ESPN’s FNF Ends Its 17-Year Run This Friday With Boxcino 2015 Finals

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This Friday marks the end of an era for ESPN.

This Friday night, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will come to an end after seventeen years on the air. The long-running weekly boxing series will come to a close with the highly anticipated finals of the “Boxcino 2015” Tournament. The tournament kicked off this past February. It is a single-elimination tournament made up of sixteen fighters in two weight classes—heavyweight and junior heavyweight. Friday night’s tournament and series finale will come live from the Omega Products Center in Corona, California at 10pm ET/7pm PT on ESPNs and ESPN Deportes. Those not near a television can also catch Friday night’s broadcast online via WatchESPN.  Friday’s card is presented by Banner Promotions.

Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will be ringside for ESPN2. Studio host Todd Grisham will be on-site for the broadcast, too with all of the latest boxing news and information. Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodriguez will have the call for ESPN Deportes. Leopoldo Gonzalez and Clauda Trejos will be live in studio for the network. Bernardo Osuna will have live interviews and reports for both networks. Along with the featured fights, Friday’s broadcast will also feature a special video essay looking back on the series run. Tessitore narrates the essay in which he discusses what the show has come to mean for boxing fans and what the brand has meant to the boxing community over the course of its seventeen years on the air.

Andrey Fetosov (27 – 3, 22 KOs) will take on Donovan Dennis (14 – 2, 11 KOs) in a ten-round fight in the final round of the Heavyweight Division of the Boxcino tournament. Fedosov took down Nate Heaven with a round one TKO in the tournament’s opening round. He took down Lenroy Thomas in only the third round of the pair’s semifinal bout. On the other side of the ring, Dennis opened the tournament with a fourth-round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Steve Vukosa. Dennis followed up that win with an incredible one-punch KO win over Razvan Cojanu in the tournament’s semi-finals.

Brandon “The Cannon” Adams (17 – 1, 12 KOs) will go 10 rounds against John “Apollo Kid” Thompson (16 – 1, 5 KOs) in the final round of the Junior Middleweight division. Adams was a finalist in the 2014 Boxcino tournament. He moved on to this week’s final round after defeating Vita Gasparayan in seven rounds in the tournament’s semifinals. He made his way to the semifinal round thanks to a fifth-round TKO win over Alex Perez in the quarterfinal round. Thompson opened his performance in this year’s tournament with a six-round unanimous decision win over Ricardo Pinell. He followed that up with an eight-round split decision win over Stanislav Skorokhod in the semifinals.

Boxing fans can score the fights themselves from the comfort of their homes thanks to the “Live Friday Night Fights Facebook Voting App. It can be obtained via the Friday Night Fights Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf. Fans can also get all of the latest news on this week’s matchups online via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ESPNFNF and http://twitter.com/espnboxing. FNF’s Spanish-speaking audiences can also get all of the latest news via Twitter at http://twitter.com/espnboxeo. Fans can also get all of the latest boxing news on ESPN’s newly re-designed boxing website http://espn.go.com/boxing.

While ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra is coming to an end this weekend, their end doesn’t mark the end of boxing programming on the worldwide leader in sports. Beginning Saturday, July 11th at 9pm ET, ESPN will debut is new boxing program Premiere Boxing Champions on ESPN. ESPN Deportes will carry all broadcasts of Premiere Boxing Champions on ESPN as part of its Noche de Combates series.

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Smith, McCalla Headline Special Thursday Edition Of FNF

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ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra this week.

ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will air a day early on Thursday, April 30th instead of Friday, May 1st. The special edition ESPN’s weekly boxing broadcast comes only days ahead of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s hugely anticipated match. Thursday night’s broadcast of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra will be headlined by a 10-round junior middleweight bout between former world title holder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26 – 7, 12 KOs) and Cecil McCalla (20 – 1, 7 KOs). The fight will be broadcast live from the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans will take special note that this week’s card is promoted by Mayweather Promotions. Smith looks to rebound this week after suffering a tough 12-round unanimous decision loss to defending junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara in his last match. “I’m training in Las Vegas for this fight, right at home at the Mayweather Gym,” Smith said. “I’ve been sparring with some pretty good guys…I don’t know much about McCalla. After being in the game as long as I have, you just treat everybody the same – you don’t take anybody lightly. You just make sure you’re prepared.” McCalla will also be hungry for a win coming into this week’s main event having taken a split-decision loss to Chrs Van Heerden in his last match. McCalla was focused on this week’s fight and confident about his chances against Smith in an interview saying, “Ishe is a rough fighter, but nothing I haven’t seen before. I’m ready for this fight.” He added, “I’m definitely looking forward to it. It’s a good fight for me. I’m really determined to get this win. I want to shine this fight.”

