Fight Night Fast Approaching – Check Out Boston Police Officer and Professional Boxer Billy “Sugar Bill” Traft Make his Boston Garden Debut this Saturday Night!!!It’s been a few years since the Boston Garden last hosted professional boxing, but that all changes this Saturday night, January 26, 2013, when the Garden plays host to the TD Garden’s Night at the Fights. Boston Police Officer and pro boxer Billy Traft steps into the ring looking to improve and run his undefeated 2-and-0 professional record to 3-and-0. Traft, a two-time Golden Gloves Champion and Dorchester native was last seen making quick work of Dan Bonnell courtesy of a 1st round TKO in a bout seen live at Gillette Stadium.
Said Traft’s manager/trainer Tim Stanton, “There’s nothing like seeing a fight at the Boston Garden. It’s really something special and if you’ve never been, it’s an evening of action packed excitement you don’t want to miss. I’m told there’s still plenty of good seats available for Saturday’s fights. As for Billy, he’s been training hard and he’s excited about fighting in front of his hometown fans.”
Traft will fight on the undercard of a main bout featuring the likes of Framingham’s Danny O’Connor who will be fighting Salem’s Derek Silveira.
O’Connor enters the fight is looking for his 20th victory. He is a two-time national amateur champ with a 19-1 professional record which includes seven KOs. O’Connor is ranked 15th in the world by the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and 22nd in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings.