Brandon Adams, the runner-up in last year’s Boxcino middleweight tournament, battles John Thompson on Friday in the 10-round finals for the Boxcino junior middleweight tournament in Corona, Calif. The bout, along with the heavyweight Boxcino tournament final between Alexey Fedesov and Donovan Dennis, airs on ESPN2.
Undefeated middleweight Tony Harrison wants to make good on putting Detroit, Mich. back on the boxing map – for the city and his late trainer/manager, Emanuel Steward.
Donovan Dennis scored the KO of the night on Friday when he stopped Razvan Cojanu with a single left hand in the second round of their Boxcino Tournament semi-final at Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., to advance to the heavyweight finals where he will face Andrey Fedosov, who stopped Lenroy Thomas.
Brandon Adams will fight Alex Perez in a six-round quarterfinal bout tonight at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. The bout, along with three other bouts on the Banner Promotions/ CES Boxing card, will be televised live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
Sergio Mora kept his middleweight title dream alive with a 12-round split decision victory over Abraham Han on Friday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mora withstood a late charge from Han and got up from a 10th-round knockdown to win by scores of 115-112, 114-113, 112-115.
Tony Luis upset previously undefeated lightweight standout Karl Dargan in the main event of an ESPN2-televised card from the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Friday. Luis, who scored a final-round knockdown, soundly outworked Dargan to an impressive unanimous decision victory.
A lot of Karl Dargan’s friends from the amateurs are now top-tier professionals — two of them RING champions. He intends to join them, but his next hurdle will be tonight on “Friday Night Fights” against Tony Luis.
Undefeated light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera will face former super middleweight titleholder Jeff Lacy on an ESPN2-televised card on Jan. 30 in Connecticut.
Middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. took another step toward contender status by outclassing veteran gatekeeper Bryan Vera over 10 rounds in the main event of an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” broadcast from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
Willie Monroe Jr., a talented southpaw from Rochester who headlines “Friday Night Fights” agaisnt Bryan Vera, had plenty of career options outside of boxing but the middleweight fringe contender has always been pulled to the sport and seems poised to have a breakout year.
Hank Lundy weighed 139 pounds, four over the lightweight division limit, forcing the cancellation of Friday’s scheduled bout against Petr Petrov that was to be televised on ESPN2 from the Turning Stone Resort Casino, according to a release from Banner Promotions.
Francisco Santana has put together a win streak that advanced him from gatekeeper to fringe contender. Tonight the welterweight looks to extend his streak against Kendal Mena at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. The bout opens the “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.
Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.