Vendetti Retains his New England Belt Over Khiary Gray in Twin River Casino


Main Event – 8 Rounds - Khiary Gray of Worcester, Mass fought a tough fight against Greg Vendetti of Stoneham, Mass. Vendetti came running into the ring and was fighting to keep his New England belt. Too Sharp calm in the ring picking his punches while Vendetti is quick on his feet moving back n forth while Gray was circling around Vendetti. Towards the end rounds Gray was slowing down and not letting his hands go. It was almost like he wasn’t 100% in the fight. In the 4th, Vendetti gave a wwe move on Gray. Round 5 Vendetti hurt Khiary in the left eye with a hook but didn’t capitalize on finishing Khiary off. Round 7 Vendetti walking down Gray. Khiary was fighting with his hands down low. After the 8 rounds the judges scored the bout with Judge Steve Weisfeld having the correct score of 78-74; the other 2 judges had it as 76-76 and 77-75. When Vendetti was questioned after the bout Vendetti didn’t know how come it was only 8 and not 10 rounds. Vendetti also stated, “In 10 rounds I would have F*in knocked him dead”.

Co-Main Event - Junior middleweights – 8 Rounds: Mark DeLuca of Witman, Mass vs. the fighter you love to hate, Chris Chatman of Chicago in the eight-round co-feature. Both southpaws, DeLuca calm in the ring, carefully picking his punches with Chatman light on his fee and exerting a ton of energy. Chatman trying to open up DeLuca but DeLuca had his guard up the entire bout like a brick wall. By round 3 the pace is picking up. DeLuca has blood above his right eye. During round 6 Deluca lands a left to the body and Chatman goes flying into middle of the ropes. Referee Eddie Claudio gives Chatman the count. Chatman wasn’t his awkward self in the ring trying to frustrate DeLuca. All 3 judges scored the bout 78-73 by UD in favor of DeLuca. DeLuca increased to 19-0, 12 kos and Chatman goes to 14-7-1, 5 kos.

Lightweight – 6 Rounds - Anthony Marsella Jr. of Rhode Island meets up against Abraham Torres of Texas. Marsella has a tough fighter in front of him who kept his guard up the entire fight. OMG. Marsella got knock down in the 4th by a left hook by Torres after both started to pick up the pace while exchanging but sprung up so fast like a jack rabbit. By the 6th Marsella came alive. After the 6 rounds the judges scored the bout 58-56; 58-56 and 57-56 in favor of Marsella. Some thought Marsella lost. Marsella increases to 5-0, 2 kos.

Middleweights Kendrick Ball Jr. of Worcester, Mass vs. Godson Noel of Bloomfield, N.J. Ball has a height difference over Noel. Ball started off going to the body of Noel. Not an exciting 6 rounds. Slow paced. Noel’s nose is all bloody. Both fighters were not sitting on their punches. No knock downs with the judges scoring the bout 58-56; 58-56 and 59-55 in favor of Ball. Ball increases to 7-0-2, 5 kos.

Super featherweights – 4 rounds - Michael Valentin of Providence, Rhode Island made is pro debut against another pro debut and looks like an mma fighter of Kevin De Freitas of Somerville, MA. Valentin dominated the bout. De Freitas didn’t land one punch. After a multitude of combinations landed by Valentin, De Freitas goes down to the canvas. Eddie Claudio stopped the bout at 55 seconds into round 1. Valentin couldn’t contain his joy and increased to 1-0, 1 ko and De Freitas 0-1.

Junior welterweights – 4 rounds - Matt Doherty of Salem, Massachusetts vs. Providence's Cido Hoff. Competitive back n’ forth action with no knockdowns. Hoff ended up with a cut above left eye due to a head butt. After 4 rounds with the judges scoring the bout 38-38; 39-37 and 39-37 in favor of Doherty by majority decision. Doherty increased to 7-3-1, 4 kos and Hoff 1-2-1.

Featherweights – 4 Rounds - Ricky Delossantos of Providence, Rhode Island battled Orange, N.J., native Malcolm Simms. During round 2 Delossantos thrown a straight right and timed it perfectly on Simms. Simms ended up getting the count and it’s a 10-8 round. This was a great opening bout at Twin River. Very competitive. After round 1 Delossantos dictated the bout. The judges scored the bout 38-37; 38-37 and 39-36 all in favor of Delossantos. Delossantos advances to 2-0.

This following two bouts didn’t happen:

Junior welterweights – 4 rounds - Cristobal “Bazooka” Marrero of New London, Conn. was scheduled to fight Miguel Ortiz of Springfield, Mass., in a four-round bout but Ortiz sustained an injury.

REMATCH - Junior middleweights – 6 Rounds Ray Oliveira Jr. of Rhode Island was scheduled to fight Jose Rivera of Hartford, Connecticut. [The last time these both fighters met up Oliviera won by a majority decision over Rivera 59-55, 58-56, 57-57]. Rivera sustained an injury.

Promotion: CES Boxing in association with Murphys Boxing

Venue: Twin River Casino

TV: FITE TV Pay Per View