The February 13 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 junior middleweight portion of Boxcino 2015. The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament will feature eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions. The telecasts will also flashback to Buster Douglas’ historic heavyweight championship upset win over then-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson as the bout celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.
Friday’s show, from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise the fights Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. The card is promoted by Banner Promotions.
Joe Tessitore will be ringside with Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will be on-site presenting all the latest boxing news and highlights. Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodríguez 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.
Junior Middleweight Quarterfinal Matchups: Six Rounds Each
Friday’s shows will include video profiles of each fighter prior to each bout. The first round of the junior middleweight tournament will feature:
Stanyslav Skorohod (8-0, 6 KOs) vs. Michael Moore (13-0, 6 KOs)
Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4-2, 6 KOs) vs. Ricardo Pinell (10-1-1, 6 KOs)
Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs) vs. Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10 KOs)
Brandon Adams (15-1, 10 KOs) vs. Alex Perez (18-1, 10 KOs)