Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr., hailing from Holbrook, MA, delivered perhaps his finest performance yet, going toe-to-toe with Haverhill’s Harry “The Hit Man” Gigliotti. In what was an exhilarating bout, Ohan Jr., the erstwhile New England Welterweight Champion, showcased his expertise by adapting to Gigliotti’s aggressive style and securing a decisive eight-round unanimous win.
Gigliotti started strong, delivering powerful punches right off the bat. However, Ohan Jr. found his groove from the second round, slowly seizing control of the match. By the fifth round, an impeccable left body shot by Ohan Jr. had Gigliotti reeling, marking the turning point of the battle.
The spectacle, streamed live from the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Massachusetts, wasn’t just about showcasing talent; a portion of the proceeds was directed towards Operation Homefront. Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) President Chris Traietti expressed immense pride in the fighters and gratitude towards the fans and Quincy’s local support.
Co-featured Showdown: Baptiste Vs. Jones
The co-main event was equally electric. In a middleweight unification clash, Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste from Woburn (MA) took on Massachusetts champion Jamer Jones from Pittsfield. The match was a rollercoaster, with both fighters trading fierce blows. However, Baptiste’s overhand right proved too much for Jones, leading to a referee stoppage after a stunning comeback from Baptiste.
Rising Stars: The Highlights
- Francis “Frank The Tank” Hogan showcased why he’s one to watch, displaying his dominant form against Argentinian fighter Miguel Angel Suarez. With a phenomenal series of punches, Hogan swiftly clinched the win in the second round.
- Irish fighter Thomas “The Kid” O’Toole had a remarkable victory over Scott “Bombs” Lampert, capturing the USBF Cruiserweight title after just one fiery round.
- Young super middleweight talent, Tommy “The Governor” Hyde, sailed through his match against the experienced Robert Talerek. A well-delivered hook in the fifth round was a standout moment.
- Gabriel “The Menace” Morales kept his winning streak alive against Nathan Benichou, securing a majority decision after four rounds.
- Kenny “Lionheart” Lawson’s bout against Alfred Raymond ended in a nail-biting draw after six relentless rounds.
- Kevin “Big Gulp” Nagle utilized his sheer power to overpower debutant Bruno Saravia, finishing him off in the second round.
- Luke “The Quiet Storm” Iannuccilli maintained his unbeaten record, dominating Ryan Thomas Clark.