Boxcino 2015 Returns February 13 on ESPN Friday Night Fights

0
463

b17ad188-6a64-421c-8ef1-4d958a354e25The popular boxing elimination tournament, Boxcino 2015, will make its season debut, Friday, February 13, 2015, featuring four quarterfinal bouts in the junior middleweight division at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The entire Boxicino 2015 series will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

Promoted by Banner Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), tickets to the February 13 edition of Boxcino 2015, priced at $125, $65, $40 and $30, including facility fee, will go on sale Tomorrow!  Saturday, December 27, at 10:00 a.m. ET.  Tickets can be purchased via www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or in person at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The Boxcino 2014 tournament spawned breakout stars Willie Monroe and Petr Petrov.  Both are now world-rated No. 3 as well as future stars Brandon Adams & Fernando Carcamo.

The Boxcino 2015 season debut will feature four quarterfinal bouts with the winners moving on to semifinals which will take place on  April 3.

“We are excited to be coming to the Mohegan Sun to kick off Boxcino 2015,” said Banner Promotions CEO Artie Pelullo.  “I have been friends with Tom Cantone for over 15 years and I look forward to working him and his staff on this great event.  Last year’s tournament was very successful and we look forward to having the first round of junior middleweights at Mohegan Sun.  There have been many classic fights at the Mohegan Sun and on February 13 we plan on adding to the great tradition.”

“We are excited and honored to collaborate with Artie Pelullo and Banner Promotions,” said Jimmy Burchfield, President of CES Boxing. “Artie is a dear friend of mine and one of the true gentlemen in the sport of boxing. Few promoters work harder or go to such great lengths to nurture and develop talent from all over the world. In an era where the entertainment dollar is stretched thin and fighters are ducking challenges left and right, Artie remains old school, building his foundation through hard-fought, competitive fights that give the ticket-buyer tremendous value for every dollar they spend. What he has done in such tumultuous times for our sport is remarkable and it’s an incredible thrill to be working alongside him on what will be an epic event February 13th. You will see the best of both worlds — boxing’s marquee talent along with the rising stars of the northeast. No one knows this market better than Banner Promotions and CES Boxing. This will be a must-see event.”

“We love any time we have a boxing event here as they always account for tremendous energy and buzz in the Casino” – said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for MTGA

The participants of Boxcino will be announced shortly.   Local prospects slated to appear on the undercard include:

David Bauza, Hartford, Conn:  light-heavyweight (6-0, 3 KOs);

“Prince” Ray Oliviera, New Bedford, Mass: light-middleweight (2-0, 1 KO), son of former jr. welterweight contender “Sucra” Ray Oliviera
Khiary Gray-Pitts, Worcester, Mass: middleweight (3-0, 1 KO)

Nick DeLomba, Providence, RI: welterweight (6-0, 0 KOs)

SHARE
Previous articleBernard Hopkins Celebrates 50th Birthday with Special Edition ‘Golden Boy Live’ Event January 20 on Fox Sports 1
Next articleAndy Vences Takes on Cesar Valenzuela at Cache Creek Casino on January 24
The team at Thaboxingvoice.com set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow