Lightweight veteran Petr Petrov and skilled middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. used their experience to earn Boxcino tournament titles on Friday in Verona, N.Y. Petrov outworked Fernando Carcamo to an eighth-round TKO; Monroe outboxed Brandon Adams to a decision.
The Boxcino lightweight tournament semifinals took place on this week’s Friday Night Fights and it was Petr Petrov, who stopped Christopher Rudd in the fourth round, and Fernando Carcamo, who won a majority decision over Miguel Gonzalez, that advanced to the final.
The semifinals of the Boxcino lightweight tournament will take place on Friday at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town, North Dakota. ESPN2 will televise both eight-round bouts live on an Friday Night Fights telecast.
Chris Rudd, Petr Petrov, Miguel Gonzalez and Fernando Carcamo all moved forward in the first round of the Boxcino lightweight tournament that aired on ESPN2 from Laughlin, Nev., on Friday. The tournament got off to a good start as all four bouts were entertaining.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.