ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes step up the boxing excitement this week with a championship match as 2 undefeated Bantamweights determine who is truly the best. One thing is for sure here- there will be no draw. Only 1 fighter will walk out as the interim champion. Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas are ready to call all the action. Below is the Press Release from ESPN highlighting the event.
Undefeated Bantamweights Payano and Maraon to Meet for Vacant WBA Interim Title on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights
Miami’s Payano, a 2004 and 2008 Dominican Republic Olympian, is coming off a second-round TKO win over Jhon Molina.
Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit Junior Featherweights Yenifel “El Rayo” Vicente (24-1-2, 16 KOs) of Miami against New Jersey’s Jorge “King” Diaz (17-1, 10 KOs). Vicente scored a second-round TKO win over Aneudy Mesa in his last fight, while Diaz will look to build momentum following a six-round unanimous decision win over Victor Sanchez.
|Fri., Jun 21||10 p.m.||Rances Barthelemy (18-0, 11 KOs) vs. Fahsai Sakkreerin (39-3-1, 21 KOs)—12-rounds, Junior Lightweight||Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN|
|Fri., Jun 28||9 p.m.||Grzegorz Proska (29-2, 21 KOs) vs. Sergio Mora (23-3-2, 7 KOs)—10-rounds, Middleweight||Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN|