By Loren Goodman at ringside
In an all-out war, local champion Vladine Biosse retained his New England Super Middleweight Title with a hard-fought eight round majority draw against former Contender participant Rich Gingras on Saturday night at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gingras pressed forward most of the fight, landing wide right hooks and uppercuts. Biosse, who fought off the ropes for the majority of the contest, had some success with his own sharp straight lefts. Gingras’ fans were disappointed, as Gingras was initially announced as the winner by majority decision. Several minutes later, the ring announcer indicated that the judges’ scorecards had been miscalculated, with the result a majority draw (Lima 76-76, Feldman 76-76, Hays 77-75 for Gingras).