💥💥💥WORLD TITLE BELT NOW ON THE LINE AT
PLAINRIDGE PARK CASINO
Murphys Boxing announced today that the main event of Saturday, December 16’s pro boxing event at the new Plainridge Park Raceway and Casino, Massachusetts’s first casino, will be for not only the North American Boxing Association’s belt, but also for the International Boxing Association’s World Championship.
Pitting local favorite Mark “Bazooka” DeLuca, 19-0, 12 KO’s against Niagara Falls’ Anthony “The Spoiler” Lenk, 15-4, 7 KOs in what will certainly be the toughest test in young DeLuca’s career, the night will have big implications for the winner in the 154 pound junior middleweight bout. The IBA, established in 1991 by Cy Young Award winner Dean Chance and run by Chance until his death in 2015, has recently reentered boxing under the ownership of JC Courreges and Hall of Fame referee Steve Smoger.
Currently boasting Sergei Kovelev as their light heavyweight world champ, the IBA belts have been held by Roberto Duran, George Foreman, Oscar DeLaHoya, Arturo Gatti, Roy Jones, Jr, Bernard Hopkins, Shane Mosely, Glen Johnson, and Antonio Tarver among others. The organization has always held prestige and under the guidance of the highly respected Smoger, the reputation is sure to continue. This will be the first opportunity at a world championship for DeLuca, who is excited about the opportunity. “Fighting for a world title is the best Christmas present I could ask for,” said the amiable DeLuca this morning. “I will give it 100% and bring the belt home on Saturday night.” In addition to the IBA, DeLuca will also contend for the WBA’s North American Title (NABA)
Across the ring from DeLuca will be Anthony Lenk, who was recently signed by Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Promotions.
Lenk is a feared opponent who’s only losses have all been close and disputed decisions against top opposition in the
Jr. Middleweight division.
Also on the show will be New England Heavyweight Champ Niall Kennedy 9-0 from Wexford, Ireland who will be fighting for the IBA America’s title. Tickets and info at for this major event can be found at Murphysboxing.com #dropkickmurphys