Thursday, July 26, 2012
Revs to host first boxing match at Gillette
The Revolution announced Wednesday that, in association with by Warrior Boxing and DiBella Entertainment, they will host Gillette Stadium’s first-ever boxing match on August 12. The match will follow the Revs; 7 p.m. game against the Montreal Impact.
Framingham, Mass. native “Irish” Danny O’Connor will headline the boxing card, which will start at approximately 9 p.m.
“We're excited to host the first-ever professional boxing match at Gillette Stadium and even more excited to have proud Revs fan and Framingham's own Danny O'Connor headlining the card,” said Revolution President Brian Bilello. “This will be a unique event that will add value for our fans. We think we’ll convert some boxing fans to Revolution soccer and vice versa.”
At 17-1, O’Connor is a former two-time national amateur champion and was an alternate for the US Olympic Boxing Team in 2008. He is managed by Dropkick Murphys front man Ken Casey.
“I'm honored and proud to be able to fight in front of the New England Revolution supporters. They are the epitome of loyal fans and I'm proud to be part of the Revs family," said O’Connor.
“This event is an amazing opportunity for Danny and great for the sport of boxing,” said Casey. “You don’t see cross promotions and partnerships like this very often in boxing, so it’s exciting. It’s also a great value for the fan to be able to see a professional sporting event and then watch the first three boxing matches to ever take place at Gillette Stadium.”
Preferred boxing seating for the double header goes on sale Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-877-GET REVS.