July twenty ninth, 2021
Former Group USA member Bobby “BH3” Harris III (2-0-1, 1 KO) is refocused and returning to struggle for the primary time in 3 ½ years on August 14th in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.
“New England’s Future VII, introduced by Rivera Promotions Leisure (RPE) in affiliation with Shearns Boxing Promotions, will function three title fights and gifted native prospects on the famed Worcester Palladium.
Harris, a former 2-time nationwide beginner champion and World Video games silver medalist, is matched in opposition to Honduran Juan Celin Zapata (6-18-2, 4 KOs) in a 4-round tremendous middleweight match.
“After I fought a attract my final struggle (Feb. 10, 2018),” Harris defined his absence from the ring, “I took time without work to consider what I wished to do. I turned a father (Bobby Harris IV) and loved spending time with my household. I loved spending time with my son and fiancé (Andrea) and our household has grown lots. I grew lots up to now three years, and I by no means left the gymnasium. I spotted boxing is who I’m and determined to get again within the ring. Within the amateurs, you don’t get to select your opponent, and I often fought one of the best man. However it’s not that approach within the execs. Now, I’m centered extra on preventing and never the hype like I did my first three fights.”
Not solely was a member of the 2015 USA Boxing Group – his teammates included Claressa Shields, Shakur Stevenson and Damani Rock – he’s the son of a gifted boxer, Bobby Harris, who was a 4-time nationwide champion and 1992 US Olympic Group alternate, earlier than the gifted heavyweight turned professional and recorded a 20-2-1 (13 KOs) report between 1993-99.
2015 Group USA at World Cup in Ecuador. Bobby Harris III is on the far proper within the second row
“Rising up in Worcester,” ‘BH3’ stated, “my dad was one of the crucial in style individuals within the metropolis. Folks known as him the Mayor of Worcester. It was fairly cool at first, however I spotted I needed to make my very own identify in boxing, as a substitute of simply the son of an awesome boxer. We’ve got the identical identify, however we’re two totally different individuals, who have a look at the game in another way, learning in another way, however he’s nonetheless in my nook in any case these years.”
Harris is one other instance of the standard boxers on the Worcester Boy’s & Women Membership who discovered from “The Godfather of Worcester Boxing,” Nationwide Golden Gloves Corridor of Fame coach Carlos Gonzalez. Harris’ father, Kendrick Ball, Rocky Gonzalez and Carlos kind the group in his nook that “BH3” most respects in boxing.
Harris hopes to struggle each two months, which shouldn’t be an issue, as a result of his shut buddy from childhood is RPE matchmaker A.J. Rivera, who has matched all of Harris’ fights to this point. “I feel I can climb the ladder quick and be a world champion in three to 5 years,” Harris concluded. “I’ll solely be 28-29 and hitting my prime. I’m excited to get again within the ring and struggle in entrance of my household and buddies once more.”
“Bobby Harris III is a superb child, he’s like my nephew,” promoter Jose Antonio Rivera commented. “He doesn’t take quick cuts and understands the sacrifices wanted to make it within the sport of boxing. Seeing him take a while off to guage his profession after which resolve to comeback exhibits he nonetheless has starvation for the game.
“I feel it took him just a little bit to grasp the distinction between amateurs and execs and now we’re going to have the pleasure of seeing him showcase his followers in his hometown. The sky is the restricted for Bobby and I’m glad he lastly to to see it for himself.”
Undefeated Hartford (CT) cruiserweight Richie “Popeye The Sailor” Rivera (19-0, 14 KOs), promoted by Star Boxing, will struggle Mexican challenger Ernesto “Gatti” Berrospe Rivas (11-17, 12 KOs) within the 8-round foremost occasion for the vacant NBA Americas Cruiserweight Championship. Rivera, who made his professional debut on an RPE occasion on the Worcester Palladium on January 19, 2017, returns to struggle New England for the primary time since December 13, 2019.
Former College of New Haven basketball star, New London’s (CT) undefeated heavyweight Cassius “C.O.G.” Chaney (20-0, 14 KOs), who’s promoted by Most important Occasions, will struggle within the 10-round co-featured occasion in opposition to former NABA Heavyweight Champion Shawdell Terell Winters (13-5, 12 KOs).
2012 Puerto Rico Olympian Enrique Collazo (15-1-1, 10 KOs) will struggle in an 8-rounder for the vacant NBA Americas Tremendous Middleweight Championship in opposition to TBA.
Southbridge’s (MA) Wilfredo “Sucra” Pagan (6-1, 3 KOs) meets Carlos Marrero III (2-6-1), of Connecticut, in a 6-round struggle for the vacant New England junior welterweight title.
Additionally scheduled to struggle in 4-round bouts embody Worcester heavyweight Bryan Daniels (5-1, 3 KOs), a 2-time New England Golden Gloves champion, vs. Corey Morey (1-4); Hartford bantamweight and 3-time New England Golden Gloves and 2-time Ringside Nationals champion Angel “Set It Off” Gonzalez (4-0, 3 KOs) vs. TBA, Worcester junior middleweight Eslih Owuso (4-0, 2 KOs) vs. Eean Chappell (0-1-1), Boca Raton, Florida junior middleweight Jonsiel “TG” Castro (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Anthony Everett (1-8), Worcester cruiserweight and 3-time New England Golden Gloves champion Demek “Hightower” Edmonds (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. TBA.
Card topic to alter.
Tickets, priced at $70.00 (ringside), $55.00 (mezzanine) and $35.00 (basic admission), are onsale and accessible to buy at www.ThePalladium.web, the Palladium field workplace, or bycontacting Jose Rivera ([email protected]/508.864.6954), AJ Rivera ([email protected]/774.272.2269) or any of the fighters.
Doorways open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout 7 p.m. ET.