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September 15, 2015


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 14, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, "NEF XX: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE" on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The event will feature a first for Maine - mixed-martial-arts (MMA) bouts and professional boxing bouts on the same event with an MMA cage and a boxing ring set up side-by-side.  As announced this past Saturday night at "NEF XIX," the MMA portion of the card will be headlined by NEF MMA Professional Lightweight Champion Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (10-8) defending his title against Jimmy "Jimbo Slice" Davidson (7-1).

For the second time this year, Boyington will fight alongside his wife, Randi Beth Boyington (1-1), on an NEF card.  Boyington has held the lightweight championship since September 2014 when he defeated Jesse "The Viking" Erickson (6-4) for the then-vacant strap.  A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Boyington has electrified NEF audiences for nearly four years now with his brand of Taekwondo.  He splits time training between Young's MMA and his own gym, Boyington's Taekwondo Academy, both located in Bangor, Maine.  Always fueled by a competitive spirit, Boyington went to NEF executives immediately after his last victory and asked them to find him the toughest opponent possible.  The promotion delivered with one of New England's top lightweights in the form of Davidson.

"I'm thrilled to get back in the cage where I'm at my happiest and the opportunity to share this experience once again with my wife is something I will cherish forever," said Boyington.  "I have set out for the toughest challenge available because I want there to be no doubt what I'm capable of after November 21st is over.  I'm sure there will still be some doubters, but I know there will be many more believers.  Jimmy comes from one of the best camps and coaches around, so I know he will be hungry and at his best - just the way I want him.  I have the utmost respect to all those guys, but it's my belt and it's my home and it's my time and I do not intend on letting anymore slip away from me."

Davidson does, indeed, come from one of the most well-respected teams not only in the region but in the entire country.  He is a product of Mark Dellagrotte's Team Sityodtong.  Davidson holds victories over some of New England's most outstanding MMA competitors like Aniss Alhajjajy (7-4).  All seven of Davidson's professional victories have been finishes.  His only loss to date was against a very tough Leon Davis (7-3).

"It's an honor to fight on Maine's first ever Boxing/MMA show," said Davidson.  "There's been some epic fights in the Colisee and this title fight against Bruce will be no different."

New England Fights' next event, "NEF XX: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE," takes place on November 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The event will mark the first time in Maine history a mixed-martial-arts (MMA) event and a professional boxing event have taken place together on the same show.  Tickets for "NEF XX" start at just $25 and are on sale now at or by calling the Colisée box office at 207.783.2009 x 525.  For more information on the event and fight card updates, please visit the promotion’s website at  In addition, you can watch NEF videos at, follow them on Twitter @nefights and join the official Facebook group “New England Fights.”