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Undefeated Lightweight Redkach to Meet Gulyakevich on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates

De La Hoya Interview on ESPN Deportes

The June 27 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated Lightweight Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach (16-0, 13 KOs) and Sergey “The Surgeon” Gulyakevich (41-2, 17 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show, from Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Mo., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Dibella Entertainment.

Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore will be ringside with analyst Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will provide the latest boxing news and highlights. Commentators Robert Sierra and Leopoldo González will call the fights for Noche de Combates (Fight Night) on ESPN Deportes, while Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) will present live interviews and reports for both shows. Friday’s show on ESPN Deportes will include a pre-recorded interview with Oscar De La Hoya on the state of Golden Boy Promotions.

Main Event:
California’s Redkach, a 2008 Olympic alternate for Ukraine, is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision win over Tony Luis, while Gulyakevich, who hails from Belarus and is making his U.S. debut, is looking to score another win following a six-round unanimous decision over Kristian Dochev.

“I’ve been preparing differently for this fight than others – I’ve been training to the fullest, like never before, and I’ve been sparring with different kinds of fighters, with a variety of styles,” Redkach said. “I know a little bit about Gulyakevich. He’s not a standard boxer. He’s a good opponent for me. I’m going to be attacking him, but I’ll have to adjust after we start boxing.”

Friday’s eight-round co-feature will pit undefeated Jr. Lightweight Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski (19-0, 4 KOs) of Massachusetts against Texas’ Ramsey “The P.O.G.” Luna (12-1, 5 KOs). Kielczewski is looking to continue his winning ways after scoring a six-round unanimous decision win over Guillermo Sanchez in his last fight, while Luna is looking to score another win following an eight-round unanimous decision win over Justo Vallecito.

Opening Fight:
Friday’s telecast will open with a six-round bout between Middleweights Stephon Young (4-0, 4 KOs) and Vicente Alfaro (11-3-1, 5 KOs).

Upcoming Schedule:


Time (ET)

Main Event



Fri, Jun 27

9 p.m.

Ivan Redkach (16-0, 13 KOs) vs. Sergey Gulyakevich (41-2, 17 KOs) —10 rounds, Lightweights

Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, MO.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Wed, Jul 2

9 p.m.

Michael Farenas (38-4-4, 30 KOs) vs. Mark Davis (18-0, 5 KOs)—12 rounds, Super Featherweights

Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Fri, Jul 11

9 p.m.

Tureano Johnson (14-1, 10 KOs) vs. Mike Gavronski (14-0-1, 10 KOs)—10 rounds, Middleweights

Little Creek Casino, Shelton, WA

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

*Schedule subject to change

Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Social Media:

· Follow ESPN Friday Night Fights on Twitter @ESPNFNF or like it on Facebook.

· 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.

· Follow ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates on Twitter @ESPNBoxeo.

· For the latest boxing news and analysis follow @ESPNBoxing.

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