Professional boxing returning to Lewiston


By Sun Journal staff

LEWISTON — Following a long absence from the Twin Cities, former two-time WBA boxing champion Joey Gamache and his father and promoter Joe Gamache Sr. are teaming up to bring professional boxing back to Lewiston.

Headlining the card will be the next generation in the Gamache family.

Stephen Gamache, Joey’s son, will make his professionsl debut on Saturday, June 19, at the Multi-Purpose Center in Lewiston.

Both Joey and Joe Sr. believe the younger Gamache has a bright future. Stephen recently returned to the ring and made an impressive showing in the New York Gold Gloves competition, according to his father.

Also making his professional debut will be Willie Carville of Lisbon, who’s enjoyed a long amateur career in Maine.

Joey Gamache’s nephew, Ryan Gamache, who has won both of his professional fights, may also fight on the card.

The Gamaches are bringing back the old management team that put on several successful local boxing cards during Joey Gamache’s rise to the world title, including matchmakier Johnny Bos and cutman and adviser Roland Fortin.

Tickets for the June bouts, which cost $20 for general admission and $35 for the first three rows, are available at Victor News and Lisbon Street News in Lewiston.