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QUINCY – New England Welterweight Champion Mike “Bad Man” O’Han, Jr. will make his first title defense against Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey in an 8-round bout on the “Breakout” card presented by Granite Chin Promotions, July 26 at the New England Sports Center in Derry, New Hampshire.

O’Han, Jr. Luckey will be part of the evening card of another Granite Chin day-night doubleheader (separate admissions), headed by the 10-round main event for the vacant NABA United States Heavyweight Championship between Steve “The Gentle Giant ”Vukosa (13-1, 5 KOs) and “Fly” Mike Marshall (5-1, 4 KOs), the current New England heavyweight champion.

O’Han, Jr. is a second generation boxer. His father, Mike O’Han (14-6-2, 11 KOs), fought professionally from 1983 to 1995. He was coaching partner of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Vinny Paz and Robbie Simms.

O’Han, Jr. (12-1, 6 KOs), fighting in Holbrook, MA, is a passionate fan base that grows with each of his fights.

Upset Luckey (13-14-4 (9 KOs) has won four of his last six fights.

Ex-N.E. heavyweight champion ​​Justin “Crazy Train” Rolfe (5-2-1, 4 KOs), of Fairfield, ME, will face Mexican challenger Jose Humberto “Olimpico” Corral (20-26, 12 KOs) in the co- Featured event for the vacant ABF Atlantic heavyweight title.

Also scheduled to be in action on the undercard, all in 4-round bouts, include Weymouth, welterweight Eric “Gladiator” Goff (1-0), Holyoke junior middleweight Carlos Abel Castillo (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Jay Gregory (0-3), Woburn Middleweight Julien “Black Dragon” Baptiste (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. Rodrigo Almeida (2-10, 2 KOs) and Framingham, light heavyweight Saul “Spider” Almeida (0-13-4) vs. premiering Steve Sumpter of Lawrence.

The pro segment of the afternoon’s Pro-Am card will be headlined by ABF Atlantic Cruiserweight champion Yan “Wild Thing” Pellerin (11-1, 5 KOs) defending his title against Lewiston, Maine challenger Cristiano Pedro fighting for Angola, in an 8 round fight.

The inaugural “Granite Chin Invitational”, putting some of New England’s best amateur boxers into the semifinals, at the boxing-sanctioned event in the US during the afternoon of the daytime doubleheader. The semifinal winners advance to the tournament championship final on August 28 at the New England Sports Center.

Paula Fonseca