Granite Chin Promotions Signs unbeaten New England-based prospects James Perkins & Kenny Larson

08/08/2023 - No comments

The world of boxing in Massachusetts is excited, and the source of that enthusiasm is the recent moves made by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP). They’ve just signed two fighters whose stories resonate with anyone who appreciates the blend of determination, skill, and heart that defines boxing.

Meet James “Pitbull” Perkins and Kenny “Lionheart” Larson.

Perkins, a super middleweight, not only juggles an impressive 12-0-1 record with 9 KOs but also a day job as a gravedigger. Now that’s an unusual combination. His past as a high school hockey player shines through in his entertaining, forward-brawling style, something that keeps fans on the edge of their seats.

Larson, a junior middleweight, wears his 7-0 record and 5 KOs with the same pride as his nickname, “Lionheart.” A New England Golden Gloves Champion from 2016, his raw power and relentless attack mode in the ring are what fans love about him.

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What binds these two fighters together is their journey, filled with grit, determination, and remarkable talent.

Both men have trained at Broadway Boxing Club in Everett, MA, finding a mentor in Dennis Willcox, who has shaped their boxing skills. It’s no surprise they caught the attention of GCP President Chris Traietti, who considers working with them a “no-brainer.” Traietti’s excitement is palpable as he discusses his intentions to deliver big fights for the duo.

So, what’s next for these two warriors of the ring?

Perkins has a date with destiny on August 19 in Worcester, MA, facing off against Steve “The Savage” Sumpter for the vacant IBA Americas Super Middleweight Championship. It’s more than a fight; it’s a chance for him to show the world what he’s made of.

Larson, with his charismatic personality and fan-favorite status, will take on Alfred Raymond on August 12 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, MA. He sees signing with GCP as a golden opportunity to further his career, placing trust in Traietti to guide him to greatness.

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Both events, whether it’s “Pandemonium at The Palladium” or “Veterans Stadium Showcase,” will be a testament to the vision and ambition of Granite Chin Promotions.

For the fans, these signings by GCP aren’t just business moves; they’re about connecting with fighters who lay it all on the line, inside and outside the ring. Massachusetts boxing, with its rich legacy, is poised to get even brighter with talents like Perkins and Larson.