Ahead of Thursday night’s main event, veteran junior welterweight fighters Ashley”Treasure” Theopane” (37 – 6 – 1, 11 KOs) and Mahonri “”Rusito” Montes (29 – 4- 1, 20 KOs) will face off in a ten-round co-event. Theopane will have the home advantage in Thursday night’s fight, hailing from Las Vegas. He won his most recent match–a ten-round fight–with a unanimous decision over Hector Zuniga. Montes also comes into this week’s fight on the heels of a win in his most recent fight–an eight-round bout–that resulted in a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Diego Cruz.

Joe Tessitore will have the call for Thursday’s fight on ESPN2. He will be joined by his long-time broadcast co-host Teddy Atlas at ringside. Todd Grisham will be on hand as well for this weekend’s huge fight. Pablo Viruega will have the call from ringside for Noche de Combates on ESPN Deportes. He will be joined at ringside by Delvin Rodriguez. Leopoldo Gonzalez and Claudia Trejos will be on site with all of the latest updates and news on the night’s card and this weekend’s fight. They will be joined by Hall of Fame boxing referee and analyst Joe Cortez for additional insight. Bernardo Osuna will have live interviews and reports for the night’s broadcast both on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Fans not near a TV for Thursday night’s broadcast of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra can also catch all the action online via WatchESPN. Fans can score the matches themselves right from the comfort of their home via the “Live Friday Night Fights Voting App.” It can be obtained online via the ESPN Friday Night Fights Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf. English-speaking and Spanish-speaking fans can also get all the latest FNF news via ESPN’s official website and via Twitter at

Website: http://espn.go.com/boxing

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ESPNFNF

http://twitter.com/ESPNBoxing

http://twitter.com/ESPNBoxeo

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ESPN Networks Carrying Extensive NBA Playoffs Coverage This Weekend

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Round one of the NBA Playoffs is officially under way. Both the Warriors and Bulls have taken 2 – 0 leads in their series against the Pelicans and Bucks respectively. The Grizzlies, Clippers, Rockets, Hawks, Wizards, and Cavaliers each lead their series 1 – 0 over their respective opponents. And this weekend as the playoffs advance, fans will get their fill of playoff coverage thanks to the worldwide leader in sports.

ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will have extensive coverage of the playoffs this weekend beginning with a triple-header on ESPN and ESPN2. The Rockets and Mavericks kick off Friday’s triple-header coverage as they face off in Game Three of their series at 7pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Raptors and Wizards follow at 8pm ET on ESPN2 in Game Three of their Eastern Conference matchup. The Clippers and Spurs round out the night in San Antonio with tipoff scheduled for 9:30pm ET. That game will be broadcast on ESPN and WatchESPN.

The action doesn’t stop at Friday’s last buzzer. Things pick right back up Saturday night with a Western Conference double-header. First up Saturday night are the Warriors and Pelicans in Game Three of their Western Conference series at 8pm on ESPN, WatchESPN and ESPN Radio. Kevin Calabro will have the call for ESPN Radio’s broadcast. He will be joined by P.J. Carlesimo in the booth. The Grizzlies are on the road in the second of the night’s matchups as they face off against their Western Conference opponents the Portland Trailbazers. Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 10:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.

