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September 13, 2013

O'CONNOR WINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Danny O'Connor W8 Raul Tovar... At the Fight To Educate charity event in Manchester, New Hampshire, welterweight Danny O'Connor (23-1, 7 KOs) turned in a workmanlike performance for his ninth straight victory, recording a unanimous eight-round decision over Texanr Raul Tovar (11-8-1, 4 KOs). O'Connor easily won on all three judges' scorcards: 80-73, 79-37, 79-73. "As I progress in my career," the 28-year-old O'Connor said, "further and further along, it's nice to stop and reflect.  I made my pro debut here and fought five times in the Fight To Educate.  I know the commission, people of Manchester, even the hotel where we stay and the drive to the arena.  I have a sense of security here.  Hopefully, I'll have to  chance to fight here again next year, and someday maybe I'll be lucky enough to bring a world title belt here. I'd been fighting at 140 pounds since I was 15 and it became too hard.  I'm a welterweight now and I feel stronger at 147.  I could have fought 15 rounds tonight the way I feel.  I hired a fight nutritionist.  I felt great at the weigh in, during the fight, and even now."
 
UNDERCARD:

Vermont light middleweight Chris Gilbert (10-0, 7 KOs) dropped Anthony "The Candyman" Chase (11-2, 4 KOs) three times in the second round, and finished off the Providence fighter in third with a right uppercut to remain undefeated.

Maine light welterweight Brandon "Cannon" Berry (3-0) remained undefeated the hard way as Jesus Javier Cintron (1-4-2) was disqualified for repeated low blows.The remaining bouts on the show were amateur bouts. source for all results: bob trieger press release
 
Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be 'down for the count.'  During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations. 
 
Proceeds from the 12th annual Fight To Educate benefitted SEE Science Center (www.see-sciencecenter.org), The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (www.stepheneducationfund.com), and New Horizons for New Hampshire.
 
This year's attending Boxing Legends were Aaron "Hawk" Pryor, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt.
 
All bouts were sanctioned by the New Hampshire Boxing & Wrestling Commission.



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