Boston Boxing Promotions and Godsmack’s Sully Erna Rock the Ring in Nashua for a Good Cause

Nashua, NH [August 23, 2019] – Boston Boxing Promotions presented its third show of 2019 this past weekend in Nashua, New Hampshire with “Scars for Scars” – an evening of professional boxing to benefit The Scars Foundation, and it did not disappoint. A capacity crowd of 1,000 spectators witnessed nine action-packed, competitive fights and helped raise thousands of dollars for The Scars Foundation – a charity established by Sully Erna of multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock band Godsmack to help raise awareness on a global level of issues involving mental health, PTSD, addiction and suicide. It was the first professional boxing event in Nashua in more than 25 years.

The highlight of the evening came when Sully Erna himself worked his first professional boxing corner along with world class trainer Joseph Janik, coach of current WBA Junior Lightweight World Champ Andrew Cancio, and Chris Jay of Knuckleheadz Gym as the pro debuting David Tubbs (1-0, 1 KO) took just 18 seconds to dismantle his opponent Ranieri Souza en route to a first round knockout in Tubbs’ pro debut.

Revere’s Kimberly Wabik (2-0-2) picked up the second victory of her professional career with a unanimous decision over Woburn’s Fernanda Araujo. Wabik has won two in a row after back-to-back draws to start her professional career.

Haverhill’s Harry Gigliotti (2-1, 2 KO’s) got back on the winning track in a big way with a first-round knockout of Vermont veteran Andre Belcarris. Gigliotti suffered the first loss of his professional career this past May in a majority draw to Kris Jacobs.

Ryan Dibartolomeo (2-0-1, 1 KO), who trains nearby at the Nashua Police Athletic League, picked up his second win in a row with a unanimous decision over Fernando Perez. In May, Dibartolomeo set a Boston Boxing Promotions record with an 18-second knockout of his previous opponent.

The main event of the evening saw Chelmsford’s Brandon Higgins (2-0, 1 KO) knock out New York’s Ian Beatease in the first round. Higgins has won the first two bouts of his professional career, also claiming a unanimous decision over Demetris Williams last May.

“It was a special evening,” said Boston Boxing Promotions President Peter Czymbor. “All of the fighters brought their A-game from the top to the bottom of the card. It was an entertaining evening of fights and we raised money for a great cause as well.”

The full results from Nashua, NH:

Welterweights – Brandon Higgins KO1 Ian Beatease
Welterweights – Ryan Dibartolomeo UD4 Fernando Perez
Light Heavyweights – David Tubbs KO1 Ranieri Souza
Super Lightweights – Kimberly Wabik UD4 Fernanda Araujo
Welterweights – Harry Gigliotti KO1 Andre Belcarris
Junior Middleweights – Leshawn Rodriguez UD6 Jose Medina
Welterweights – Brandon Berry TKO3 Paulo Desouza
Junior Lightweights – Ernesto Ornelas SD4 Henry Garcia
Junior Middleweights – Ismael Villarreal TKO4 Lenwood Dozier

Boston Boxing Promotions returns to the Castleton Banquet & Conference Center in Windham, NH on Wednesday, November 27 with the second annual Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular. Doors open at 7 pm with a bell-time of 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now at

Boston Boxing Promotions was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to the resurgence of professional boxing at the regional level, particularly in the New England area. Since that time, it has presented professional boxing events in places like Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire and New Bedford. To learn more about the promotion, you can follow them on Twitter @BostonProBoxing, join the promotion’s official Facebook page “Boston Boxing Promotions,” and visit the promotion’s website