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Fighting in his record fifth Fight To Educate (FTE) charity event, popular welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (23-1, 7 KOs) turned in a workmanlike performance for his ninth straight victory, recording a unanimous eight-round decision over Texas invader Raul Tover (11-8-1, 4 KOs) in tonight’s main event, at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire.
O’Connor, fighting out of Framingham, Massachusetts, was a 2008 US Olympic Team alternate. The popular Irish-American southpaw, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Warriors Boxing, avenged a loss to Tover in the 2005 National PAL Tournament in Oxnard, California.
Now 5-0 (4 KOs) in the FTE, O’Connor easily won on all three judges’ scorcards: 80-73, 79-37, 79-73.
“As I progress in my career,” the 28-year-old O’Connor said, “further and further along, it’s nice to stop and reflect. I made my pro debut here and fought five times in the Fight To Educate. I know the commission, people of Manchester, even the hotel where we stay and the drive to the arena. I have a sense of security here. Hopefully, I’ll have to chance to fight here again next year, and someday maybe I’ll be lucky enough to bring a world title belt here.
“I’m trying to be the most active fighter in this sport (this was his third fight in less than two months). I don’t want to have to get ready when that big call comes, I want to be ready, so that I’m staying active and living a good lifestyle. I’m gaining experience and need that to realize my goal and personal dream.
“I’d been fighting at 140 pounds since I was 15 and it became too hard. I’m a welterweight now and I feel stronger at 147. I could have fought 15 rounds tonight the way I feel. I hired a fight nutritionist. I felt great at the weigh in, during the fight, and even now.”
Hard-hitting Vermont light middleweight Chris Gilbert (10-0, 7 KOs), fighting in his third consecutive FTE, dropped Anthony “The Candyman” Chase (11-2, 4 KOs) three times in the second round, and finished off the Providence fighter in third with a right uppercut to remain undefeated.
Maine light welterweight Brandon “Cannon” Berry (3-0) remained undefeated the hard way as Jesus Javier Cintron (1-4-2) was disqualified in the round for repeated low blows.
Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations.
Proceeds from the 12th annual Fight To Educate benefitted SEE Science Center (www.see-sciencecenter.org), The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (www.stepheneducationfund.com), and New Horizons for New Hampshire.
This year’s attending Boxing Legends were Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt.
Danny looks to capture his 23rd victory when he takes on 11-7-1 Raul Tover on Sept 12, 2013 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. Come watch and cheer on Danny "Bhoy" O'Connor as he seeks revenge against Welterweight gatekeeper Raul Tover...a man who handed him one of his few defeats as an amateur. On the card as a co-feature is the exciting and undefeated Chris Gilbert (9-0). The bouts will be part of the Fight To Educate fund raising event. Tickets will be $25 and $50 with ringside tables available for $1000 for 8 seats and dinner is included. Ticket information coming soon. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or purchasing a table please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Danny has a busy fall planned and Saturday August 24th is just the start. Please get your ass out to the fight and support the pride of Boston Boxing... Danny O'Connor !!! Danny will be facing Ruben Galvan who currently boasts 27 victories, they are scheduled to start at approx. 8:30pm. Come on out and cheer on Danny as he looks to improve his record to 22-1.
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Danny would like to thank Johnny Gomes and the entire Red Sox organization for making a dream come true last night by asking Danny to throw out the first pitch at the Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Boston Herald Coverage
Join Clan O'Connor at Shrine inside Foxwoods for a prefight party tomorrow night from 6:45 - 8:00pm (updated time). If you purcahsed your tickets to the fight online you can pick them up at Shrine beginning at 6pm tomorrow night. We will be giving away free Danny O TShirts and getting pumped up for the fight..
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Saturday June 29th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut
Big News Everybody !!!
HBO and Dibella Entertainment presents the main event featuring boxing sensation Gennady Golovkin 26-0 with 23 KO's versus fan favorite Matthew Macklin 29-4.
Boxing Documentary Filming in Southie Tonight
Attention people in the Boston Area.
Dropkicks and Danny O'Connor are involved in an upcoming 8 part Documentary on Boxing in Boston called "Soldiers of Southie". It will air starting in August on the Discovery Channel.
An episode of the show is being filmed TONIGHT MAY 18th starting at 6:30 pm at Peter Welch's Gym 371 Dorchester Avenue South Boston Ma, 02127 The first hundred DKM or Danny O fans to come down and use the password SOS will get in free to see an awesome ameture boxing event and hopefully get your lovely mugs on TV !!!! Peter is the main creator of the show and is also a cornerman for Danny and a great friend to the Dropkick Murphys...the video for the "Boys are Back" was shot at the Gym.
Tonights show will feature Top amateur boxers from around the state being matched up for the best possible action! The main event of the evening is between Brandon Montella vs Russell Kimber who are both starring in the fourth episode of "Soldiers of Southie" an eight series documentary that will air on the Discovery Network in August. This is the rubber match of an exciting trilogy that is sure to be exciting, both men are coming to win and its sure to be an epic battle!
The fights start at 7pm sharp doors open at 6:30.
To find out about future tapings please go to Peter Welch's Gym site by clicking here
Also stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on Danny O's next fight !!!
And don't forget to go to Itunes and check out Bruce Springsteen's collaboration with the Dropkicks to raise money for the victims of the Boston bombings.Boston Strong
Danny and Ken Casey on NBC Crossover
Danny To March in This Saturday's Cape Cod St. Patrick's Day Parade
Join Danny this Saturday March 9th as he will be marching in the 2013 Cape Cod Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The Parade gets started at 11am in West Dennis. Use the link below to get all the details you'll need.
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Watch Danny's Fight Against Silveira
Below is a link to the video of Danny's Saturday night fight against Derek Silveira.
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Danny Beats Silveira in Hard Fought Majority Decision
Below are links to multiple news stories covering Danny's victory this past Saturday against Derke Silveira at the Boston Garden.
Boston Globe Story
Another NESN Story
MetroWest Daily News
Join Clan O'Connor At The NorthStar For a Pre-Fight Party Tomorrow Night!!!
Join Clan O'Connor at The North Star for prizes and raffles before heading to the fight! Free Clan O'Connor bandanas being givin out at The North Star! We need everyone looking like a full fledged bandit when Danny comes out to the Ring!!
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Danny Calls Barry Pederson An Animal
While hanging out with Dale Arnold and Barry Pederson in between periods of yesterdays Bruins game, Dale asked Danny to critique one of Barry's fights. Danny classified Barry as an animal with no technique, just taking care of business. See the full video below and then click the link to GET YOUR TICKETS for Satruday's Night at The Fights at the TD Garden.
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Boxing Returns To Causeway Street
With less than a week to go before Danny O and Clan O'Connor takeover the Boston Garden use the links below to read a story from today;s Boston Globe and get your tickets for next Saturday's Night at The Fights.
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Boston Globe Article
December 14th Fight Postponed to January 26, 2013
‘TD Garden Night at the Fights’, set for December 14, 2012, has been postponed due to Danny O’Connor suffering an injury during a sparring session this week. TD Garden Night at the Fights will now be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Fans should note their current tickets will be valid for the alternate date. At the chance fans cannot attend the event on this new date, a refund of the ticket purchase is possible via the point of purchase. To secure a refund, please contact the outlet where you purchased your tickets. If you purchased your tickets through Danny O'Connor's website or through Clan O'Connor directly and require a refund, you must return your tickets to the TD Garden Box Office. Please note requests for a refund must be received by January 15, 2013. For any further questions please contact email@example.com.
There was a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding this fight. We apologize it can't happen as soon as we'd like, but we'll turn our attention to Saturday January 26th 2013 and a great event for TD Garden Night at the Fights.' - Team O'Connor
Follow Danny's Blog Up To The Fight
For the next two weeks, the Boston Herald will feature blog entries from fighters Danny O’Connor and Derek Silveira, as the two prepare for their December 14 main event on the TD Garden Night At The Fights card.
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Danny Interview - The Arnold Factor
Danny Interview with Celtic TV
Danny To Fight At Boston Garden Friday Dec 14
Danny's next fight will take place Friday evening December 14th at the TD Boston Garden in Boston, Ma. Opponent to be announced Thursday. Click link below for full details.
