Posted by Press Releases on May 20, 2012
Battle of the Badges 4 – FDNY defeats MCOFU

Battle of the Badges 4 – FDNY defeats MCOFU

Fight of the night

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT (L-R) Jamall Spence - Jarrod Lussier

(All pictures by Emily Harney)

MASHANTUCKET, CT (May 19, 2012) – The nationally-acclaimed New York City Fire Department Boxing Team (FDNY) defeated the Mass Corrections Officers Federated Union Boxing Team (MCOFU), 7-2, tonight in the “Battle of the Badges 4” at Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. FDNY took a 3-1 advantage in the amateur boxing series.

“Battle of the Badges 4” (“BOB4”) was presented by National Public Safety Athletic League (“NPSAL”) in association with the FDNY Boxing Bravest, MCOFU and Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Attending media members selected the following award winners:  Fight of the Night,Jamall Spence (NYPD) vs. Jarrod Lussier; Most Outstanding Fighter, Josh DeLaRosa; Sportsman of the Night, Matt Kehoe.

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FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT (L) Josh DeLaRosa

The entire card was streamed live on GoFightLive.tv with Hermis Yannis (Hawks Media) and “Iceman” John Scully, a former IBF and IBO world light heavyweight title challenger, calling all of the action from ringside.

Medals were presented to all of the participating boxers.  Special guests making these presentations included two-time (2001-2003, 2004-2005) World Boxing Association (“WBA”) Heavyweight Champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz, World Welterweight Champion (1955) Tony “The Pride of Fleet” Street” DeMarco, WBA & World Boxing Council (“WBC”) (1979) Middleweight Champion Vito Antuofermo, former New England Patriots offensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl winner Joe Andruzzi, stand-up comedian and movie/television star Lenny Clarke; star-in-the-making singer James Massone (“The Voice”), and World Light Welterweight (1976) title challenger Tony Petronelli.

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SPORTSMAN OF THE NIGHT (R) Matt Kehoe

Proceeds from the May 19th charitable event benefited Work Vessels For Veterans, NPSAL and FDNY Boxing Bravest Team.

Full Results

(non-team scoring matches in red)

FDNY 7                                  MCUFU 2

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS

Al Grdovich (FDNY)                        WPTS              Marc Goguen (MCOFU)

Richie Duest (MCOFU)                  WPTS              Timothy McGuinness (FDNY)

Matt Kehoe (NYAC)                WRSC1 (1:00)         Brian Schwenk, Sr. (MCOFU)

HEAVYWEIGHTS

Graham Trout (MCOFU)                 WPTS             James Ling (NYAC)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

Tommy Beaulieu (MCOFU)               WPTS           Ryan Nordman   (FDNY)

Jack Kirrane (FDNY)                          WPTS           Dean Hardy (MCOFU)

Joe Schiraldo (FDNY)              WRSC1 (1:22)        Erik Cabral (MCOFU)

Mike Campbell (MCOFU)               WPTS           Paul Melocowsky (Hartford FD)

Josh DeLaRosa (MCOFU)             WPTS           Dean Lucier (FDNY)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Kevin Barry (FDNY)                          WPTS           Marc Tigino MCOFU)

Todd Velton (FDNY)                 WRSC2 (1:40)     Mike Douglas (MCOFU)

Jamaal Spence (NYPD)                   WPTS           Jarrod Lussier (Fairhaven FD)

FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHTS

JJ Ignotz (FDNY)                                WPTS           Ashleigh Moore (MCOFU)

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