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.
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.
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.
Despite coming off a loss, Henry Lundy remains a victory or two from receiving a title opportunity. The gritty Philly native will help his case significantly if he can defeat Petr Petrov on Friday in Verona, N.Y. The fight is a 10-round co-feature of this week’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights.”
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout was dropped twice in Round 3, but battled back to win a lop-sided 10-round unanimous decision over Daniel Dawson at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. All three judges scored the bout 97-90 in favor of Trout.
Back-to-back losses forced Austin Trout to reevaluate his career and his support network but after sitting out most of 2014 the 154-pound contender is ready to begin his comeback against Daniel Dawson in the main event of the final “Friday Night Fights” broadcast of the year.
Denis Shafikov outclassed fellow Russian lightweight standout Rustam Nugaev en route to a brutal ninth-round stoppage in the “Friday Night Fights” main event from Santa Ynez, Calif. Shafikov earned another shot at IBF titleholder Miguel Vazquez with the victory.
Lightweight Rustam Nugaev will fight fellow Russian Denis Shafikov in an IBF title-elimination bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The bout headlines this week’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.
Former light heavyweight titleholder Gabriel Campillo scored a technical fifth-round stoppage against Thomas Williams Jr. after the ringside doctor ended the fight due to a cut suffered by the previously unbeaten prospect on Friday in Shelton, Washington.
Alternating from orthodox to southpaw, junior welterweight Frankie Gomez controlled Vernon Paris throughout the evening for a 10-round shutout on Friday’s “Golden Boy Live!” main event.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that no challenger above or below middleweight is under WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s radar.
Once-beaten junior welterweight veteran Paul Spadafora, who is coming off a unanimous decision over Hector Velazquez on July 11, confirmed a report that he is a consideration for a Sept. 6 fight against Adrien Broner.
Rod Salka responds to Teddy Atlas and the veteran broadcaster’s critical “Friday Night Fights” commentary on his Aug. 9 shot at Danny Garcia from his Pittsburgh-based training camp.
RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Terence Crawford as the undefeated WBO lightweight titleholder was on his way to co-host ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” Crawford talks about his KO of Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cold War, fighting at 140 pounds, fighting Mikey Garica and other subjects.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.