The February 28 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature the quarterfinals of the Middleweight portion of Boxcino 2014 sponsored by 1800 Tequila.
Friday’s show, from Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise the fights at 10:30 p.m. The card is promoted by Banner Promotions.
The tournament, which started last week, is a single-elimination, two-weight class competition featuring eight fighters in the Lightweight and Middleweight divisions. Tournament details, TV schedule and brackets can be found on ESPN MediaZone. ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions Brian Kweder, who oversees content strategy and acquisition for ESPN’s soccer, boxing and bowling properties, discusses the tournament in a Q&A on ESPN Front Row.
Joe Tessitore will be ringside with Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will be on site (see Grisham and Atlas preview this week’s action). Delvin Rodríguez and Pablo Viruega will call the fights for Noche de Combates (Fight Night) on both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) will present live interviews and reports for both shows.
Middleweight Quarterfinal Matchups: Six Rounds Each
The first round of the Middleweight tournament will feature:
Donatas Bondas (18-4-1, 6 KOs) vs. Willie Monroe Jr. (15-1, 6 KOs)
Cerresso Fort (17-2-1, 11 KOs) vs. Vitalii Kopylenko (21-0, 11 KOs)
Daniel Edouard (23-4-2, 14 KOs) vs. Brandon Adams (12-0, 8 KOs)
Raymond Gatica (13-2, 8 KOs) vs. Sena Agbeko (15-0,15 KOs)