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Danny Travels to Glasgow as Celtic Honors Him
Danny's support of Glasgow Celtic football club is well known and the team and their fans have equally taken to Danny. Stay tuned for photos and updates from Danny's trip as well as an exciting announcement on Danny's next fight coming later today
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Movin On Up!! Danny Ranked 15 in Latest IBF Rankings and 22 in WBC
The International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Commission released their latest rankings yesterday and Danny O'Connor found himself ranked in the top 25 in the world in the Jr. Welterweight Division of both organizations. After such strong showings against both Eddie Soto and Josh Sosa, Danny finds himself this morning ranked number 15 by the IBF and number 22 by the WBC. Stay tuned to dannyoconnorboxing.com and follow Danny on Twitter and Facebook to be up to date on the latest news about upcoming fights, etc..
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Danny wins in 3rd Round TKO.. Thanks Everyone For Their Support!
Danny would like to personally thank everyone that came out to support him last night down at Foxwoods. Danny stopped Josh "Nino Assasino" Sosa (10-4, 5 KOs) in the 3rd round. Danny trapped Sosa on the ropes and unleashed a barrage of unanswered, vicious body shots until referee Eddie Cotton halted the action. The fan-family was out in force to cheer Danny on to victory number 19. After the fight Danny said "To have that level of support from the fan-family on a card with national attention, just made for an amazing night and I can't thank everyone enough."
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Danny O'Connor Pre-Fight VIP Party at Foxwoods Featuring The Dropkick Murphys.
Don’t miss out on the Special Claddagh Fund Charity event this Saturday, September 29th at Foxwoods. This is a very unique event with a limited number of tickets!! This intimate and rare party will include a Dropkick Murphys acoustic set with appetizers, gifts, raffles, auctions and much more from 5 - 8pm at the Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods. At 8pm we will storm the MGM Grand Theater to root on Danny O’Connor as he goes for his 19th victory. Get Your Tickets Here
We secured rooms at the newest and closest hotel to Foxwoods, the Bellissimo Grande!
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Sicilian Room with King (5) or 2 Queen Beds (15) - $249.00 plus tax
(All rates are subject to 15 percent tax and a nightly facilities fee of $4.99 plus tax. Rates are based on 2 adults traveling and all additional adults up to 4 per room are $20.00 extra)
Bus Tickets are also available - Click link below for full details...
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O'Connor vs. Sostre Fight From May 24th Now on You Tube
Click the link below to view the Danny O'Connor vs. Daniel Sostre fight from May 24, 2012 from the House of Blues in Boston. Danny's latest fight versus Eddie Soto from Gillete Stadium will also be online soon.
Danny O'Connor vs Daniel Sostre Fight
Danny wins in 4th Round TKO.. Thank You to all the Fans!!!!
Danny won his latest fight last night taking a TKO victory from Eddie Soto in the 4th round. Danny would like to thank all the fans for their support in making last night a great night. Stay tuned to this site, Twitter, and Facebook for all the news from last night as well as news on the next Danny O fight Sept 29th at Foxwoods..
NESN Fight Coverage - Micky Ward and Shawn Thornton Interviews
Post Fight Interview
LIVE BLOG and Meet and Greet with the Rev Girls Happening TODAY 8/9
Danny will be participating in an online blog/chat today at 1:30pm on boston.com CLICK HERE to JOIN THE CHAT.. Then tonight from 8:30 - 10pm join us at McGreevy's at 911 Boylston Street Boston, MA for a meet and greet with Danny and the Rev Girls. CLICK HERE for more info on McGreevy's
Weigh-In - Saturday August 11 - 3pm
Join us this Saturday August 11 at The Banshee 934 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester for the weigh in for the Danny O'Connor/Eddie Soto fight. For directions or info on the venue CLICK HERE
Let's Make History
Watch Danny's Homecoming
Okay everybody it’s finally here, the television schedule for the Broadway Boxing broadcast featuring Danny O’Connor has just been announced. The fight between Danny O’Connor and Daniel Sostre at the House of Blues Boston will air on New England Sports Network (NESN). It will premier this Thursday, June 14, at 8:00 pm in the greater New England area. The two-hour broadcast which also features a great undercard of fights will also appear on SNY in the greater New York City area on Sunday, June 17, at 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 21 at 5:00 pm. This event had an amazing atmosphere and terrific fights. We hope you all watch this great event. Please spread the word and tell your friends…you won’t be disappointed. Everybody has shown Danny tremendous support thus far; let’s keep it up. Also be on the lookout for an upcoming announcement about Danny’s next fight which will also feature an internet pay-per-view for those of you around the country and the world who have also been asking to see Danny’s fights as well….
