Scale Watch

Weights From Rhode Island!

Photo: Emily Harney
Photo: Emily Harney

Joey Spina 175 vs. Tiwon Taylor 173.5
Joe McCreedy 167 vs. Willis Locket 168
James McGirt, Jr. 167 vs. Patrick Perez 164.5
Sean Eklund 137 vs. Jose Guzman 137
Diego Periera 139 vs. Melchor Guillen, Jr. 141
Omar Pena 129 vs. Rasool Shakoor 130
Jay Holland 198 vs. Chris Boykins 199
Limited tickets are available $25.00 SRO, $35.00, $45.00 (Bronze), $65.00 (Silver), $100.00 (Gold – includes a free $15.00 play that night at Twin River) and limited $150.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club – includes a free $25.00 play that night at Twin River) and are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going on line at or, at Twin River’s Players Club booth. Doors open at 6::00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET. There is a special meet and greet between 6-7 PM/ET for ticketholders only in entrance area. Scheduled to participate is two time world champion James “Buddy” McGirt and The Contender III star Gary “Tiger” Balletto. Immediately following today’s weigh-in, several of the participants spoke to the media.

Joey Spina: “Everybody says the same thing. They call me ‘KO Kid’ because I almost always knockout my opponent. Check my resume; I’ve fought a lot of good guys. I’m going to knock him (Taylor) out. I just bite down on my mouthpiece – bite and fight. Boxing’s boxing; I’m a fighter….bite down and swing!”

Tiwon Taylor: “It’s going to be a tremendous showdown. I don’t know about this KO ******. I did not come here to be knocked out, lay-down or even be delayed. They gave me two months notice – I thank them – it’s the most time I’ve ever had and I’m in great shape. I’m 6’ 1” but got a 7-foot punch.”

Joey McCreedy: “Lockett, you’re a great fighter and I’m looking forward to fighting you tomorrow night. It’s always exciting to see Joey Spina knockout people.”

Willis Lockett: “It’s my first time in this area. I’m looking forward to tomorrow night.”

James McGirt, Jr.: “This is my first time in Rhode Island, my first fight for Jimmy (Burchfield). I’m excited and can’t wait to get in there.”

Buddy McGirt (James’ father and head trainer): “I’d like to thank Mr. Perez for accepting the fight against my son. It’s going to be a great fight.”

Patrick Perez: “I haven’t fought in years but I’ve trained hard. I’m going to give him hell – be ready!”

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