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Networking and Boxing Fundraising Event

South Portland, ME - September 3, 2017

Join Macpage LLC for a Networking and Boxing Fundraising Event at the Portland Boxing Club on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Tickets are $100 each or six tickets for $500. Hors d’oeuvres and two drink vouchers are included with your ticket. Networking starts at 5:30 pm and boxing starts at 6:30 pm.  This event is limited to 100 people to allow for effective networking and giving all attendees the opportunity to be ringside.

Advance reservation and payment is required. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Durward Ferland at (207) 615-8049 or djf@macpage.com.


Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich after a win by TKO at Rockingham Park in 2016.

Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich after a win by TKO at Rockingham Park in 2016.

Portland Boxing Club’s Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich Signs for New England Title Fight

Boston, MA - September 3, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated super welterweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich (8-0-1, 4 KO) of Raymond, ME will ride the momentum of an impressive start to 2017 into a matchup versus Greg Vendetti (15-2-1, 10 KO) of Stoneham, MA for the New England Super Welterweight Title. This 8 round fight is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions at the House of Blues in Boston on September 30, 2017 and is on the undercard of a televised ESPN broadcast.

Kramlich is coming off a six-round majority decision win against the previously undefeated, and local favorite, Ray Oliveira, Jr. in April and a third round TKO over Bryan Goldsby in June. “I’m very excited for this opportunity,” states Kramlich. It’s a fight that I’ve wanted for a while. I’m ready to showcase my talent under the lights. This will be my toughest challenge yet but I will be well prepared. Come September 30th, everyone will know who Casey Kramlich is.”

"Heavyweight fights get the attention, but lighter guys like Casey are much more exciting to watch,” said Portland Boxing Club’s head coach Bobby Russo. “Casey is such a sharp boxer. He’s not in there banging it out, it’s more like watching surgery.”

The House of Blues is located at 15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215. Tickets will be available soon online and through Kramlich.


Portland Boxing Club's Jason "The Fighting Fireman" Quirk after his win by TKO in Skowhegan. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Jason "The Fighting Fireman" Quirk after his win by TKO in Skowhegan. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

PBC’s Pro Middleweight Jason Quirk Stays Undefeated

Skowhegan, ME – July 30, 2017

Portland Boxing Club scored four wins in the Skowhegan Pro-Am Show promoted by Team Berry Boxing at the Skowhegan Community Center in Skowhegan, ME on July 29, 2017. A great crowd of enthusiastic boxing fans came for the first boxing event in Skowhegan in two years. The show included special guest “Irish” Micky Ward. Also introduced at the show was Portland Boxing Club’s Liz Leddy who displayed her belt for recently winning her third National Women’s Golden Gloves championship.

Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight (160-lbs), Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk, of Portland, dominated the fight with devastating left hooks to the body stopping Brandon Baue, of Troy, MO, by TKO one minute into the second round. Quirk’s record is now 7-0, 5 KO.

Portland Boxing Club’s novice light welterweight Anthony Riga, of South Portland, made his boxing debut clearly defeating a very tough Liam Keefe, of China, ME by unanimous decision in a great fight.

Portland Boxing Club’s junior 108-lbs division Barry Wilson, of Portland, lost a close but unanimous decision to Diego Bengochea, of Meriden, CT in a matchup of two up and coming junior stars.

Portland Boxing Club’s novice featherweight Kate Zehr, of South Portland, defeated Noelle Baron, of Boston, MA, in a hard fought 2-1 decision. Zehr came on strong in the third round to pull off the win.

Portland Boxing Club’s open elite welterweight Josniel Castro, of Portland, defeated a tough Jalen Renaud, of Springfield, MA by unanimous decision. Castro rallied in the third round to pull out the hard-fought decision. This fight was named “Bout of the Night” and Castro was also awarded “Fighter of the Night”.


Thank You Turf Doctor

Portland, ME - July 28, 2017

Thank you to long-time Portland Boxing Club supporter Turf Doctor for sponsoring a new ring canvas. Turf Doctor, an employee owned and operated company, is Maine's Leader in Quality Lawn and Pest Control Services offering a customized eco-friendy approach to each customer.

In addition, Portland Boxing Club thanks Joey Verzosa, Jeff Rice and friends for donating to this project.


Portland Boxing Club wins Red Sox IMPACT Award

Boston, MA - July 28, 2017

Thanks to everyone who voted for Portland Boxing Club, we won Third Place in Maine! The Red Sox will make a $2,000 donation to the Portland Boxing Club and we will be listed in the Red Sox Magazine and on the Red Sox website. Thank you for your votes and thank you Red Sox!


Portland Boxing Club's Lindsday (Kyajohnian) Francois (left) who won bronze and Liz Leddy (center) who won gold along with head coach Bobby Russo (right) at the 18th Annual Women's National Golden Gloves in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Portland Boxing Club's Lindsday (Kyajohnian) Francois (left) who won bronze and Liz Leddy (center) who won gold along with head coach Bobby Russo (right) at the 18th Annual Women's National Golden Gloves in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

PBC Wins Two Medals at Women's National Golden Gloves

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 14, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Liz Leddy, of Portland, defeated Jillian Bliss, of New York, NY, earning gold in the Elite Female Lightweight (132-pound) division at the 18th Annual Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In a terrific back-and-forth battle, Leddy applied her trademark relentless pressure to win the split decision capturing her third Women's National Golden Gloves championship win. With this win, Portland Boxing Club athletes have now earned 203 championship wins in the organization’s 25 years.

Teammate Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, of Gorham, finished with a bronze in the Elite Female Light Welterweight (141-pound) division.


Portland Boxing Club's Liz Leddy advances to the finals in the Women's National Golden Gloves.

Portland Boxing Club's Liz Leddy advances to the finals in the Women's National Golden Gloves.

Francois Earns Bronze and Leddy Advances to Finals in Women’s National Golden Gloves

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 12, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, of Gorham, lost a close but unanimous decision to Aisling Holt, of Chicago, IL earning bronze in the Elite Female Light Welterweight (141-pound) division at the 18th Annual Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The razor-close first round could have been scored in favor of either boxer. Holt won the second round then Francois came back clearly winning the third round.

Portland Boxing Club’s Liz Leddy, of Portland, boxed with machine-like pressure to defeat Kathryn Arura, of Chicago, IL in the Elite Female Lightweight (132-pound) division. Leddy advances to the finals on Friday to face Jillian Bliss of New York, NY for the gold medal.   


Want to Ride in Style to the Pro-Am Boxing Show in Skowhegan?

Portland, ME - July 12, 2017

Portland Boxing Club is arranging for round-trip travel aboard a first class bus. The bus will pick up in Portland at 4:00 and in Auburn at 4:45 and have you to the show when doors open at 6:00. The bus will return immediately after the show with drop-offs in Auburn and Portland. The price for the bus is $30 per person (in addition to the show ticket) and due by July 21. We need a commitment of at least 30 people in order to offer this, please let us know asap if you would be interested by emailing Bob Russo at pbcboxing@maine.rr.com


Portland Boxing Club's Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois (left) and Liz Leddy (right) at the 18th Annual Women's National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Portland Boxing Club's Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois (left) and Liz Leddy (right) at the 18th Annual Women's National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Leddy and Francois Advance in Women’s National Golden Gloves

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 11, 2017

Portland Boxing Club scored two unanimous decision wins on Tuesday in the first round of the 18th Annual Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Liz Leddy, of Portland, applied constant pressure to defeat local favorite Azril Mathie, of Miami, FL, with a unanimous decision win in the Elite Female Lightweight (132-pound) division. Leddy was clearly the better and faster boxer, controlling the action for the entire fight. She advances to the semifinal round to face Kathryn Arura, of Chicago, IL.

Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, of Gorham, out-boxed Liz Flores, of Los Angeles, CA, in the first round of their Elite Female Light Welterweight (141-pound) division bout. Flores rallied back in the second round making it a close fight; however, Francois regained control of the fight in the third round for the unanimous decision win. Francois advances to the quarterfinal round to face Aisling Holt, of Chicago, IL.


Sponsor Opportunity

Portland Boxing Club is in need of a new ring canvas at the gym. We are looking for a business or individual to sponsor this canvas at an approximate cost of $1,500 to $2,000. The sponsor can put their logo on the canvas which will be seen by the gym members, boot camp participants, drop-in class participants and visitors from other gyms. In addition, the ring (including your logo) is often seen in documentaries, news stories and other videos about the gym. A ring canvas lasts approximately 10 years, therefore the annualized cost of this sponsor opportunity is very affordable. The Portland Boxing Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

If you are interested in this sponsor opportunity, contact Bob Russo at pbcboxing@maine.rr.com. Please forward this information to your contacts who might be interested in this unique opportunity. 


