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MARK ‘BAZOOKA’ DELUCA FACES MICHAEL MOORE IN MARCH 31 MAIN EVENT

BOSTON (March 6, 2018): *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN* will be shipping up to
the Boston area for a second time as IBA and NABA Super Welterweight
Champion *Mark “Bazooka” DeLuca* (20-0, 12 KOs) returns in the 10-round
main event against Cleveland, Ohio’s *Michael Moore *(15-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday,
March 31 at *Marina Bay Sportsplex* in Quincy, Mass.

The televised co-main event will feature the long-awaited return of
Ireland’s *Jason Quigley*(13-0, 10 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight
fight against Puerto Rico’s *Daniel Rosario*(11-3, 10 KOs). ESPN2 will air
the fights beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN
Deportes at 11:00
p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will live stream the fights starting at 8:30
p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

DeLuca, a 30-year-old of Whitman, Mass., is a lifelong student of the sport
of boxing, which was introduced to him by his father at the age of three.
DeLuca’s only time away from the sport was as an enlisted Marine, for which
he was deployed for nine months in Afghanistan. Since then, “Bazooka” has
developed an impressive resume aided by a southpaw stance and knockout
power in both arms.

“I’m really excited that Murphy’s Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions and ESPN
got together again to host a fight in Boston,” said *DeLuca. *”The amazing
boxing fan base in Boston that I’m lucky to have the support of deserves a
big night like this.”

Moore, on the other hand, has only one blemish on a career that has spanned
eight years. The 31-year-old promises to bring a competitive fight in his
first bout before a nationally-televised audience.

In the co-main event, Jason Quigley will return after his toughest test to
date against Daniel Rosario. Quigley, one of the most promising boxers of
the middleweight division, will return after suffering an injury in his
right hand in a grueling victory against *Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia* to
capture the NABF Middleweight Title in March 2017. This will also be
Quigley’s first fight under the auspices of world-renowned trainer, Dominic
Ingle.

“I’m ready to light up Boston,” said *Quigley.* “It’s will be amazing to
fight again, but it will be even more special because I’ll be on the east
coast with all my Irish fans. This is going to be special, and I will put
on a great show.”

Brazilian southpaw* Yamaguchi Falcao *(14-0,7 KOs)will return to the ring
in an eight-round middleweight fight. Falcao, a bronze medalist in the 2012
Olympic Games, will seek to remain undefeated as he works towards
professional gold in the competitive 160-pound division.

*Damon “No Smilin'” Allen, Jr. *(14-0-1, 5 KOs), the Golden Boy Promotions
prospect who is a student of the Philadelphia school of boxing, will put
his technique on display against *Alex Del Bosque* (13-4, 9 KOs) of Dallas,
Texas in an eight-round bout in the 135-pound division.

Massachusetts’ best prospects will showcase their skills in front of a
hometown crowd to complete this explosive card. *Raymond Moylette* (8-0, 3
KOs) of County Mayo, Ireland will face *Matt Doherty* (8-3-1, 4 KOs) of
Salem, Mass. in a highly anticipated six-round swing bout in the
lightweight division.

*Mike Ohan, Jr.* (5-0, 3 KOs) of Holbrook, Mass. will battle *Anthony
Everett* (1-7) of Lawrence, Mass. in a fight scheduled for six-rounds at
welterweight. Welterweight prospect Jon* Farin* (1-0, 1 KO) of South
Boston, Mass. will take on *Maleek Jackson* (3-10-4, 2 KOs) of Newark, N.J.
in a four-round welterweight battle.

*Jillian Diauto* (1-0, 1 KO) of Boston, Mass. will participate in a
four-round battle against Karen* Dulin *(2-13, 1 KO) in the lightweight
division. *Julio Campusano* (1-0, 1 KO) of Quincy, Mass. will take on *Nathan
Schulte* (0-5) of Framingham, Mass. in a four-rounder in the 168-pound
division. *Travis Gambardella* (2-1-1) of Revere, Mass. will open the night
against *Eric Palmer* (10-13-5, 1 KO) of Uniontown, Pa. in a four-round
middleweight clash.

*DeLuca vs. Moore *is a 10-round super welterweight fight presented by
Golden Boy Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing Promotions. The event is
sponsored by Tecate, *”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING” *and Hennessy, “Never
Stop, Never Settle.” The event will be held on March 31, 2018 at Marina Bay
Sportsplex in Quincy, Mass. ESPN2 will air the fights beginning at 10:00
p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN Deportes at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m.
PT. ESPN3 will live stream the fights starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Tickets for *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN:* *DeLuca vs. Moore* are now on sale
and start at $40. Tickets are available for purchase by clicking here.