CES Boxing will take place on Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at Twin River Casino. Event doors will open at 6. and the official start time is at 7 p.m. ET.
Thursday’s weigh-in is open to the public. Friday’s main event features an eight-round title fight between reigning Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) All America Super Lightweight Champion Nick DeLomba (13-2, 3 KOs) of Cranston, R.I., and challenger Chris Singleton (18-5-2, 8 KOs) of Baton Rouge, La.
Tickets for Friday’s event are priced at $47.00, $102.00, $127.00 (VIP) and $152.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com, www.twinriver.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Sept. 14th also features the return of unbeaten prospects Anthony Marsella Jr. (9-0, 4 KOs) of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., featherweight Ricky Delossantos (5-0, 1 KO). Marsella Jr. faces Maine’s Brandon Berry (13-3-2, 8 KOs) in a six-round super lightweight showcase while Delossantos steps up in a six-round bout to face the dangerous Jose Ortiz (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Jersey City, N.J.
Also in the featherweight division, Providence’s Phil Dudley (1-1) returns to face unbeaten Ranse Andino (1-0) of Worcester and Fall River, Mass., super lightweight Kris Jacobs makes his professional debut in a four-round bout against the entertaining Andy Aiello (1-1) of Bridgewater, Mass.
CES Boxing will also introduce four of its highly-touted prospects on the 14th, starting with 6-foot-8 Nigerian heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori, a former college football and basketball for the University of Miami now trained by two-time world champion Glen Johnson. Akpejiori faces Texas veteran Omar Acosta (1-1, 1 KO) in a four-round bout. Amateur standout Nicholas Briggs of Worcester, who now lives and trains in Rhode Island, makes his professional debut against fellow newcomer Jacob Wright of Decatur, Ala.
Female lightweight sensation Shayna Foppiano (1-0, 1 KO) of Everett, Mass., makes her Twin River against Sarah Click (0-1) of Buzzard’s Bay, also fighting for CES Boxing for the first time after stepping into the cage with CES MMA in 2017. Junior middleweights Victor Reynoso of Providence and Maurilio Alava of Ecuador make their professional debuts against one another in a four-round bout and also debuting is Fall River, Mass., junior welterweight Kris Jacobs, who battles Andy Aiello (1-1) of nearby Bridgewater.
CES Boxing Final press conference / weigh-in for CES Boxing schedule:
13-2, 3 KOs
Reigning UBF All America Super Lightweight Champion
Baton Rouge, La.
18-5-2, 8 KOs
Wicked Good Bar & Grill
Twin River Casino
100 Twin River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2018
3:30 p.m. ET.