By Melissa Moore-Randall
The Revere Boxing and Outreach Program headed north of the border to Woodstock, New Brunswick to participate in their first international matches.
New Brunswick, bordered by Quebec, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the Bay of Fundy, and the state of Maine, was the spot for the Against the Ropes Boxing Match. Revere boxers Sebastian Orellana and Jamil Orchi, along with their trainers RPD Officer Joe Singer and professional boxer Greg Venditti, took the 8 hour trip over the border to participate in the August 5 event.
“Both of our Revere boys went the distance in front of a packed Woodstock, New Brunswick arena. Jamil battled out a hard fought W, while Sebastian slipped, countered, and suppressed until the final bell, but unfortunately lost by decision. Greg and I are beyond proud of our students, and all of the hard work they put into preparing for this event. We also want thank Neil Paul Campbell Jr. and the New Brunswick Boxing Association for the amazing hospitality and for giving our students this opportunity. We look forward to hosting our own events in the near future. Stay tuned because we are just getting started,” said Singer.
The program was started by Revere Police School Resource Officer Joe Singer and professional boxer Joe Venditti in a 20 by 20 space in Revere High School. Now a nonprofit 501C3 organization, the program is housed on the third floor of the former McKinley School on Yeamans Street. The program has been flourishing thanks to the dedicated staff behind the scenes and generous donations from a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations. Open to Revere students from ages 12-18, the program has become a popular spot for Revere teens, both male and female. To learn more about the program or make a donation, you can go to their website at www.revereboxing.org or follow them on Instagram at revere_boxing_outreach02151.