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Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 21,2011 00--CORNER TALK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. On October 21st at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods. N.E. FAB Four "FightV as DiBella Entertainment Teams Up with Breast Cancer Charities of America in Fighting Opponent "Breast Canced" Edwin Rodriquez, Ryan Kielczewski, Danny O'Connor, Luis Rosa. La Bomba, The Polish Prince, Danny Boy O' Connor, & K.O. King "Battle their Way to the TopF Irish Joe McCreedy & Sean Eklund Raise their Hands in Chicago. There are Now "Seven" New England Fighters, World Ranked: Demetrius Andrade, Chad Dawson, Peter Manfredo Jr., Mike Oliver, Matt Remillard, Edwin Rodriquez, and Joe Spina. Demetrious "The Cape Verdean Assassin" Andrade. Did you fight fans know that the largest Cape Verdean communities in the nation are here in Massachusetts? Fights coming to MGM Grand Theater Foxwoods on October 21 st promoted by Lou DiBella Entertainment. Check them out "live!" Or check them out on Show- time at 11:00 pm. Whatever you do, check them out. These are some of the best fighters in the country. All with hopes of spreading their name around the world and becoming World Champions. Three of these fighters are from Massachusetts. All ris- ing stars with an eye on the prize. The prize of becoming World Champions. In the main event 19-0. 14 KO Super Middleweight Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriquez, who's already spread his name around the world, is the most highly-rated of the FAB Four. He's already beaten some of the best fighters in the world. He now fights another undefeated fighter in 14-0, 8 KO Will "Power" Rosinsky. La Bomba is a world-rated fighter in four major governing bodies: IBF, WBC, WBA and WBO. Will Power and La Bomba Rodriquez share history together. Both are 2005 Na- tional Golden Gloves Cham- pions. Both were on the 2006 Peter Manfredo Jr., has a big following. He's got lots of talent. USA Boxing Team that trav- eled to China. Both will fight, to maintain their unde- feated status. Whose "0" will go? Who's Will "Power" will be broken? In another main bout, Junior Welterweight rising contender Gabriel "Tito" Bracero 17-0, 3 KO's takes on Daniel Sostre 11-4-I, 4 KO's for the vacant NABF title. Undefeated Ryan "The Polish Prince" Kielc- zewski at 11-0, 2 KO's is coming off of a spectacular actioned-packed win over James Lester. Also on this star studded card is rising prospect Light Welterweight Danny O'Connor. On this fight card you'll see Luis "KO King" Rosa at 8-0, 5 KO's. Check him out in his quest for the top. Breast Can- cer Charities of America fights opponent breast cancer. "Victory to all our heroes!" Irish Joe McCreedy 13-5- 2, 6 KO's and Sean Eklund 10-4, 2 KO's of Massachu- setts both raised their hands in victory in Chicago. In their corners were boxing legends Irish Micky Ward and Micky's brother Dickie Eklund. Joe McCreedy en- tered the ring with these two boxing icons in his cor- ner and faced Loren Myers. After a well-fought battle by Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Serviee Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 J Joey Spina has talent that I'd like to see demonstrated in this area too. I can think of some great fight-cards in this area. "Ding!" both, the hands of Irish Joey McCreedy were raised in victory. In another bout, Sean Eklund the nephew of Micky Ward and Dickie Eklund, defeated Terry Buterbaugh by unanimous decision in six. "Congratu- lations" to both. Seven New England boxers are World Ranked. Fightnews World Boxing Rankings: WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, World Ranked are: Light Heavy- weights 175 Ib; I St WBC, and 3 rd Fightnews Chad Dawson, 7 th WBA Joe Spina. Super- middleweights 168 Ib; 6 th WBC, 8 th WBA, 8 th IBF and 12 m WBO Edwin Rodriquez, Middleweight 160 lb. 4 m WBC and 6 th IBF Peter Manfredo Jr. Super Welterweight 154 lb. I0 th WBC & 15 th WBO Demetrius Andrade. Featherweight 126 lb. 15 th Fightnews Matt Remillard, and 13 m WBO Mike Oliver. Fight Family prayers for Doug Keefe of Quincy. He is currently at "Marina Bay Rehab, 2 Seaport Drive, Quincy MA. 02171. Cards can be sent to Doug Keefe, at 78 Cliff Street, Quincy MA. 02169. Doug is recover- ing, and sends well wishes to all fight family members. Recently, I spoke with Rose Pender. The wonderful wife of RIP World Middle- weight Champion Paul render. Rose advised me that Felice Leeds will be gathering information on her close family member World Middleweight Cham- pion Paul render. World Welterweight Cham- pion Tony DeMarco rode in this year's Christopher Columbus Parade. He rode with his wonderful wife Dottle DeMarco and grand- son Reagan. All distributed candy to the excited crowd. They drove by and stopped at the fabulous corner Tony DeMarco Way and Hanover Street. They later stopped at "Johnny on the Side" and took pictures with the Bruins Stanley Cup. NO NBA, COULD NHL BE RIGHT BEHIND -- With the start of the NBA season delayed because of the