Boxcino 2015 Matchups Announced on "ESPN Friday Night Fights" and "Noche de Combates"
Matchups for Boxcino 2015, a boxing tournament presented by Banner Promotions, that will begin in February on ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes' Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra, were announced on this past Friday's edition of Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates.
The first of five shows will be held Friday, Feb. 13, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., and will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament, which garnered positive reaction from media and fans in 2014, will feature eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions. Last year, Willie Monroe Jr. (middleweight) and Petr Petrov (lightweight) were crowned Boxcino 2014 champions in a tournament that featured fighters in both the lightweight and middleweight divisions. ESPN televised the first Boxcino tournament back in 1997, which was won by future four-time world champion Acelino "Popo" Freitas.
Boxcino 2015 Tournament Brackets:
Boxcino 2015 Schedule:
Date Time (ET) Main Event Location Networks
Fri, Feb 13 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- six rounds each, Junior Middleweight Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Feb 20 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- six rounds each, Heavyweight Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 3 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Semifinals- eight rounds each, Junior Middleweight TBA ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 10 9p.m. Boxcino 2015 Semifinals- eight rounds each, Heavyweight TBA ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, May 22 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Finals- 10 rounds each, Junior Middleweight and Heavyweight TBA ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
*Schedule subject to change