Team CES2018-12-29T16:04:02+00:00

Our Story

Classic Entertainment & Sports is a combat sports promotion founded by Jimmy Burchfield Sr. in North Providence, Rhode Island. CES began as a professional boxing promotion but has since expanded to include a Mixed Martial Arts division, which debuted in September 2010 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. CES currently has an ever-growing roster in both its Boxing and MMA divisions.

CES MMA has established itself as the East Coast’s preeminent mixed martial arts promotion, hosting more than 50 successful events across New England and in New York and Philadelphia. The promotion, which now airs on UFC Fight Pass after a three-year broadcast partnership with AXS TV, has helped send more than 20 fighters to the UFC, including Rob Font, Calvin Kattar, Mike Rodriguez and Kyle Bochniak.

Jimmy Burchfield Sr.

President & CEO

Jimmy Burchfield Sr. the president of Classic Entertainment & Sports.  Born and raised in Rhode Island, Jimmy is known as a promoter in boxing. He has served as a referee, cornerman, and an international boxing judge for world championship fights. As the President of his own company, he has promoted shows and fights around the world. CES is a multifaceted boxing operation based in Providence, Rhode Island. CES also specializes in the marketing and consulting of boxing.

Jimmy Burchfield is available for bookings for charitable engagements and fundraisers.  Contact us here if interested.

Jimmy Burchfield Jr.

Vice President & Director of Legal Affairs

Jimmy Burchfield Jr.  is the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs for Classic Entertainment & Sports, as well as a founding partner of D’Amico & Burchfield LLC. He has successfully negotiated television and promotional contracts with Dream Works, Mark Burnett Productions, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, Mohegan Sun, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Comcast and other cable networks.

Patrick Sullivan

Director of Operations

Patrick Sullivan joined Team CES in 2008 after graduating from Bryant University. His first project was a documentary titled “Living in the Rivalry” which chronicled the training camps of two boxers leading up to a title fight. For the past 3 years, Pat has been the Director of Operations and the matchmaker for the MMA division. In this time frame, CES has put on some of the most exciting fights in the country and has been named the top promotion by many outlets. Sullivan was named the Matchmaker of the Year by the Boston Herald in 2011. Pat was most recently named the 2016 New England Volunteer of the Year by the American Cancer Society.

Michael Parente


Michael Parente joined CES in November of 2008. A former sportswriter for The Woonsocket Call and Patriots Football Weekly, Michael spent five seasons covering the New England Patriots during their Super Bowl dynasty. In addition to his duties as CES publicist, Michael has handled graphic design, ticket sales and matchmaking duties for CES’ boxing division. He matched both the Rich Gingras-Peter Manfredo Jr. and the Thomas Falowo-Chris Chatman bouts in 2013. Michael is also a freelance sports radio host and avid fitness enthusiast.

Justin Madoff

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Justin Madoff joined CES in June of 2015. After beginning his career in MA Politics, Justin went to work in Real Estate and Business Development. He is a commercial and residential real estate professional at Lenox Group and Partner at Prospeer Branding with Luis. Justin built our website and handles corporate partnerships. He has worked with companies like KFC, Aflac, Vita Coco, and more. If your company is interested in advertising at our fights, contact him at

Luis Serrano

Director of Web Operations/ Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships

Luis Serrano joined CES in September of 2016 after leaving the Marine Corps and beginning his career. He joined the team while creating and designing websites and managing marketing for large institutions like Basement Systems and Yale University. Luis has a strong passion for combat sports and marketing them. He is co-founder of with Justin. If your company is interested in establishing a relationship with CES, contact him at

Fred Blanck

Director of Event Coordination

Adam Palazio

Ring Announcer

Adam Palazio joined CES in March of 2014. He is a veteran of the radio and media industry and a two-time nominated Radio Personality of the Year in the Providence market. In 2007, he founded the online media network,, and is the present-day CEO.

Ronnie Papa

Event Coordinator

Will Paul

Team Photographer