In anticipation of this year’s Boxcino 2015 tournament, the January 16 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature Boxcino 2014 middleweight champion Willie “El Mongoose” Monroe Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) and Boxcino 2014 lightweight champion Petr “El Zar” Petrov (35-4-2, 16 KOs) in co-main events.
Philadelphia, PA (January 8, 2015)–With just a week away from an outstanding championship doubleheader on January 16, 2015 you will see two NABA/NABO title fights that will originate live from the Turning Stone Resort Casino and will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday night fights.
On Friday night, January 16, 2015, Willie Monroe Jr. will defend his NABA and NABO Middleweight titles when he takes on Bryan Vera as part of an ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
On Friday night, January 16, 2015, the two champions from the Boxcino 2014 tournament will be featured in co-main events as part of an ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
In one main event, middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. will making his first appearance since capturing the Boxcino crown.
PHILADELPHIA (MAY 27, 2014)–Petr Petrov and Willie Monroe Jr. won the Boxcino 2014 lightweight and middleweight tournaments respectively as Petrov stopped Fernando Carcamo in round 8, while Monroe pounded a 10-round unanimous decision over Brandon Adams at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
Also in the process, Petrov and Monroe Jr. each took home the NABA and NABO titles as well.
The show and tournament was promoted by Banner Promotions and was broadcast on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN
Brandon Adams and Willie Monroe Jr. each took home decision victories and punched their tickets to the finals of Boxcino 2014.
The finals will take place at the same venue as the semifinals, that being the Turning Stone Resort and Casino and is promoted by Banner Promotions and the semifinals were broadcast on ESPN 2.
The finals will take place on May 23 as will the lightweight finals that will feature Fernando Carcamo and Petr Petrov. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds.
Adams scored an exciting 8-round split decision over Raymond Gatica while Monroe boxed his way to an 8-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Vitalii Kopylenko.