Murphys Boxing Returns To
Encore Boston Harbor Aug. 23
After a sold out debut event last month that saw 2,300
people pack Encore Boston Harbor's Picasso Ballroom, Murphys
Boxing is proud to announce an immediate return to the newly
opened 2.6 billion dollar resort on Friday, August 23rd.
The stacked card will feature the stateside return of one of
Murphys Boxing's most popular fighters, Top 20 world ranked
junior middleweight contender, Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan
(30-3, 21 KOs) and Top 10 world ranked, Abraham Nova (15-0,
11 KOs) who will defend his NABA Super Featherweight
O'Sullivan will take on hard hitting Argentinian veteran,
Diego Marocchi (18-4-1, 14 KOs) in an 8 round showdown that
promises fireworks between two fighters that don't know how
to take a step back.
'Spike', the handlebar mustached fighter from Cork, Ireland,
has a massive following in Boston having fought over 10
times in the New England area, including his last fight this
past St. Patrick's Day when he stopped Khiary Gray in a
In the co-headliner, one of the hottest fighters in the
super featherweight division, Murphys Boxing's own, Abraham
Nova will take on famed Mexican veteran, Miguel Beltran Jr.
(33-7, 22 KOs) for Nova's NABA Super Featherweight
Championship in a 10 round bout.
Nova, the flashy young fighter known for his bleached blonde
beard and elaborate ring entrances is currently ranked #7 in
the world by the WBA and is closing in on a world title shot
in the red hot division that features popular champions like
Gervonta Davis, Tevin Farmer and Andrew Cancio.
The co-main event will see Murphys Boxing's own Ecuadoran
Olympian, Carlos Gongora (16-0, 12 KOs) in his toughest test
yet in a 10 round middleweight bout against 'The Mexican
Windmill', Alan Zavala (15-4, 13 KOs) that will see the
winner move into bona fide prospect status.
The undercard will feature a who's who of Boston area based
Lynn, Massachusetts' Khiary Todd (8-1, 6 KOs) who will face
Florida based Brazilian, Alex Sandro Duarte (14-7-1, 11 KOs)
in a 6 round junior middleweight bout.
Mansfield, Massachusetts' James Perella (4-0, 3 KOs), who
fought on the debut Encore Boston Harbor event this month.
The amateur standout will return in a 4 round welterweight
bout against an opponent to be named and it will be the
young fighter's 5th bout in just five months as a
The card will be rounded out with 6 local fighters who will
be making their pro debuts against each other when Stoneham,
Massachusetts native, James Perkins takes on Boston's Aaron
Trecell Smith in a 4 round cruiserweight bout, Watertown,
Massachusetts' Greg Bono takes on Whitman, Massachusetts'
Brian Urday in a 4 round junior welterweight bout and
Boston's Jonathan Depina takes on an opponent to be named in
a 4 round lightweight bout.
"People are still buzzing about our last event at Encore
Boston Harbor., says Ken Casey, Murphys Boxing founder and
"It's so exciting to be coming right back to Encore and on
UFC Fight Pass with our big guns like Spike, Nova and
Gongora all on the same card while the excitement is still
in the air."
We were thrilled to see such success with our inaugural
Murphys Boxing event, says Robert DeSalvio, President of
Encore Boston Harbor.
We are so happy to bring these Las Vegas-style events to
the Boston area and we're glad to see the community
responding so well. We plan to continue offering these can't