CES Boxing press conference tomorrow at Park Theatre in Rhode Island
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, March 7, 2023
CES Boxing teams with Cranston's Historic Park Theatre tomorrow for official press conference to announce March 25 Rhode Wars 3 extravaganza
Cranston, RI – Hall of Famer Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt steps back into the ring for the 33rd time in her illustrious career as CES Boxing breaks new ground at one of Rhode Island’s most storied venues.
Rhode Wars 3, the third installment of CES’ popular fight series launched in 2022, is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at the Historic Park Theatre & Event Center in Cranston, RI, a 50,000-square foot entertainment venue originally opened in 1924 and underwent major renovations in October under new ownership. Rhode Wars 3 is the first combat sports event of any kind at the Park Theatre, which now boasts 1,015 seats and the newly-launched Park Place Café, Comedy Park, and Rolfe Supper Club on the second floor.
CES and the Park Theatre are co-hosting a press conference tomorrow, March 8 at 2 pm at the venue to announce the Rhode Wars 3 card, which includes the return of Warwick, RI, native Clampitt in addition to fan-favorites Alejandro Paulino, James Maner, newly-signed super welterweight Anthony Velazquez, and Cranston’s own Gary Balletto III, stepping back into the ring for fourth time.
PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS*
Wednesday, March 8, 2 pm
Historic Park Theatre & Event Center
848 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910
*Open to the public
Tickets for Rhode Wars 3 are available online at CESFights.com or TheParkRI.com. March 25 also features the renowned Jimmy Burchfield Classic Invitational VII, the seventh installment of CES' popular separate admission amateur boxing showcase, which launches the day's festivities at 1 pm with Rhode Wars 3 scheduled for 7.
At Rhode Wars 3, Clampitt (23-6-2, 7 KOs), 46, returns to the ring for the first time since June in search of her 24th career win. She is 1-1-1 since launching her second comeback in the summer of 2021 following a near eight-year layoff. A 2020 inductee into the International Women's Boxing Hall of Fame, Clampitt rose to fame in the early 2000s following critically-acclaimed bouts against women’s boxing icons Jane Couch, Missy Fiorentino, and Mia St. John and is a four-time world champion spanning two weight classes.
Rhode Wars 3 also features the return of the fast-rising New London, CT, super featherweight prospect Paulino (11-0, 9 KOs), who steps back into the ring for the second time in 2023, and the 28-year-old light heavyweight Balletto (3-0, 2 KOs), also a standout MMA fighter in the welterweight division. Full fight card details will be announced Wednesday.
CES Boxing is one of the top promotions in the northeast and one of the few to successfully promote both mixed martial arts and professional boxing. Launched in 1992 by longtime boxing judge Jimmy Burchfield Sr., the promotion is the only in professional boxing to boast two reigning WBC Youth world champions in lightweight Jamaine Ortiz and featherweight Irvin Gonzalez. CES Boxing recently teamed with UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s No. 1 streaming platform for combat sports, to showcase its events to a worldwide audience, and worked as a promotional consultant for the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view event in November of 2020.
Celebrating its 99th anniversary, the Historic Park Theatre & Event Center is a 1,015-seat performance art theatre that originally opened in 1924 and reopened in October of 2022 under new ownership with major renovations that include the newly-launched Park Place Café, Comedy Park, and Rolfe Supper Club on the second floor. Owned by restaurateurs Ed Brady and Jeff Quinlan, the historic Park, located across the street from Cranston City Hall at 848 Park Ave., is capable of hosting an array of events and will expand later this year to include tributes to Queen, Bruce Springsteen, and Michael Jackson. The Park Theatre will be a space for the Rhode Island community to come together and bring history back to life.