The Team Combat League is gearing up for its second season, with the Boston Butchers set to make their debut on Thursday, April 11 at the Oceanside Events Center in Revere, Massachusetts. The Butchers will face off against the DC Destroyers in what promises to be an electrifying boxing showdown, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

During a press conference at Peter Welch’s Gym to introduce the team, head coach Marc Gargano expressed confidence in the Butchers’ roster, highlighting their top-to-bottom talent. The league, which features 12 teams, will see each team fielding a lineup of 24 boxers, with each boxer engaging in a single round against an opponent from the opposing team. The matches will be scored using the 10-point must system, with knockouts or TKOs resulting in a 10-7 score.

The Butchers’ assistant general manager, Pat Sullivan, emphasized the team’s local roots, with most of the fighters hailing from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or New Hampshire. Notable names on the roster include James Parella, Irvin Gonzalez, Alejandro Paulino, Francis Hogan, and Cassius Chaney, among others. The team also boasts Amelia Moore, a promising talent making her professional debut after securing multiple national amateur titles.

One standout addition to the team is Shelly Vincent, who came out of retirement to join the Butchers. Rashidi Ellis, former WBC International welterweight titleholder, will also be making a homecoming, marking his return to Boston after an 11-year hiatus from fighting in his hometown.

With each fighter allotted just one round, the intensity is expected to be at its peak, leaving no room for hesitation. Under the leadership of head coach Marc Gargano and the guidance of general manager Jimmy Burchfield, the Butchers aim to make a strong impression in their inaugural season, representing New England with pride.