Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Francisco & Avalos Headline Friday Night Fights July 12

2 twenty match winners will go head--to-head in a clash on Friday Night Fights on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Below is the Press Release from ESPN Media Zone. 

Junior Featherweights Francisco & Avalos Headline ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The July 12 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature former interim Super Flyweight titlist Drian “Gintong Kamao” Francisco (24-1-1, 19 KOs) and Chris “The Hitman” Avalos (21-2, 16 KOs) in the 10-round Junior Featherweight main event. Friday’s show from Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, will air live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Top Rank.
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Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will be ringside describing the action for ESPN2 HD, while studio host Todd Grisham(@GrishamESPN) will present all the latest boxing news and highlights. Delvin Rodriguez, will call the fights with Pablo Viruega for ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates (Friday Night Fights), whileLeopoldo Gonzalez and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Bilingual reporter BernardoOsuna (@osunaespn) will present live interviews and reports for both shows.
Main Event:
The Philippines’ Francisco is coming off a fifth-round TKO win over Javier Francisco Gallo.
“I saw Avalos’ video on YouTube and he looks like a tough opponent,” Francisco said.  “I’m here in America to get a world title belt. There’s a lot of opportunity here and that’s why I train here.”
California’s Avalos is looking to build momentum following a fourth-round TKO win over Jose Araiza.  
“I’ve studied Francisco and see that he relies a lot on his power, and a lot of his power comes from a lot of wide shots,” Avalos said. “What I plan on doing is keeping him on the outside, jab a lot, box him  and catch him with combinations down the middle and just be cautious of the overhand right and left hooks.”
Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit undefeated Junior Middleweights Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (18-0, 10 KOs) of New Jersey, against Texas’ Abie “The Sun City Warrior” Han (19-0, 12 KOs). Tapia scored an eight-round unanimous decision win over Joseph de los Santos in his last fight, while Han is looking to continue his winning ways following an eight-round unanimous decision win over Brandon Baue.
Upcoming Schedule:
DateTime (ET)Main EventLocation Networks
Fri., July 1910:30 p.m.Olusegun  Ajose (31-1, 14 KOs) vs. Hank Lundy (22-3-1)—10-rounds, Junior WelterweightRockingham Park, Salem, N.H.ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+,  WatchESPN
Fri., July 269 p.m.Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-1, 20 KOs) vs. TBD—10-rounds, LightweightThunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, Calif. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes,  WatchESPN
*Schedule subject to change
Follow ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on Twitter @ESPNFNF or like it on Facebook. Follow ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates on Twitter @ESPNBoxeo.  Also score the fights round-by-round with the “Live Friday Night Fights Facebook Voting App,” an application on the ESPN FNF Facebook page that allows viewers to score the fight round-by-round.
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