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CES back in Rhode Island

The next generation of New England boxers, led by undefeated Providence super middleweight Vladine Biosse, will be showcased Friday night, Sept. 3 on the “Labor Daze” card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, RI. Biosse (7-0, 4 KOs), a former University of Rhode Island football player, is coming off a nationally-televised win against “Irish” Joey McCreedy in which the Cape Verdean native won an 8-round decision for the New England super middleweight title. In his first main event, Biosse will defend his title against an opponent to be determined in an 8-round bout.

“CES is constantly developing talent and reloading its stable.” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “This show will be the first punch landed for the Labor Day weekend. Fights fans attending ‘Labor Daze’ will have an opportunity to watch some of tomorrow’s stars. Vladine is headed to greatness. We believe he has all of the needed skills and intangibles to capture a world title in the future. Many of the other local fighters are going to make a lot of noise in this business, too.”

In a pair of 4-round bouts, Fall River (MA) super welterweight Dustin Reinhold (2-1, 2 KOs) faces Providence’s pro-debuting Rameil Shelton, of Providence, while Woonsocket (RI) super middleweight Joe Gardner (5-1-1, 1 KO) faces New Bedford’s (MA) Eric Pinarreta (2-4, 2 KOs).

Also on the undercard in 4-round bouts are unbeaten Providence super lightweight Jesus Caro (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Bryan Abraham (2-3-2, 2 KOs), of Schenectady, NY; New Bedford (MA) super lightweight Jonathan Vasquez (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Ryan Batt (0-1), of Lockport, NY; Providence firefighter and cruiserweight Eric Estrada (1-0, 1 KO); Barnstable (MA) heavyweight Jesse Barboza (3-1, 3 KOs) and Holyoke (MA) lightweight Pablo Rivera and Providence super welterweight James Smith in their pro debuts. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets for “Labor Daze,” priced at $35.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $125.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at or, at Twin River’s Players Club booth at Twin River, or any TicketMaster location. Ticket-buyers who purchase a VIP seat will also receive a 25%-off coupon for Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse, valid for 30 days following the fight.

Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/ or the Twin River Event Center (877.82.RIVER/ for more information. Doors open at 6:00PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET.

(Twin River has waived its 18+ rule for “Labor Daze.” Anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult and they must enter through the West entrance.)

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