Tempers Flare at Pro Boxing Weigh-Ins, Bouts Set For Tonight

HYANNIS — Trader Ed’s was abuzz Friday night during the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission official weigh-ins and testosterone was elevated as tempers flared between the two heavyweight contenders on tonight’s much-anticipated fight card.

Hyannis heavyweight contender Jesse Barboza and Pennsylvania's Jesse Oltmanns got a little hot under the proverbial collar at yesterday afternoon's official weigh-in at Trader Eds. The two will be battling for the Notheast Heavyweight crown tonight at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center. Matt Pitta/Capecod.com

Hyannis heavyweight contender Jesse Barboza and Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns got a little hot under the proverbial collar at yesterday afternoon’s official weigh-in at Trader Eds. The two will be battling for the Northeast Heavyweight crown tonight at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.
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Hyannis native and heavyweight contender Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KOs) got into a scuffle during the weigh-in Friday afternoon with Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KOs), as the pair will be the featured bout tonight at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Barboza and Oltmanns will be competing for the Northeast Heavyweight Championship crown.

The official weigh-ins yesterday afternoon were highlighted by the brief scuffle between Barboza and Oltmanns while the two were standing on the scale. Both title challengers were nose to nose and shoves were exchanged before officials quickly separated them.

Barboza is a former Red Raider football star and was a co-captain of the 2003 Barnstable High Squad.

Also on tonight’s fight card is Harwich native Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO’s) who is scheduled to face off in an eight-round light heavyweight fight against Mexico’s Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO). Pembroke’s Vinnie Carita (9-1-1, 9 KO’s) will take on Jose Humberto Corral (18-18, 12 KO’s) and two additional four-round fights on the undercard.

Tonight’s bouts will also feature special guest appearances from former pro boxer and trainer and Barnstable High stalwart athlete George Maddox, also a Hyannis native, and the legendary Tony “Fleet Street Fury” Demarco.

The weights from Hyannis (card subject to change):

NORTHEAST HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE – Jesse Barboza (248.0) vs. Jesse Otlmanns (216.5)

CRUISERWEIGHTS – Vinnie Carita (189.5) vs. Jose Humberto Corral (195.0)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – Paul Gonsalves (177.0) vs. Rafael Valenzuela (179.0)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS – Tolan Tascoe (156.0) vs. Lionel Young (157.0)

WELTERWEIGHTS – Malik Jackson (147.0) vs. Oscar Diaz (147.5)

The event is being presented by Boston Boxing Promotions. It will be the first professional boxing event held in Hyannis since 2006. General admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now at www.CapeCodBoxing.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

Boston Boxing Promotions is dedicated to the resurgence of professional boxing at the regional level, particularly in the New England area. To learn more about the promotion, you can follow them on Twitter @BostonProBoxing, join the promotion’s official Facebook page “Boston Boxing Promotions,” and visit the promotion’s websitewww.BostonBoxingPromotions.com.

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