Boxcino 2015 Continues on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates with Heavyweight Quarterfinals‏

The February 20 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature the quarterfinals of the heavyweight portion of Boxcino 2015.

Friday’s show, from Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise the fights on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. The card is presented by Banner Promotions.

Joe Tessitore will be ringside with Teddy Atlas  describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will be on site presenting all the latest boxing news and highlights. Alex Pombo and Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights for Noche de Combates (Fight Night) on both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna(@osunaespn) will present live interviews and reports for both shows.

Heavyweight Quarterfinal Matchups: Six Rounds Each

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Jason Estrada (20-5, 6 KOs) vs. Lenroy Thomas (18-3, 9 KOs)
Donovan Dennis (12-2, 9 KOs) vs. Steve Vukosa (10-0, 4 KOs)
Andrey Fedosov (25-3, 20 KOs) vs. Nate Heaven (9-1, 7 KOs)
Razvan Cojanu (12-1, 7 KOs) vs. Ed Fountain (10-0, 4 KOs)

California’s Cojanu, who has won his last 12 fights, is coming off a first-round TKO win over Darius Shorter, while Missouri’s Fountain is looking to score another victory after a six-round unanimous decision win over Charles Ellis. Fedosov, also from California, defeated Maurice Harris in his last fight by second-round knockout, while Florida’s Heaven is looking to rebound from a first-round TKO loss to Stacy Frazier.

 

Massachusetts’ Vukosa is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Soloman Maye, while Iowa’s Dennis is looking to continue his winning ways following a six-round unanimous decision win over Terrel Woods. In his last outing, Florida’s Thomas scored a fourth-round TKO win over Jason Pauley, while Rhode Island’s Estrada, a 2004 U.S. Olympian,  is looking to rebound from an eight-round majority decision loss to Vukosa.

Upcoming Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Main Event

Location

Networks

Fri, Feb 20

9 p.m.

Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- six rounds each, Heavyweight:

Jason Estrada (20-5, 6 KOs) vs. Lenroy Thomas (18-3, 9 KOs)

Donovan Dennis (12-2, 9 KOs) vs. Steve Vukosa (10-0, 4 KOs)

Andrey Fedosov (25-3, 20 KOs) vs. Nate Heaven (9-1, 7 KOs)

Razvan Cojanu (12-1, 7 KOs) vs. Ed Fountain (10-0, 4 KOs)

Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Feb 27

9 p.m.

Cletus Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) vs.  Johnny García (19-2-1, 11 KOs) —  10 rounds, Jr. Welterweights

Paramount Theater ,  Huntington, N.Y.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Mar 6

11 p.m.

Tony Harrison (19-0, 16 KOs) vs. Antwone Smith (23-5-1, 12 KOs) — 10 rounds, Jr. Middleweights

MGM Grand Ballroom, Las Vegas

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Thurs, Mar 26

9 p.m.

Breidis Prescott  (27-6, 20 KOs) vs. Fredrick Lawson (23-0, 20 KOs) — 10 rounds, Welterweights

Hialeah Park Racing & Casino,

Hialeah, Fla.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Fri, Apr 3

9 p.m.

Boxcino 2015 Semifinals- eight rounds each, Junior Middleweight:

Brandon Adams (16-1, 11 KOs) vs. Vito Gasparyan (15-3-5, 8 KOs)

 

Stanyslav Skorokhod (9-0, 7 KOs) vs. John Thompson (15-1, 5 KOs)

Omega Products Center, Corona, Calif.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

*Schedule subject to change

Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Social Media:

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·         Follow ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates on Twitter @ESPNBoxeo. 

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