Ortiz, Cusumano primed for title bouts at Twin River CES Boxing ends the summer with WBC championsh


Lincoln, RI (Aug. 8, 2019) – Listed below are final weights for CES Boxing’s Aug. 9 championship doubleheader at Twin River Casino Hotel.

Reigning NBA Heavyweight World Champion Juiseppe Cusumano (18-2, 16 KOs) of Sicily looks to add another belt to his collection when he battles “The Gentle Giant” Steve Vukosa (11-1, 4 KOs) of Quincy, MA, in the eight-round main event for the vacant WBC USNBC crown.

In the eight-round co-main event, reigning WBC World Youth Lightweight Champion Jamaine Ortiz (11-0, 6 KOs) of Worcester, MA, defends his title for the first time against French challenger Romain Couture (8-1-1, 4 KOs), who makes his United States debut.

Tickets start at $47 are available online at www.cesboxing.com or www.showclix.com or by phone at 401-724-2254. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET. Showtime is 7.

JUISEPPE CUSUMANO

Carini, Sicily (Danville, VA)

18-2, 16 KOs

241

STEVE VUKOSA

Quincy, MA

11-1, 4 KOs

244

JAMAINE ORTIZ

Worcester, MA

11-0, 6 KOs

139

ROMAIN COUTURE

Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, France (Azusa, Calif.)

8-1-1, 4 KOs

138

RICKY DE LOS SANTOS

Pawtucket, RI

8-0, 1 KO

125

YEURI ANDUJAR

San Cristobal, Dominican Republic (Reading, Pa.)

4-1, 3 KOs

124

MICHAEL VALENTIN

Providence, RI

6-0, 1 KO

137

LONNIE JACKSON JR.

Philadelphia, PA

4-1-1, 1 KO

137

MARQUS BATES

Taunton, MA

7-2, 5 KOs

144

EVINCII DIXON

Lancaster, PA

8-23-2, 3 KOs

144

ELIJAH PEIXOTO

East Providence, RI

1-0, 1 KO

137

CARLOS OTERO

Tampa, FL

2-0

138

VICTOR REYNOSO

Providence, RI

4-0, 4 KOs

154

KENNY CHERY

Montreal, Quebec

2-2, 1 KO

154

LAMONT POWELL

Providence, RI

4-0, 1 KO

153

RICARDO GARCIA

San Cristobal, Dominican Republic (Reading, Pa.)

14-7-1, 9 KOs

152

NICHOLAS BRIGGS

Worcester, MA

4-0, 3 KOs

146

BRYAN GOLDSBY

Decatur, GA

5-13

148

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