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Promoter hopes to return to Murrysville SportZone for future boxing cards


Pittsburgh junior lightweight Matt “Sweet Child” Conway racked up his 20th career victory Saturday night with a win over Rodolfo Puente at “Murrysville Madness,” held at the Murrysville SportZone.

With the win, Conway (20-2, 9 KOs) will begin preparing for an International Boxing Association World title fight.

Promoter Derek Gionta of Monroeville said the day, which also included several amateur fights during the afternoon, was a success.

“This was our first time promoting this venue and things went really well overall,” Gionta said. “We’ll come back here, hopefully, in the near future.”

Saturday’s co-feature saw 2018 national Golden Gloves Champion and Pittsburgh super middleweight Kiante Irving (9-0-1, 9 KOs) battle to a six-round split draw with Antonio Louis Hernandez. Gionta said both fighters have shown interest in a rematch.

Gionta said he plans to feature Conway again at a January card at the Pittsburgh Shrine Center in Cheswick, with the idea of regularly rotating between the SportZone, the Shrine Center and a third venue at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

“This was our third show this year, using two different venues and it’s great to remain consistent despite the difficult times we encountered earlier this year in regard to the pandemic,” he said. “The plan is to keep moving forward and building up these guys.”

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .





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