Annual Summer Boot Camp

June 28, 2017

Portland Boxing Club's annual Summer Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00 am starting Tuesday August 1 through Thursday August 31, 2017. The cost is $100 for 14 sessions. This boot camp is designed for people interested in becoming a member of the Portland Boxing Club or for anyone who just wants to get in shape. To sign up for the Summer Boot Camp, email pbcboxing@maine.rr.com. Completing the boot camp will allow you to become a member of the Portland Boxing Club. The $75 membership initiation fee is waived for Summer Boot Camp participants who join Portland Boxing Club in September. For more information on membership, see https://portlandboxingclub.org/membership/.


Portland Boxing Club's Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich (8-0-1, 4 KO) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Kramlich has signed as the Main Event for the "Pro-Am Boxing" show in Skowhegan on July 29.

Portland Boxing Club's Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich (8-0-1, 4 KO) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. Kramlich has signed as the Main Event for the "Pro-Am Boxing" show in Skowhegan on July 29.

Kramlich Signed as Main Event in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN, ME – June 28, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated super welterweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich (8-0-1, 4 KO) has signed as the main event the “Pro-Am Boxing” show presented by Team Berry Boxing at the Skowhegan Community Center in Skowhegan on July 29, 2017.

“Having Casey on this promotion means a lot,” according to promoter Brandon Berry. “He is quickly rising to the top in New England Boxing and has a lot to offer in the sport. He and I have known each other since I started boxing. We fought three times in the amateurs and have sparred many rounds. It’s very fitting for him to be the main event July 29th. My history with Casey is one of the reasons I love this sport. I look forward to him showcasing his unique style and top-notch conditioning in the ring!"

Kramlich comes off an impressive Rhode Island six-round majority decision win against the previously undefeated, and local favorite, Ray Oliveira, Jr. in April and a third round TKO over Bryan Goldsby in Lewiston earlier this month. “I’m looking forward to fighting in Skowhegan and giving the fans an exciting night of boxing. I’m coming with one thing in mind and that’s victory,” states Kramlich. “July 29th, it’s war!”

"Everyone talks about the heavyweight fights, but lighter guys like Casey are much more exciting to watch,” said Portland Boxing Club’s head coach Bobby Russo. “Casey is such a sharp boxer. He’s not in there banging it out, it’s more like watching surgery.”

The Skowhegan Community Center is located at 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan, ME 04976. Doors open at 6:00 pm, first fight begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $25 general admission and $50 ringside and can be purchased at Berry’s Store in West Forks, ME, by contacting Brandon Berry at (207) 907-9078 or through Jason Quirk and Casey Kramlich at the Portland Boxing Club.


Jason "The Fighting Fireman" Quirk (6-0, 4 KO) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on June 17. Quirk returns to the ring in Skowhegan on July 29.

Jason "The Fighting Fireman" Quirk (6-0, 4 KO) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on June 17. Quirk returns to the ring in Skowhegan on July 29.

Quirk Back in Action in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN, ME – June 27, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s undefeated middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk (6-0, 4 KO) is back in action in Skowhegan on Saturday July 29. Quirk will be fighting on the card for the “Pro-Am Boxing” show presented by Team Berry Boxing at the Skowhegan Community Center.

“It's very important to have fighters like Jason on the show. I have known him a long time and have fought on a lot of the same events as an amateur and a pro. I have always been a fan of his style in the ring. Expect an impressive performance in Skowhegan from The Fighting Fireman!”

Quirk was a standout amateur boxer and a 2014 New England Golden Gloves Champion. This is Quirk’s second fight in as many months after taking a year-and-a-half off from boxing to complete his degree in Paramedicine at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). Quirk graduated in May and returned to the ring earlier this month where he scored a knock out 22 seconds into the second round.

“It’s great to have Jason back in the gym. He stayed in shape while he was in school and came back ready to fight as we saw two weeks ago,” said Portland Boxing Club’s head coach Bobby Russo. “Jason is a devastating puncher who can end the fight at any time with one punch.”

The Skowhegan Community Center is located at 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan, ME 04976. Doors open at 6:00 pm, first fight begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are priced at $25 general admission and $50 ringside and can be purchased at Berry’s Store in West Forks, ME, by contacting Brandon Berry at (207) 907-9078 or through Jason Quirk and Casey Kramlich at the Portland Boxing Club.


Portland Boxing Club's Casey Kramlich (right) at NEF 29 in Lewiston, ME on June 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Casey Kramlich (right) at NEF 29 in Lewiston, ME on June 17, 2017. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club Pros Score Two Knock Outs And One Controversial No Contest at NEF 29

Lewiston – June 18, 2017

Three professional boxing matches opened the mixed boxing and MMA show at New England Fights 29 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, ME on Saturday June 17.

The first bout featured Portland Boxing Club’s super middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk of Scarborough facing Borngod Washington of Queens, NY. Washington failed to make the agreed fight weight so Quirk gave him a 5-pound advantage, but this did not help Washington’s outcome. Quirk dropped Washington with a vicious uppercut at the end of the first round, sending him wobbling back to the corner. Quirk wasted no time dropping Washington in the second round with a flurry of punches before the referee stopped the fight 22 seconds into the round declaring Quirk the winner by TKO. 

In the second bout, Portland Boxing Club’s super welterweight Casey, “Buzzsaw” Kramlich of Raymond faced Bryan Goldsby of Macon, GA. Kramlich controlled the ring movement and pace of the first and second round against the ackward Goldsby who lost a point for excessive holding. In the third round, Kramlich landed a hard uppercut that put Goldsby on the canvas where he was counted out by the referee earning Kramlich the win by TKO. 

In the main event of the boxing portion of the show, Portland Boxing Club’s middleweight Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour Jr. of Portland faced MMA veteran Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Brewer. Lamour used the first round to learn Boyington’s awkward style but came out determined in the second round and quickly took control. Lamour landed repeated body shots that had Boyington reeling until an accidental clash of heads sent Boyington to the canvas. Both Lamour and Boyington were cut from the head butt, but Boyington was unwilling to continue and the fight was stopped by the ringside physician. It was too early in the bout to go to the scorecards so the fight was ruled a no-contest with no winner declared.

Portland Boxing Club’s professional boxers will be featured next on July 29 at a Pro-Am show at the Skowhegan Recreation Center.


PBC Results at Fight Night in l/a

Lewiston, ME – May 15, 2017

Danny Pang, a novice class lightweight (132 lbs) from Portland, won a decision over Omar Rivera, from Brunswick, at Fight Night in L/A on May 13 at the Longley School in Lewiston, ME. Rivera seemed to win a close first round. In the second, Pang picked up the pace clearly winning the second and third rounds with aggressive attacks to the body.


Portland Boxing Club's Josniel Castro (right) and Antoine Cobb (left) at the 89th Annual National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, LA.

Portland Boxing Club's Josniel Castro (right) and Antoine Cobb (left) at the 89th Annual National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, LA.

PBC's Castro at National Golden Gloves

Lafayette, LA – May 4, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro, from Portland, ME, represented New England for the welterweight (152 lbs) division at the 89th Annual National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, LA. Castro earned this place on the New England team having won the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA in March. Castro lost a hard-fought 4-1 split decision to Antoine Cobb from Chicago, IL.


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PBC Results at Fight Night for Charity

Andover, MA – April 11, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Danny Pang and Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois competed at the Haverhill Inner-City Boxing Club’s Fight Night for Charity on April 7 at the Double Tree Hotel in Andover, MA.

Danny Pang, a novice class lightweight (132 lbs) from Portland, won a 4-1 decision over Omar Rivera from Brunswick. After a close first round, Pang clearly won the second and third rounds giving Rivera a standing eight count in each.

Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, an open class light welterweight (141 lbs) from Gorham, lost a hard-fought 3-2 split decision to southpaw Miesha Tuitt of Springfield, MA. Tuitt had an aggressive start to the first round before the lights accidently went out in the room forcing the fighters into the neutral corners for two minutes. After the lighting was restored, Francois dominated the remainder of the first round making it a close round. The second round had both boxers exchanged power punches in a back-and-forth battle with Francois receiving a questionable 8-count. Francois had an active third-round keeping the pressure on Tuitt the entire time; however, it was not enough to sway the judges losing a razor-close decision.


