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Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
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New York, NY 10003

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The FDNY Bravest Boxing Team takes on the Garda Boxing Team from Dublin, Ireland in 12 exciting bouts of amature boxing. The Irish team, which is made up of members of it's National Police Force will be bringing over it's best boxers in an attempt to win the Transatlantic Championship from the FDNY team. The Bravest Boxing team donates proceeds to Building Homes for Heroes. This organization...


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MASHANTUCKET, Conn- Massachusetts defeated New York, 9-3, in Saturday night's Battle of the Badges 5 (BOB5) at Foxwoods Resort Casino, pitting law enforcement amateur boxing teams in a fundraising event.  New York holds a 3-2 advantage in the BOB series.

"BOB5" was presented by National Public Safety Athletic League ("NPSAL") in association with Massachusetts Corrections Officers (MCO), Suffolk County Corrections Officers Association (SCCOA), and Foxwoods Resort Casino. 

Trophies were presented for Fighter of the Night (Graham Trout vs. Terence Lyons), Fight of the Night (Ashley Moore), and Sportsman of the Night (David Salinas).

Medals were presented to all of the participating fighters. Special guest presenters included World middleweight champion (1979-80) Vito Antuofermo, World welterweight champion (1955) Tony DeMarco, World heavyweight title challenger Gerry Cooney, former Irish heavyweight champion Kevin McBride, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada, former World light heavyweight title challenger John Scully, New England boxing promoter Doug Pendarvis, and World light welterweight title challenger Tony Petronelli.

Other boxing dignitaries attending BOB5 included former New England super featherweight and featherweight champion Mike Cappiello, and former New England middleweight champion Sean Fitzgerald.

Proceeds benefited Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL.

Complete BOB5 Results

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS (201+)
Matt Guerin, MA                                WKO1             Robert Vansyckle, NY
Will Faller, NY                                   WPTS              Shane Vale, MA               
Tim Gallagher, MA                             WPTS              Joe Diaz, NY
Jay Matthews-Dixon, MA                   WRSC1             Dennis Mahoney, NY
Roland Estrada, MA                           WDQ1             Jason Perna, NY

HEAVYWEIGHTS (200)
Paul Finlay, MA                                  WKO1             Alex Mylet, NY
Graham Trout, MA                             WPTS              Terance Lyons, NY

CATCHWEIGHT (180) Non-Team Scoring Match
Stacy Smith, NY                                WPTS              John Stein, NY

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (178)
Larry Wojtach, NY                             WPTS              Erik Cabral, MA      
Rian Torrance, MA                             WPTS              Dave Salinas, NY
Lawrence Wojtach, NY                       WPTS              Erik Cabral, MA

CATCHWEIGHT (170)
Michael Campbell, MA                        WTKO             Paul Melancowsky, NY

FEMALE FEATHERWEIGHTS (125)
Ashley, Moore, MA                            WRSC1            Danielle Bruard, NY

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: "NPSAL" is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.

WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS:  "WVFV" assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.).  The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions.   www.wvfv.org


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This week on the FNU Combat Sports Show we feature a few guests who tell us all about Battle of the Badges 5, an amateur boxing showcase between New England and New York Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. We also recap the week's boxing and MMA news.

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NY vs. Mass, May 18 at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Team NY

TEAM SCCOA: (L-R) Trainer Keith Youngs, Larry Wojitak, Danielle Brouard, Buddy McGirt, Gerry Cooney, Alex Mylett and Will Faller. (Photo by James Milowski)

MASHANTUCKET, Conn (May 1, 2013) - The Suffolk County (New York) Correctional Officers (SCCOA) Boxing Team has the support of two-time world champion James "Buddy" McGirt and former world heavyweight title challenger "Gentleman" Gerry Cooney in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges (BOB5), featuring amateur boxing matches against the Massachusetts Correctional Officer Boxing Team (MCO), on Saturday night, May 18, in Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

"BOB5" is presented by National Public Safety Athletic League ("NPSAL") in association with MCO, SCCOA, and Foxwoods Resort Casino.  Defending champion NY leads in this amateur boxing series, 3-1. 

Proceeds from the May 18th charitable event will benefit Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL. More than a dozen matches are scheduled between amateur boxers representing Team MCO and Team SCCOA.

