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3-time, 2-division World Champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera Returns to ring for first time in 7 years on “Homecoming” card

Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) and Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE) hosted a press conference on July 18 at The Ballot Box in Worcester, Massachusetts, to make a major announcement, as well as introduce local fighters on the August 17th pro boxing card at The Palladium in Worcester. Three-time, two-division world champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera […]

Father-son Jose Antonio and A.J. Rivera “Making History” World champion’s return & son’s pro debut

This past Father’s Day was considerably different for three-time, two-division world champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera and his pro-debuting son, A.J. Rivera, because they will be “Making History,” presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment and Granite Chin Promotions, August 17 at The Palladium. Rivera and his son, respectively, are the promoter and matchmaker for Rivera […]

Toot, Toot! Richard “Popeye” Rivera smokes Jaime Solorio in 8th round

Rising Hartford folk hero Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera kept his pro record perfect (8-0), knocking out his tough opponent,Jaime “Zarco” Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs), in the eighth round to capture the vacant ABF Continental cruiserweight title, last night (Saturday) in the main event on the “Fight Night at The Capital” pro boxing card, […]

Boxing the way out for pro-debuting “The Special One” Sharad Collie

Hartford boxing prospect “The Special One” Sharad Collier has overcome tougher obstacles in life than he may ever face in the ring. The two-time New England Golden Gloves champion will make his professional debut Saturday night, June 16, on Hartford Boxing Promotions’ inaugural event, “Fight Night at The Capital”, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford. “I’m […]

Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera to headline “Fight Night at the Capital”

New England’s hottest, most popular and hardest hitter, Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera,will defend his Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) All America light heavyweight title at home on Hartford Boxing Promotions’ inaugural event, “Fight Night at the Capital”, June 16th at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut. Rivera (7-0, 6 KOs) has partnered with his trainer, […]