The February 27 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will feature undefeated up-and-coming junior welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) and veteran Johnny García (19-2-1, 11 KOs) in the 10-round junior welterweight main event. Friday’s show from the Paramount Theater in Huntington, N.Y., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. The card is presented by Star Boxing.
Joe Tessitore will be ringside with analyst Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will provide the latest boxing news and information. 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.
The undefeated Seldin, who is from nearby Shirley N.Y., is coming off a ninth-round TKO win over Bayan Jargal.
“Johnny García is a ‘come at you, let it all go’ fighter,” said Seldin’s manager-trainer Pete Brodsky. “If all works out from the work we’ve been doing, you’re still going to see pressure from Cletus. Cletus grew up in the same area as Chris Algieri. One of his main goals is to show people out in Long Island – who’s the man? Who’s the guy that’s worthy of a title shot? Every guy has his own little dream, and that’s Cletus’.”
García, of Michigan, is looking to get back to his winning ways after a draw against Moises Solis.
“Seldin is undefeated. He comes forward; he’s there to fight, for sure,” said Garcia. “The matchup of styles is great. I want to go to New York and do whatever it takes to get the win. I think it really is going to be a good fight and feel like this will be a big win for me.”
Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit welterweights Raymond “Tito” Serrano (20-2, 9 KOs) against Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-5, 7 KOs). In his last bout, Philadelphia’s Serrano scored a unanimous decision win over southpaw Jerome Rodriguez, while South Carolina’s Bryan is looking to rebound from a majority decision loss to Mikael Zewski.
Friday’s show will also include a six-round bout between undefeated junior welterweights Daniel González (7-0-1, 3 KOs) and Ken Álvarez (6-0-2, 3 KOs).
|Date||Time (ET)||Main Event||Location||Networks|
|Fri, Feb 27||9 p.m.||Cletus Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) vs. Johnny García (19-2-1, 11 KOs) — 10 rounds, Jr. Welterweights||Paramount Theater, Huntington, N.Y.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
|Fri, Mar 6||11 p.m.||Tony Harrison (19-0, 16 KOs) vs. Antwone Smith (23-5-1, 12 KOs) — 10 rounds, Jr. Middleweights||MGM Grand Ballroom, Las Vegas||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
|Thurs, Mar 26||9 p.m.||Breidis Prescott (27-6, 20 KOs) vs. Fredrick Lawson (23-0, 20 KOs) — 10 rounds, Welterweights||Hialeah Park Racing & Casino,Hialeah, Fla.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 3||9 p.m.||TBD||Omega Products Center, Corona, Calif.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
|Fri, Apr 10||9 p.m.||Boxcino 2015 Semifinals: 8 rounds each
Andrey Fedosov (26-3, 21 KOs) vs. Lenroy Thomas (19-3, 9 KOs)
Razvan Cojanu (13-1, 7 KOs) vs. Donovan Dennis (11-1, 9 KOs)
Stanyslav Skorokhod (9-0, 7 KOs) vs. John Thompson (15-1, 5 KOs)
|Sands Hotel & Casino, Bethlehem, PA||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
*Schedule subject to change
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