ABC takes the reigns on the NBA Playoffs coverage as the weekend winds down with its own double-header presentation. First up in that schedule are the Cavs and Celtics in Game Four of their Eastern Conference series. Tipoff is scheduled for 1pm ET on ABC and ESPN3. ABC heads back out west for the second game of the day as the Spurs and Clippers face off in Game Four of their western Conference series. The game is scheduled for a 3:30pm ET start time on ABC and ESPN3. Before the first tipoff takes place Sunday, Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, and Doug Collins will have all of the latest news from around the league in the networks’ NBA pre-game show NBA Countdown at 12:30pm ET on ABC and ESPN3. The full schedule for this weekend’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs on ESPN and the ESPN family of networks is listed below:

Date Time (ET) Show / Commentators Network (s)

Wed, Apr 22

1 a.m. NBA Tonight: Cassidy Hubbarth, Brad Daugherty ESPN2, WatchESPN

Fri, Apr 24

1 a.m. NBA Tonight: Cassidy Hubbarth ESPN2, WatchESPN

7 p.m. Game 3: Houston Rockets (2) at Dallas Mavericks (7) ESPN, WatchESPN

8 p.m. Game 3: Washington Wizards (5) at Toronto Raptors (4) ESPN2, WatchESPN

9:30 p.m. Game 3: Los Angeles Clippers (3) at San Antonio Spurs (6) ESPN, WatchESPN

Sat., Apr 25

1 a.m. NBA Tonight: Cassidy Hubbarth, Bruce Bowen ESPN2, WatchESPN

8 p.m. Game 3: Golden State Warriors (1) at New Orleans Pelicans Cavaliers (8)

ESPN Radio: Kevin Calabro, P.J. Carlesimo ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Radio

10:30 p.m. Game 3: Memphis Grizzlies (5) at Portland Trail Blazers (4) ESPN, WatchESPN

Sun, Apr 26

12:30 p.m. NBA Countdown: Sage Steele, Jalen Rose, Doug Collins ABC, ESPN3

1 p.m. Game 4: Cleveland Cavaliers (2) at Boston Celtics (7) ABC, ESPN3

3:30 p.m. Game 4: Los Angeles Clippers (3) at San Antonio Spurs (6) ABC, ESPN3

Tue, Apr 28

1 a.m. NBA Tonight: Cassidy Hubbarth, Brad Daugherty ESPN2, WatchESPN

All of the latest scores and news from around the league is available online now at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/nba

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NBAonESPN

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ESPN Announces Broadcast Teams For 2015 NFL Draft

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The clock is ticking. And very soon, NFL teams and fans around the country will get their first glimpse at what their favorite team may look like come Septmber when ESPN and the NFL broadcast the annual NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft will air April 30th – May 2nd on ESPN live from the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. in primetime with limited commercial interruption. While it is not known who will go to which team later this month, it is now known who will be handling hosting duties for this year’s draft. Chris Berman will host Round 1, marking his 35th year covering the annual selection show. He will be joined by Mel Kiper, Jr., who will be making his 32nd appearance at the draft. ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl champion coach Jon Gruden, Super Bowl champion and ESPN analyst Ray Lewis, and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Mortensen and Schefter will join Berman, Gruden, Lewis and Kiper at a second desk insie the theatre. Reporter Suzy Kolber will have interviews on the gold carpet and in the green room.

Rounds two and three of this year’s NFL Draft will be hosted by Trey Wingo. He will be joined by Super Bowl Champion quarterback Trent Dilfer and NFL Draft analysts Mel Kiper, Jr. and Todd McShay. Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, and Suzy Kolber will each contribute to the broadcast of Round two and three as well.

Trey Wingo will return on Saturday, May 2nd to host Rounds Four through Seven of this year’s NFL Draft. He will be joined once again by Mel Kiper, Jr., and Todd McShay. Six-time NFL Executive of the year and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Bill Polian will also contribut to Saturday’s broadcast along with Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.

Along with its main broadcast teams, ESPN will also have bureau reporters assigne to a number of NFL team sites and two of the top NFL Draft prospects. That list of reporters is noted below:

  • Florida State’s Jameis Winston in Alabama (Tom Rinaldi)
  • Oregon’s Marcus Mariota in Hawaii (Shelley Smith)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ed Werder)
  • Tennessee Titans (Sal Paolantonio)
  • New York Jets (Josina Anderson)
  • Chicago Bears (Bob Holtzman)
  • St. Louis Rams (Britt McHenry)
  • Cleveland Browns (Jeremy Fowler)
  • San Diego Chargers (Jim Trotter)

ESPN will offer additional coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft across multiple platforms and editions of NFL Insiders, NFL Live, and SportsCenter. Each program will broadcast from Chicago beginning April 30th. The full broadcast schedule for the 2015 NFL Draft is noted below. All times are EST.

