Jeovanis “Meque” Barraza to headline “Down & Dirty” International pro boxing event
SALEM, Mass.: The second installment of “Down & Dirty,” the only ongoing professional boxing series in New England, will be Friday night, October 29th, at Melrose Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts.
“Down & Dirty,” presented by Reyes Boxing, will be headlined by an 8-round main event between Jeovanis “Meque” Barraza (22-1, 15 KOs) and Jorge “Tomatito” Martin Garcia (13-7-1, 6 KOs) for the vacant ABF Continental Americas Super Welterweight Championship.
All the action will be streamed live and exclusively on pay-per-view at https://throwdownsports.com/programs/reyes-boxing-10-29-21, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT, for $29.95.
“We have a great, young pool of talent in challenging fights on this show,” Reyes Boxing promoter Michael Reyes said. “Our “Down & Dirty” series going on in New England. This is our first show in Massachusetts. Our 2022 plan is to have series shows in all six New England states. We have some fighters preparing to advance to the next level of competition, as well as young local fighters gaining invaluable experience.”
The reigning Colombian Welterweight Champion, Barraza’s lone loss as a pro was to then pro-debuting Gabriel Maestre two years ago in Colombia to 2-time Venezuelan Olympian Gabriel Maestre, who is now 4-0 and the WBA Interim World Welterweight Champion. This will mark Barraza’s first fight outside of his native Colombia.
Garcia, a shifty southpaw, will be fighting outside of his native Argentina for the first time as a prizefighter. He has become a South American gatekeeper in the welterweight division.
Promising Boston lightweight Jonathan Depina (5-1, 3 KOs) meets Gonzalo Carlos Dallera (9-14, 7 KOs) in the 6-round co-featured event for the vacant ABF Mid-Atlantic Lightweight Championship. Depina has rebounded from his lone loss as a pro this past May, a 6-round decision in the Dominican Republic to pro-debuting Dominican Felix Batista San Juan.
ABF Atlantic Middleweight Champion Anthony “Big Daddy” Hines, fighting out of nearby Dorchester (a Boston district) will take on challenger Fidel Monterrosa Munuz, a former Colombian Light Heavyweight Champion, in an 8-round fight. Hines will make his first title defense of the title he won this past June with a 6-round majority decision over Gustavo Sandoval. The heavy-handed Dallera represents a step up in terms of quality opposition for 33-year-old Hines.
Also fighting on the undercard, all in 4-rounders, is Lynn (MA) heavyweight Dennis Ventura (4-0, 3 KOs) vs, Vercell Webster (1-4-1, 1 KO), of Mississippi, New York super lightweight Brandon Idrogo (4-1, 4 KOs) vs. Virginian Stacey Anderson (0-7), undefeated New London (CT) lightweight prospect Alejandro “El Abusador” Paolino (4-0, 4 KOs) vs. Italian-born, Argentina resident Christian “El Nija” Danilo Guido (8-20, 6 KOs), Providence (RI) heavyweight Sean Bey (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Utah’s pro-debuting Brandon Grundy, and Dracut (MA) lightweight Gabriel Morales )(2-0, 1 KO) vs. TBA.
Card is subject to change.
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