Official “Homecoming” weights from Worcester, MA

Official “Homecoming” weights from Worcester, MA
(L-R) – Jose Antonio Rivera, co-promoter Chuck Shearns and Larry Smith
(photo by Cristian Nunez / Bones Pro Studio
WORCESTER, Mass. (August 17, 2018) – The official weigh-in was held today at Grille 57 for tomorrow night’s “Homecoming, presented by Granite Chin Promotions in association with Rivera Promotions Entertainment, at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Below are the official weights:
“El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera (41-6-1, 24 KOs), Worcester, MA   159 lbs.
Larry “Slomoshun” Smith (10-37-1, 7 KOs), Dallas, Texas   155 1/2 lbs.
Kendrick Ball, Jr. (9-1-2, 6 KOs), Worcester, MA   162 lbs.
Fabian Valdez (2-3, 0 KOs), Cananea Sonora, Mexico   171 lbs.
Khiary Gray (15-4, 11 KOs), Worcester, MA   154 lbs.
Antonio Chaves Fernandez (9-33, 4 KOs), Brockton, MA   153 lbs.
Wilfredo Pagan (4-0, 2 KOs), Southbridge, MA   150 lbs.
Engelberto “Guarura” Valenzuela (11-14, 3 KOs), Agua Prieta, Mexico  156 lbs.
Joshua Orta (pro debut), Springfield, MA   129 lbs.
Edwin Rosado (1-7-1, 1 KO), Worcester, MA  132.6 lbs.
Eslih Owusu (pro debut), Worcester, MA 149 lbs.
Bryan “The Brick” Abraham (6-30-2, 6 KOs), Schenectady, NY  148 lbs.
Jose Angel “KO” Ortiz (4-1-3-1, 1 KO), Springfield, MA  159  lbs.
Patrick Leal (0-4), Somerville, MA  156 lbs.
(All fights & fighters subject to change)
WHAT:                      “Homecoming” professional boxing event          
WHEN:                      Friday, August 17, 2018
WHERE:                   The Palladium, Worcester, MA
PROMOTER:            Granite Chin Promotions in association with Rivera Promotions
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Daxx Khan has been a regular member of the Talkin Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Show since 2011, throughout his over two decades involved with the sport of boxing he has owned his own gym, currently is a Coach with "Newburgh Hook Elite Boxing", has covered over 175 world title fights across the globe, worked for two sanctioning body organizations, written for multiple major sporting news outlets. The first world title fight he covered was in 1991 while still attending NYU when he accompanied boxing media Icon Bert Sugar to the "Terrible" Terry Norris versus "Sugar" Ray Leonard WBC Super Welterweight title fight which Norris won by wide unanimous decision. Daxx is also former USA Boxing Coach and representative for "The World Boxing Federation".

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