ESPN Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas’ “Fight Plan” for tonight’s show in Shelton, Wash., (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2) will present a unique look at what the headliners must do to win. Atlas’ sparring partner this week, ESPN stage manager Saul Avelar, wears a “GoPro” camera to give viewers a first-person point of view.
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Atlas’ “Fight Plan” showing what each fighter must do to win
Tonight’s ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated Light Heavyweight southpaw Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and Cornelius “Da Beast” White (21-2, 16 KOS) in the 10-round main event. Read more on ESPN MediaZone.
Shelton, WA (January 23, 2014) All fighters were on weight today for the Goossen Tutor Promotions’ ESPN Friday Night Fights/Little Creek Brawl IV event set for Friday Night, JANUARY 24.
Among the special guests at the weigh-in were former middleweight world champion Frank Tate, legendary trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., world ranked welterweight contender Josesito Lopez, hot junior welterweight prospect Javier Molina and former female sensation Mia St. John. Continue reading
Sherman Oaks, CA (January 21, 2014) Heading into their ten round light heavyweight battle this Friday night,Thomas Williams Jr. and Cornelius White were very confident of victory as they prepared to travel from their respective hometowns of Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas to theLittle Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington for the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights “Little Creek Brawl IV”.
Thomas Williams Jr.
“I want to face the toughest competition possible, my last two victories came against opponents (Otis Griffin and Yusaf Mack) who were both ranked in the top ten as is White.” Continue reading
The Jan. 24 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated, up-and-coming Light Heavyweight southpaw Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs) and contender Cornelius “Da Beast” White (21-2, 16 KOS) in the 10-round main event.
Friday’s show from Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 p.m. The card is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions. Continue reading
Russian knockout artist Sergey Kovalev (21-0-1, 19 KO’s) obliterated Cornelius White (21-2, 16 KO’s) by a quick 3rd round TKO on Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. Kovalev really went after White, battering him in the first two rounds with big power shots, and then knocking him to the canvas three times in the 3rd round.
Kovalev knocked White down with a left hand for the first knockdown of the 3rd. White got back up and was hit with some hard combinations from Kovalev and then knocked down a second time in the round.
White was really hurt after getting from this knockdown, but the referee allowed the action to continue. Kovalev then steamed forward and landed a brief flurry that ended with a nice left hook that knocked White down for the third and final time in the round. The referee then halted the fight.
Kovalev mentioned after the fight that he’d like to face IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins next if possible. He’s hoping Hopkins will want to fight him. Continue reading
Bethlehem, PA–A virtual unknown less than 12 months ago, hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev is one fight away from challenging for the world light-heavyweight title.
Kovalev, of Chelyabinsk, Russia, takes on Cornelius White, of Houston, TX, in a scheduled 12-round elimination fight on Friday evening, June 14, at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
The winner becomes the No. 1 challenger for the IBF crown, currently held by Bernard Hopkins, of Philadelphia, PA.
The Kovalev-White contest is part of a triple header to be televised live as part of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series. Other televised matches, set for 10 rounds, feature heavyweight Bryant Jennings, of Philadelphia, vs. Andrey Fedosov, of Shuya, Russia, and welterweight Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, vs. Ray Narh, of Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading