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Sergio Mora to face Proska this Friday, June 28th on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The June 28 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature former Jr. Middleweight titlist Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-3-2, 7 KOs) and former Middleweight world title challenger Grzegorz “Super G” Proska (29-2, 21 KOs) in the 10-round Middleweight main event. Friday’s show from the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Banner Promotions.

Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN), filling in for Joe Tessitore, will be ringside calling his first professional boxing match with Teddy Atlas for ESPN2 HD, while Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) will anchor the studio this week. Robert Sierra, filling in for Delvin Rodriguez, will call the fights with Pablo Viruega for ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates (Friday Night Fights), while Leopoldo Gonzalez and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio.

Main Event:

Poland’s Proska is coming off a six-round decision win over Norbert Szekeres, while Los Angeles’ Mora, who won the reality show The Contender in 2004-05, is looking to rebound from a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Brian Vera.

“I know a lot about Mora,” Proska said. “He’s a good fighter, who wins on points. He’ll be a tough fight. I’m happy to get that kind of fight. I have a lot of respect for him. But the respect will end at the time we go to the ring. I can’t wait to fight.”

Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit undefeated Middleweight Patrick Teixeira (19-0, 17 KOs) of Brazil against Florida’s “Magic” Marcus Willis (13-2-2, 3 KOs). Teixeira scored a first-round knockout win over Luis Acevedo in his last fight, while Willis is looking to build momentum following an eight-round majority decision win over James de la Rosa.

Upcoming Schedule:


Time (ET)

Main Event



Fri., July 5

9 p.m.

Allen Green (32-4, 22 KOs) vs. Eleider Alvarez (12-0, 8 KOs)—10-rounds, Light Heavyweight

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Conn.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Fri., July 12

10 p.m.

Drian Francisco (24-1-1, 19 KOs) vs. Chris Avalos (21-2, 16 KOs)—10-rounds, Super Bantamweight

Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Fri., July 19

10:30 p.m.

Olusegun Ajose (31-1, 14 KOs) vs. Hank Lundy (22-3-1)—10-rounds, Junior Welterweight

Rockingham Park, Salem, N.H.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

*Schedule subject to change

Follow ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on Twitter @ESPNFNF or like it on Facebook. Follow ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates on Twitter @ESPNBoxeo. Also score the fights round-by-round with the “Live Friday Night Fights Facebook Voting App,” an application on the ESPN FNF Facebook page that allows viewers to score the fight round-by-round.

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