Rye resident David Telesco will get back in the boxing ring October 21 at the Rye Town Hilton for the second fight of his comeback quest. The 41-year-old Port Chester native is scheduled to box former two-time world champion Byron Mitchell (27-5-1, 20 KOs). Telesco (30-6-1, 25 KOs) pummeled William Gill at the Hilton in July, knocking out the overmatched Newark brawler in little over five minutes. It was Telesco’s first professional fight in more than five years.
“I never underestimate anyone, and my confidence has been there since day one of my career,” said Telesco, who went 12 rounds with Roy Jones Jr. in 2000. “I’m looking forward to this upcoming fight, because Mitchell is the caliber of fighter I’m used to boxing.”
Telesco has been doing strength and conditioning training at Club @ 1133 Sports & Fitness, one of three Rye-area clubs Altheus members can continue to use in their own training. The proud boxer is excited about performing in front of a hometown crowd again, and is headlining the six-match Star Boxing card.
“I am definitely a true blue Ram, but I also have that same champion’s spirit possessed by the Garnet and Black,” said Telesco of his allegiance to Port Chester and Rye.
When it comes to Telesco’s fights, one thing is for sure – they’re never boring. He’s a knockout machine who does not fail when it comes to thrilling the audience.
“Whenever and wherever I’ve fought, I’ve always had great support around me,” said Telesco. “What my fans are going to see now is that age 40 is never too late. As long as your mind, body, and soul are into whatever you’re doing, anything is possible.”