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Framingham Police Hosting Amateur Boxing Card Tonight

The Framingham Police Athletic League will host boxing tonight to benefit its youth boxing program, as its most famous alumni Danny O'Connor announced his retirement from professional boxing this week in his new podcast.

On Friday the 13th, under a full moon, you can expect a fight at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building in downtown Framingham.

That is because the Framingham Police Athletic League is hosting its annual Night at the Fights tonight to benefit its youth boxing program.

And for the first time the Framingham Police Athletic League has a fight card sanctioned by the U.S. Amateur Boxing.

The boxing program is for kids, especially at-risk kids, to get learns some skills and get some discipline in their lives.

The most well-known alumni of the program is Danny O'Connor, a professional junior welterweight boxer, who just this week announced his retirement.

O'Connor plans, according to his podcast, plans to spend time with his familya nd focus on his broadcasting career. O'Connor, 29, has a new podcast show on WEEI called the Danny O Show.

O'Connor had a record of 23-2 with seven knockouts, and boxed at Gillette Stadium and Boston Garden. He was managed by Murphy's Boxing, founded by the Dropkick Murphys' lead singer, Ken Casey.

O'Connor is expected to be on hand for tonight's event in Framingham.

Tickets are available at the door at $20. Youth 12 and under are free.

Doors open at 7, program starts at 7:30 p.m.

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