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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