Portland Boxing Club's Casey Kramlich (right, red trunks) at Twin River Casino on April 7, 2017. Photo courtesy Pattee Mak, Boxing Northeast.

Portland Boxing Club's Casey Kramlich (right, red trunks) at Twin River Casino on April 7, 2017. Photo courtesy Pattee Mak, Boxing Northeast.

Portland Boxing Club Pro Super Welterweight Kramlich Stays Undefeated

Lincoln, RI - April 7, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s pro super welterweight Casey Kramlich, of Raymond, ME, made an impressive Ocean State debut in the co-feature bout of the night against the previously undefeated, and local favorite, Ray Oliveira, Jr., of New Bedford, MA, at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI with the 6-round majority decision win.

Kramlich got knocked down by a powerful left hook to the head in the second round but rallied back over the next four rounds to pull out the hard-fought decision. The sixth round was the deciding factor in the back-and-forth battle when Kramlich nearly stopped Oliveira with a storm of punches that had him reeling. Oliveira somehow survived the round in a thrilling battle that had the sold-out crowd on their feet at the end.

Kramlich improved his record to 7-0-1 and Oliveira’s record fell to 7-1-0. Two judges scored the fight 57-56 and the third judge had the score tied 56-56.


PBC’s Josniel Castro Ranked 3rd Nationally

Portland, ME – March 10, 2017

USA Boxing released their first national ranking for 2017 and Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro is rated number three nationally for the elite welterweight (152 lbs) division. Castro, of Portland, recently returned from the 2016 USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO where he finished third in the tournament. He followed this up with winning the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Essex Jct, VT in January and the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA in March. Castro will be representing New England at the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, LA in May.

Portland Boxing Club’s Head Coach Bobby Russo states, “The 152-pound weight class is one of the most competitive weight classes in boxing. At the USA Boxing National Championships, Castro faced boxers with significantly more experience, some with more than 100 fights. Being nationally ranked with only 31 bouts is a big accomplishment. This is a testament to Castro’s great work ethic while training and his natural ability.”

Josniel Castro training at Portland Boxing Club on March 9, 2017. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

Josniel Castro training at Portland Boxing Club on March 9, 2017. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

All-Star Pro Boxing in skowhegan

Skowhegan, ME - March 8, 2017

Portland Boxing Club fighters will be featured at the All-Star Pro Boxing show at the Skowhegan Recreation Center in Skowhegan on July 29. The event will include bouts with Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight, Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour Jr. (14-2), the former New England and North American Middleweight Champion, along with teammates undefeated middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk (5-0) and the undefeated light middleweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich (6-0-1). Tickets will be available later this spring from the boxers.


NEF Presents Pro Boxing

Lewiston, ME - March 8, 2017

New England Fights returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on June 17 with a night of professional boxing dominated by the Portland Boxing Club. Headlining the event will be Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight, Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour Jr. (14-2), the former New England and North American Middleweight Champion. Along with Lamour will be Portland Boxing Club teammates undefeated middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk (5-0) and the undefeated light middleweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich (6-0-1). Tickets will be available soon from the boxers and online at www.thecolisee.com.


89th Annual National Golden Gloves

Portland, ME - March 8, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro, of Portland, won the 2017 All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions for the open class welterweight (152 lbs) division. Castro will represent New England at the 89th annual National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lafayette, LA on May 1 - 6, 2017.


18th annual Women's National Golden Gloves

Portland, ME - March 8, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s Liz Leddy, of Portland, won the 2017 All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions for the open class lightweight (132 lbs) division. Leddy will represent New England at the 18th annual Women's National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 10 - 14, 2017.


66th Annual New England Silver Mittens

Portland, ME - March 8, 2017

Portland Boxing Club's 13 year old 105 lb junior Barry Wilson received a bye for the semi-final round of the 66th Annual New England Silver Mittens. He will be competing in the final round on Thursday, March 16th. Bouts start at 7:30 pm at the Billerica Elks Lodge in Bellerica, MA.


Fight Night for Charity

Portland, ME - March 8, 2017

Portland Boxing Club amateur boxers will be competing at the Haverhill Inner-City Boxing Club's Fight Night for Charity on April 7th. Bouts start at 7:30 pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Andover, MA.


Two Portland Boxing Club Boxers advance to National Championships

Lowell, MA – March 2, 2017

PBC’s Josniel Castro, of Portland, won a 4-1 split decision over Michael Ohan, of Holbrook, MA, who was representing Southern New England in the semi-final round of the open class welterweight (152 lbs) division. Castro advanced to the final round to face Xavier Vega, of Lawrence, MA, who was representing Central New England. Castro showed good skills with quick combinations and good lateral movement winning a unanimous decision over Vega.

PBC’s Liz Leddy, of Portland, received a bye in the semi-final round of the open class lightweight (132 lbs) division. Leddy faced Kelsay Kaiser, of Waterford, CT, in the finals who was representing Western New England. Leddy dominated Kaiser with non-stop pressure throughout the bout, winning a unanimous decision.

PBC’s Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, of Gorham, received a bye in the semi-final round of the open class light welterweight (141 lbs) division. Francois faced Rashida Ellis, of Lynn, MA, a two-time national champion who was representing Central New England. Francois boxed well throughout the bout and was the busier of the two boxers with a good jab in a super close fight that could have gone either way, losing a very close unanimous decision.

PBC’s Sasha Lamour, of Portland, advanced by walk-over in the semi-final round of the open class middleweight (165 lbs) division. Lamour lost a unanimous decision to Yamarco Guzman, of Methuen, MA, who was representing Central New England in the finals.

PBC’s Gabriel “Tito” Morales, of Portland, lost a debatable 3-2 split decision to Joseph Valdez, of West Roxbury, MA, who was representing Central New England in the semi-final round of the open class featherweight (123 lbs) division.

The Portland Boxing Club athletes were representing the Northern New England region in the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA. Leddy and Castro who won All-New England Championship titles and will represent New England at the National Golden Gloves tournaments. Castro will compete at the men’s National Golden Gloves Championships in Lafayette, LA in May and Leddy will compete at the women’s National Golden Gloves Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL in July.

With these wins, Portland Boxing Club athletes have now earned 202 championship wins in the organization’s 25 years.

Portland Boxing Club's Liz Leddy (left) and Josniel Castro (right) at the All-New England Golden Gloves
Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Portland Boxing Club’s 200th Championship Win

Lowell, MA – February 23, 2017

Portland Boxing Club’s female novice class featherweight (125 lbs) Kate Zehr, from South Portland, won the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, which was the 200th championship win by Portland Boxing Club’s boxers.

Zehr won the Northern New England Golden Gloves Novice Championship title in Essex Junction, Vermont in January with a 3-0 unanimous decision over Brittany Daniels from Springfield, VT. She moved on to represent the Northern New England region at the All-New England tournament at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA.

In the semi-final round of the All-New England tournament, Zehr won a unanimous decision over Rianna Travaglini of East Hartford, CT who was representing the Western New England region. Zehr clearly out-boxed a game Travaglini winning all three rounds.

In the final round, Zehr won the New England Novice Class Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship with a 3-2 decision over Kendra Prather, of Hanscom AFB, MA, who was representing the Central New England region. Zehr pressed the action throughout the three rounds, out-scoring Prather in a hard-fought bout.  

The Portland Boxing Club has five athletes representing Northern New England in the open class All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions also at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on March 1 with the winners advancing to the finals on March 2. Gabriel Morales, from Portland, will compete in the open class featherweight (123 lbs) division; Josniel Castro, from Portland, will compete in the open class welterweight (152 lbs) division; Sasha Lamour, from Portland, will compete in the open class middleweight (165 lbs) divison; Liz Leddy, from Portland, will compete in the open class lightweight (132 lbs) division and Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, from Gorham, will compete in the open class light welterweight (141 lbs) division. The male open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Lafayette, LA in May and the female champions will advance to Fort Lauderdale, FL in July.

Kate Zehr along with her Portland Boxing Club Coaches, from left to right: Ivan Papkee who assisted Kate in the corner, Coach Jack Lumus, Coach Skip Neals, Kate Zehr and Head Coach Bobby Russo. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

Kate Zehr along with her Portland Boxing Club Coaches, from left to right: Ivan Papkee who assisted Kate in the corner, Coach Jack Lumus, Coach Skip Neals, Kate Zehr and Head Coach Bobby Russo. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.


