A loaded undercard featuring a cast of unbeaten prospects has been announced for the non-televised segment of the April 17th ESPN Friday Night Fights card, airing live from beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The scheduled nine-fight card is presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Fight Promotions Inc. and New Legend Boxing.
Live coverage will begin at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will also be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider. ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will also carry the three fights live on broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+.
Undefeated WBC #12 junior middleweight contender Tony Harrison (20-0, 17 KOs), fighting out of Detroit, takes on former Interim WBO Latino/Mexican welterweight champion Pablo “Sepulturero” Munguia (20-6, 11 KOs) in the 10-round main event.
In an eight-round featherweight battle for New England bragging rights, flashy Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (22-0, 6 KOs), from Quincy, Massachusetts, puts his unbeaten record on the line against upset-minded Danny Aquino (16-2, 10 KOs), a Mexican-born fighter who lives in nearby Meriden, CT in the co-feature bout of the evening.
In the opening bout of the ESPN Friday Night Fights triple-header, Philadelphia junior lightweight Tevin “American Idol” Farmer (18-4-1, 4 KOs), USBA #4/NABF #10, faces Angel Luna (10-0-1, 6 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, by way of the Dominican Republic, in an eight-round match.
Fighting off television is unbeaten New York City super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (18-0-1, 11 KOs), who returns to the ring for an eight-round bout against battle-tested Paul Gonsalves (7-5-1, 3 KOs), of Harwich, MA. Allen is a former WBC CABOFE, New York State and Guyanese champion.
Maryland junior middleweight Alantez “SlyAza” Fox (14-0-1, 4 KOs) meets Dominican challenger Franklin Gonzalez (16-13, 10 KOs) in an eight-rounder. The 6’5″ Fox was a standout amateur boxer who compiled a 164-35 record, highlighted by his gold-medal performances at the Ringside National and Under-19 tournaments.
In a six-round welterweight matchup, Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (13-0, 11 KOs) squares off against Mexican invader Abraham “The Swift” Alvarez (19-7-1, 9 KOs). An amateur star out of Houston, Prograis had an impressive 87-7 amateur record and won several prestigious championships including the Ringside World Tournament.
Amos “2 Smooth” Cowart (12-0-1, 8 KOs), fighting out of Groveland, Florida, and Philadelphia’s Anthony Burgin (8-0, 1 KO) throw down in an interesting six-round fight between unbeaten junior welterweight prospects. Cowart, fighting for the first time since officially signing a long-term promotional agreement with DBE, will be looking to impress when he takes on the fellow undefeated prospect Burgin.
Former U. of New Haven basketball star Cassius Chaney makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four-round heavyweight match against Excell Holmes (2-5-1, 1 KO), of Buffalo. The 27-year-old Chaney, fighting out of New London, CT, stands 6’6″ and weighs in the 230-235 pound range. A 2010 graduate from U. of New Haven with a degree in sports management, Chaney is co-managed by former NBA all-star Vin Baker and trained by veteran Peter Manfredo Sr.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $100, $70 and $30 (subject to additional fees). Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.mohegansun.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
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