FOXWOODS HOSTS BATTLE OF THE BADGES THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: The Northeast boxing community is supporting Saturday night's fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officers (MCO) and Suffolk County Correctional Officers Association (SCCOA) boxing teams at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Defending champion NY leads in this amateur boxing series, 3-1. The list of attending boxing dignitaries is led by world champions such as welterweight (1955) Tony DeMarco, light welterweight (1988) and welterweight (1991-93) James "Buddy" McGirt, and middleweight (1979-80) Vito Antuofermo. Other notables scheduled to attend include heavyweights Gerry Cooney and Kevin McBride, light heavys Joey DeGrandis, and John Scully and welterweight Tony Petronelli. 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada, an active heavyweight will be working the corner of his brother, Providence police officer Roland. Proceeds from the May 18th charitable event will benefit Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL. Reserved tickets are available to purchase online at www.foxwoods.com or any Ticketmaster outlet.