Providence boxing greats promote upcoming event

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A few boxing greats from Providence met at Venda on Federal Hill Monday afternoon.

Vinny Paz, Peter Manfredo Jr. and Gary “Tiger” Balletto relived the glory days while promoting the upcoming Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Night of Boxing on July 17 at Twin River Casino.

The boxing event has been billed as “Rhode to Redemption.” The fight card includes Mr. Providence, Vladine Biosse vs. Chris Chatman in a super middleweight bout.

“These guys coming up are entertaining fighters, the people don’t know about it yet,” said Manfredo Jr. “They got to come out and watch these guys fight and know that they’re entertainers.”

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