hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

October 17, 2013

Local boxer finding success

The Haverhill Gazette

---- — Tommy O’Connell is making a name for himself in the ring.

O’Connell, 21, of North Andover has been training at the Haverhill Downtown Boxing Club, under the watchful eye of manager Ray Hebert.

O’Connell knocked out an opponent in the first round of a bout held in Fall River on Sept. 27. He was participating in a Police Athletic League boxing tournament. He beat Carlos Semidy from Holyoke Boxing.

It was O’Connell’s first fight as an amateur boxer, and he fought in the 165 weight class.