Expressway Jam 2 Nov. 19 in Boston
Media Report (November 11, 2005)
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WOBURN, Mass. (November 10, 2005) - "Expressway Jam 2," presented by New England Ringside Promotions, will be headlined by an eight-round main event between rival Worcester fighters, Roy "House of" Payne (19-12-4, 6 KOs) and John "House of Rain" Rainwater (10-11-3, 3 KOs), for the vacant Massachusetts State Cruiserweight Championship, November 19 at Freeport Hall (IBEW) in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Former World Junior Olympic champion Marvin "Too Much" Cordova, Jr. (5-0, 4 KOs), of Colorado Springs, is matched against veteran Connecticut junior welterweight Shakha Moore (9-10-3, 1 KO) in the six-round co-feature.

In supporting four-round bouts, Brooklyn featherweight Roberto Benitez (2-0, 1 KO), a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, faces Nick Sheehan (1-2, 1 KO), of Akron (OH); five-time Irish amateur champion James Clancy (4-0, 1 KO), now fighting out of Dorchester, battles New York City heavyweight Anthony Ottah (1-4-1); Lowell light heavyweight Joey McCreedy (1-0, 1 KO) meets Goody Petronelli-trained Huston Crayton (0-2), of Brockton. Lowell junior welterweight Sean Eklund (0-2) - trained by his uncle "Irish" Micky Ward -- battles Carlos Felipe Reyes (0-4), from North Carolina; Irish middleweight Joe "Sugar" Rea (4-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of South Boston, squares off against Michael Rayner (0-3), of North Carolina. All fighters and bouts are subject to change.

Tickets are priced at $50.00 (ringside) and $30.00 (general admission). Tickets may be ordered by going to or calling NER (781.932.1190), and will be on sale at the doors the night of the show. Doors open at 6 pm., first bout at 7:30 pm. New England Ringside Promotions is a division of New England Ringside whose boxing interests also include a monthly magazine, six weekly radio shows, a popular web site (, and Fightography (sells classic boxing pictures - For more information about New England Ringside Promotions, New England Ringside or advertising/sponsorship inquires visit its web site or call 781.932.1190.

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