Danny Joins Forces With Revolution
Special thank you to all of the New England Revolution soccer players and staff for welcoming me at their practice today. I am excited to be part of the Revs family. I'll be wearing my custom DannyO revolution jersey proudly this Saturday night while I am their honorary captain for the game.
See everyone at the game! GO REVS!
Pictures From Danny's Day With The Revolution
Revolution Video Interview With Danny
Danny Victorious In Homecoming
Danny would like to take this time to thank everyone for the support you showed him last night at the House of Blues. You guys truly made this a night to remember for Danny and all of us at Team O'Connor. In the coming days we'll have pictures and video from the night's events, for now below is a link to a review of the evening from today's Boston Globe.
Boston Globe Review
Video and Interviews
Stand Up And Fight
Boxer Danny O’Connor Flying the Flag for Boston Boxing With the Help and Support of his Friends the Dropkick Murphys
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Danny To Fight May 24th at House of Blues in Boston
O’Connor Merchandise Now Available.
Highly touted junior welterweight boxing prospect Danny O’Connor is ready to rock n roll in 2012. The Framingham, Massachusetts boxer has the new support and backing from the popular musical group Dropkick Murphys. The band plans to call on their legion of fans to get behind Danny O as they announce Clan O’Connor to the world. Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey and his band mates are proud to be mentoring such a fine young man and hope to help him achieve his goals of championship glory while at the same time restoring the proud tradition of Boston boxing.
The Massachusetts products formed an immediate bond after O’Connor became an active participant in the Claddagh Fund, the official charitable organization of the Dropkick Murphys. Casey, a self-described sports fanatic has vowed to use his extensive influence to help raise O’Connor’s profile and establish a rabid fan base similar to the Murphys. He explains, "Danny is the genuine article. He has a highly decorated amateur pedigree, a blue collar mentality, and the required desire to make it to the top. I’m also confident he will serve as a great ambassador for the Boston area as well as the sport of boxing. Myself and my band mates plan to work hard to see that he is in the very best position to be successful."
With ambitions of fighting in Boston landmarks such as Fenway Park and the Boston Garden, the goal is to make O’Connor and the sport of boxing a prominent fixture in the city’s sports landscape. O’Connor reveals his excitement for the future, "Being associated with the Dropkick Murphys is a dream come true for a local kid. As a working class Irish American fighter from the Boston area, the relationship is a natural fit. I know nothing was ever given to them and they went out and earned every fan one at a time. As a fighter you have to have that same approach. Dropkicks provide a way to grow my popularity all while staying true to my morals and values. I wear Boston pride on my sleeve and I’m ready to show the world."
The newly formed relationship will surely transcend the traditional boxing enthusiast and galvanize the regions sports crazed culture as well as all the Murphy diehards. Casey reveals, "We envision a Danny O fight to be an extension of a Dropkick Murphys concert. A real cast of characters...fight enthusiasts and loyal Boston sports fans to soccer hooligans and punk rockers all uniting to cheer on Danny." O’Connor’s goals for 2012 are to move closer to a world title shot, expand his fan base, and make a lasting impression on the boxing world. He is currently training hard in Houston, Texas under the watchful eye of renowned trainer Ronnie Shields. O’Connor’s next fight will take place May 24th at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston, Massachusetts as he headlines a Boston versus New York themed boxing card. The event will be the first professional boxing promotion at the House of Blues and will also include a full night of live music. Ticketing information is available at www.dannyoconnorboxing.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here We Go... Here We Go... Here We Go...
Danny O'Connor has announced that his next fight will take place in the shadow of Fenway Park's Green Monster on Thursday May 24, 2012 at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston Massachusetts. The entire card will consist of bouts between boxers from Boston and New York and there will also be live music. Tickets for this event will go on sale next week. GET TICKETS HEREBack To Top