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WEIGH IN ALERT for "New England's Future 5"

WHAT: "New England's Future 5" Weigh In


WHO: All fighters on the "New England's Future 5" pro boxing card

Richard Rivera (5-0, 4 KOs), Hartford, CT

Kevin Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs), South Boston, MA

Bobby Harris, III (2-0), Worcester, MA

Saul Almeida (0-8-1), Framingham, MA

Jose Rivera (4-1, 3 KOs), Hartford, CT

Troy Artis (4-7-1, 3 KOs), Danbury, CT

Omar Bordoy, Jr. (3-0, 1 KO), Danbury, CT

Seth Basler (0-4), Marion, IL

Wilfredo Pagan (3-0, 1 KO), Southbridge, MA

Bryan Abraham (6-28-2, 6 KOs), Schenectady, NY

Derrick Whitley (2-0), Springfield, MA

Robert Blankenship (1-2), Cleveland, OH

Joseph Goss (pro debut), Bridgeport, CT

Samuel Vasquez (1-2, 1 KO), Montreal, Canada

Carlos Marrera, III (0-1), Bridgeport, CT

Luis Rivera (3-3, 1 KO), Hartford, CT

Ray Graceski (5-0, 3 KOs), Springfield, MA

Pawel Banasiak (pro debut), Hartford, CT

Jelame Garcia (6-0, 6 KOs), Lynn, MA

Nathan Schulte (0-4), Woburn, MA

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 - 3-6 p.m. ET start

WHERE: Pepe's Pizza & Restaurant, 274 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA

WHY: Official weigh in for this Saturday night's s "New England's Future 5" professional boxing event, presented by Rivera Promotions Entertainment, at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

TICKETS: $75.00 (ringside) and $45.00 (general admission), are on sale and available to purchase at or the Palladium box office (general admission only), or by contacting Jose Rivera (, AJ Rivera ( or any of the fighters.

OTHER: Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout 7 p.m. ET.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Luis Rosa, Jr. Scholarship Fund.

Sponsors include Lundgren Honda, Top Royalty, Allstate, USANA, Atty. Maria M. Rivera-Cotto, Ambicion Musik, Hill Team Associates, Hispano Vocero, and Lundren Insurance & Financial Services.


Twitter: @RiveraPromoEnt @joseriverachamp @KingRivera_

ABOUT RIVERA PROMOTION AND ENTERTAINMENT (RPE): Founded in 2017, Worcester, MA-based RPE is owned and operated by retired three-time, two division world champion, RPE CEO/promoter Jose Antonio Rivera, and his son, RPE president/matchmaker Anthonee (A.J.) Rivera. RPE's philosophy is to give young, local fighters a platform to develop and showcase their boxing skills

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