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ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

WEIGH-IN RESULTS

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

RICHARD J. CODEY ARENA

WEST ORANGE, NJ

 

New York, NY / West Orange, NJ (1/30/14) - All of the fighters for ESPN Friday Night Fights' special-edition triple-header weighed-in earlier today Friday night's much anticipated card.  The card, on the eve of Super Bowl weekend, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions, and will take place at the Richard J. Codey Arena, in West Orange, NJ.

 

Headlining the card will be highly regarded light heavyweight contender Blake Caparello (18-0-1, 6KO's) making his much anticipated U.S. debut when he takes on the always-exciting Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 21KO's) in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. Junior featherweights Luis Rosa (15-0, 7KO's) and Jorge Diaz (17-2, 10KO's) meet in the eight-round co-feature, which is a guaranteed barnburner, and opening up the telecast will be 19-year-old sensation Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (19-0, 11KO's) in his national T.V. debut when he squares off against Tim Witherspoon Jr. (10-3-1, 2KO's) in an eight-round welterweight contest.  

 

The triple-header is presented by Corona Extra ESPN will begin live coverage at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN.

 

 

Below is the complete bout sheet, with weights included (bout card subject to change) for Friday night's show. 

 

Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $75 and $40, and can be purchased Friday night at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by calling 1 (888) 612-4191 or by visiting: https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/BOX/Online/default.asp#

 

 

BLUE CORNER                         RED CORNER

 

 

ESPN MAIN EVENT - 10 ROUNDS - LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS

Blake Caparello                                   vs.                  Elvir Muriqi

Victoria, Australia                                                      New York, NY

18-0-1, 6 KO's                                                          40-5, 21 KO's

174.5 lbs.                                                                  171.8 lbs.

 

ESPN CO-FEATURE - 8 ROUNDS -JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS

Luis Rosa                                            vs.                  Jorge Diaz

New Haven, CT                                                         New Brunswick, NJ

15-0, 7 KO's                                                              17-2, 10 KO's

122.1 lbs.                                                                   121.7 lbs. 

 

9PM  ESPN LIVE - 8 ROUNDS -WELTERWEIGHTS

Dusty Harrison                                    vs.                  Tim Witherspoon Jr.

Washington, DC                                                         Philadelphia, PA

19-0, 11KO's                                                             10-3-1, 2 KO's

146.2 lbs.                                                                   146.5 lbs. 

 

TV SWING - 4 ROUNDS - SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS

Samuel Teah                            vs.                              Andrew Bentley

Philadelphia, PA                                                         Jersey City, NJ

1-0, 1 KO's                                                                1-1

138.5 lbs.                                                                   133 lbs. 

 

6 ROUNDS -JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Cecil McCalla                         vs.                               Eric Mitchell

Randallstown, MD                                                     Philadelphia, PA

16-0, 6 KO's                                                              23-10-1, 11KO's

152 lbs.                                                                     153.8 lbs. 

 

6 ROUNDS - CRUISERWEIGHTS

Patrick Farrell                          vs.                              Lucas St. Claire

Jersey City, NJ                                                          Grand Forks, ND

8-2-1, 4 KO's                                                            3-3, 2 KO's

202 lbs.                                                                     185.3 lbs. 

 

4 ROUNDS - LIGHTWEIGHTS

Rickey Edwards                                 vs.                   Justin Robbins

Paterson, NJ                                                              Springfield, MO

3-0, 2 KO's                                                                2-4, 1 KO

135.5 lbs.                                                                   135.5 lbs. 

 

6 ROUNDS -LIGHTWEIGHTS

Louis Cruz                                          vs.                   Jose Santiago

Bronx, NY                                                                  Bayamon, Puerto Rico

5-0, 3 KO's                                                                 3-4, 3 KO's

135.5 lbs.                                                                   134.8 lbs. 

 

4 ROUNDS - SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Junior Younan                         vs.                               Thomas Allen

Brooklyn, NY                                                              St. Joseph, MO

2-0, 2 KO's                                                                  1-3, 1 KO

166.5 lbs.                                                                    160 lbs. 

               

6 ROUNDS -JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS

Wanzell Ellison                                   vs.                     Esteban Villalba

Newark, NJ                                                                 Juarez, Mexico

9-0-1, 5 KO's                                                               4-5-2

130.9 lbs.                                                                    134.2 lbs. 

 

6 ROUNDS -JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Patrick Day                             vs.                                Guillermo Ibarra

Freeport, NY                                                               Phoenix, AZ

5-0-1, 2 KO's                                                              11-4, 7 KO's

154.2 lbs.                                                                    152 lbs. 

 

6 ROUNDS -SUPER LIGHTWEIGHTS

Michael Faragon                                 vs.                     Ivan Zavala

Guilderland, NY                                                           Los Angeles, CA

18-0, 8 KO's                                                                6-4-1, 2 KO's

142.5 lbs.                                                                    145.5 lbs. 

 

 

                            

 

 

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