PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Pro boxing might've been gone from Portland for 21 years, but with a capacity crowd that included four boxing greats, it was as though it had never left.
The headliners of the 2,800 people in attendance were:
- Boston native and former world welterweight champion Tony DeMarco
- Former WBU junior welterweight champ Micky Ward, whom the film "The Figher" depicted his career
- Providence native and five-time world champion Vinny Pazienza
- Panamanian Roberto Duran, who held the world championship in four different classes and became just the second boxer to fight in five different decades
The card featured seven fights, five of which were amateur. In total, six Mainers fought with five of them winning.
- Middleweight and Deering alum Russell Lamour improved to 6-0 as a pro with a unanimous decision over Deivison Ribeiro