Maccow Confident He'll Dethrone Marrero Next Friday
In Highly-Anticipated Junior Welterweight Battle
Sidney Maccow isn't coming to Rhode Island next week to
mince words or shake off ring rust. He's coming to steal the
The confident New Yorker ends a 16-month layoff Friday,
April 7th, 2017 at Twin River Casino in a four-round bout
against unbeaten New London, Conn., prospect Cristobal
Marrero, a fight he's certain won't go the distance.
"Marrero hasn't fought anyone. Come April 7th, he's getting
stopped," Maccow said. "I'm not letting the judges save him
from taking that 'L.' I'm not coming to 'test' him. I'm
coming to stop him. Period."
The scheduled bout has been considered a step up in class
for Marrero, who boasts a 3-0 record with a pair of
knockouts, but the 24-year-old Maccow (4-4, 3 KOs) views it
as an opportunity to reassert himself in the 140-pound
weight class after losing to Marrero's stable mate, Freddy
Sanchez, at Twin River in December of 2015. The durable
Maccow has never been stopped in eight professional bouts.
While Marrero could benefit from picking Sanchez's brain on
what to expect from Maccow, or simply go back and watch the
film, his days of extensive film study and scouting are
behind him. He's been in the gym nonstop since his December
win over veteran Isaiah Robinson and is itching to get back
in the ring next Friday.
"I had more than 80 amateur fights. There's nothing new,"
Marrero said. "I've got to test him out. I've got to see how
I feel with him in the ring. I can't just do what everyone
else tells me."
The energetic Maccow figures to provide more resistance than
Robinson. Marrero dominated the latter, winning every second
of every round en route to a 40-36 decision across the
board, the first time in his pro career he fought past the
"It was great. I felt good," said Marrero, who also fought
out of Worcester, Mass., as an amateur. "I'm happy I went
four rounds. He was a tough guy. He wasn't easy to catch."
Though it's only been four months since his last fight, it's
felt like an eternity for Marrero, who not only wants to be
pushed to the limit, but is looking to come out firing from
the opening bell knowing he only has four rounds to assert
"I've been training every day," he said. "I want this fight.
I want to get tested. I want someone tough. It's tough being
in the gym. I'm a tough guy by myself, so I want something
good. I'm anxious.
"I feel like four rounds isn't enough for me to show
everything I've got. I feel like I start warming up after
the fourth. Four rounds is still like an amateur fight. I've
got to come out like, 'Pow, pow, pow!'"
Cranston, R.I., vet Nick DeLomba (11-1, 2 KOs) faces Jimmy
Williams (12-0-1, 5 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., in the
10-round main event for the vacant World Boxing Council
(WBC) USNBC Welterweight Title.
The April 7th card features 11 bouts with 22 fighters
boasting a staggering combined record of 105-16-8. Thirteen
of those 22 enter with undefeated records, not including
debut fighters Philip Davis of Worcester and Ricky
Delossantos of Providence, R.I., who face one another in a
four-round super featherweight bout.
Two of those aforementioned undefeated fighters, junior
middleweight Ray Oliveira Jr. (7-0, 1 KO) and Portland,
Maine native Casey Kramlich (6-0-1, 3 KOs), face one another
in the six-round co-feature.
Worcester, Mass., lightweight Jamaine Ortiz (3-0, 2 KOs)
battles Glenn Mitchell (2-0, 2 KOs) of Steubenville, Ohio,
and Junior welterweight Jonathan Figueroa (2-0, 1 KO) of
Hartford, Conn., returns to face Springfield, Mass., vet
Miguel Ortiz (1-0, 1 KO), both in four-round bouts.
Worcester super middleweight Kendrick Ball Jr. (5-0-2, 4
KOs) puts his unbeaten record on the line against Rhode
Islander and U.S. Air Force vet Zachary Christy (1-0-1) in a
April 7th also features an eight-round female welterweight
showdown between Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes (16-4-2, 1 KO) of
Marshfield, Mass., and Mexican challenger Paty Ramirez
(11-3, 5 KOs), in addition to a six-round New England
Lightweight Title bout between Springfield, Mass., vet Zack
Ramsey (7-1, 3 KOs) and unbeaten Augusta, Ga., native
Divante Jones (9-0, 6 KOs). Lynn, Mass., welterweight Khiry
Todd (2-0, 2 KOs) battles Philadelphia's Vincent Floyd
(2-2-1, 1 KO) in a four-round bout.
Joining Aleksandra Lopes on April 7th is her stepson, Arturo
Lopes (1-0), who ends an eight-year layoff in his return
bout against Taunton, Mass., welterweight Marqus Bates (1-1,
1 KO). The Lopeses fight April 7th in honor of the late
Manny Lopes, a former CES standout who passed away in
December and will be inducted into the CES Ring of Honor.