Part 2 of the “The Memorial Series” fight card will be held April 10

MELROSE — After the overwhelming success of the inaugural Memorial Series, back on Feb. 26, Murphys Boxing is proud to announce that it will host “The Memorial Series, Part 2” on Friday, April 10. As was the case with the sold out inaugural Memorial Series, this night of boxing will be held at The Memorial Hall in Melrose.

With the inaugural Memorial Series being sold out and demand for tickets reaching a fever pitch, coupled with Danny OʼConnor being the main event, The Memorial Series Part 2, looks to be a hot ticket that will sell out quickly.

The April 10 night of boxing will showcase none other then the man who put boxing in Boston back on the map, OʼConnor (24-2 8 KOs), fighting in a 10 round main event against tough veteran Michael Clark (44-12-1 18 KOs).

The former U.S. National Amateur Champion OʼConnor, who won the “outstanding boxer award” in the 2008 United States National Championship, as well as the 2008 National Golden Gloves Championship, is sure to pack the house, just as he did in his last fight in October when he knocked out Andrew Farmer (18-2) at the sold out Plymouth Memorial Hall in the main event of the Fox Sports 1 televised, Murphys Boxing promoted fight card.

As is always the case with OʼConnor, his legion of fans known as Clan O’Connor are sure to show up in droves come fight night and create an electrifying atmosphere not often seen in boxing. Clan OʼConnor, as well as Danny himself, know that with every win he moves a step closer to fighting for a title and that a major title fight is within reach.

With 2015 looking to be a big year for OʼConnor, he must first get by the tough Clark, who is out to spoil what is sure to be a palpable night. For his part OʼConnor knows that itʼs one fight at a time and his focus is on Clark.

“Iʼm excited to fight in Melrose. Iʼm looking forward to the atmosphere and great fight fans. Iʼm just excited to get back in the ring. I know Clark is a tough fight, so Iʼll be ready,” said OʼConnor.

With a title shot within reach, the city of Melrose is in for a treat when O’Connor takes to the ring.

With the response from the inaugural Memorial Series, Part 2 set to take place April 10, is already creating buzz.

“The most popular fighter in New England fighting in such an intimate venue Memorial Hall is a once in a lifetime thing. We are very grateful to Danny, he always loves to support a great cause,” said Ken Casey of Murphys Boxing.  “Our first Memorial Series was a sellout and we couldnʼt keep up with ticket demand. The response from the city of Melrose and surrounding cities was huge. Now with Danny O on the card and his crazy Clan OʼConnor fans, the demand will be insane. I would suggest getting your tickets as soon as you can, because they wonʼt last.”

The April 10, 2015 card at Melrose Memorial Hall in Melrose is on sale now with tickets available at Tickets are priced at $100, $65 for ringside and stage, $40 for GA seating. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. with the first bout at 7.30 p.m. Melrose Memorial Hall is located at 590 Main St. in Melrose.

The proceeds will benefit The Claddagh Fund on behalf of “The Mass Fallen Heroes Memorial.”

The Melrose Memorial Hall is the perfect venue for live boxing. Seemingly built for spectators to be part of the action, The Memorial Hall is often described as a scaled down arena that creates an enhanced atmosphere. Located in the heart of Melrose, The Memorial Hall is one of the better venues in the Boston area.