lock- out, one wonders if the NHL could be the scene of its own prolonged labor dispute come next fall. You see, the labor agreement that came on the heels of the canceled 2004-2005 season is due to expire on September 15, 2012. That's after the rook- ies have been in camp for a week and right around the date that the veterans usu- ally report. So, if something isn't signed, sealed and delivered by then it looks like the NHL would have a supreme chal- lenge in starting the regular season on time. Most collec- tive bargaining agreements in sports expire in the off season (the NBA's expired as June 30 became July 1), giving the two sides several months to negotiate before the disputes have an effect on the upcoming season. Even that amount of lead time didn't work in the case of the NBA. So, what do you think will happen if there is no agreement in hockey when September 15 nears? There won't be several months to negotiate before the season starts. The preseason games usually start around Septem- ber 21 and the regular sea- son normally begins the first week of October. Could the two sides really reach an agreement in three weeks? Well, of course it's possible. But it's more than likely that they would not. Then again, they could also reach an agreement before September 15. But given the sequence of how these things have played out in the past, we think the chances are against it. Enjoy this NHL season. Next year may not see a full one. And as we all know from history, there's always the chance there might not be a season at all. A MINI-BREAK of SORTS -- Although it seems as if the season is just getting started, the four-day break between the game with the San Jose Sharks and the Montreal Canadiens in the current home start4 is the longest one for the B's until the December 24-27 Christmas break. NOT A GOOD SIGN -- It's always tough to lose a game but it's even tougher to expe- rience a loss in tight game, since one can easily point to instances where scoring could have taken place and victory attained. Thus, it was interesting to note that the first three Bruins losses of the season had all come by one goal. Teams that win championships are suc- cessful in those type of games. And those early sea- son games do count. Just ask the Red Sox. If they had won just two of their first six games to start the season (rather than going 0-6), those two April victories would have provided the margin to put them in the playoffs. WE HARDLY KNEW YE -- Although we're still in October, the B's have al- ready finished their 2011- 2012 matchups with two teams -- the Chicago Black- hawks-and the Colorado Ava- lanche. The B's beat Colorado at the Garden on Columbus Day and later won a shootout against the Blackhawks in Chicago. The Blackhawks -- an Original Six team and winner of the 2009 Stanley Cup will not appear in the Garden this winner. And isn't that some kind of a crime in hockey heaven? WILL THEY EVER RETURN -- Well, they have. The Bruins entered a four game home stand in mid October with 23 players on their roster, 21 of whom had played at least one game for the B's during the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Championship season. The only two who did not are Joe Corvo (acquired from Carolina in a trade) and Benoit Pouliot (signed as a free agent). APPLAUSE FOR CLAUDE -- Bruins head coach Claude Julien claimed his 300th NHL victory with Boston's 3-2 shootout victory over Chicago on October 15. The win made him the 42 "d coach in NHL history to reach that mile- stone. He is the 13th active coach to do so. He is also the sixth man to coach the Bruins to a Stanley Cup Championship. His 33 career playoffs victories are the most by a Bruins head coach. LET'S NOT FORGET -- With all the rightly deserved praise heaped upon Tim Thomas, it's easy to overlook the con- tributions of Tuukka Rask to the Bruins. When Thomas was injured in early March of 2010, it was Rask who stepped to the forefront and guided the B's into the play- offs. He would up leading the entire NHL in goals against average and save percentage for 2009-2010. In fact, his 1.97 GAA was the lowest com- pried by any Boston goaltender since Frank Brimsek's 1.57 during the 1928-1939 season. And how did Rask become a Bruin? He was acquired in a trade that sent Andrew Raycroft to Toronto on June 24, 2006. Rask was drafted by Toronto in the 2005 NHL draft, the Maple Leafs select- ing him as the 21 st pick. Rask had a 1-0-1 record in the exhibitions with a 1.46 GAA in those two preseason starts. Then, in his first start of the regular season against Colorado on Columbus Day, he made 35 saves in a 1-0 loss to the Avalanche. That lone goal was deflected off a Bruins skate. He slipped a bit in the B's 4-1 loss to Carolina. But once again, the skaters really didn't back him up with goals of their own. The problem the B's need to resolve is to how to provide their excellent goaltenders with some scoring. In short, they need to get some goals for the goalies. If they can do that, look for there to be far more wins than losses on Causeway Street this winter.