Casey Kramlich co-feature at Twin River Casino April 7th

Portland, ME - February 24, 2017

Portland Boxing Club professional junior middleweight Casey Kramlich makes his Ocean State debut at Twin River Casino April 7th. This exciting co-feature bout features unbeaten Casey Kramlich (6-0-1) of Portland, ME and Raymond Oliveira Jr. (7-0) of New Bedford, MA. Tickets start at $47.00 and can be purchased from Kramlich or online at www.cesboxing.com, www.twinriver.com or www.ticketmaster.com.


Portland Boxing Club at New England Golden Gloves Novice Semi-Finals

Lowell, MA – February 16, 2017

Two Portland Boxing Club athletes who won Northern New England Golden Gloves Championship titles competed Thursday in the semi-final round of the All-New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Lowell, MA.  

PBC’s Danny Pang, from Portland, who was representing the Northern New England region, lost by unanimous decision to Miles Bloodworth of Manville, RI who was representing the Southern New England region in the novice class lightweight (132 lbs) division. Pang had trouble getting inside against a much taller opponent in the first two rounds. He finally found the range in the third round, but it was too late to win the decision.

PBC’s Kate Zehr, from South Portland, who was representing the Northern New England region, won a unanimous decision over Rianna Travaglini of East Hartford, CT who was representing the Western New England region in the female novice class lightweight (132 lbs) division. Zehr clearly out-boxed a game Travaglini winning all three rounds. Zehr advances to face Branden Young of Arlington, MA who will represent Central New England in the final round of the championships this Thursday, February 23, at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA.

In addition, the Portland Boxing Club has four athletes representing Northern New England in the open class All-New England Tournament of Champions also at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on March 1 with the winners advancing to the finals on March 2. Gabriel Morales, from Portland, will compete in the open class featherweight (123 lbs) division; Josniel Castro, from Portland, will compete in the open class welterweight (152 lbs) division; Liz Leddy, from Portland, will compete in the open class lightweight (132 lbs) division and Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, from Gorham, will compete in the open class light welterweight (141 lbs) division. The open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Lafayette, LA in May.

Portland Boxing Club's Kate Zehr (right) at the New England Golden Gloves novice semi-finals in Lowell, MA. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Kate Zehr (right) at the New England Golden Gloves novice semi-finals in Lowell, MA. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Portland Boxing Club Wins Five Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships

Essex Jct, VT – February 6, 2017

Five Portland Boxing Club athletes competed Saturday in the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships finals in Essex Junction, VT and became the Northern New England Golden Gloves champions.

PBC’s Danny Pang, from Portland, won a 3-0 unanimous decision over Atthaphon Kaiya from Winooski, VT in the novice class lightweight (132 lbs) division. PBC’s Kate Zehr, from South Portland, won a 3-0 unanimous decision over Brittany Daniels from Springfield, VT in the female novice class lightweight (132 lbs) division. PBC’s Zach DiSilva, from Wells, won a 2-1 split decision over Chris Zura from Essex Junction, VT in the novice class middleweight (165 lbs) division. PBC’s Josniel Castro, from Portland, won a 3-0 unanimous decision over John Haley, from South Burlington, VT in the open class welterweight (152 lbs) division. PBC’s Ivan Papkee, from Portland, won a 3-0 unanimous decision over Tyler Jacques from St. Albans, VT in the open class light heavyweight (178 lbs) division. Advancing by walk-over are PBC’s Liz Leddy, from Portland, an open class lightweight (132 lbs) and PBC’s Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, from Gorham, an open class light welterweight (141 lbs).

Castro was named the outstanding open class boxer for the tournament and PBC head coach Bobby Russo was named the Northern New England Golden Gloves coach of the year. With these five championship wins, Portland Boxing Club athletes have now earned 199 championship wins in the organization’s 25 years.

These winners of the Northern New England championships advance to the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. Novice class champions compete in the New England novice class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on February 16 with the winners advancing to the finals on February 23. Open class champions will compete in the New England open class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on March 1 with the winners advancing to the finals on March 2. The open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Lafayette, LA in May.

Portland Boxing Club teammates at the 2017 Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Essex Jct, VT. (Back row, left to right) Ivan Papkee (partially blocked), Head Coach Bobby Russo, Zach DiSilva, and Coach Jack Lumus. (Front row, left to right) Jason Quirk, Kate Zehr, Danny Pang and Josniel Castro. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club teammates at the 2017 Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Essex Jct, VT. (Back row, left to right) Ivan Papkee (partially blocked), Head Coach Bobby Russo, Zach DiSilva, and Coach Jack Lumus. (Front row, left to right) Jason Quirk, Kate Zehr, Danny Pang and Josniel Castro. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Portland Boxing Club Results at Northern New England Golden Gloves

Essex Junction, VT – January 29, 2017

Three Portland Boxing Club athletes competed yesterday in the semi-final round of the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships in Essex Junction, VT. PBC’s Danny Pang, a novice class lightweight (132 lbs) from Portland, won a hard-fought unanimous decision over a strong Atthaphon Kaiya from Winooski, VT. PBC’s Zach DiSilva, a novice class middleweight (165 lbs) from Wells, scored three standing eight-counts before the referee had seen enough and stopped the bout at 1:21 of the third round over Gabe Finn of Dover, NH. PBC’s Sasha Lamour, an open class middleweight (165 lbs) from Portland, lost a razor close split decision to Chris Boyle of Andover, NH.

In addition to Pang and DiSilva, the following Portland Boxing Club athletes will be competing in the final round for the Northern New England Golden Glove Championships on Saturday. Barry Wilson, junior novice 105-pounds; Tito Morales, open class featherweight (123 lbs); Kate Zehr, novice class lightweight (132 lbs); Liz Leddy, open class lightweight (132 lbs); Lindsay (Kyajohnian) Francois, open class light welterweight (141 lbs); Josniel Castro, open class welterweight (152 lbs); and Ivan Papkee, open class light heavyweight (178 lbs).

Winners of next Saturday’s Northern New England championships will advance to the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. Novice class champions will compete in the New England novice class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on February 16 with the winners advancing to the finals on February 23. Open class champions will compete in the New England open class Tournament of Champions semi-finals on March 1 with the winners advancing to the finals on March 2. The open class New England champions will advance to the National Golden Gloves Championships in Lafayette, LA in May.


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB’S JOSNIEL CASTRO EARNS BRONZE MEDAL IN USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kansas City, MO – December 10, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s welterweight Josniel Castro, of Portland, lost a close 5-0 decision to Quinton Randall, of Katy, TX in Friday’s semifinal round of the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO. This was a hard-fought awkward-style matchup with Castro losing the decision by one point on each of the judges’ scorecards. 

Before competing in the semifinal round, Castro started the tournament on Tuesday by out-hustling local favorite and 100 fight veteran Marcus Davidson, of Kansas City, KS to win a 4-1 decision in a hard-fought bout.  

On Wednesday, Castro pulled off another big win with a 4-1 decision over nationally ranked Angel Pacheco of Wilman, MN. After two close rounds, Castro showed the ability to change up during the fight, pulling it out in the third round by definitively outscoring his aggressive opponent.

On Thursday, Castro won all three rounds on 4 of 5 judge’s score cards in a 4-1 decision over left-hander Joshua Moreno of San Antonio, TX in the quarterfinal round. Castro was non-stop aggressive against Moreno, repeatedly landing straight right hands and combinations.

This week’s impressive performance earns Castro a top ten spot in the welterweight’s division national rankings. Castro will be competing in the New England Golden Gloves Championships starting in January in hopes of advancing to another national championship.


CASTRO DOES IT AGAIN!

KANSAS CITY, MO – December 8, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s welterweight Josniel Castro won all three rounds on 4 of 5 judge’s score cards in a 4-1 decision over Joshua Moreno of San Antonio, TX in the quarterfinal round of the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO. Castro was non-stop aggressive against Moreno, repeatedly landing straight right hands and combinations. Castro advances to the semifinal round tomorrow to face Quinton Randall of Katy, TX.

Portland Boxing Club’s welterweight Josniel Castro (left) and Joshua Moreno (right) of San Antonio, TX in the quarterfinal round of the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club’s welterweight Josniel Castro (left) and Joshua Moreno (right) of San Antonio, TX in the quarterfinal round of the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Another Good Win by Castro

KANSAS CITY, MO - December 7, 2016

Portland Boxing Club welterweight Josniel Castro, of Portland, pulled off another good win tonight at the USA Boxing National Championships in Kansas City, MO with a 4-1 decision over nationally ranked Angel Pacheco of Wilman, MN. Castro showed the ability to change up during the fight. After two close rounds, he pulled it out in the third round by definitively outscoring his aggressive opponent. Castro advances to the quarter finals tomorrow against Joshua Moreno of San Antonio, TX.

