Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, kicks off the new year on January 22nd with unbeaten junior welterweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (16-0-1, 10 KOs) and Brad Solomon (9-0, 3 KOs) battling in the 10-round main event at The Roxy in Boston’s famed Theater District. The 6-round co-feature pits intra-state rivals Chris Traietti (8-1, 5 KOs), an Iraq War veteran from Quincy, and dangerous Lawrence super middleweight Eddie Caminero (5-3, 5 KOs). Undefeated junior welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate, nearby Framingham’s Danny O’Connor (10-0, 3 KOs), meets former Canadian welterweight title challenger Darelle “Red” Sukerow (14-15-1, 5 KOs) in a 6-rounder.
“We’re kicking off the New Year hard and fast with this very exciting, competitive card,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “It’s been a while since CES has promoted a card in Boston and we’re very happy to be going back there. We have a great main event between two unbeaten prospects, Hank Lundy and Brad Solomon. Fight fans don’t get an opportunity to see two undefeated guys fighting each other at this stage of their careers. Solomon is coming off of a big win against the ‘New’ Sugar Ray Robinson. Fight fans are probably asking themselves why Lundy would take such a risk. Well, he’s from Philly and Hank will fight anybody, anytime.”
Lundy is being touted nationally as one of the top prospects to watch in 2010. In his last fight, the charismatic fighter demolished Mexican warrior Aldo Valtierra (25-11), who holds a win against world-rated Jorge Teron, via a stunning opening-round stoppage on Halloween. Last April, Lundy knocked out previously-unbeaten Jason Cintron (10-0) in the fifth round.
Solomon, a 3-time National Golden Gloves champion fighting out of Louisiana, upset hometown favorite Robinson (11-0) this past December in New York City by an 8-round decision.
Burchfield continued, “Traietti-Caminero is an interesting local fight between evenly-matched super middleweights. Another undefeated prospect, junior welterweight Danny O’Connor, is a popular fighter who is gaining more and more fans every time he fights because of his action-packed style. The undercard features some of the best young fighters in New England.”
Two highly-decorated New England amateurs from the past, Peabody (MA) welterweight Simeon Dunwell (10-1, 3 KOs) and Josh “Bam Bam” Beeman (4-5-3, 2 KOs), of Providence, go at it in a 6-round match.
Boston light heavyweight Maceo Crowder (1-0, 1 KO), whose brother is 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, faces New Haven’s pro-debuting Greg McCoy. Two undefeated prospects, Quincy junior lightweight Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (6-0, 2 KOs) and Hartford middleweight David Bauza (3-0, 3 KOs), are scheduled to fight in separate 4-round bouts.
Ticket prices for “Boston Pop” are $40.00, $50.00 and $75.00 and available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254) or going online at www.cesboxing.com.