Team SCCOA recently worked out at McGirt's new gym, "McGirt's Training Facility," in Nutley, New Jersey.  McGirt and Cooney worked with the SCCOA boxers.  McGirt (73-6-1, 48 KOs) was a professional boxer from 1982 to 1997, capturing world titles in the welterweight and light welterweight divisions.  Cooney (28-3, 24 KOs) fought as a professional between 1977 and 1990, earning a world heavyweight title shot against Larry Holmes.  McGirt, Cooney and former New York Islanders Benoit Houge will be special guests of Team SCOAA at the May 18th event.

Team SCOAA is trained by Keith Youngs, a former world kick-boxing champion, who has been training pro and amateur boxers for the past 17 years.  One of the SCOAA boxers to watch is heavyweight Alex Mylet, who is making his amateur boxing debut on the May 18th show.  Boxing flows in his blood.  His grandfather once fought world heavyweight champion Primo Carnera.
  
Cooney
Gerry Cooney (R) holding the mitts for Will Faller   

Danielle Brouard (0-1) is scheduled to face Mass. boxer Ashleigh Moore (3-1) in a 125-pound open match.  Brouard has been a Suffolk County Correctional Officer since 2004 and she is one of only two female to achieve a position on the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT), a corrections equivalent to SWAT.

Danielle & Buddy 
(L-R) Danielle Brouard & Buddy McGirt   

Reserved tickets are on sale priced at $30.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 (VIP includes after-party) and are available to purchase at the Foxwoods Box Office, on line at www.foxwoods.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-855-660-6606 X03, 1-800.200.2882, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.  

The official after-party will be hosted by Comix.  Live entertainment will be provided by Louie Bello, starting at approximately 10:00 p.m. ET.  The after-party is open to the general public for $15.00 ($10.00 with fight ticket stub).

A special hotel room rate (single or double rooms only) is available at MGM Grand at Foxwoods by calling 1.800.442.1000 and using group code: M16002, or by going on line at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/battleofbadges0513.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first match scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET.


NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: "NPSAL" is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.

WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS:  "WVFV" assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.).  The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions.   www.wvfv.org

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Mass. vs. NY: May 18 at Foxwoods Resorts Casino  
MASHANTUCKET, Conn (April 22, 2012) - The fifth annual Battle of the Badges(BOB5), featuring amateur boxing matches between the Massachusetts Correctional Officer Boxing Team (MCO) and Suffolk County (New York) Correctional Officers boxing teams, on Saturday night, May 18, at Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

"BOB5" is presented by National Public Safety Athletic League ("NPSAL") in association MCO, SCCOA, and Foxwoods Resort Casino.  Defending champion NY leads in this amateur boxing series, 3-1. 

Proceeds from the May 18th charitable event will benefit Work Vessels For Veterans and NPSAL. More than a dozen matches are scheduled, pitting Team MCO versus Team  SCCOA.

"The Boston-New York sports rivalry lives through these amateur boxers who've promised to put on a grand show and great night of fun," BOB5 spokesperson Artie Dias, Jr. said.  "Along with an entertaining boxing card, we have invited many boxing greats and entertainment celebrities as our special guests. "

Reserved tickets are on sale priced at $30.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 (VIP includes after-party) and are available to purchase at the Foxwoods Box Office, on line at www.foxwoods.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-855-660-6606 X03, 1-800.200.2882, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. 

The official after-party will be hosted by Comix.  Live entertainment will be provided by Louie Bello, starting at approximately 10:00 p. ET.  The after-party is open to the general public for $15.00 ($10.00 with fight ticket stub).

A special hotel room rate (single or double rooms only) is available at MGM Grand at Foxwoods by calling 1.800.442.1000 and using group code: M16002, or by going on line at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/battleofbadges0513.

Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first match scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.

Go to www.BattleoftheBadges.info or www.foxwoods.com for additional information.

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ATHLETIC LEAGUE: "NPSAL" is committed to fundraising and promoting efficient techniques to promote recreation and sport/physical activities for youths and adults for the purpose of maintaining a healthy and positive lifestyle.

WORK VESSELS FOR VETERANS:  "WVFV" assists veterans returning to the United States as they being their civilian careers or continue their educational pursuits by donating to them the necessary start-up tools (laptops, vehicles, machinery, tools, commercial vessels, etc.).  The organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date has helped more than 500 veterans in their transitions.   www.wvfv.org


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