Portland Boxing Club Welterweight Josniel Castro Advances to USA Boxing National Championships Quarterfinals. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club Welterweight Josniel Castro Advances to USA Boxing National Championships Quarterfinals. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Castro Advances to Sweet Sixteen

KANSAS CITY, MO – December 6, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro, of Portland, out-hustled local favorite Marcus Davidson, of Kansas City, KS in the Elite Male 152-pound division at the USA Boxing National Championship in Kansas City, MO. Castro won a 4-1 decision in this hard-fought match against Davidson, a veteran of over 100 fights. Castro advances to the Sweet Sixteen to face Angel Pacheco of Willmar, MN Wednesday night.

Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro (right/red trunks), of Portland, and Marcus Davidson, of Kansas City, KS. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro (right/red trunks), of Portland, and Marcus Davidson, of Kansas City, KS. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Morales Wins First Round of National Championship

KANSAS CITY, MO – December 5, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s Gabriel “Tito” Morales, of Portland, won an exciting match against Jason Meza of National City, CA in the Youth Male 123-pound division in the first night of USA Boxing’s National Championship in Kansas City, MO. Morales was clearly the better and faster boxer, controlling the action for the entire fight. 

Morales advances to face R. Chance of East Orange, NJ tomorrow night. Also tomorrow night, Portland Boxing Club’s Josniel Castro, of Portland, has his first match in the Championship against Marcus Davidson of Kansas City, KS in the Elite Male 152-pound division.

 

Portland Boxing Club's Gabriel "Tito" Morales (right/blue trunks) of Portland, ME and Jason Meza of National City, CA (left/red trunks). Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Gabriel "Tito" Morales (right/blue trunks) of Portland, ME and Jason Meza of National City, CA (left/red trunks). Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.


Larry Holmes Photos

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LAMOUR STEALS THE SHOW

November 12, 2016

Portland Boxing Club's Russell Lamour, Jr. (right) and Jamie Barboza of San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Russell Lamour, Jr. (right) and Jamie Barboza of San Jose, Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight Russell Lamour, Jr. of Portland scored a hard-fought win over Central American Middleweight Champion Jaime Barboza of San Jose, Costa Rica in front of a packed house at the Portland Expo on November 12. The match started fast and it looked like it was going to be an early night when former North American Middleweight Champion Lamour connected with a vicious right uppercut dropping a stunned Barboza late in the first round. In the second round, Lamour was looking to finish Barboza but got dropped with a right hand. The back and forth battle continued throughout the rest of the bout with Lamour out-boxing a very tough and aggressive foe winning an 8-round unanimous decision. Two judges scored the fight 77-74 and the third judge had the score 78-73.

In the co-feature, Portland Boxing Club’s super bantamweight Jorge Abiague of Portland won a 6-round unanimous decision over Basilio Nieves of Puerto Rico by way of Lawrence, MA improving his record to 10-2. Portland Boxing Club’s super welterweight Casey Kramlich of Raymond improved his record to 6-0-1 with a runaway 4-round unanimous decision over Larry Smith of Dallas, TX.

Super lightweight Matt Doherty of Salem, Massachusetts stopped Josue Rivera of Philadelphia by way of a TKO 46 seconds into the third round. Super lightweight Rocco Salimbene of Philadelphia looked impressive in his professional debut with a 4-round unanimous decision over veteran boxer Ian James of Bronx, NY. Super welterweight Mike Materkowski of Amesbury, MA won a close, hard-fought decision over Ricky Ford of Claremont, NH. Both boxers were making their professional debut.

The show started the night off with two rising amateur stars from the Portland Boxing Club. In the first bout of the night, open class lightweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales of Portland outboxed Christian Castro of Red Bank, NJ winning a 3-round unanimous decision. In the second bout of the night, Portland Boxing Club’s open class welterweight Josniel Castro of Portland won a 3-round unanimous decision over John DeAngelis of Hazlet, NJ. Castro was impressive showing sharp boxing skills throughout leading to a runaway win.

Mayor Ethan Strimling presented a key to the City of Portland to the special guest of the evening former World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes of Easton, PA who was on hand signing autographs and taking photos with the fans.

 


Portland Boxing Club's Morales Wins New England Title

October 9, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s open class (youth division 17-18 years) featherweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales won the USA Boxing New England Featherweight Championship with a close, hard-fought unanimous decision win over Calixto Cruz of Springfield, MA. The bout was a back-and-forth battle from start to finish. The win earns Morales a trip to the National Championships in Kansas City in early December.

Portland Boxing Club's Tito Morales and Cruz Boxing's Calixto Cruz. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Tito Morales and Cruz Boxing's Calixto Cruz. Photo courtesy Kineo Photography.


Three Portland Boxing Club Score Victories at USA Boxing New England Event

October 1, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s Barry Wilson (12 year old junior 95-100 lbs) scored a unanimous decision over a very tough and determined Keno Luna of Framingham, MA at the Southbridge Community Center in Southbridge, MA on Saturday night at a USA Boxing New England tournament. Wilson showed excellent boxing skills throughout the hard-fought contest. PBC teammate Josniel Castro, (open class welterweight 152 lbs), won a clear-cut unanimous decision over Brandon Brunell of Boston. Castro was just too fast and accurate for the very game Brunell.  Gabriel “Tito” Morales (open class featherweight 123 lbs), also fighting out of the Portland Boxing Club, had way too many weapons for the very tough Wilson Reich of Southbridge, MA. The referee had finally seen enough and stopped the fight half-way through the third round when Morales had scored the third standing 8-count of the fight.

 

Portland Boxing Club boxers shown here with another Maine boxer from Lewiston, Isaac Escobar, who also scored a victory (left to right: Josniel Castro, Gabriel Morales, Isaac Escobar, and Barry Wilson). Photo credit: Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club boxers shown here with another Maine boxer from Lewiston, Isaac Escobar, who also scored a victory (left to right: Josniel Castro, Gabriel Morales, Isaac Escobar, and Barry Wilson). Photo credit: Kineo Photography.


All-Star Pro Boxing at the Portland Expo on November 12, 2016

September 12, 2016

The Portland Boxing Club will be staging its 103rd event in Portland since the club’s inception 24 years ago. The event will once again feature local stars dominated by the Portland Boxing Club boxers. Headlining will be Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight, Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour Jr., the former New England and North American Middleweight Champion, teammates former New England Super Bantamweight Champion Jorge "Mantequilla" Abiague, undefeated middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk, and the undefeated Super Welterweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich.

The special guest for this event will be former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008, Holmes ruled the heavyweight division from 1978 to 1985 with a streak of 48 wins and no losses - one shy of the all-time record held by Rocky Marciano - before being upset by Michael Spinks, the undefeated Light Heavyweight champion. He will join a legendary group of boxing icons who have come to Portland in support of our grass roots non-profit boxing program. That list includes boxing greats “Irish” Micky Ward, Gerry Cooney, Vinny Pazienza, Buster Douglas, Roberto Duran, Evander Holyfield, Michael Spinks, Riddick Bowe and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.

 


Portland Boxer Casey Kramlich Stays Undefeated

September 12, 2016

PBC Pro Super Welterweight Casey “Buzzsaw” Kramlich improved his pro boxing record to 5-0-1 with an impressive display of boxing skills, stopping a very game John Ortolani of Tampa, FL. Kramlich boxed smartly behind a constant jab that set up sharp combinations that sent Ortolani to the canvas four times. The referee finally called a halt to the contest after the fourth knock-down at 1:21 of the fourth round. Casey’s next bout will be at the Portland Expo on November 12.

Portland Boxing Club's Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich. Photo by Kineo Photography.

Portland Boxing Club's Casey "Buzzsaw" Kramlich. Photo by Kineo Photography.


Kyajohnian wins bronze medal at Women's National Golden Gloves

July 16, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s Lindsay Kyajohnian of Gorham, ME, the reigning New England Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion, lost a close decision to Stacia Stuttles, the New York Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion, at the Women’s National Golden Gloves tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday night.  The bout was hard fought all the way, with Kyajohnian in pursuit throughout in a very close back and forth battle that could have gone either way. Kyajohnian gets the bronze medal in her first try at a National Championship.

