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WEIGHTS FROM HARTFORD

Grano 224 lbs., Alexander 216 ½ lbs

HARTFORD (April 8, 2011) – The official weigh-in was held today for tomorrow (Saturday) night’s professional boxing show, “The Willie Pep Boxing Classic,” which is being presented by Hard Hittin’ Promotions at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

MAIN EVENT – 8 ROUNDS — HEAVYWEIGHTS

TONY GRANO (17-2-1, 13 KOs), Hebron, CT 224 LBS.

DOMINIQUE ALEXANDER (20-10-1, 10 KOs), Topeka, KS 216 ½ LBS.

6 ROUNDS – BANTAMWEIGHTS

DANNY AQUINO (5-1, 1 KO), Meriden, CT 120 ½ LBS.

JAMES OWENS (4-2, 2 KOs), Milwaukee, WI 121 LBS.

6 ROUNDS – LIGHTWEIGHTS

FRANK TRADER (7-0, 2 KOs), Philadelphia, PA 130 LBS.

TOMMY ATENCIO (5-6, 3 KOs), Denver, CO 134 ½ LBS.

4 ROUNDS – SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS

JOSEPH PEREZ (5-0, 2 KOs), E. Hartford, CT 130 LBS.

ESTEBAN NICHOL (2-0, 1 KO), Colorado Springs, CO 130 LBS.

6 ROUNDS – WELTERWEIGHTS

SHAKHA MOORE (10-15-3, 2 KOs), Norwalk, CT 148 LBS.

NOEL GARCIA (2-8, 1 KO), Springfield, MA 148 LBS.

3 ROUNDS – WHEELCHAIR EXHIBITION

IAN CANNON, Glastonbury, CT

LUIS REYNOSO, Springfield, MA

(ALL FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

WHAT: “The Willie Pep Boxing Classic”

WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011

WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford

PROMOTER: Hard Hittin’ Promotions

TICKETS: $100.00 (ringside), $80.00 (preferred seating), $60.00 (reserved) and $40.00 (general admission) and are available to purchase by calling 860.402.4838 or The Lions Den at 860.613.2394

 

INFORMATION: Doors open at 6:00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:30 PM/ET

 

Willie Pep: Born Gugliermo Papaleo in 1922 in Middletown, CT. He was a 2-time world champion who retired in 1966 after a 26 year professional career with an amazing 229-11-1 (65 KOs) record. In 1990, Pep was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. He died November 23, 2006 at the age of 84.

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