Cranston Fighter Dedicating Coming Bout to Gary "Tiger" Balletto
23 year old Nick DeLomba of Cranston, Rhode Island is preparing to
make his second career–pro fight, which will go 6 rounds Friday the 13th
at Twin River Casino.
DeLomba is dedicating the fight to his
mentor, Gary "Tiger" Balletto, who remains in a Boston hospital after
breaking his neck in a trampoline accident in July.
DeLomba is getting after it without Balletto in the gym with him, but he is still in his corner
him and his guidance it will be tough but I still talk to him every
day," DeLomba said. It is not the same atmosphere with him in the gym
which is why I want to pick up the pace and do something really special
He added: "I mean he is doing a little better. It is a
long recovery when you break your neck. When you are talking about are
you going to walk are you not going to walk. It is a long road to
recovery but he is making the right steps, he's working hard and he's
looking forward to walking soon."