Dot, Southie gyms to square off at Victory Road Armory
UPDATED Fri., Feb. 22— This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It has been re-scheduled for Sun., March 10 at the same venue. Tickets sold for Sunday's event will be honored on that date.- Ed.
A middleweight bout between Adams Corner-based boxer Michael Owen McLaughlin and South Boston’s Jimmy LeBlanc leads a Sunday evening Pro-Am boxing event at Dorchester’s Victory Road Armory. The fights start at 5 p.m. at 70 Victory Rd. Tickets will be available at the door.
McLaughlin, the former light Welterweight amateur champ in his native Ireland, has been training with the Dorchester Boxing Club in recent months. He is coming off a big win in Rhode Island, according to fight promoter and DBC owner Danny Kelly.
Other fights on Sunday’s card include a match-up between 16 year Dot brawler Marc Anthony Muniz (6-1), who recently scored a big victory on the TD Garden stage last month. Muniz will face off in a re-match against the only boxer who has bested him thus far, 16 year-old Javier Nieves of Rhode Island.
Another Dot v. Southie match-up will see hometown favorite Zach Fenton square off against Southie’s Paddy Irvin for the Junior Middleweight amateur title.
Kelly says that there are five pro fights and 10 amateur fights scheduled for Sunday’s event. Check DotNews.com for updates on schedule, which could change based on inclement weather forecast for the weekend.