purchase tickets here, and through a partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation, proceeds from the event will go to support first responders across Massachusetts and New England.