Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
5 p.m. ET: Danny O’Connor is a man on a mission. He wants boxing to enjoy the popularity it once did, and he has set out to make it happen in his hometown. On Saturday night, he’ll get a big chance to make a mark on the local sports scene by doing what he does best at the TD Garden. The Framingham, Mass. native will showcase his skills at the region’s premier indoor venue. O’Connor will face Derek Silveira in the main event at TD Garden Night at the Fights. That fight headlines a full slate of action that will see New England’s top amateur and professional fighters square off. There will be nine matches on fight night. Five amateur fights precede four professional matches, as boxing makes its long-awaited return to the Garden. Local boxing legends Micky Ward, Vinny Pazienza and Marlon Starling will also be on hand to sign autographs for fight fans. Join us right here at 7 p.m., as we’ll live blog all the matches as they happen. Photo via Facebook/Danny O’Connor Boxing
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