U.S. Marines Boxing Team at Foxwoods
By Media Report (November 7, 2005)
Five amateur boxers from Connecticut have been added to the Veterans' Day Spectacular, part of the second annual Great Northeast Tour, featuring the U.S. Marines Boxing Team from Camp Lejeune (NC), November 11th at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The Great Northeast Tour, promoted by S & L Boxing, showcases an amateur boxing competition involving members of the U.S. Marines, National Native American, and Team Connecticut amateur boxing clubs.

"Tonight's event has special meaning for me because my son, Lance Corporal Jason LoNano, is a U.S. Marine," S & L Boxing president Sal LoNano said. "Our hope is that this promotion symbolizes our sincere thanks and gratitude to all the brave military men and women serving our great country all over the world in today's trying times. As a Vietnam Veteran I know what sacrifices they are making to protect our freedom and way of life."

The five participating Connecticut boxers are 132-pound open Gabrial Mojica, Orange; 165-pound open Tyron Burris, Hartford; 125-pound novice Francisco Palacisca, Stamford; 201-pound novice Bakari, Norwalk; 152-pound novice Edwin Mothersil, Hartford.

All five branches of the United States military will be well represented, either in the ring or in attendance, including the U.S. Marines, Army (West Point), Navy (Groton submarine base), Coast Guard (academy in New London) and Air Force (ROTC at UConn.). Members of the U.S. Marines Boxing Team will receive a tour of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, which is on the reservation, about a mile from Foxwoods. For more information about the 2nd annual Great Northeast Tour call 1.800.200.2882 or visit www.foxwoods.com.

2nd annual Great Northeast Tour at Foxwoods Ticket Information

November 11 - Veterans' Day
U.S. Marines, Native American Champions & USA Boxing/Connecticut, 7 pm @ Fox Theatre, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket (CT) $35.00 & $25.00 reserved. Foxwoods Box Office 1.800.200.2882 or www.foxwoods.com



LCPL Hugo Ramirez 125 lbs.
--- Francisco Palacisca
--- Montalvo Boxing
Los Angeles, CA
--- Stamford, CT

LCPL Seanny Mitchell, Jr. 152 lbs.
--- Edwin Mothersil
--- San Juan Center
Sacramento, CA
--- Hartford, CT

CPL Tomas Chavez 165 lbs.
--- Matt Pride
--- US Army
Richwood, TX Staten Island, NY

CPL Erick Earvin 201 lbs.
--- --- Bakari
--- John Harris Boxing
Orange Park,
--- FL Norwalk, CT

E4CPL Eric Mancebo 201 lbs.
--- Nate Jimmerson
--- Seneca Tribal Nation
Staten Island, NY
--- Catteragues Res. NY


LCPL Jeremy Ward 132 lbs.
--- Gabrial Mojica
--- Laperla Boxing Club
West Portsmouth, OH
--- Orange, CT

LCPL Ismael Acoff 165 lbs.
--- Tyron Burris
--- San Juan Center
Gary, IN
--- Hartford, CT

CPL Terry Green, Jr. 178 lbs.
--- Lionel Thompson
--- Nigeria Boxing Club
San Diego, CA
--- Buffalo, NY

SGT Jacob Garretson 201 lbs.
--- Roy Burns
--- Mohawk Tribal Nation
Meriden, KS
--- Buffalo, NY

CPL Jackie Saye 201+ lbs.
--- Bernard Holmes
--- Nigeria Boxing Club
Lancaster, PA
--- Buffalo, NY

(All boxers and matches subject to change)

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