The big boxing weekend started off with a bang on Friday night as ESPN Friday Night Fight’s, Showtime and Fox Sport 1 all aired exciting cards with interesting results. This was a great night of boxing and an excellent lead into the weekend, which gave the fans an excellent triple header with title implications on Showtime Boxing.
The ESPN Friday Night Fights Boxcino Tournament aired semifinal bouts between four fighters who came hungry and motivated to earn a place among the boxing elite. In the end two warriors walked away victorious and will face off in the Boxcino finale.
Brandon Adams (13-0, 9 KOs) vs. Raymond Gatica (14-2, 9 KOs)
Brandon Adams was impressive as he stood in the pocket and traded big shots with the active Ray Gatica. Adams, who physically appears to be much heavier and stronger than Gatica, bullied his way through the fight landing the crisper and harder punches throughout the fight. Adams moves on with a victory and meets the winner of the next bout in the Boxcino finale.
Vitalii Kopylenko (23-0, 13 KOs) vs. Willie Monroe Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs)
What was billed as the more exciting fight of the evening, rising star Vitalii Kopylenko and Willie Monroe Jr. battled hard to earn their spot in the finale against Brandon Adams. In the end, Monroe was more active and proved to be the better man. Willie Monroe Jr. will face Brandon Adams in the Boxcino finale weeks from now.
Regardless of where you were tuning in on Friday night all three networks threw their hat in the ring to put on some exciting fights. This packed Friday night led into an excellent card on Saturday night with three title fights hanging in the balance. A full recap of the Showtime tripleheader will be posted soon. Be sure to follow The Fight Voice as we continue to bring you the latest news in the boxing world.
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