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Fortuna to Meet Franco on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The August 2 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated former interim Featherweight titlist Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs, ESPN.com No. 10 ranked Featherweight) and Luis “La Estrella” Franco (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round Featherweight main event. Friday’s show from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Warriors Boxing. Continue reading

Franco Positive He Will Defeat Fortuna!

Cuban Olympian Franco to Face Dominican Dynamite Fortuna on ESPN Friday Night Fights on August 2 in Miami, Oklahoma

Well-known trainer Jorge Rubio says his fighter, Cuban featherweight Luis “La Estrella” Franco (11-1, 7 KOs) knows exactly how to, and his positive he will, beat former interim WBA Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 16 KOs) when the two meet on Friday, August 2 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Continue reading

Fortuna to Face Franco in Featherweight War! ESPN Friday Night Fights in Miami, Oklahoma

On Friday, August 2, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing (in association with Tony Holden Productions and the Buffalo Run Casino) will proudly present an ESPN Friday Night Fights-televised night of boxing featuring a high-octane featherweight explosion between two of the best fighters in the 126-lb. division. Continue reading

50 Cent, Dib, Franco & Dibella quotes

New York, NY (1/24/13) – Earlier today Lou DiBellaof DiBella Entertainment and 50 Centof SMS Promotions hosted an international media conference call to discuss the upcoming ESPN Friday Night Fights card on March 1, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. In the main event, SMS Promotions IBF Featherweight Champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (35-1, 21KO’s) looks to defend his title against Cuban Olympian and IBF #3 rated Luis Franco (11-1, 7KO’s). In the televised co-feature, former amateur standout and now top-ten rated junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (19-1-1, 11KO’s) squares off against Michael Medina (26-3-2, 19KO’s) in a 10-round showdown for Nelson’s NABF junior middleweight title. The Nelson-Medina bout is promoted in association with Rumble Time Promotions. Both bouts will be aired on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue reading