|Team Remillard returns on Saturday night|
Matt Remillard and Shelly Vincent return to Foxwoods on Saturday Night
By Alex Pierpaoli
Photo by Sean Laydon
On Saturday night Connecticut boxers Matt Remillard and Shelly Vincent are back in the spotlight in co-featured bouts headlineing promoter DiBella Entertainment's latest installment in the Broadway Boxing series. This week Remillard faces veteran Yardley Cruz in the Manchester, CT super lightweight's third time through the ropes this year in his comeback effort since a twenty-eleven loss to Mikey Garcia and subsequent incarceration for five years on assault charges. In June, Remillard raised his record to 25-1 (14) with a four round stoppage of Fatiou Fassinou in Mashantucket, CT. This week, Remillard and Cruz will be fighting ten rounds in the evening's Main Event.
Shelly Vincent meets Calixta Silgado in an eight round women's bout in the co-featured attraction. Vincent fought on the most recent Broadway Boxing card, scoring a win over Angel Gladney on September fifteenth, also at Foxwoods' Fox Theater. Vincent made combat sports news last week when she surprised her professional rival Heather Hardy at the New Yorker's recent weigh-in for her second crossover bout in MMA. Vincent hopes Hardy will return to the Sweet Science and make good on her promise of a rematch of their August twenty-sixteen bout which Hardy won by majority decision. Last week, Hardy went on to lose her second MMA bout and suffered a badly broken nose in the defeat. As Hardy heals and determines which direction she will move in next, Vincent stays busy this weekend against Colombian featherweight Calixta Silgado, 15-8-3 (10). At 38 years old, Vincent has made it clear her days as a prize-fighter are numbered and she looks forward to potential careers in commentating, training or as an advocate for young people.
The fight card also features the fourth fight this year for undefeated East Hartford super lightweight Mykquan Williams, 8-0 (4). Williams faces 7-5 (4), Sumner Martin of Virginia in a six round undercard bout.
Tickets are available through Foxwoods.com.