Drug-free for the 1st time in nearly a decade, KJ Harrison-Lombardi will return to boxing
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Drug-free for the 1st time in nearly a decade, KJ Harrison-Lombardi will return to boxing
By Doghouse Boxing (March 24, 2014)

Skipp Scott
Drug-free for the first time in nearly a decade, undefeated Providence, R.I., middleweight KJ Harrison-Lombardi will return to the ring Friday, March 28th, 2014 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Now 31, Harrison-Lombardi battled addictions for more than nine years until turning his life around in 2013. (CES photo by Kelly MacDonald)
Road to recovery pays dividends for Providence middleweight Harrison-Lombardi.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 24th, 2014) -- After batting drug addiction for more than nine years and nearly overdosing at the age of 25, Providence, R.I., middleweight boxer KJ Harrison-Lombardi will return to the ring Friday night to continue his remarkable turnaround.

Harrison-Lombardi's story began more than two decades ago in Providence's rough Smith Hill neighborhood, where his father urged him to take up karate and boxing as a way to defend himself.

At 13, Harrison-Lombardi (5-0-1) began a promising amateur career that included several regional titles, but soon found himself straying from the path, absorbed by a life on the streets partying, doing drugs and chasing women.

A near-death experience in 2008 and a chance reunion with his former boxing coach brought Harrison-Lombardi back to the sport he loved, but not before more setbacks along the way. Read more about his remarkable recovery in this exclusive interview.

Tickets to Harrison-Lombardi's 2014 debut on Friday, March 28th at Twin River Casino are priced at $41, $76 and $126 (VIP) and can be purchased by calling 401-724-2253/2254, online at www.cesboxing.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Players Club at Twin River. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

The main event of Friday's card features Jersey City, N.J., fan-favorite Chris Chatman (11-3-1, 5 KOs) battling The Contender Season 2 champion Grady Brewer (30-18, 16 KOs) of Lawton, Okla., in an eight-round middleweight bout, presented by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports.

Coming off a knockout win over veteran Arthur Saribekian in November, Cape Cod, Mass., heavyweight Jesse Barboza (7-1-1, 5 KOs) will look to stay on track against East Stroudsburg, Pa., heavyweight Glenn Thomas in a four-round bout while Springfield, Mass., welterweight Zack Rasmey (6-0, 3 KOs) takes on veteran Shakha Moore (11-19-3, 2 KOs) of Norwalk, Conn., in a six-rounder.

Louisiana cruiserweight Alvin Varmall Jr. (2-0, 2 KOs), who made his Twin River debut in February with a knockout win over Andre Ward, will return to face Devon Mosley (0-0-1) of Capitol Heights, Md., in a four-round bout and Chattanooga, Tenn., lightweight prospect Ryan Martin (3-0, 2 KOs) will face Justin Robbins (2-5, 1 KO) of Springfield, Ill., in a four-round bout. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

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