Boxcino 2015 Starts Feb.13 on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates‏

Boxcino 2015 Starts Feb.13 on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates
ESPN2 Studio Show On-site; Flashback to Tyson vs. Douglas 25 Years Later; Video Profiles of Each Fighter

The February 13 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 junior middleweight portion of Boxcino 2015. The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament will feature eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions. The telecasts will also flashback to Buster Douglas’ historic heavyweight championship upset win over then-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson as the bout celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.  

Friday’s show, from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ andWatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise the fights Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. The card is promoted by Banner Promotions.

Junior Middleweight Quarterfinal Matchups: Six Rounds Each

Friday’s shows will include video profiles of each fighter prior to each bout. The first round of the junior middleweight  tournament will feature:

Stanyslav Skorohod (8-0, 6 KOs) vs. Michael Moore (13-0, 6 KOs)
Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4-2, 6 KOs) vs. Ricardo Pinell (10-1-1, 6 KOs)
Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) vs. Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10 KOs)
Brandon Adams (15-1, 10 KOs) vs. Alex Perez (18-1, 10 KOs)

In his last fight, Cleveland’s Moore scored a 10-round unanimous decision win over Antonio Fernandes, while Ukraine’s Skorokhod is coming off a second-round TKO win over southpaw David Lopez. California’s Pinnell is coming off a six round unanimous decision win over Rahman Yusubov, while Pendarvis, also from California, is looking to get back to his winning ways after a fourth-round TKO loss in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator to Dierry Jean.

 

New York’s Hardy, who is coming off a first-round TKO win over Malcolm Terry, is looking to remain undefeated against California’s Gasparyan, who is looking to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas. Los Angeles’ Adams, a finalist in last year’sBoxcino 2014 middleweight tournament, scored a second-round TKO win over Lekan Byfield in his last fight, while Perez of New Jersey is looking to score another victory after a third-round TKO win over Jeremiah Wiggins.

On Friday, Feb. 20  (9 p.m., ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN), from Turning Stone Resort and Casino in  Verona, N.Y. , the Boxcino 2015 heavyweight quarterfinals will be held.

Upcoming Schedule:

Date

Time (ET)

Main Event

Location

Networks

Fri, Feb  13

9 p.m.

Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- six rounds each, Junior Middleweight:

Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4, 2 KOs) vs. Ricardo Pinell (10-1-1, 6 KOs)

Stanyslav Skorokhod (8-0, 6 KOs) vs.

Michael Moore (13-0, 6 KOs)

Brandon Adams (15-1, 10 KOs) vs. Alex Pérez (18-1, 10 KOs)

Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) vs. Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10 KOs)

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville,  Conn.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Feb 20

9 p.m.

Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- six rounds each, Heavyweight:

Donovan Dennis (10-1, 8 KOs) vs. Steve Vukosa (10-0, 4 KOs)

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

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

Mario Heredia (9-1, 7 KOs) vs. Lenroy Thomas (18-3, 9 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

*Schedule subject to change

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