Dilboy Down, Nationals to Go

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Ryan Pietrantonio (white trunks) is victorious at Dilboy Stadium. (Photos by Ana Jeleniewska)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Everett boxer Ryan Pietrantonio already cemented himself in Everett lore after punching his way to the New England Golden Gloves Championship earlier this year. Now, with his 12th victory coming by way of unanimous decision over Josh Raineri at the annual Fight Night at Dilboy event in Somerville this past weekend, he’s looking to spread word of his talents and knock down the competition at USA Boxing’s largest tournament of the year.

“I plan to pick up my training, do a lot more strength and conditioning and focus a little less on the skill part. I wanna be in super shape and strong [for nationals],” said Pietrantonio after getting the fight at Dilboy Stadium Saturday, his last before going to compete in USA Boxing’s National Tournament in October is n Ohio.

Until then, Pietrantonio says he’s got to ramp up the workload if he plans to come back home a national welterweight champion.

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Dilboy Fight Night to Feature Everett Talent

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Ryan Pietrantonio hits Raul Cruz with a right jab at the New England Golden Gloves Tournament earlier this year. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

If you’re looking for some live outdoor entertainment this weekend, Everett boxer Ryan Pietrantonio is getting back in the ring for an outdoor fight night hosted by the Somerville Youth Development & Boxing Club.

The annual event, dubbed Fight Night at Dilboy, is set for Saturday, August 17 from 6-11PM at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville.

The show stages over two fists full of boxing matches, with one of them featuring Pietrantonio (11-1 overall), who will be looking for a change of fortune in his second appearance at the event after suffering his only loss in the ring there two years ago.

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No Split Decision for Ryan Pietrantonio

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Everett’s Ryan Pietrantonio (above) clinched the New England’s tournament championship April 6.

By Lorenzo Recupero

The journey – and victories – continues for local boxer Ryan Pietrantonio.

Everett’s champion recently competed in his first boxing competition, The New Englands, since besting the Golden Gloves tourney in February.

Last weekend’s split decision victory over Holyoke’s Denzel Whitley was Ryan’s eighth straight win and fourth tournament championship.

And with each victory inside the ropes, he’s more convinced boxing is his calling.

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Golden Moment

In a Class By Himself

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Pietrantonio Wins Golden Gloves Championship

By Lorenzo Recupero

In convincing fashion, with a thorough demonstration of technical boxing, Ryan Pietrantonio clinched the 152-pound 2019 Golden Gloves New England Novice title at the Lowell Auditorium to become the latest local boxer to wrap up the tournament as champion.

Pietrantonio (10-1 overall) dipped, dodged and punched his way into Everett lore, joining locals Pat Gigante, Joe O’Donnell, and Richie “The Mountain” Lamontagne as the only other boxers in city history to compete in and champion a New England Golden Gloves tourney.

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