MICHAEL ‘Donegal Dynamite’ McLaughlin won’t challenge for the Irish title but secures consolation in the form of headline status on a St Patrick’s weekend show.
The Donegal fighter was due to fight Lee Murtagh for the Irish light middleweight title, before the 40 year olds retirement, but tops bill at Club Royale Boston on the first of Big Six Entertainment’s six scheduled shows in Massachusetts this year.
McLaughlin (6-1-1, 3 KO’s) taking on his toughest challenge to date, Anthony Chase (11-2, 4 KO’s), from Providence, RI. “McLaughlin is a very popular Irish boxer and it is fitting to have him be the main event in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend,” said Big Six Entertainment’s President, Artie DePinho. “We are excited to start the year off and we look forward to providing the fans with must see entertainment.”
In an 8 round featured bout, Iraq War veteran and Quincy native Chris Traietti (13-2, 8 KO’s) takes on Bryan Dailey (5-8, 5 KO’s). The fan favorite, Traietti had a very impressive 2013 where he went 5-0, 5 KO’s.
The Massachusetts’ Cruiserweight will be on the line when hard hitting Vinnie Carita (8-1, 8 KO’s) squares off against Boston Police officer Tyrone Smith (5-8-2, 2 KO’s).
Also scheduled on the stacked undercard are Stoughton’s own Gerald Schifone (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Saul Almeida (0-3), Dorchester native Donnie Palmer (3-0-1, 3 KO’s) vs. Antonio Assermelly (0-1), Lawrence’s Carlos Candelario (3-1, 1 KO) vs. Paul Souza (0-1), Hyannis resident Paul Gonsalves (5-3, 3 KO’s) vs. Borngod Washington (3-14, 1 KO), and Abdeltif Khnat (pro debut) vs. Rodrigo Almeida (0-1).