 

PBC's Lindsay Kyajohnian (center)


Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament

July 13, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s Lindsay Kyajohnian, the current women’s New England Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion got off to a good start at the Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a hard fought win over a much more experienced Alycia Baumgardner of Toledo Ohio, a veteran of 67 bouts. Kyajohnian will now face New York Golden Gloves  champion Stacia Suttles of New York City in the Semi Finals Thursday night.


Portland Boxing Club Boxers Score KOs

June 18, 2016

PBC’s pro boxers, Super Welterweight Casey Kramlich (5-0-1) of Raymond, Maine, and teammate Middleweight Russell Lamour Jr. (14-2) had a pretty easy go of it with both boxers scoring KO’s. The NEF Promotion featured bouts in both the MMA and in boxing at the Colisee in Lewiston on June 18. Kramlich overwhelmed a game but totally out-classed Zenon Herrera of Skowhegan, Maine scoring knockdowns in the first and second round. The bout was mercifully stopped in the third round with a bloodied Herrera having no answer for the relentless assault of Kramlich. Teammate Russell Lamour made short work of veteran Roberto Valenzuela of Aqua Prieta, Mexico, dropping Valenzuela twice with stunning combinations to the head. Valenzuela started fast, throwing bombs at Lamour, but was quickly slowed down with a hard jab and a determined body attack by Lamour. Lamour then dropped his opponent with a vicious right hook to the head. Valenzuela beat the count and the fight continued but ended quickly with Lamour landing a picture-perfect left-right combination that ended it at 2:28 of the first round.

 


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB BOXERS SCORE 2 WINS

May 14, 2016

Portland Boxing Club's open class lightweight, Gabriel “Tito” Morales, of Portland, scored a 2-1 split decision win over Johnathan DePina of Peter Welch's Gym in South Boston. Morales landed the more accurate blows in a close decision win.

Portland Boxing Club's open class welterweight, Josniel Castro, of Portland, won a unanimous decision over Miguel Ortiz of Cruz Gym in Springfield, MA. Castro looked sharp outscoring Ortiz in this exciting back-and-forth rematch of the prior bout won by Ortiz.

Teammates, Barry Wilson, Lindsay Kyajohnian and Sasha Lamour were not as fortunate in their bouts. Twelve year old, 90 pound junior Barry Wilson lost a close 2-1 split decision to Angel Cruz of Old School Boxing in Springfield, MA. Wilson seemed to land the more accurate punches but lost the close decision in a hard fought battle.

Open class light welterweight Lindsay Kyajohnian gave height and reach to Shelly Walsh of Boston Boxing in a close but unanimous decision loss in a good match up of a bout that could have gone either way.

Open class middleweight Sasha Lamour started strong in the first round scoring a knock down against Brian Lawrence of Peter Welch's Gym in South Boston. Lawrence evened the score in the second scoring a knock down over Lamour. Lamour beat the count and the fight continued until Lawrence landed two powerful straight lefts that sent Lamour to the canvas again. Upon rising, the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight at 2:59 in the second round.

The boxing event was put on by O'Brien Promotions at the Windsor Recreation Center in Windsor, VT.


Portland Boxing Club Boxers score 2 more wins

April 16, 2016

Portland Boxing Club’s open class lightweight, Gabriel “Tito” Morales, of Portland, scored a 2-1 split decision win over Joseph Valdez of Nashua, NH.  Morales started a little slow against the aggressive Valdez but found the range in the second and third rounds, with sharp combination punching to pull away and win the decision.

Portland Boxing Club’s open class light heavyweight, Ivan Papkee, of Portland, gave away height and weight to Marvin Jones of Burlington, VT but made up the difference with aggressive and a determined body attack to pull out a close 2-1 split decision in a thrilling back-and-forth battle. The boxing event was put on by Cugno Boxing at the Longley School in Lewiston, ME.

The Portland Boxing Club boxers went four for four over the weekend posting wins in Andover MA and Salem, NH.  PBC New England Golden Gloves Novice Featherweight Champion, , Tito Morales of Portland, looked sharp outscoring Jonathan DePina of Nashua NH, winning a unanimous decision.  PBC teammate, Sasha Lamour of Portland also scored a unanimous decision over Lorenzo Giovanni of Middleboro MA in an annual fundraiser for abused women and children at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover MA Friday night.


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB BOXERS SCORE 2 WINS.

April 9, 2016

On Saturday night in Rockingham Park in Salem, MA pro middleweight Russell Lamour Jr. was impressive, dominating Born God Washington of Queens NY, scoring a TKO in the third round.  PBC pro middleweight pro super welterweight Casey Kramlich of Raymond ME also scored a third round TKO when Jason Kelly of Dorchester, MA refused to come out for the third round.  Kramlich was relentless wearing down the out-gunned Kelly over the first two rounds, scoring with combination punching to the head and body.


Young boxing champs keep their eyes on the prize

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Portland Boxing Club’s Morales Winning Streak Ends

PBC featherweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales’ incredible streak in his first Golden Gloves competition ended Thursday night losing a close but unanimous decision to Jacob Marrero of Bridgeport, CT.  Morales, who entered his first Golden Gloves tournament in the novice class easily won the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championship and advanced to the overall New England Novice Golden Gloves Championship. The Deering High School junior dominated the Southern New England and Central New England Champions without losing a round and was named Outstanding Boxer in the Novice New England Championships. When a vacant spot in the Open Class featherweight division became available, Morales stepped up, facing off against Central New England Open Class champion Jonathan Perez of Lowell.  Morales turned in another dominating performance, shutting out the veteran Perez and advanced to the Open Class Championship Finals against Marrero, a 41 fight veteran. The bout was razor close in all three rounds with both boxers having difficulty landing sufficient blows in a bout that could have gone either way.           

PBC teammate, Lindsay Kyajohnian, won by walk-over in the Women’s Open Class Light Welterweight division when her opponent, Meisha Tuitt of Springfield failed to make weight and was disqualified.                                                                                                            


Portland Boxing Club’s Tito Morales on a Roll at Golden Gloves Tournament

PBC’s featherweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales of Portland again put on a dominating performance in the Semi-Finals of the Open Class Golden Gloves Championships in Lowell, MA.  Morales, who recently won the Northern New England Novice Championship and last week added the overall New England Novice Championship, moved up to the Open Class Championship Tournament this week and scored another impressive shut-out win over Central New England Champion Jonathan Perez of Lowell, MA, winning a 5-0 unanimous decision. Tonight, Morales will face Western New England Champion Jacob Marrero of Bridgeport CT in the New England Open Class Championship Finals. At stake is a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.

Also boxing tonight representing Northern New England is Portland Boxing Club’s Lindsay Kyajohnian of Gorham, Maine who will face Western New England Champion Meisha Tuitt of Springfield, MA in the Women’s Light Welterweight Open Class Championship Final.


New England Novice Tournament of Champions

Portland Boxing Club’s Gabriel “Tito” Morales, Northern New England Golden Gloves Novice Featherweight Champion, put on another impressive performance in the New England Novice Tournament of Champions, overwhelming Central New England Champion, Marquis Fowler of Lowell, MA, winning a one-sided unanimous decision and adding the New England Novice Belt to the Northern New England Novice Golden Gloves title.  Morales coming off 3 impressive wins in his first Golden Gloves tournament will take advantage of a vacant Northern New England Featherweight Open Class position, and will try his luck in the New England Golden Gloves Open Class Championships next Wednesday and Thursday in Lowell. A win in the open class will give the Deering High School junior a shot at the National Golden Gloves Championships in Salt Lake City in May.


PBC’s Morales Advances Again in the Golden Gloves

Portland Boxing Club’s Northern New England Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion, Gabriel “Tito” Morales, looked very sharp with rapid fire combinations and accurate counterpunching, overwhelming Southern New England Novice Champion Devin O’Neil of Coventry, RI, winning a unanimous decision.

Morales will now advance to the New England Golden Glove Novice Championship Finals on Thursday February 18 in Lowell MA.  Morales will face Central New England Champion Marquis Fowler of Lowell, MA for the New England Championship.


