Tag Archive | Springfield Massachusetts

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 […]

Rivera and Laureano Stay Perfect at New England Explosion

Rising Connecticut stars RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA and “ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO both remained undefeated with impressive performance tonight on a solid “New England Explosion” card in front of an enthusiastic crowd at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. “New England Explosion,” presented by JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING, sponsored by MGM Springfield, aired live in […]

Springfield Fan Favorites Ready to Shine for “New Englands Explosions”

Having already announced a fierce New England focusd triple-header showcasing, Hartford’s RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (15-0 12KO’s), E. Hartfrod’s “ACTION” ANTHONY LAUREANO (12-0 4KO’S) and Danbury’s OMAR “THE BEAST” BORDOY (9-1 3KO’s), Star Boxing is pleased to showcase the talents of two local Springfield fan favorites, DERRICK WHITLEY II and ANGEL VAZQUEZ, in […]

No Reward If No Risk For Connecticut Super Lightweight Prospect Omar ‘The Beast’ Bordoy

Unlike most boxing prospects, super lightweight prospect OMAR “THE BEAST” BORDOY (9-1, 3 KOs) is always willing to take risks, even fighting undefeated opponents, instead of simply padding his record. Bordoy, fighting out of Danbury, CT, meets undefeated Irish sensation “SLICK” VICTOR RABEI (8-0, 2 KOs) on December 13 in an 8-round bout on a […]

Richie Rivera Eating More Than Spinach For His December 13 Return to the Ring

New England’s most powerful puncher and one of the area’s most popular pro boxers, undefeated RICHIE “POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN” RIVERA (15-0, 12 KOs), returns to the ring Friday, December 13 on “New England Explosion”, presented by JOE DEGUARDIA’S STAR BOXING, at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. “New England Explosion,” sponsored by MGM Springfield, will […]