Danbury fighter set to make pro boxing debut at Foxwoods
Geoffrey Then has already tried his hand at several different combat sports, and next month, he’ll add one more to the list.
Then, a 2010 Danbury High graduate, is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on Oct. 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Fox Theater. He is set to face Nicky DeQuattro of Providence in a junior-welterweight bout.
The 26-year-old Then has competed professionally in mixed martial arts matches and kickboxing. In July, he fought Zarrukh Adashev at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden at Glory Kickboxing’s Glory 55 event. He trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts at the American Top Team Connecticut gym in Danbury, where he is also a Muay Thai instructor, and also trains in Muay Thai at Estevez Muay Thai and Sitan Gym in Stamford. He recently began working on his boxing with the trainers at Champs Boxing Club in Danbury, including Bennie Little and Dave McDonough.
The 36-year-old DeQuattro is 3-1 with one knockout since making his pro debut on Sept. 15, 2017. DeQuattro last fought this past May 11, when he lost a unanimous decision to Andy Aiello at the Twin River Event center in Lincoln, R.I.
The action at Foxwoods on Oct. 20 is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with several amateur bouts. The night’s preliminary matches are slated to begin at 7:30. In the main event, New Haven’s Edwin Soto (13-2-2, five KO) is set to square off against Anthony Lenk (15-5, five KO) of Niagara Falls, N.Y., in an eight-round junior-middleweight fight. Tickets are available at Champs Boxing Club, 128 East Liberty Street in Danbury.