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Boyington looks to shine on national television Aug. 11

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BANGOR - Bruce Boyington has waited for some time to step into the cage for CES, and now he'll get a chance to do just that.

"CES is something I've been wanting to do for a while. I've talked to them guys for a while. And ultimately, it's on national TV. So that's what pulled me over there," Boyington said Monday. "And the pay was better than the other ones."

 

He'll get his pay day Aug. 11, but also as noted, get to showcase his skills in front of a broad audience on AXS TV when he takes on Nate Andrews in a 155-pound fight. The Professional Fighters League, formerly World Series of Fighting, allowed Boyington to fight outside of his contract for this opportunity. Should he win, he could have a chance at CES' lightweight title.

 

For Boyington, any chance to show out on a major stage is big, especially when he's part of the main event.

 

"It makes me want to perform at that level," he said. "I like the lights. I like the glory. I think this is where I'll shine my best. It's exciting to on a main card. A co-main event. That means you've done something right."

 

 

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