“Fight Night in Framingham” results from Massachusetts

Emilie Harney

Local favorite Nelson “Chino” Perez played the role of sheriff in last night’s main event on the “Fight Night om Framingham” card, presented by Shearns Boxing Promotions, at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Fight Night in Framingham”, the first professional boxing show ever held at Framingham, was a charity event to benefit “Fighting Life”, an after-school boxing program for youth and an academic empowerment program, available at 100 % free. charge for students from primary to secondary.

“We’re very happy with this show, which ran for 18 months (rescheduled when it was originally canceled due to the pandemic,” promoter Chuck Shearns said. “You could feel the vibrations in the room. The feedback we received was that everyone was having a good time. We had a good turnout, around 600. This won’t be the last pro boxing show in Framingham. The venue has already asked us to come back. It doesn’t There wasn’t a lot of buzz before the show, but those who didn’t will learn it was a success, and I expect the next one to be even better.

Nelson (4-0, 2 KOs), fighter in neighboring Marlborough, must overcome the awkward style of his opponent, “Outlaw” Ryan Venable (2-7, 0 KOs), which included several rounds of obvious frustration. Perez, who is a proud “Fighting Life” graduate, settled in well and took the fight against Venable, slaying him in the third and again in the sixth, en route to a 6-round unanimous decision.

In the co-hosted event, undefeated super welterweight prospect Josniel “TG” Castro (6-0, 3 KOs) continued to show steady improvement. He prepared his punches well, threw precise combinations and controlled the pace throughout, peppering Las Vegas mate Rynell Griffin (8-48-2, 2 KOs) with consistent punches to the head and back. body. Castro’s intense pressure paid off in the third, when Griffin came down twice on powerful punches to the body. Another body blow sent Griffin to the mat in the next round and referee Tom Clark immediately gave up the fight.

Castro was born in Puerto Rico and currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida, but grew up in Lawrence (MA) and has also resided and trained in Worcester (MA) and Portland, Maine.

Undefeated New Haven (CT) Elvis Figueroa (8-0, 5 KOs) was on a mission in his first action in more than two years. His relentless attack on Dallas veteran Larry “Slo Mo” Smith (12-50-2, 8 KOs) led to a third round stoppage. After an assault from Figueroa at the end of the second round, Smith knelt at the end of the second and his corner threw in the towel at the start of the next round.

Figueroa is a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion, in addition to winning a silver medal at the U.S. Nationals in 2015.

In a fight between rookie heavyweights, Sean Evans (1-0, 1 KO) of neighbor Shrewsbury (MA) only needed 49 seconds to eliminate Levi Guimareas (0-1) with a straight right. Guimareas beat the count, but he was in no condition to continue.

New Haven super featherweight Felix Parrilla’s long-awaited professional debut was worth the wait as the 21-year-old Sidell Blocker (1-12-1) on the ground, seconds away from the first round with a left hook. The blocker received a beating in the second round, hitting the canvas again, and between rounds the fight was halted on the advice of the ring doctor. Parrilla is a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion, as well as the 2018 Golden Gloves national silver medalist.

Puerto Rican welterweight Jeffrey Torres (8-1, 4 KOs), battling out of New Haven, beat a match Jader Alves de Oliveira (0-13) all around the ring until a perfectly placed left hook closes the show with just a few seconds to play. the first round.

Brazilian Rodrigo da Rocha (1-0, 1 KO) won his professional debut in style, dropping Leonard Ladeira (0-7) twice in the first and two more in the second, the latter coming out of a soft Ladeira’s left-right combination couldn’t beat the count of 10. The fight was fought at a weight of 185 pounds.

Full results below:


Nelson Perez (4-0, 2 KOs), Marlboro, MA via Puerto Rico

WDEC6 (59-53, 59-53, 59-53)

Ryan Venable (2-9, 0 KOs), Roanoke, Virginia


Josniel Castro (6-0, 4 KOs), Boca Raton, Florida

WTKO4 (1:06)

Rynell Griffin (8-48-2, 2 KOs), Las Vegas, NV


Sean Evans (1-0, 1 KO), Shrewsbury, MA

WTKO1 (0:49)

Levi Guimareas (0-1), Woburn, MA


Rodrigo da Rocha (1-0, 1 KO), Woburn, MA via Brazil

KO2 (2:04)

Leonardo Ladeira (0-7), Revere, MA via Brazil


Elvis Figueroa (8-0, 4 KOs), New Haven, CT

WTKO3 (1:04)

Larry Smith (12-50-2, 8 KOs), Dallas, Texas

WEIGHT welterweights

Jeffrey Torres (8-1, 4 KOs), New Haven, CT via Puerto Rico

WKO1 (2:56)

Jader Alves de Oliveira (0-13), Framingham, MA


Felix Parrella (1-0, 1 KO), New Haven, CT

WTKO2 (3:00)

Sidell Blocker (1-12-1, 0 KOs), Pleasantville, NJ