Portland Boxing Club Boxing Brothers Both Win Golden Gloves Titles

Portland Boxing Club’s Gabriel “Tito” Morales put on an amazing display of boxing skills, defeating a game but out-gunned Chris Fisk of Stockton Springs, Maine, by a one sided unanimous decision.  Morales won the Northern New England Golden Gloves Novice Lightweight Championship in Burlington, VT at the Northern New England Golden Gloves Championships.  Morales will advance to the Novice New England Tournament of Champions to be held this Thursday (February 11) for the semi-finals and next Thursday (February 18) in for the Championship Finals in Lowell, MA. Tickets to the events are available at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Morales’ younger brother, 12-year-old Barry Wilson, also boxing out of the Portland Boxing Club, looked very sharp dominating Ryan Antonivich of Springfield, VT, winning a clear-cut unanimous decision and the Junior Novice Northern New England Golden Gloves Championship.

Portland Boxing Club teammates Novice Lightweight Kate Zehr of South Portland loss a close split decision to Ali Watson of Burlington, VT and Open Class Middleweight, Portland Boxing Club’s Sasha Lamour also loss a questionable split decision to Rory Stapleton of Lancaster, NH. The Open Class Tournament of Champions will be held February 24 and 25 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.  Winners of the Open Class advance to the National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah in May.

 


A Great Night For Boxing Fans

I want to take this opportunity to thank the many sponsors and boxing fans in Maine who showed up and packed the house on November 14, 2015 at the Portland Expo.  Over the years, we have produced 102 shows and it never ceases to amaze me how great our sponsors and fans are in supporting our program. Portland is a great town that supports its local athletes. The fans were treated to a thrilling night of boxing action. Once again the fans proved that boxing is alive and well in Portland, Maine.

The event on November 14 was a huge success and with all of the Portland boxers showing great skills and much heart. It was a bittersweet night for the Portland Boxing Club as two of our stars did not win their bouts, but I want to convey how proud I am of our boxers for fighting so hard and showing great sportsmanship and class – in both victory and defeat. After a few days of rest all the PBC boxers are back in the gym ready to face the next challenge.

There were six bouts that night, with five featuring Portland Boxing Club boxers.

PBC light middleweight Jimmy “The Marine Sargent” Smith of Biddeford dominated Brian Walsh from the opening bell with powerful lead punches, stopping his out-gunned foe at 2:49 of the first round.

PBC light middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk improved his record to 5-0 with a second round TKO of Noel Garcia of Springfield, MA.  Garcia hung in there in the first round, with Quirk in pursuit.  In the second round, Quirk picked up the intensity with powerful shots to the head and body, before dropping Garcia with a big right hand.  Garcia beat the count and somehow made it to the bell, but his corner had seen enough and stopped the bout.

PBC light middleweight Casey “The Buzzsaw” Kramlich of Raymond, had more of a difficult time chasing the ever-moving left-handed Antonio Chavez Fernandes of Brockton, MA in a bout that ended in a draw.

In the co-feature, Josh Crespo, of New Haven, CT, took the New England Super Bantamweight title from PBC’s Jorge “Mantequilla” Abiague in a great fight that could have gone either way. Both boxers were in trouble numerous times during the bout, but both bravely fought back. Two judges had Abiague up by one point after seven thrilling rounds.  In the eighth round, Crespo scored a quick knock-down that made the difference, pulling out a close decision win. Abiague had previously won the New England title with a split decision win over Crespo in January in Connecticut.

In the main event, with the North American and New England Middleweight Championships on the line, Thomas Falowo of RI scored a unanimous decision win over PBC’s Russell Lamour Jr. of Portland. Lamour fought hard and made it a great fight but could not seem to solve the ever-pressing style of Falowo who forced the action throughout the 8 rounds winning a clear cut decision adding the North American Middleweight title while defending his New England Title


Second Championship Rematch Added to Expo Event on November 14, 2015

New England Super Bantamweight Champion, Jorge “Mantequilla” Abiague of Portland, will defend his New England Super Bantamweight Championship in a rematch against Josh Crespo of New Haven, CT. In their first match-up at Mohegan Sun Casino in CT, with the vacant New England title on the line, Abiague won a close unanimous decision over Crespo in an exciting hard-fought battle. The Abiague-Crespo rematch will be the co-feature of the rematch between Portland’s Russell Lamour and Thomas Falowo of Rhode Island with both the IBA North American and New England Middleweight championship titles at stake. The event will also feature Portland Boxing Club’s up and coming rising stars Jimmy “Marine Sargent” Smith and the undefeated Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk and Casey “The Buzzsaw” Kramlich.

Making an appearance at the event in support of the Portland Boxing Club will be former World Lightweight Champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, who will sign autographs and take photos from 6 to 8 pm.

Tickets are on sale at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland and at PortTix.com or the Merrill Auditorium.  For further information, visit www.portlandboxingclub.org or call 207 761-0975.  There will be no TV or Live Streaming of this event.


Hall of Famer to Officiate Title Bout at Portland Expo November 14

Boxing Hall of Fame referee, Steve Smoger, has been appointed by the International Boxing Association to referee the IBA North American Middleweight Championship between defending Champion, Portland’sRussell Lamour Jr. and New England Champion, Thomas Falowo of Pawtuckett, Rhode Island.  In their first match up in Foxwoods Casino back in January, which was televised live on ESPN, Falowo handed Lamour his first loss as a pro in a hard-fought back and forth battle, winning a close decision and the New England title.  This bout will be the biggest boxing event in Maine in over 20 years with a sell-out crowd expected.

The event will also feature Portland Boxing Club’s New England Super Batamweight Champion, Jorge “Mantequilla” Abiague and rising stars Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk, Casey “The Buzzsaw” Kramlich, and Jimmy “Marine Sargent” Smith.

Another Hall of Famer who will make an appearance at the event will be former World Lightweight Champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, who will sign autographs and take photos from 6 to 8 pm.

Tickets are on sale at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland and at PortTix.com or the Merrill Auditorium.  For further information, visit www.portlandboxingclub.org or call 207 761-0975.  There will be no TV or Live Streaming of this event.


Tickets on sale for the biggest boxing event in Portland in over 20 years

Tickets will go on sale today for an event featuring a Rematch of Portland Boxing Club’s Russell Lamour Jr. and New England rival Thomas Falowo of Pawtucket, Rhode Island to be held on November 14 at the Portland Expo. Their first match, which was seen live on ESPN back in January of this year, was a thriller with back and forth toe-to-toe action in every round. Falowo won the close decision, handing Lamour his first loss as a pro. Two Championship belts will be on the line in November, Lamour’s IBA North American Middleweight Title, as well as Falowo’s New England Middleweight Title.

The event will also include four other PBC boxers, including New England Super Bantamweight Champion, Jorge Abiague, middleweight Jason Quirk, super welterweight Casey Kramlich, and welterweight Jimmy Smith.

The special guest for this event will be former World Lightweight Champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, who was recently inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Mancini will be on hand to sign autographs and to take photos with the fans. Tickets to the event are $25 for general admission, $35 for reserved bleacher and ringside, and $50 for VIP ringside. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and bouts start at 7:30 pm. The event will not be televised and there will be no live streaming of the event.

Tickets are available at PortTix.com (Merrill Auditorium) and at Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Avenue, Portland. For further information visit www.portlandboxingclub.org or call (207) 761-0975.


“The Rematch” Press Conference at 11:00 am on Monday September 14, 2015 – Portland Expo

All Star Pro Boxing Returns to the Portland Expo on November 14, 2015 for “The Rematch”.  The event will feature the highly anticipated rematch between North American Middleweight Champion Russell Lamour Jr. and New England Middleweight Champion Thomas Falowo of Rhode Island. Their last bout was held at Foxwoods Casino in January of this year and was televised live on ESPN.  The bout was a toe-to-toe battle over eight rounds with

Falowo winning a hard fought close decision, handing Lamour his first pro defeat.  Lamour will look to avenge his only pro loss.

The show will also feature New England Super Bantamweight Champion Jorge Abiague, and up and coming pro prospects undefeated middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk, undefeated super welterweight Casey Kramlich. Plus Welterweight Jimmy “the Marine SQT.”Smith. Special guest for the event for the November event is former World Lightweight Champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, who was recently inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

The Public is invited to the press conference.


A Tribute to Macka Foley - A True Portland Legend

The news of the passing of Portland boxing legend, Macka Foley, hit hard. Macka was a close personal friend of mine. We kept in contact through the years, and I spoke with him as recently as Friday morning as he was heading to Fortune Boxing gym in Los Angeles.

