Promoter Chris Traietti of Granite Chin Boxing will host “The Duel at Derry” this Saturday at the SportsZone in Derry, NH featuring New England welterweight champion Derek Silveira (7-0, 3 KOs) defending his title against the hard-hitting veteran William Correa (9-7, 8 KOs) in the main event. There is, however, more than the regional title at stake.
The winner is promised a shot at rising star Danny O’Connor (19-1, 7 KOs) at the Boston Garden in the main event of a December 14th show that will be present by DiBella Entertainment. Aside from the opportunity to face O’Connor, the rare chance to fight at The Garden (officially the TD Garden, but still the Boston Garden to locals) is the dream of every Boston fighter.
Also in action this Saturday is recent law-school grad Alexandra Magdziak Lopes (7-1, 1 KO) facing veteran Yvonne Reis (7-14-1) in a six-round welterweight bout.
Fan favorite jr middleweight Chris Gilbert (5-0, 4 KOs) clashes with the experienced Shakha Moore (11-18-3, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder.
Jr welterweight Augstin Mauras (2-0, 1 KO) goes toe-to-toe with Theo Desjardin (0-1) during a four round bout.
Jesus Cintron (1-1-1) and Noel Garcia (2-15-1, 1 KO) faceoff in a four round jr welterweight contest.
Heavyweight power-puncher Alexis Santos (6-0, 5 KOs) will be tested by Boston police officer Tyrone Smith (5-6-2) in a four rounder.
The first bout is scheduled at 7p. Tickets are $25, $35, and $50 at the SportsZone box office (located at 7 A-Street, Derry, NH) or call Granite Chin Boxing at 617.645.3177.