ESPN NFL Draft TV schedule (April 30-May 2):

Thu, Apr 30

2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN

7-8 p.m. SportsCenter Special Presented by Golden Corral: Draft Countdown ESPN

8-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Round 1) ESPN


Fri, May 1

2:30-3:30 p.m. NFL Insiders ESPN

3:30-4:30 p.m. NFL Live Presented by NAPA ESPN

7-11:30 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 2-3) ESPN2


Sat, May 2

12-8 p.m. NFL Draft Presented by Bose (Rounds 4-7) ESPN

All of the latest information on ESPN’s coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft is available online now at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/nfl

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ESPN

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ESPN Networks To Cover Entire 2015 Frozen Four Tournament

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Every year around this time, the annual “March Madness” tournament takes center stage in the sports world. Whether fans bleed blue, red, yellow, black, or any other color it seems that everybody is a basketball fan. This includes even people who would normally otherwise not watch basketball, college or otherwise. What fewer people realize is that another college sport kicks off its championship tournament this weekend. This weekend, the road to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four Kicks off.

The puck hits the ice for the road to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four this weekend. And fans will be able to catch every game across the ESPN family of networks. It all begins with regional play this Friday, March 27th. Coverage of the regional round runs through this Sunday, March 29th. Yale and #3 Boston University will open the Northeast Regional in Manchester New Hampshire Friday, March 27th. That game will be broadcast live at 2pm ET on ESPNU. Fans won’t have to change the channel after that game ends as Minnesota and Minnesota Duluth follow at 5:30 pm ET. The winners of those two games will meet in the Northeast Regional Final Saturday, March 28th at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2. Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe will have the call for both games.

The Western Regional Semi-final round opens Friday at 4:30pm ET on ESPN3. It features a matchup of Saint Cloud State and Michigan Tech. Over on ESPNU, Quinnipiac will take on North Dakota in the day’s other Western Regional semi-final matchup. The puck is expected to drop for that game at 8pm ET. The winners of that pair of games will face off in the Western Regional Final on March 28th at 9pm ET on ESPNU. Calling the games in the West will be Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin.

Over in the Midwest Rochester Institute of Technology will face #1 seed Minnesota State Mankato at 4pm on ESPNU on March 28th. That game will be followed up by a 7:30p matchup of Harvard and Omaha on ESPN3. The winners in those rounds will face off in the Midwest Regional Final on Mach 29th at 7:30pm. Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion will have the call for both Midwest Regional games.

The East Regional semi-final opens with Boston College taking on Denver March 28th at 3pm ET on ESPN2. Providence and #4 seed Miami (Ohio) will take to the ice in the second East Regional Semi-Final at 6:30pm ET on ESPNU. The winners of this regional will face off in the East Regional Final on March 29th at 5pm ET on ESPNU. ESPN’s lead hockey play-by-play commentator John Buccigross will be joined by lead hockey analyst Barry Melrose for coverage of the East Regional. And for the third year in a row, the pair will have the call for the Frozen Four. They will be joined by reporter Quint Kessinich for all of the latest news from the games.

The Frozen Four itself will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, MA with two of the semi-final matchups on April 9th on ESPN2. The first of the games will be at 5pm ET and the other at 8:30pm ET. The championship title game will be held Saturday, April 11th on ESPN at 7:30pm ET. Those with access to ESPN3 will be able to watch the game in ESPN3 Surround for both of the Frozen Four semis and for the championship game. ESPN3 Surround features alternate camera angles from those offered on ESPN’s other networks and natural sound. Every game in the 2015 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship is available online via WatchESPN as well as on television. Fans can check out the entire NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey tournament bracket online at http://www.ncaa.com/championships/icehockey-men/d1/. The full broadcast schedule for the 2015 Frozen Four Tournament is listed below:

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship Programming Schedule

NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship — Regional Coverage

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators  Location Network
Fri, March 27 2 p.m. Northeast Regional – Semifinal

Yale vs. No. 3 Boston University

 

Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. West Regional – Semifinal
St. Cloud State vs. Michigan Tech

 

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D.  ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. Northeast Regional – Semifinal
Minnesota vs. Minnesota Duluth

 

Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPNU
  8 p.m. West Regional – Semifinal
Quinnipiac vs. No. 2 North Dakota

 

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. ESPNU
Sat, March 28 3 p.m. East Regional  –  Semifinal
Boston College vs. Denver

