Video: Mansour and Dawejko Weigh-In

The May 8 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature veteran heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) and up-and- coming Joey “The Tank” Dawejko (14-3-2, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia 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, May 9, at 3 p.m. The card is presented by Peltz Boxing.

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Amir Mansour Looking To Trim Joey Dawejko on May 8

If Amir Mansour has his way, when he steps into the ring on Friday evening, May 8, at the 2300 Arena, Joey Dawejko, his opponent in the other corner, will be clean-shaven for their 10-round heavyweight showdown. The Mansour-Dawejko contest is attracting more interest than any other local pairing in Philadelphia in recent memory. The 1,300-seat building figures to be sold out long before Teddy Atlas and the ESPN 2 cameras arrive in town.

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Who next for Amir Mansour?

Amir Mansour -  Amir Mansour had a great year in 2014. He came into the year undefeated at 19-0-0 with 15 knockouts and was coming off of a stoppage over the once beaten Kelvin Price. He went into a bout with Steve Cunningham which would decide which American heavyweight would move up in the ranks and back into contention. The fight turned out to be one of the best of the year with a lot of punches thrown and knock downs on both sides.

Amir Mansour had a great year in 2014. He came into the year undefeated at 19-0-0 with 15 knockouts and was coming off of a stoppage over the once beaten Kelvin Price. He went into a bout with Steve Cunningham which would decide which American heavyweight would move up in the ranks and back into contention. The fight turned out to be one of the best of the year with a lot of punches thrown and knock downs on both sides.

In the fifth round of the fight between Mansour and Cunningham, Amir dropped Cunningham quite heavily two times. It looked as though Mansour was closing in on yet another stoppage win, but Steve managed to find a way back into the fight and even dropped Mansour in the tenth round before coming away with a close but fair decision.

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Mansour-Kassi Weigh-In Photos

Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Mansour-Kassi Weigh In
Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Mansour & Kassi
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events
Amir Mansour Fred Kassi
20-1, 15 KOs 18-2, 10 KOs
Wilmington, DE New Orleans, LA
232 lbs / Red & Black Trunks 233 lbs / Green & Black Trunks

 

Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Mikhaylenko & Cruz
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events
Dmitry Mikhaylenko Ronald Cruz
17-0, 6 KOs 20-4, 15 KOs
Gelendzhik, Russia Bethlehem, PA
152.5 lbs / White Trunks 153 lbs / Orange Trunks
Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Lepikhin & Junior
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events

 

Vasily Lepikhin Jackson Junior
16-0, 9 KOs 15-1, 13 KOs
Gelendzhik, Russia Sao Paulo, Brazil
175 lbs / White Trunks 175.5 lbs / Blue Trunks
Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Caramanno & Caroll
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events

 

Anthony Caramanno Omar Caroll
2-0 0-3-1
Staten Island, NY Philadelphia, PA
123 lbs / Blue & Silver Trunks 123.5 lbs / Black & Gold Trunks

 

Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Prescott & Trujillo
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events

 

Anthony Prescott Arturo Trujillo
5-3-2, 2 KOs 5-0, 3 KOs
Cherry Hill, NJ Easton, PA
Black & White Trunks Grey Trunks

 

Amir Mansour - About Nov. 8 at Sands:
Valliere & Navarro
Photo Credits: Larry Levanti/Main Events
Nick Valliere David Navarro
2-0, 2 KOs 1-6
Forked River, NJ Philadelphia, PA
158 lbs / Black & Yellow Trunks 158.5 lbs / White Trunks

 

About Nov. 8 at Sands:

The November 8 special triple header edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will feature a ten-round heavyweight match-up between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi, a ten-round welterweight match-up between Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko and Ronald Cruz and a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin and Jackson “Demolidor” Junior. Tickets are $75 and $50 and available through ticketmaster.com, peltzbxing.com and the Sands box office. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, German Titov Boxing Promotions, in association with Joe Hand Promotions and BAM Boxing. The special triple header telecast of NBCSN Fight Night will begin at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.

Photo by Larry Levanti/Main Events – J Russell Peltz, Hall of Fame Matchmaker

“I would like to welcome everyone to the press conference for the final NBCSN Fight Night card of the year. Two 40+ athletes are fighting Saturday night on the East Coast and I guarantee we have the more exciting one here. We have a great international card with fighters from the United States, Russia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

“Vasily Lepikhin fought here in August and knocked out Robert Berridge and earned himself a world ranking at light heavyweight.

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Fans Attending Mansour-Kassin Fight Can Watch Hopkins-Kovalev on TV Screens

Bethlehem, PA: Fans attending the Nov. 8 heavyweight battle between Amir Mansour, of Wilmington, DE, and Fred Kassi, of New Orleans, LA, will be able to watch the HBO telecast of the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight on numerous TV screens in the Vision Bar at the entrance to the Events Center.

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