Jason Pires - Boxing Headliner: “Spring Fever”
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (April 15, 2010)    
PROVIDENCE (April 15, 2010) – Many of New England’s top prospects will be in action May 7 on the “Spring Fever” card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I.

New Bedford (MA) welterweight Jason “School Boy” Pires (22-3-1, 9 KOs), the former USBA super bantamweight champion and active New Bedford police officer, is scheduled to headline in the 8-round main event.

Also slated to fight in 4-round bouts are Providence super middleweight Vladine Biosse (5-0, 4 KOs), former University of Rhode Island football player who is back after missing five months with a hand injury; “Irish” Micky Ward-trained Barnstable (MA) heavyweight prospect Jesse Barboza (3-0, 3 KOs), a 3-time New England Golden Gloves champion; Warwick (RI) super middleweight Keith Kozlin (5-0, 2 KOs); Hartford middleweight David Bauza (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Ismael Garcia (1-0); New Haven light welterweight Edwin Soto (3-0, 2 KOs); Marshfield (MA) welterweight Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes (1-1, 1 KO) vs. Natoya Ervin (1-4) and New Haven (CT) middleweight Ricky Dawson, whose brother Chad is recognized as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world, making his CES and pro debut. All boxers are subject to change.

“We’re celebrating the spring season with an exciting show, featuring some of New England’s top, young boxers who are really ready to blossom,” CES president Jimmy Burchfield said. “Jason Pires tops the card and he’s positioning himself for a title fight in the not-too-distant future. Fans love Vladine Biosse, Jesse Barboza rates as a tremendous prospect, and we’re thrilled to have signed Ricky Dawson, whose brother Chad developed his talent as a member of Team CES. Bauza and Soto are promising prospects, as are Kozlin, and Lopes, who are all growing fan bases. CES is known for promoting fan-friendly cards with competitive fights and ‘Spring Fever’ continues our tradition. We’re also very happy to have these fights in our home base, beautiful Twin River.”

Ticket prices for “Spring Fever” are $35.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 and are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at Twin River’s Players Club booth at Twin River, or any TicketMaster location.

Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) or the Twin River Event Center (877.82.RIVER/ www.twinriver.com) for more information. Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET.

(Twin River has waived its 18+ rule for “Spring Fever.” Anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult and they must enter through the West entrance.)

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