Gambardella Returns to the Boxing Ring on May 18

Revere professional boxer Travis Mazac Gambardella will resume his quest for a world title in a middleweight bout scheduled for May 18 in New Hampshire.

Gambardella (8-1, 6 KOs) suffered the first loss of his career to Joey Spence last September at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Gambardella is training at the Broadway Boxing Club in Everett under the guidance of trainer Joe Ricciardi and manager Dennis Willcox.

“This will be a first six-round fight,” said Gambardella. “I’m coming off my first loss ever, but I’m focused and ready to go. I’m living in Revere where I grew up. This past fall I joined the Local 7 Ironworkers Union and I’m working at Boss Steel in Cambridge. I work hard every day and I go to the boxing gym every day after work.”

Gambardella said he’s doing his roadwork on the streets of Revere. “You can catch me going down Washington Avenue over to Newhall Street and Linden Square. I run 3-5 miles a day.”

Gambardella said his goal to win three fights this year and get “a national-stage fight” in 2022.

Travis thanked his mother, Carla, for her continuing support of his boxing career.

“I couldn’t do anything without my Gambini – that’s what I call her – my mother, she supports me 150 percent,” said Travis. “She helps me sell T-shirts, organize fundraisers, and sell tickets to my fights. My trainer, Joe Ricciardi, and manager, Dennis Willcox, are huge helps in my career. I couldn’t be more thankful for my family, my friends, and the team behind me.”

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