Macka Foley grew up in the West End of Portland, was a high school basketball star at Portland High School, and served in the Marines during the Vietnam war where he earned a Purple Heart. Before his tour of duty in Vietnam, he had a brief amateur boxing career and turned pro at the Portland Expo in 1969 when he was a senior in high school. He was trained by another local legend, Eddie Griffin, and became a fan favorite at the Expo. Macka boxed as both a light heavyweight and heavyweight with 54 pro bouts. He boxed two world champions in his career and boxed all over the United States and in Mexico, Italy, South Africa and Switzerland.

Macka and I lived and trained together for a time in Las Vegas in the 70’s and 80’s where we had the great privilege of working with Hall of Fame trainer, Chuck Bodak, at Johnny Garcia’s Main Street Gym. Macka stayed in the boxing game until the end, but he was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He trained many prominent celebrities (including James Franco who had the starring role in Annapolis) and he had an acting part in several popular movies including Ghost, Las Vegas Weekend, and Annapolis. Macka also made several commercials in his Hollywood career and most recently shot a music video with Adam Levine, but his love for the sport of boxing was unsurpassed. He worked 7 days a week not only with everyday people, but also with the who’s who of the boxing world. He loved to talk about the psychology of boxing to anyone who would listen and really enjoyed doing mitt work as a training tool.

Macka had many friends in the boxing and film industry, and he kept in touch with his friends in Maine even though he had not lived here for many years. Macka will be sorely missed by all of us at the Portland Boxing Club. He leaves behind a daughter Caroline, a grandson, Charles, his brothers Joe and John, and his many relatives and close friends. Funeral services to be announced.

Rest in peace my friend.

Bob Russo


PBC Results:  Quirk move to 4-0 as a pro

Portland Boxing Club pro middleweight, Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk of Scarborough, improved his pro boxing record to 4-0 as a pro with a close decision win over Mike Rodriguez of Springfield, MA. Quirk pursued the much taller and heavier Rodriguez from the opening bell in an awkward fight marred with excessive holding by Rodriguez.  Neither boxer sufficiently scored very many effective blows over the four rounds.

In the amateur prelims, PBC middleweight Sasha Lamour of Portland, in his first bout in the open class (10 or more bouts experience), won a unanimous decision over the more experienced Nikko Clow of Claremont, NH.  Lamour stayed busy throughout the three rounds to edge out a close decision.  PBC featherweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales of Portland, lost for the first time (8-1) to an opponent that he had beaten twice previously, losing to Isaac Escobar of Lewiston by unanimous decision.  Escobar pressed forward from the opening bell and was more accurate with his punches as Morales had trouble finding his range.

The pro-am card was held at the Skowhegan Rec Center and was headlined by the comeback of light welterweight Brandon Berry of West Forks, Maine, who came off shoulder surgery and his first loss as a pro in November 2014. Berry scored a fourth round TKO over Engelberto Valenzuela of Agua Prieta, Sonora,Mexico, bringing his pro record to 9-1.


Attention: Potential new Portland Boxing Club members.

The Portland Boxing Club will be offering our annual Summer Boot Camp training for anyone who might be interested in becoming a member of the PBC or for anyone who just wants to participate. Starting July 11that 9am and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6pm, as well as Saturdays at 9am from July 11th ending on August 8th( workouts take 1 – 2 hours) cost is $100.00 which includes handwraps, a mouth guard and dues for the month. After completing the boot camp you will be a member of the PBC and can use the gym as much as you want for $25.00 per month.

Call 207-761-0975 to reserve you spot


Portland Boxing Club Boxers Shine

The boxers from the Portland Boxing Club had a very successful night, going 6 for 6 for the night on a pro-am event held at the Portland Expo on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

North American Middleweight Champion, Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour Jr. of Portland, showed just how good of a boxer he is by surviving a rough moment in the first round. Lamour got caught with a major left hook near the end of the first round and was in trouble at the bell. Lamour quickly got back on track and won the next 7 rounds in a row, clearly out-boxing his tough and powerful opponent, Derrick Findley of Chicago, to win a unanimous decision.

In the co-feature bout, bantamweight Jorge “Mantequilla” Abiague put on an impressive performance, scoring two knock-downs over a very game Jesus Gonzales of Bethlehem, PA, winning a unanimous decision.

Other Portland Boxing Club results:

Middleweight Jason “The Fighting Fireman” Quirk of Scarborough won a unanimous over Jesus Cintron of Springfield, MA.

Super Welterweight Casey “The Buzzsaw” Kramlich of Raymond, scored a unanimous over Robert Hunt of Dorchester, MA.

Super Welterweight Jimmy “The Marine Sargent” Smith of Biddeford, scored an overwhelming first round TKO over Carlos Galindo of South Boston, MA.

Undefeated amateur star Featherweight Gabriel “Tito” Morales, of Portland, won a 2 to 1 split decision over Isaac Escobar of Lewiston.

Two other bouts that did not involve PBC boxers were MMA star, Cruiserweight Buck Pineau of Portland, lost a hard-fought, close but unanimous decision in his pro boxing debut to Tracy Johnson of Framingham, MA. In an amateur light heavyweight bout, Julien Bapiste of Billerica, MA, won a close 2-1 split decision over Johnny Rosa of Lawrence, MA.

Former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, Riddick Bowe, was the special guest of the night, signing autographs and taking photos with the fans.


Riddick Bowe – City of Portland Proclamation

Former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe will receive a special proclamation from the City of Portland on Friday, June 19, at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa on Market Street in Portland.  Bowe will be in town to make an appearance at the All Star Boxing Event on Saturday June 20, Father’s Day Weekend, at the Portland Expo.  Bowe will be on hand at the Expo Saturday for photos and autographs from 6-8pm.to support the non-profit Portland Boxing Club.  Bowe was just inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in New York last week.

Bowe joins an elite group of iconic boxing legends who have come to Portland in support of a grass roots programs like the Portland Boxing Club. Other boxing legends who have come to Portland in support of the PBC are former boxing Champions Buster Douglas, Evander Holyfield, Michael Spinks, Roberto Duran, Tony DeMarco, “Irish” Micky Ward, and Vinny Paz.

Tickets for the All Star Pro boxing event at the Expo are on sale at PortTix.com, at the Merrill Auditorium box office, and at Bruno’s Restaurant in Portland.  Tickets will also be available at the door from 4pm the night of the event. Doors open at 6pm bouts start at 7:30pm.


Portland Expo Turns 100

The Portland Expo celebrates its 100th birthday this month.  The Expo has been host over the years to every kind of event from presidential visits to rock concerts, high school sports, and flower and home shows to name a few.  But the Expo is probably best known as an iconic boxing venue.  Some of boxing’s all-time greats have fought there during the years, and during the 60s and 70s it was the busiest boxing venue in the country.  Most recently, the Portland Boxing Club has brought pro boxing back to the Expo with great success after a 20 year absence, packing the house with enthusiastic fans who cheered on the very accomplished local boxers who put on some great performances.

Pro boxing will return to the Portland Expo on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (Father’s Day Weekend) with another all-star card filled with local stars and featuring North American Middleweight Champion Russell Lamour Jr.  The City of Portland will present a special Proclamation commemorating the 100th year for the Expo and welcoming boxing Hall of Famer and former Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe at the Regency Hotel on Friday June 19 at 2:30 pm.  The former Heavyweight Champ is in town in support of the Portland Boxing Club by making an appearance at the All Star Boxing Event on June 20.

The former #1 ranked amateur MMA middleweight in the Northeast, Buck Pineau, of Portland, has decided to try pro boxing.  Pineau has been added to the All-Star Pro Boxing event on Father’s Day weekend, June 20, at the Portland Expo.  The event will also feature North American Middleweight Champion Russell Lamour Jr., New England Super Bantamweight Champion Jorge Abiague. Also on the card are the up and coming“Fighting Fireman” Jason Quirk, Jimmy “The Marine Sargent” Smith, and Casey Kramlich.

The special guest of the event will be the former undisputed World Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe who will take photos and sign autographs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Doors to the event open at 6:00 and bouts start at 7:30.  Tickets are available at PortTix.com, the Merrill Auditorium box office, or at Bruno’s Restaurant at 33 Allen Avenue, Portland.


PBC Lead Sponsor AutoMile Motors LLC

 

AutoMile Motors LLC Used Car Superstore has become one of Portland Boxing Club's lead sponsors with their donation of a 2011 Honda Odessy team van. AutoMile Motors LLC has a store in Gorham, NH.  Fans of the Portland Boxing Club should check them out if they are buying or selling a car. They are a first class operation that has great cars and stands behind their vehicles.