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HOMECOMING
 
Featuring the return of 3-time, 2-division world champion
“El Gallo” JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018
The Palladium, Worcester, Massachusetts
 
  “Homecoming”
OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
(L-R) – Jose Antonio Rivera, co-promoter Chuck Shearns and Larry Smith
(photo by Cristian Nunez / Bones Pro Studio
WORCESTER, Mass. (August 17, 2018) – The official weigh-in was held today at Grille 57 for tomorrow night’s “Homecoming, presented by Granite Chin Promotions in association with Rivera Promotions Entertainment, at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
 
Below are the official weights:
 
MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS (8)
“El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera (41-6-1, 24 KOs), Worcester, MA   159 lbs.
Larry “Slomoshun” Smith (10-37-1, 7 KOs), Dallas, Texas   155 1/2 lbs.
 
CO-FEATURE – SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)
Kendrick Ball, Jr. (9-1-2, 6 KOs), Worcester, MA   162 lbs.
Fabian Valdez (2-3, 0 KOs), Cananea Sonora, Mexico   171 lbs.
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)
Khiary Gray (15-4, 11 KOs), Worcester, MA   154 lbs.
Antonio Chaves Fernandez (9-33, 4 KOs), Brockton, MA   153 lbs.
 
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (4)
Wilfredo Pagan (4-0, 2 KOs), Southbridge, MA   150 lbs.
Engelberto “Guarura” Valenzuela (11-14, 3 KOs), Agua Prieta, Mexico  156 lbs.
JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS (4)
Joshua Orta (pro debut), Springfield, MA   129 lbs.
Edwin Rosado (1-7-1, 1 KO), Worcester, MA  132.6 lbs.
 
WELTERWEIGHTS (4)
Eslih Owusu (pro debut), Worcester, MA 149 lbs.
Bryan “The Brick” Abraham (6-30-2, 6 KOs), Schenectady, NY  148 lbs.
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (4)
Jose Angel “KO” Ortiz (4-1-3-1, 1 KO), Springfield, MA  159  lbs.
Patrick Leal (0-4), Somerville, MA  156 lbs.
 
(All fights & fighters subject to change)
 
WHAT:                      “Homecoming” professional boxing event          
 
WHEN:                      Friday, August 17, 2018
WHERE:                   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
 
PROMOTER:            Granite Chin Promotions in association with Rivera Promotions
                                  Entertainment
 
TICKETS:                 $75.00 (ringside) and $45.00 (general admission), are on sale and
                                   available to purchase at www.ThePalladium.net or the Palladium box
                                   office (general admission only), or by contacting Jose Rivera
                                   (elgallojar@gmail.com/508.864.6954), AJ Rivera
                                   (anthoneerivera@gmail.com/774.272.2269) or any of the fighters.
DOORS OPEN:         6:00 p.m, ET
 
FIRST BOUT:            7:00 p.m. ET
 
OTHER:                     Event sponsors include Lundgren Honda, Elm Wealth Group, Atty. Maria M. Rivera-Cotto, Championsofhealth@USANA.com, Chieftain Liquors, Centro Las America, Baystate Savings Bank, Pamela Laporte Realty, Worcester Vocero, ChrisFIT Xperience and Grille 57 (hosting the official weigh in and after party).
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A portion of the proceeds will go to Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England.
 
INFORMATION:
Facebook.com: /RiveraPromotionsEntertainment, /GraniteChinPromotions
Twitter: @RiveraPromoEnt @joseriverachamp @KingRivera_, @Granite_Chin
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