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Undefeated featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzalez added to “Fight Night at The Zone”

QUINCY, Mass. (April 2, 2018) — This Saturday night’s “Fight Night at The
Zone”, presented by Granite Chin Promotions, has been strengthened by the
late addition of hot prospect *Irvin Gonzalez* to a card already showcasing
some of the best young, professional boxers in New England.

Granite Chin Promotions is on a mission to establish a fan-base in the
Granite State, providing a fan-friendly, full entertainment experience at
The Sports Zone in Derry, New Hampshire.

Gonzalez (8-0, 7 KOs), fighting out of Worcester, MA, was a 2015 New
England Golden Gloves champion, who qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials.
The 21-year-old featherweight prospect will face Mexican *Francisco “El
Mono” Medal* (12-12, 8 KOs) in a six-round bout.

Gonzalez, who hasn’t fought since December 1 1 (sensational third-round
knockout of previously undefeated 13-0 Marlon Olea in Providence), was
supposed to fight St. Patrick’s Day in Boston, but he was informed the day
of the weigh-in that his opponent hadn’t cleared medicals.

I’m always in the gym working hard because I like to stay busy and be
ready,” Gonzalez said. “No layoffs for me. I’ve been sparring 3-4 times a
week to polish my craft. I’m always prepared. I was disappointed a few
weeks ago, but I’m fighting on this card, and back on the right track.

“I only focus on my next fight, April 7th, against a tough, experienced
opponent. He’s a veteran boxer from Mexico. After this Saturday night, I’ll
concentrate on my next fight, May 5th at Foxwoods.”

The addition of Gonzalez with a card featuring some of tomorrow’s stars
such as Hartford, CT light heavyweight champion *Richard “Popeye The Sailor
Man” Rivera* (6-0, 5 KOs) means two of the top three prospects in New
England will be in action this Saturday in Derry. And several other
promising boxers will also be in action. Rivera faces *Randy “The Rattler”
Campbell*, of Ohio, in the six-round co-featured event.

“We are happy to have Irvin on our show,” co-promoter *Chuck Shearns* said.
“His last fight fell out and we are always happy to help local fighters,
especially someone of Irvin’s caliber. We have five undefeated fighters on
this show. They’re legitimate prospects with a lot of upside. Irvin,
Richie, and Omar are starting to get national attention and New Hampshire
fans are getting an early look at them. The veteran fighters on this show
have a lot to fight for as well. ”

Dorchester, MA lightweight *Gabriel Duluc* (11-3, 2 KOs) headlines in the
eight-round main event against Dallas veteran *Larry “Slomoshun” Smith*.

Iraq War veteran *Chris Traietti *(25-4, 20 KOs), fighting out of Quincy,
MA, meets Indiana veteran *”Jammin'” James Morrow* in an eight-round,
non-title fight. Traietti, whose title will not be on the line, is also the
co-promoter of “Fight Night at The Zone.”

Another top Conn. prospect, Danbury junior welterweight *Omar Bordoy* (4-0,
1 KO), takes on *Carlos Galindo*, of Woburn (MA), in a four-round match.
Other four-rounders on the undercard include Peabody, MA light
heavyweight *Russell
Kimber* (1-0) vs*. Dustin Caplinger*; Irish welterweight *Paddy McGee*, now
fighting out of Dorchester (MA), makes his pro debut vs.
Philadelphia’s *Bardraiel
Smith*; Springfield, MA welterweight *Anthony Velezquez* (1-0, 1 KO) vs.
Philadelphia’s *Shavante Dixon*, and Claremont, NH junior middleweight *Rickey
Ford* (1-1-1) vs. Philadelphia’s *Demetrius Thomas*.

Also fighting on the undercard in six-round bouts are Stoughton, MA
welterweight *Travis Demko* (5-1, 1 KO) vs. *Paul DeSouza*, and New Jersey
middleweight *Chris “Sandman” Thomas* (7-0-1, 4 KOs) vs. Lynn, MA
middleweight *John Hantzopoulas*.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $60.00 (ringside), $45.00 and $30.00, are on sale and
available to purchase at www.ticketriver.com
Tables with wait service are also available for $400.00. Half-priced
tickets are available for active members of the military, police and fire

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. ET.