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Granite Chin Promotions returns to Bridgewater, partnering again with Fire For Effect Foundation

Granite Chin Promotions returns to Bridgewater, partnering again with Fire For Effect Foundation

 “Fight Night at the Vets Club”

February 24 in Bridgewater, Mass.

QUINCY, Mass. (January 22, 2024) – Granite Chin Promotions (GCP) is partnering again with the Fire For Effect Foundation, presenting an evening of professional boxing, “Fight Night at The Vets Club,” on February 24th at the Bridgewater Veterans Club in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


Based in Bridgewater, the mission of the Fire For Effect Foundation is to honor and empower veterans, first responders and their families by providing essential resources, support and community-building initiatives that foster resilience, restore hope, and strengthen the fabric of our community. Go to for more information.


“Teaming up with Fire For Effect Foundation has been a blast,” GCP president Chris Traietti commented. “We were already putting on fun local cards at the Vets Club, now we are also giving back to the community and helping local veterans through FFEF. The staff there have been a great help in offering some of their resources to make these events better and better. February 24th will be the best Granite Chin event at the Vets Club to date, I have no doubt.”


Popular Scituate (MA) heavyweight Kevin “Big Gulp” Nagle (6-0, 6 KOs) will headline his first card as well as fight in his first scheduled six-round bout. Nagle faces the toughest test of his relatively young pro career against dangerous Mexican boxer Alfredo “Concho” Trevino (9-10-1, 1 KO).


“Honestly,” Nagle said, “Chris has brought me 10-times further than my expectations. I’m grateful. It’s all him; I mean I train hard and fight, but he has taken me under his wing and laid things out. He has been checking in to help motivate my weight loss. Steve Vukosa has been doing all the technical planning and training for me. It’s a friendship. I trust Chris and Steve without question.


“All my fights have been fun. I have the luxury of having a lot of acquaintances at my age, so every fight has been like a reunion. I’m not a social person but people I haven’t seen in years come to my fights. I’m grateful they pay to see me fight over and over.


“I fought as an amateur for a few years before I went to Iraq (U.S. Army). I never thought I’d get to do this. I want my kids to grow up knowing I didn’t wimp out on my dream because of age.”


The co-featured event matches Lynn (MA) super middleweight James “Pitbull” Perkins (13-1-1, 9 KOs) versus an opponent to be determined in a six-rounder.


“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring on the 24th and putting on a good show for the fans,” gravedigger Perkins remarked. “My goal in 2024 is to continue getting better each fight and to fight good quality opponents. I’m taking it one fight at a time.”


Also scheduled to fight on the undercards, all in separate four-round bouts, are Swansea (MA) super middleweight Anthony “The Gentle Savage” Andreozzi (4-3, 1 KO), Marshfield (MA) welterweight Joe Bush (1-0, 1 KO), and Barrington (NH) middleweight Ryan Clark (3-5, 2 KOs).


Andreozzi, a former Massachusetts Middleweight Champion, has been out of action for more than a year due to a seriously broken leg he suffered in his last fight. He shattered the tip of his fibula into pieces and completely severed a few ligaments while trying to walk it off. Andreozzi had two surgeries, inserting a plate, five screws and a bolt that, unfortunately, resulted in a bone infection.


“I’m getting back into rhythm,” he noted. “It’s taken a little while, although I’m ahead of most projected timelines. The bones healed up strong and healthy, so I’m not necessarily worried about reinjuring it.


“I make my comeback exactly one year to the day that I had my first surgery. This year I’m coming back thicker, slicker, and more cold-hearted than before. I got faces to break and souls to take.”


A 2023 New England Golden Gloves Silver Medalist, the 26-year-old Bush is excited to be fighting less than 20 miles from his home.


“I expect a large crowd for this fight because it’s so close to my hometown,” he explained. “I want to give the fans a great fight. It’s the least I can do for the support I receive from them. It’s going to be an entertaining match. My goal is another knockout and I see no issue reaching this goal.”

Card subject to change.


Tickets are priced at $75.00 (VIP stage seating), $65.00 (floor seats), $45.00 (standing room only), and $400.00 for ringside tables of 4 are available for purchase at


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET, first bout at 7 p.m. ET.


Bridgewater TV is filming the event.



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