Dargan vs Luis; Barrera vs Lacy Final Weigh-In Photos and Quotes

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan

“I feel like I was just here at Foxwoods yesterday. I want to thank Tony for accepting this challenge. We had a great camp. I go into every fight looking at it like it’s a world championship fight. Tomorrow night they might like “Lighting” but when “Lighting” strikes “Dynamite” it is going to blow up. We will see what happens. Get there are early to see [Khalib] Whitmore and [Shane] Mosley, Jr.”

Tony Luis

“It is a pleasure to have everyone here. We are ready to give you guys a great show tonight and I am ready to put on the fight of my life.”

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Russell Lamour

“I am glad to be here. I feel blessed to be fighting on this card. Come out tomorrow because I am going to put a show on and show the world what I can do.”

Thomas Falowo

“Fighting is the easy part. I don’t like this part. I feel grateful to be here. It is going to be great. I feel stronger than ever. I am ready to steal the show tomorrow.”

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events

“Tomorrow, Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 starts at 9:00. This show has been the product with a lot of hard work. I could not have done it without my good friend Al Valenti.

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“There is going to be “Lightning” and “Dynamite” in the ring and that is a combustible combination. We are very excited to show “Dynamite” in his first nationally televised main event.

“This fight is Karl stepping up in competition. Both “Dynamite” and “Lightning” came here to win.”

Al Valenti

“Foxwoods has been a major player in boxing for over 23 years. It is so great to be here with Kathy and Main Events, the premiere in professional boxing. We have great confidence in this event. This is the coming together of a great boxing fraternity. There is a great local match. Russell Lamour and Tommy Falowo have met several times in the amateurs. This co-feature shows that the amateur program in the US is alive and producing future stars like these two. Tommy and Russell are here because they know the next step to becoming the next Karl Dargan is to perform well tomorrow night”

Greg Cohen, Promoter for Tony Luis

“It is always terrific to do business with Main Events. This is going to be a special fight. Tony is one of the most professional fighters I have ever worked with. Tony just beat an undefeated kid (Wanzell Ellison) on ShoBox. Other fighters might shy away from fighting Dargan. There were other fights on the table but Tony jumped at this opportunity. I believe in him. He had an unbelievable training camp. Everybody should get ready because “Lighting” is going to strike tomorrow.”

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Naazim Richardson, Trainer for Karl “Dynamite” Dargan

“I would like to thank Kathy Duva and the staff at Main Events. I watched tape on Tony Luis and I like what I saw. He is an exceptional young athlete. My little cousin [Dargan] is something special also. We are going to put on a performance that will let the world know we are ready for the next level. The card is exceptional.”

Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room

Dargan and Luis
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events
Karl “Dynamite” Dargan
Tony Luis
Philadelphia, PA Ontario, Canada
17-0, 9 KOs 18-2, 7 KOs
Weight: 134 Trunks: Black/Gold Weight: 134 Trunks: Camo
Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Falowo and Lamour
Photo Credits:
David Spagnolo/Main Events
Thomas Falowo
Russell Lamour
Pawtucket, RI
Portland, ME
12-3, 8 KOs
11-0, 5 KOs
Weight: 158.4 Trunks: Green/White
Weight: 159 Trunks: Black/Red/White
Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Barrera and Lacy
David Spagnolo/Main Events
Sullivan Barrera
Jeff Lacy
Miami, FL
Tampa, FL
14-0, 9 KOs
27-5, 18 KOs
Weight: 172.4 Trunks:  Red/White/Blue
Weight: 168.2 Trunks: Black/White
Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Tapia and Oltmanns
David Spagnolo/Main Events


Keith Tapia
Jesse Oltmanns
Santurce, Puerto Rico Bartonsville, PA
12-0, 7 KOs 10-4, 7 KOs
Weight: 210.4 Trunks: Red/White Weight: 200.4 Trunks: Black/White


Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Pryor and Foster
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events


Larry Pryor
Charles Foster
Washington, DC New Haven, CT
9-8, 5 KOs 6-0, 3 KOs
Weight: 174.8  Trunks: Black/Gold Weight: 173.4 Trunks: Red/Black


Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Wilson and Rodriguez
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events


David Wilson
Michael Rodriguez
New Haven, CT New York, NY
4-0 0-2
Weight: 159.2 Trunks: Black Weight: 162 Trunks: Blue


Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Whitmore and Reyes
Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events


Khalib Whitmore
Carlos Reyes
Philadelphia, PA Kuarny, AZ
6-0, 5 KOs 6-5-1, 4 KOs
Weight: 189.2 Trunks: Black/Gold Weight: 189.4 Trunks: Red/White


Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Mosley, Jr. and Machado
David Spagnolo/Main Events


Shane Mosley, Jr.
Rafael Machado
Pomona, CA Philadelphia, PA
2-1, 2 KOs 0-2
Weight: 161.4 Trunks: Black Weight: 161.8 Trunks: Black


Jeff Lacy, Karl Dargan - Press Room
Photo Credits:
David Spagnolo/Main Events


About January 30Presented by Main Events in association with Greg Cohen Promotions, the Jan. 30 edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 and will take place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. It features a ten-round lightweight battle between undefeated contender Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) against Tony “The Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship in the main event. The co-feature is an eight-round middleweight bout between Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) against Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs). Bouts are subject to change. Tickets are $40, $60 and $75 and available now through Foxwoods.com and the Foxwoods box office. The doors will open at 5:00 PM ET and the Friday Night Fights telecast will begin at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN2.