Traietti triumphs as promoter, matchmaker and fighter
By Mark Vaz at ringside Courtesy of FightNews.com
Granite Chin Boxing presented their fifth event at the Marina Bay SportsPlex in Quincy, MA, this past Saturday with a card featuring Worcester, MA featherweight prospect Irvin Gonzales plus hometown Chris Traietti against Alfredo Trevino of Sonora, Mexico, in a ten-round bout for the WBU Americas Cruiserweight Championship.
Traietti (23-4, 18 KOs) – doing triple duty as promoter, matchmaker and headliner – opened the bout working behind a strong jab, looking from the start to setup his most effective shot, a left hook to the body. Trevino (8-2-1, 1 KO) attempted to avoid it by jabbing and circling clockwise, taking Traietti’s leverage away from the hook but absorbing quick right cross counters in the process. Listening to his corner between rounds, Traietti made the adjustment and stepped to the right, cutting Trevino off and pinning him on the ropes where he was able to unleash a sustained body attack, dropping Trevino with shots that caused the crowd to wince in sympathy with Travino’s pain. Showing pluck, Trevino managed to regain his feet twice, however he finally succumbed to the clean shots. Referee Leo Gerstel stopped the bout after the third knockdown at 2:30 of round two. With the victory, Traietti captures the WBU Americas Cruiserweight Championship.