By Mark Vaz
Below are the official weights of the fighters:
Jason Pires 143 ½ vs. Louie Leija 147*
*(Leija initially weighed 148; he made the weight on his second try)
Paul Delgado 146 vs. Sebastian Hamel 146 1/2
Manuel Lopes 165 vs. Eric Clinton 167 1/2
Mical Weisberg 171 1/2 vs. Pete Guthy 172
Kali Reis 150 vs. Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes 148 1/2
Andrey Nevsky 163 vs. William Deets 165
It’s “Mayflower Madness” as promoter Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment Sports brings boxing this Friday to the Memorial Hall in the historic city of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:15pm and the doors open at 6:15pm. Tickets are available at the door or call Classic Entertainment and Sports at 401 724-2253.
“In this economy, where the consumer is looking to get the most for their hard-earned dollar, we promise to give them true entertainment value,” stated the affable promoter, referred to as the hardest-working man in boxing, to the local press, town officials, and boxing fans at the final press conference of the “Mayflower Madness” event. “This venue reminds me of some of the famous boxing arenas like the Blue Horizon,” observed Burchfield of the 1200 seat, balconied hall, which has been home to many boxing shows over the years.
“Mayflower Madness” is headlined by former US Olympic Alternate and New Bedford, MA police officer Jason “Schoolboy” Pires against Louie Leija in an eight round welterweight bout, will be the first of a four-card series scheduled by CES for the hall. Burchfield went on to explain that CES has 11 shows scheduled this year at various locations, by far more than any other New England promoter.