Fists to fly at Worcester, MA's Polar Park on Aug. 9th

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Fists to fly at Worcester, MA's Polar Park on Aug. 9th

On August 9th, "Punch-Out at Polar Park II”, presented by Shearns Boxing Promotions (SBP) will feature boxers in the Bay State of Massachusetts at the second boxing event ever held at beautiful Polar Park in Worcester. The Greg Hill Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds to continue improving the lives of local families in need. A pair of undefeated rivals, Denzel “Double Impact” Whitley (14-0, 8 KOs) and Anthony “Vicious” Viera (5-0, 4 KOs), are matched in the eight-round welterweight main event. Whitley, fighting out of Holyoke (MA), will face an in-state rival, Viera  who is from Fall River (MA). Also on the show, local cruiserweight Demek “Hightower” Edmunds (9-0, 7 KOs), a three-time New England Golden Gloves Champion, is matched against Jose Armando Martinez (4-8, 1 KO), of Mexico, in a six-rounder.

“We are excited to come back to Polar Park,” promoter Chuck Shearns said. “Last year’s event exceeded all expectations and this year’s will be bigger and better. The energy and atmosphere at this venue is unlike another. Last year’s ‘Punch-Out at Polar Park was a smashing success with smiles on everyone’s faces and fantastic feedback all around,” Ball added. We’re gearing up for an even more epic event this year. We’ve fine-tuned prices, opened up luxurious suites for the ultimate experience, and expanded into the clubhouse level for maximum excitement. Let’s make memories together!”

In the eight-round co-feature, former champion Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (30-2-1, 13 KOs), of Delray Beach, Florida by way of the Bronx, New York, returns against a junior featherweight opponent to be determined.

Worcester junior middleweight Keno Luna (2-0, 2 KOs), a four-time New England Golden Gloves Champion, throws-down with Izaiah Vargas (1-10) in a four-round fight.

Junior middleweight Josniel “TG” Castro (12-1, 8 KOs) is the only returning “Punch-Out” fighter on the pro card. Castro will face an opponent to soon be announced in an eight-round bout... Three locally based boxers will make their pro debuts: Millbury welterweight Justin Laporte, who fought last year on the amateur part of the card, vs. Tymar Miles (0-2), Worcester junior middleweight Jhon Devers vs. Igor Santos (0-1) and Worcester welterweight Daniel Docimo vs. TBA.

The show is presented in conjunction with Kendrick Ball’s Camp Get Right Boxing. The centerpiece of a revitalized City of Worcester, the state-of-the-art Polar Park will host the second installment of  “Punch-Out at Polar Park” on Friday night, August 9 (Aug.. 10 rain date), at the home of the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate Worcester Red Sox (WooSox).