In the 10-round main event, Russian sluger Rustam Nugaev continued to impress the boxing world with a spectacular performance against a game Jose Hernandez. Both fighters had their moments in the early rounds. Hernandez would land combinations in spurts as did Nugaev, but it was the Russian who did the most damage in the exchanges. In the fifth round, Rustam landed a solid temple shot, followed by a vicious body blow that put Hernandez down and out. Nugaev never backed up during the fight and the pressure was too much for Hernandez who gave a valiant effort in defeat. With the KO victory, Nugaev moves to (27-4, 15 KOs) as Hernandez drops to (14-7-1, 6 KOs). The bout was stopped the 1:38 mark of round 5. Continue reading
Tickets priced $35 & $55 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Morongo Casino Box office or by calling the Box office hotline at (951) 755-5391. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745- 3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa is located at 49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA, 92230. Doors open at 5:00 p.m , first fight starts at 5:30 p.m. ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Continue reading
ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS – MORONGO CASINO
Rustam Nugaev – 136 vs. Jose Hernandez – 136
Gabriel Tolmajyan – 130 vs. Jose Pedraza 129.5 Continue reading
The August 9 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature Lightweights Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (24-6, 14 KOs) and Jose “El Loco” Hernandez (14-6-1, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon Calif., will air live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2, WatchESPN and broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. The card is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions. Continue reading
Alejandro Luna 135 vs. Sergio Rivera 136
Francisco Santana 156 vs. Leshon Sims 157
Rustam Nugaev 136 vs. Daniel Attah 134.5
Arnold Barboza Jr. 147 vs. Gustavo Lopez 146
Maria Suarez 111.5 vs. Elizabeth Cervantes 112
Luis Olivares 136 vs. Juan Zuniga 141
Donte Strayhorn 140 vs. Kevin Watts 140
Tickets for the Gary Shaw Productions event, priced at $35, $45, $55, $65 and $75, are on sale and can be purchased at Chumash Resort Casino Box office or online at www.startickets.com. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. first fight starts at 6:00 P.M. Continue reading
April 5, 2013- Gary Shaw Productions wrapped up its lightweight featured card on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights earlier this evening and it ultimately produced a couple of winners that could be well on their way to making an impact in the lightweight division.
In the card’s feature matchup, fans were treated to a spirited contest between two willfully determined fighters in Jonathan Maicelo and Rustam Nugaev. Both fighters had to dig deep in the fight and unleashed bombs upon one another. Maicelo was moving well early on and his punches were delivered with bad intentions. However, Nugaev kept a relentless pace and pressured Maicelo in a very effective manner.
It was clear that Maicelo was the more gifted athlete, but Nugaev landed the cleaner punches and in the 6th round he started putting his punches together better. Continue reading
The April 5 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated Lightweight Jonathan “Inca Peruano” Maicelo (16-0, 10 KOs), and Rustam “The Mongoose” Nugaev (22-6, 12 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from the Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. Reairs of Friday’s show will be televised April 6, at 5 a.m. on ESPNEWS and 6:30 p.m. on ESPN Deportes. The card is promoted by Gary Shaw Productions.
March 29, 2013 – Lightweight contender Marvin Quintero (25-4, 21 KOs) is out of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight final eliminator against Ammeth Diaz (31-11, 22 KOs). Quintero was forced to pull out of the April 5th bout — which was scheduled to be the main event of ESPN Friday Night Fights — after breaking his nose in camp. Continue reading