Traft takes ring at TD Garden Night at Fights

Billy Traft. Photo by Emily Harney

Billy Traft— the Dorchester boxer and Boston cop — will be part one of the featured match-ups at the upcoming TD Garden Night at the Fights on Sat., Jan. 26. Traft is scheduled to box Joe Powers as part of the card headlined by Framingham’s Danny O’Connor, who will square off against Derek Silveira. The event was originally set for last month, but was postponed after O’Connor was injured in training. Tickets sold for that Dec. 14 event will be honored for Jan. 26.

The delay gave Traft more time to train for the fight— his third since turning pro in 2011. He last competed in August when he knocked out Dan Bonnell in the first round of a fight at Gillette Stadium. Traft, who cut his teeth in the kids’ boxing program at the McKeon Post, is a two-time Golden Gloves New England champ (’05-’06). After focusing on his career as a police officer for the last decade, Traft decided to try his hand as a pro last May.