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Dunkin’ Donuts Center,  Providence, R.I. ESPN2
  4 p.m. Midwest Regional –  Semifinal
Rochester Institute of Technology
vs. No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato

 

Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Compton Family Ice Arena, South Bend, Ind. ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. Northeast Regional – Final

 

Dan Parkhurst and Billy Jaffe

Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H. ESPN2
  6:30 p.m. East Regional – Semifinal
Providence vs. No. 4 Miami (Ohio)

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. Midwest Regional – Semifinal
Harvard vs. Omaha

 

Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Compton Family Ice Arena, South Bend, Ind. ESPN3
  9 p.m. West Regional – Final

 

Clay Matvick and Sean Ritchlin

Scheels Arena, Fargo, N.D. ESPNU
Sun, March 29 5 p.m. East Regional  –  Final

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Quint Kessenich

Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, R.I. ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Midwest Regional – Final

 

Ben Holden and Blake Geoffrion

Compton Family Ice Arena,  South Bend, Ind. ESPNU

 

NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four Coverage

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Location Network
Thurs, April 9 5 p.m. Frozen Four  – Semifinal No. 1

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN2 and ESPN3
Thurs, April 9 8:30 p.m. Frozen Four  – Semifinal No. 2

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN2 and ESPN3
Sat, April 11 7:30 p.m. Frozen Four  – Championship Game

 

John Buccigross, Barry Melrose & Quint Kessenich

TD Garden, Boston, Mass. ESPN and ESPN3

 

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ESPN Releases Record Broadcast Schedule For 2015 NCAA College Baseball Season

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ESPN announced Monday its broadcast schedule for the 2015 NCAA college baseball season.

The announcement from officials with the Worldwide Leader in Sports revealed that the upcoming season will be the most expansive for ESPN and the ESPN family of networks. That is because in all, ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will broadcast more than 675 regular-season games. This includes the fledgling Longhorn Network, SEC Network, SEC Network+ and ESPN3. ESPN3’s coverage of the 2015 NCAA college baseball season begins next Friday, February 13th at 4pm as the #12 Florida State Seminoles host the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies.

Along with its extensive regular-season broadcast schedule, ESPN will also offer post-season coverage of the conference tournaments and the NCAA Division I College Baseball Championship. This includes the selection of the 64-team field. The complete broadcast schedule for the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2015 NCAA college baseball season is listed below.

2015 ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and ESPN3 Regular-Season Schedule

 

