This Wednesday, November 22, get ready for some real action as Boston Boxing Promotions brings back their annual Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular.
For six years straight, this bash has been the hot ticket in club boxing, a holiday ritual for the hardcore who tune in from all corners of the globe. They can’t get enough of this stuff!
Headlining the night is Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (23-5-1), a local legend around New England. He’s squaring off against the tough-as-nails Geronimo Sacco (10-7-1). Vendetti’s making a grand comeback to his stomping grounds after duking it out with WBA Super Welterweight Champ Erislandy Lara in 2020. It was a fight straight out of a Rocky movie, folks.
What’s more? Vendetti, a real-life hero, took a break to serve as an infantryman and to kickstart a free after-school boxing program. Now, he’s back where it all began with Boston Boxing Promotions.
Vendetti’s pumped to be back in the ring, especially in front of his home crowd. He’s ready to give his fans a night to remember before chasing bigger dreams next year.
The co-main event? It’s a local rumble with Nicky Tejada (6-0) from Haverhill, Massachusetts, clashing with Tyngsboro’s own Nate Balakin (6-3) in a welterweight brawl. This fight has stirred up quite the excitement in the neighborhood!
And hey, don’t miss the heavyweight clash featuring the Ukrainian powerhouse Andrii Novytskyi (6-0) against the formidable Santander Gelez (32-16)
The undercard? It’s as eclectic as it gets: rematches, international heavyweights, farewell fights – the works. Highlights include:
- Massachusetts’ Leesh Pike vs. Rhode Island’s Karen Dulin in a women’s bout rematch.
- Heavyweight up-and-comers Serhii Sheludko (1-0) and Steven Dunn (2-0) from Hollywood, California, throwing down in separate bouts.
- Austin Keller (1-0) and Mario Christopher Ramirez (3-0) showcasing their skills from opposite coasts.
- Chris Jay (1-0), the rockstar-cum-boxer, hopping back in the ring for his grand finale.
And for a bit of extra flavor, follow BoxRec’s Grey Johnson and club boxing’s own Tim Boxeo on Twitter for some hilarious live tweeting.
Boston Boxing President, Peter Czymbor, says this event is their crowning jewel, a nod to the old-school wrestling shows on holidays. It’s not just a fight night; it’s a tradition.