A Fighter’s Tribute to His Grandfather

Nick DeLomba is a special fighter.  He lost his U.S. Navy veteran grandfather in November 2008 and still thinks often of him.  In fact, he has dedicated his boxing career to honoring him.

To date, he has been very successful in this pursuit.  He has won Rocky Marciano tournaments in Brockton, MA, in 2008 and 2010.  Additionally, he won the PAL Belt in 2010 plus the Southeastern Regional and the New England Golden Gloves titles in 2011.  The PAL Belt and the Southeastern Regionals were held in Fall River, MA, whereas the New England finals took place in Lowell, MA.

He fights as a welterweight and is a throwback to a late, great New York 147 pounder of the 1950s named Billy Graham.  Like Graham, Nick is a very skilled boxer who can also stand and slug with an opponent.  Nick has had 49 novice and open level amateur fights, winning 41.

At 21 years old, he is the senior male figure in his family’s household that includes a mother, grandmother and two pre-teen siblings.  Because money is an issue, he holds a part time job at the Walmart in Cranston, RI, while juggling college classes at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick, RI.  He hopes to eventually become a teacher.

Being a boxer, student and retail store employee is tough.  He is planning on turning pro in the near future.  His earnings from his professional fights should help with family finances.

Ed Campbell
Campbell Boxing Report