Amir Mansour Def. Dawejko By Bloody UD

PHILADELPHIA — It didn’t deliver the knockout ending we expected but it was pretty darn fun to watch, in the first half. In front of a raucous crowd at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena, Amir Mansour defeated Joey Dawejko by unanimous decision. Mansour, leaner than we’ve seen in the ring in recent years (dropping reportedly 20+ pounds), engaged early and moved well while Dawejko relied on power punching to carry him to victory. With accidental head butts drawing blood from both fighters in the early rounds (Mansour in round 2, Dawejko in round 3) the promise of action and fury transformed the brawl into a scrappy duel with select moments of action  for he remainder of the…

[Video] KO Of The Year Candidate: Dennis v Cojanu

BETHLEHEM, PA — In the second of the two Boxcino heavyweight semi-final match-ups, Donovan Dennis brought the Ruckus when he knocked out competitor Razvan Cojanu. The 6’7, 260 Cojanu, who possessed as much agility and movement as a piece of plywood, walked right into the big left hand of Dennis during round two of action. The result is nothing short of a redwood tree falling down in the forest. Vine courtesy of @WotBoxing *****

Boxcino Results: Adams, Gasparyan, Thompson & Skorokhod Advance

     Adams, Gasparyan, Thompson and Skorokhod advance in Boxcino Jr. Middlweight tournament   UNCASVILLE, CONN (February 15, 2015) —Brandon Adams, Vito Gasparyan, John Thompson and Stanyslav Skorokhod all won their quarterfinal match-ups at the Mohegan Sun and advanced to the semi-final round of the Boxcino 2015 jr. middleweight tournament. All Boxcino bouts were scheduled for 6-rounds. The tournament is promoted by exclusively by Banner Promotions and shown on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. This card was promoted by Banner Promotions in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing. Adams, who was a Boxcino 2014 middleweight tournament runner up,scored a 5th round stoppage over Alex Perez in what was an entertaining  slug fest. The fight saw both guys fight inside and land some thudding shots.  It…

Luis Hands Dargan First Loss on Friday Night Fights

Results from Foxwoods: Luis Hands Dargan First Career Loss to Capture  WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship   Lightning Luis Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events The much-anticipated main event featured Philadelphian Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-1, 9 KOs)* against Tony “The Lightning” Luis (28-5, 18 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship. The first round started slow with both fighters feeling each other out. Luis appeared to control the second round keeping Dynamite on the ropes. Dargan was down in the third and the referee ruled it a slip. Luis continued to be the aggressor in the fourth. Dargan began to return fire late in the fourth and Luis thew a punch after the bell that…

BOXCINO 2015 Tournament Bracket

      BOXCINO 2015 PAIRINGS SET BOXCINO 2015 Kicks Off Friday, February 13 Live on ESPN Friday Night Fights with the Jr. Middleweights From Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. and February 20 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. with the Heavyweights  For Immediate Release Philadelphia, PA  (January 19, 2015) – This past Friday night, the matchups for Boxcino 2015 were revealed on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.   The tournament will get started on Friday, February 13 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut with four quarterfinal fights in the Jr. Middleweight division. The following match ups are as follows: 1. Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4-2, 6 KO’s) will fight Ricardo Pinnell (10-1-1, 6 KO’s) 2. Stanyslav Skorokhod (8-0, 6 KO’s) will fight Michael Moore (13-0, 6 KO’s) 3. Brandon Adams (15-1, 10 KO’s) will take on Alex Perez (18-1, 10 KO’s) 4. Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5,…

FNF Recap: Monroe Defeats Vera, Adams Wins By TKO

VERONA, NY – Last year’s Boxcino champion Willie Monroe Jr. returned to Friday Night Fights to step up in competition against battle tested Bryan Vera. Not only did Monroe step up but he cruised to victory with relative ease. Monroe took control early rocking Vera with lead rights and left hooks. Despite being outgunned, Vera continued to engage, going to the body, and began to let his hands go upstairs in the third.  Despite the increased work rate nothing in the Vera’s arsenal slowed Monroe down. In round five, Monroe connected with a hard over hand right that left Vera off balance and allowed his glove to touch the canvas leading to a point deduction. In…

Monroe/Vera On, Lundy Misses Weight – Fight Off

    Weights from Verona, NY Lundy misses weight; fight with Petrov OFF!! For Immediate Release Willie Monroe Jr. 160 – Bryan Vera 160 (NABA & NABO Middleweight championship) Petr Petrov 133 1/2 – Hank Lundy 139 *** Fight off due to Lundy being 4 lbs. overweight Greg Jackson 145 1/2 – Cornelius Whitlock 145 Brandon Adams 160 – Lekan Byfield 158 Vitor Jones De Oliveira 132 – Michael Doyle 126 Taras Shelestyuk 148 – Antonio Chaves Fernandez 146 Borngod Washington 172 – Cameron Allen 172New ESPN 2 Bout Order: Opening Bout: Jackson vs Whitlock Co-Feature: Adams vs Byfield Main Event: Monroe Jr. vs Vera Promoter:  Banner Promotions Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino: 1st Bell:  7…

Petrov/Lundy & Monroe Jr./Vera Set For 1/16 Friday Night Fights

    Petr Petrov to defend NABA & NABO Lightweight titles against Hank Lundy on Friday night, January 16 at Turning Stone Resort Casino on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights Willie Monroe Jr. to battle Bryan Vera for NABA & NABO Middleweight titles on championship doubleheader  For Immediate Release Philadelphia, PA (January 7, 2015)–On Friday night, January 16, a mouthwatering title fight has been added as the second co-main event of a championship night of boxing at the Turning Stone Resort Casino and live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Petr Petrov will defend his NABA & NABO Lightweight titles against the popular Hank Lundy in a 10-round bout. The fight is promoted by Banner Promotions and Classic Entertainment and Sports…

Dargan vs Luis Set For 1/30 On Friday Night Fights

  Karl “Dynamite” Dargan Returns to Foxwoods to Face Tony “The Lightning” Luis for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship 1/30 on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights Mashantucket, CT: Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs), the undefeated lightweight from Philadelphia, PA who wowed Foxwoods audiences with a brutal fifth round knockout of Angino Perez back in September, returns to the Fox Theatre to face Tony “The Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights on Jan. 30. In the co-feature, middleweight Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island will square off against Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) of Portland, Maine for eight rounds. The doors will open at 5:00 PM ET and the FNF…

ESPN Friday Night Fights Returns January 9

ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Return January 9 Featuring Lightweight Showdown with World Title Implications Highlights: 2014 ESPN Boxing Ratings and Viewership Up; 2015 Season to Include Return of Boxcino ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra  will return for its 18th seasonFriday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2 with a 12-round lightweight bout between WBA #1 ranked Darleys Pérez (31-1, 20 KOs) and Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs). The winner of the bout will be next in line to fight WBA World Champion Richar Abril. The 10-round co-feature will feature up-and-coming welterweight contender Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs). The fights, from the Chumash Resort and Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., will also be televised on ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra at 10:30…