OLUSEGUN AJOSE VS. HANK LUNDY IN MAIN EVENT
RYAN KIELCZWESKI VS. MIGUEL SOTO IN CO-FEATURE
New York, NY (7/11/13) – Next Friday, July 19, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights returns to the historic Rockingham Park in New Hampshire with a scintillating 10-round main event featuring WBC #3-rated junior welterweight Olusegun Ajose (31-1, 14KO’s) taking on longtime lightweight contender “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (22-3-1, 11KO’s).
In the co-feature bout, undefeated up-and-coming prospects Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (16-0, 3KO’s) and Miguel “Mikito” Soto (11-0, 11KO’s) put their unblemished records on the line in an eight-round super featherweight showdown.
The rest of the card features a bevy of both New England and regional talent, including highly regarded undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexis Santos (9-0, 8KO’s), from Lawrence, MA, taking on his toughest opponent to date when he squares off against Newark, New Jersey’s Marlon Hayes (23-11, 11KO’s). The bout is scheduled for six rounds.
The additional heavyweight bouts on the card are highlighted by St. Louis, Missouri’s Charles Martin (8-0-1, 7KO’s) putting his undefeated record on the line against Aaron Kinch (5-1-1, 1KO) and Jonathan Hamm (7-1, 5KO’s) facing fellow once-beaten Daniel Martz (8-1, 6KO’s). Both bouts are set for six rounds, and are promoted in association with Michael King’s King Sports Enterprises.
The remainder of the card features four top young fighters out of the New England boxing scene competing against fellow local talent. The all-New England matchups will undoubtedly make for an electric atmosphere at the historic park.
Chris Gilbert (8-0, 6KO’s), who resides in Windsor, VT, looks to make it a perfect 9-0 when he squares off against Luis Viramontes (3-2-1, 1KO), from nearby Brockton, MA. The bout is scheduled for six rounds in the junior middleweight division.
Portland, Maine’s Russell Lamour (3-0, 1KO) is also set to see action when he takes on Worcester’s Ralph Johnson (0-2) in a six-round middleweight matchup.
Making his much-anticipated pro debut on the card is former New England Golden Gloves Champion Gerald Schifone, from Brockton, MA, taking on Springfield’s 20-fight veteran Noel Garcia. The bout is scheduled for four rounds in the junior middleweight division.
Rounding out the card will be undefeated heavyweight Julian Pollard (2-0, 2KO’s), from Bridgewater, taking on an opponent TBA. The bout is scheduled for four rounds.
The entire card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, Classic Entertainment & Sports, and Rumble Time Promotions, and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The televised portion of the card will be aired at 10:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.
Tickets, priced at $75 VIP reserved, $45 reserved and $35 for general admission, are currently on sale, and can be purchased by calling 603-898-2311.
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