Pro boxing making return to Nashua

The folks from Boston Boxing have done quite the solo act, trying to revive the club boxing circuit here in New Hampshire with a series of fight events at the Castleton in Windham.

Next up, yeah, the Gate City. Pro boxing returns to Nashua on Aug. 16 as a night billed as “Scars for Scars” will be held at Nashua Community College.

If you trust the Boston Boxing folks like I do, you know they will deliver a terrific show. And the cause?

Couldn’t be better.

The Scars Foundation will be the beneficiary on this night. It was established by “Godsmack” lead singer and Haverhill, Mass., native Sully Erna to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with burdens such as bullying, addiction, abuse, depression and more.

Erna, in fact, is expected to be in attendance as a special guest that night.

The first bout on the card was announced this week as a pair of Bay State women, undefeated Kimberly Wabik will tangle in a four-rounder with Fernanda Araujo, who is making her professional ring debut.

Fight fans interested in the event should check out www.boxingnh.com.



The 59th Nashua City Championship Golf Tournament is set and rolling with entries filling up fast.

As of Monday, the tourney organizers have noted that only 15 spots in the field remain, and this one should be a good one.

Round 1 is July 20 at Sky Meadow Country Club and the title will be decided in Round 2 at Nashua Country Club on July 21.

For more information or to register, be sure to email: nashuacitychampionship@gmail.com.


Is there less interest this week in the Boston Celtics picking 14th, 20th and 22nd in Thursday night’s NBA draft, the Bruins picking a handful of 18-year-olds in this weekend’s NHL draft or the red-hot Boston Red Sox, who hit Tuesday night’s battle in Minnesota on a six-game win streak?

Is there a “none of the above” option? Where is Monte Brewster when you need him? …

I know Gary Woodland is a wonderful story and Pebble Beach was certainly a spectacular US Open venue, but it is a fact that the PGA Tour and golf really don’t matter unless Tiger Woods is involved.

Check out the miserable TV ratings from Woodland’s victory. Dreadful, right?

And what is FOX thinking, running live coverage from 2-10 p.m. on its lead channel.

Folks, The Golf Channel was invented for the first five hours of coverage.

Me? I was riveted … to the Godfather trilogy on AMC. …

Seriously, if either Kyrie Irving or Al Horford is a Celtic in 2019-2020, I’m done with the Green and the NBA for life.

Contact Hector Longo at 594-1253 or hlongo@nashuatelegraph.com.