New Town, North Dakota (March 28, 2014)–Tonight at the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, North Dakota, the Boxcino 2014 lightweight tournament semifinals will take place as Fernando Carcamo will take on Miguel Gonzalez and Petr Petrov battles Chris Rudd with the winners meeting on May 23rd. Banner Promotions has lined up a terrific undercard that will feature four of their prized prospects.
The card will be televised live on ESPN, ESPNDeportes+ and watchESPN beginning at 9 PM ET.
2012 Olympic Bronze Medal winner, Taras Shlestyuk (7-0, 5 KO’s) will take on Romon Barber (4-7, 3 KO’s) in a jr. middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds.
Shelestyuk of Sumy, Ukraine is on a 2-fight knockout streak with his latest being a 1st round stoppage over Francisco Flores on February 21st in Laughlin, Nevada.
Heavyweight Donovan Dennis (8-0, 7 KO’s) of Davenport, Iowa will take on the most experienced foe of his career when he boxes 57-fight veteran Travis Fulton of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Dennis has been very impressive by scoring three consecutive stoppage wins. He has two early wins over undefeated fighters, Eric Scribner (1-0) and Hugo Arceo (4-0-1). He is coming off a 1st round destruction over Sam Comming on February 28th in Hammond, Indiana.
Light Heavyweight Micheal Seals (17-0, 13 KO’s) will look to stay perfect when he takes on Willis Lockett (13-12-5, 5 KO’s).
Seals of Atlanta will be making his Banner Promotions debut. He holds a 1st round stoppage over former world champion Byron Mitchell. Seals has won 7 consecutive fights by knockout which includes a 1st round stoppage over Steve Walker on November 9, 2013.
19-year old lightweight Ruben Ozuna (1-1) takes on Wayne Smith (0-1) in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
Ozuna of Wauchula, Florida was a distinguished amateur and has a ton of upside.
“We are excited to feature these four guys on the undercard,” said Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pelullo.
“Taras has been terrific so far and we are very pleased with the development of Donovan Dennis. Tonight we are very much looking forward to seeing Michael Seals make his debut for our company. We also have high expectations for the 19-year old Ozuna as well,” finished Pelullo.