Tag Archive | Springfield Massachusetts

“Springfield Championship Boxing” results from Springfield, MA

Western Mass. was in the house last night for the “Springfield Championship Boxing” Pro-Am card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at MassMutual Center in Springfield. All the action was streamed live on www.bxngtv.com. Holyoke welterweight Denzel “Double Impact” Whitley (10-0, 6 KOs) and Pittsfield light heavyweight Steve Sumpter (7-0, 6 KOs) captured the vacant Massachusetts State […]

Breakout fight planned for Holyoke super welterweight prospect Carlos Castillo vs. Travis Gambardella

A breakout fight is planned November 19th for 24-year-old Carlos Castillo (5-0, 3 KOs) on the “Springfield Championship Boxing” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. However, Castillo’s opponent Travis “Gambi” Gambardella (7-2-2, 3 KOs) has other plans, despite him practically fighting the Dominican Republic native Castillo, fighting out of nearby […]

Undefeated welterweight prospect Denzel Whitley in first title fight vs. Kris Jacobs

Undefeated welterweight prospect Denzel “Double Impact” Whitley plans to capture his first title, ascending to a regional contender status, November 19th against his stiffest test to date, Kris Jacobs (5-2-1, 2 KOs) on the  “Springfield Championship Boxing,” presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. “Springfield Championship Boxing” will be streamed live on www.bxngtv.com. […]

The “O” must go for either Steve Sumpter or Edet Mkpanam

 It’s extremely rare in boxing for two undefeated prospects to fight each other. Rather than take the so often traveled easy route to build fighters’ records, Steve Sumpter (6-0, 6 KOs) and Edet “Papito” Mkpanam (8-0, 7 KOs) will square off November 19th on “Springfield Championship Boxing,” presented by Granite Chin Promotions, at Mass Mutual Center […]

Atlantic 10, Barclays Center to Host 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds

The Atlantic 10 Conference and Barclays Center will serve as a host for the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds, as announced Wednesday by the NCAA. The 2024 First and Second Rounds will be the third NCAA basketball event at Barclays Center, which also was the site of the 2016 First and […]

Boxing saved the life of Two-Division World Champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera

Like many boxers, two-division world champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera credits boxing for saving his life. “Absolutely,” Rivera agreed. “After my mom passed away when I was 10 years old, I gave up on life and my decision-making reflected that: hanging around with the wrong crowd including gang members, consuming alcohol between the ages […]

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announcement presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020. As previously announced, in light of the unique circumstance surrounding the Class of 2020, the […]