LEWISTON – They are equal partners in this boxing endeavor, but it when it comes to this rare sister-brother-father coalition, Joey and Terri Gamache turn to dear old dad for the “final say” in Saturday night’s pro-am fight card.

Welcome to the Gamaches’ version of “All in the Family.”

Like father, like son, like – daughter. Watch them trade calls when their cell phones ring in unison at the dinner table. They are all business.

The two-time world champion and his sister, now an amateur judge and official, will be helping out their father, Joe Gamache Sr., at ringside.

“Time’s change,” said Joe Gamache. “I am from the old school. Who is to say I am right? It doesn’t mean at times we don’t disagree. They still come to me for my knowledge.

“My daughter and my son, Terri and Joey, have done so much work on this show. Joey and Terri have done a great job with the matchmaking. The fans will be quite happy with the matches.”

At times, the Gamaches might have differences concerning the final details, but their business relationship seems to be flourishing.

“I think he likes the idea because he’s tired,” said Joey Gamache. “Terry has done her own show; I’ve done my own show. My father is doing his own show.

“I like it, it’s fun. My dad sits back a little bit, but he does have the final say.”

Terry Gamache says their years of experience as a boxing family makes this partnership a unique and perfect fit.

“We have a boxer, a trainer and an official,” said Terry Gamache. “Together, we make one helluva of a team.

“Joey and I have been going out and getting sponsors. We help each other getting ads. If it’s a female, I send him in. If it’s a male, I go in.

“My father is a part of it, but Joey and I are trying take a lot of weight off his shoulders. Boxing is my father’s life. This is everything to him. I honestly want to keep it alive for my father.”

For the past several weeks, Joey and Terri have been lining up fighters for Saturday’s 8 p.m. start at the Multi-Purpose Center in Lewiston.

In the pro bouts, Joey has a stable of local fighters who have been given the green light. Middleweight Glenn Cugno and heavyweight Scott Frost of Mechanic Falls are on the card, while Portland’s John Webster will be facing Tito Berrocales of New Hampshire in a lightweight fight.

Genaro Andujar of the Bronx will fighting a middleweight match while Jill Emery of Brooklyn, N.Y., makes her pro debut in the welterweight class. Damien Rapley of Brooklyn will be featured in a heavyweight bout.

Terry Gamache is handling the amateur portion of the card. Those fights include:

Nicole Silvera ( Beverley, Mass.) vs. Melissa Roberts (Connecticut); Pedro Gonzalez (Holyoke, Mass.) vs. Rob Roy (Connecticut); Duriel Shanks (Lewiston) vs. John Perez (Haverhill, Mass.); Caitlin Gracia (Lawrence, Mass.) Vs. Berta Papas (Haverhill, Mass.); Simeon Dunwell (Haverhill, Mass.) vs. Chad McAuliffe (Bangor); Chantel Martinez (Haverhill, Mass.) vs. Lindsay Kyajohnian (Lewiston); Jayme Dennis (Lewiston) vs. Sonia Rodriquez (Connecticut); Dave Macie (Lewiston) vs. Matt Field (Waterville) 152; Derek Silvera (Beverly, Mass.) vs. Angel Rosardo (Connecticut) 152.


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