Mike Ohan Jr. & Ryan Kielczweski Fighting For Different
Goals In "Hometown Royalty" May 7
Mike “Bad Man” Ohan, Jr. and Ryan “The Polish Prince”
Kielczweski are fighting May 7th on the “Hometown Royalty”
for much different potentially career-changing reasons.
“Hometown Royalty”, presented by Granite Chin in association
with Cappiello Boxing Promotions and Shearns Boxing
Promotions, will be held at Bridgewater Veterans Club in
Bridgewater, Massachusetts (85 Cottage St.), marking the
first professional boxing event ever held in that town.
Ohan, Jr. (14-1, 8 KOs), of Holbrook, MA, is a former New
England welterweight champion who is fighting at junior
welterweight for the second fight in a row. Ohan fights Jose
“El Chino” Aubel (8-9, 7 KOs), of Argentina, in the 8-round
Ohan is positioning himself for a significant fight,
ideally, a regional title and highest purse of his career.
In short, he’s trying to get where Kielczweski has been.
“I have an advantage of being a bigger fighter at a smaller
weight,” Ohan explained why he’s committed to dropping down
one weight class. “My last fight was also at 140. I’m ready
to step up, it’s only a matter of time. I’ll fight whoever
is lined up but, I believe, I’ll be in a big fight by the
end of this year, or in 2023.
“I’ll be fighting 10-15 minutes away from where I live. It’s
almost sold out and I’ll have a lot of family, friends, and
fans there supporting me. My opponent comes in shape, ready
to go. My opponent is a southpaw. I’ve been getting ready to
fight a southpaw and today a lot of fighters switch back and
forth. It’s no big deal. It’s going to be fun.”
Kielczweski (30-6, 11 KOs), who lives 30-minutes away from
the venue in Quincy (MA), is still fighting for a completely
different reason. He’s become a gatekeeper, or sorts, and
now he wants one more good shot.
The now 32-year-old Kielczweski wants to return to the lofty
status he once had, worked ranked as high as No. 4, to get
into a lucrative payday. A 2008 National Golden Gloves
silver medalist, as well as a 2-time New England Golden
Gloves Champion, Ryan K is matched against Argentinian
lightweight Mario Lozano (18-5-1, 9 KOs), in the 8-round
“I’m fighting May 7th to get back in the win column to
position myself for one last big shot,” Kielczweski said. “I
have some gas left in the tank. Why not empty it? It’s
tough, though. My last two fights were in Las Vegas, the
last in August on the Pacquiao- Ugas undercard. I’ve passed
this point already. I may say this is my last year fighting,
so I’m going to have fun while it lasts.”
“Ryan and Mike are two of the best guys you will ever meet
in boxing,” Granite Chin president Chris Traietti noted.
“Both are hardworking, humble guys who aren’t afraid to put
in the work and make the most of situations. Ryan has had a
tremendous career competing on some of the biggest stages in
boxing. He is at the point where he is looking to wrap it up
with another shot or two at big paydays and then move on
with his life. Mike is now getting to the point where he is
going to start to see the stages that Ryan has been on. Mike
has grinded his way through the club boxing scene and I’m
excited to see him move on to the national stage very soon
and get the compensation he has worked for.”
Fighting out of the “City of Champions,” Brockton’s favorite
son David Ribeiro will make his much - anticipated pro debut
in a 4-round bout versus Joshua Zimmerman (0-8). Ribeiro was
a celebrated amateur having won gold medals at the 2020 New
England Golden Gloves, 2019 King of the Ring, and the
regional Mike Tyson Tournament.
2018 New England Golden Gloves runner-up, undefeated New
Bedford light heavyweight Edet Mkpanam (6-0, 5 KOs), meets
Scott “Bombz” Lampert (2-4, 2 KOs) in a 6-round match.
Fall River (MA) welterweight Damon Towns (4-0, 3 KOs) faces
Robert Bricks (0-9) in a 4-round bout.
Card subject to change.