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Feb 13 4 p.m. Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Sat, Feb 14 2 p.m. Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Sun, Feb 15 Noon Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Tue, Feb 17 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. UTSA at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 20 6 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 21 3 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Georgia SEC Network
  6 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Sun, Feb 22 1 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Feb 24 6 p.m. Texas-Pan American at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 27 6 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Clemson ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 28 Noon California at Arkansas SEC Network
  2 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  3 p.m. Arizona at No. 25 Mississippi State SEC Network
  6:30 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, March 1 Noon Clemson at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  1 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  1 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, March 3 4 p.m. USF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. East Carolina at NC State ESPN3
Wed, March 4 4 p.m. USF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Fri, March 6 3 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  4 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
  6 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
Sat, March 7 1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  3 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
Sun, March 8 1 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
Tue, March 10 6 p.m. UCF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. Incarnate Word at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Cincinnati at Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, March 11 4 p.m. UCF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Fri, March 13 3 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  4 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. West Virginia at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  6:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
Sat, March 14 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
  3 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  5 p.m. Auburn at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
  5 p.m. West Virginia at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at No 12 Florida State ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Sun, March 15 1 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Tue, March 17 7 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Thu, March 19 7 p.m. No. 4 LSU at Arkansas SEC Network
Fri, March 20 5:30 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  6 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  7 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 4 LSU at Arkansas SEC Network
Sat, March 21 2 p.m. Columbia at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Missouri SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at Auburn ESPNU
Sun, March 22 1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 18 Ole Miss ESPNU
Tue, March 24 6 p.m. Auburn at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Wed, March 25 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee SEC Network
Thu, March 26 7 p.m. Alabama at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas ESPNU
Fri, March 27 3 p.m. Rider at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. Presbyterian at Liberty ESPN3
Sat, March 28 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Missouri at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  5 p.m. Tennessee at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
Sun, March 29 1 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Rider at St. John’s ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Tennessee at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
Tue, March 31 3 p.m. Wagner at St. John’s ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. VMI at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia SEC Network
Thu, April 2 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Fri, April 3 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  7 p.m. Longwood at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Sat, April 4 1 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  2 p.m. Indiana State at Wichita State ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 6 Texas at No. 7 Oklahoma State ESPNU
Sun, April 5 Noon No. 1 Vanderbilt at Georgia SEC Network
  2 pm. No. 6 Texas at No 7 Oklahoma State ESPNU
Mon, April 6 7 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at No. 2 Virginia ESPNU
Tue, April 7 6:30 p.m. Georgia at Clemson ESPN3
  7 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Wichita State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, April 8 4 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Columbia at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Kentucky at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
Thu, April 9 7 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 1 Vanderbilt ESPNU
Fri, April 10 3 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  7 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at High Point ESPN3
  7 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Oregon State at No. 16 Oregon ESPNU
Sat, April 11 Noon Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  3 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  6 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Arizona at No. 21 Arizona State ESPNU
Sun, April 12 Noon No. 10 South Carolina at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  1 p.m. Stetson at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. Campbell at Liberty ESPNU
Tue April 14 6 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Sam Houston State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. UAB at Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Wed, April 15 6 p.m. Princeton at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. Missouri State at Kansas ESPN3
Thu, April 16 7 p.m. Tennessee at Kentucky SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
Fri, April 17 6 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. NC State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 6 Texas at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Winthrop ESPN3
Sat, April 18 Noon Tennessee at Kentucky SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina ESPN2
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 25 Mississippi State SEC Network
  6 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  8 p.m. Alabama at Missouri SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. Arkansas at No. 23 Texas A&M ESPNU
Sun, April 19 1 p.m. Alabama at Missouri SEC Network
  1 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Lipscomb at USC Upstate ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
  4 p.m. Arkansas at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
Tue, April 21 6 p.m. Stetson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. College of Charleston at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia SEC Network
Wed, April 22 3 p.m. Manhattan at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, April 23 7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at No. 4 LSU ESPNU
Fri, April 24 3 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Sat, April 25 1 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at No. 4 LSU ESPN
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at Wake Forest ESPN3
  6 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 11 Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
  8 p.m. Alabama at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  10 p.m. No. 9 UCLA at No. 22 Stanford ESPNU
Sun, April 26 12:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Wake Forest ESPN3
  1 p.m. Alabama at No. 18 Ole Miss ESPN
  1 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
Tue, April 28 6 p.m. Michigan State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6 p.m. Prairie View A&M at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Kentucky SEC Network
  8 p.m. Oklahoma at Wichita State ESPNU
Wed, April 29 6 p.m. Iona at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Auburn SEC Network
  7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Kansas ESPN3
Thu, April 30 7 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Fri, May 1 2 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Campbell at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, May 2 Noon No. 5 Florida at Georgia ESPNU
  1 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama ESPN2
  1 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  2 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Auburn at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Tennessee SEC Network
Sun, May 3 1 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. Auburn at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
  2 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Clemson ESPN3
Mon, May 4 7 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Clemson ESPNU
Tue, May 5 6 p.m. Albany at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. USF at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Wed, May 6 6:30 p.m. College of Charleston at Clemson ESPN3
Thu, May 7 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 1 Vanderbilt ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
Fri, May 8 6 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  6 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Radford ESPN3
  8 p.m. Duke at No. 2 Virginia ESPNU
Sat, May 9 1 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3
  1 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s ESPN3
  5 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Sun, May 10 Noon Georgia at Kentucky SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. North Florida at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3
  3 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Mon, May 11 7 p.m. NC State at Wake Forest ESPNU
Tue, May 12 6 p.m. Kennesaw State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  7 p.m. North Kentucky at Kentucky SEC Network
Thu, May 14 6 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. SEC Wildcard: TBD ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. SEC Wildcard: TBD SEC Network
Fri, May 15 1 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. High Point at Liberty ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
Sat, May 16 Noon No. 2 Virginia at No. 15 North Carolina ESPNU
  1 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  3 p.m. SWAC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at Alabama SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
Tue, May 19 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 1 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 2 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 3 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 4 SEC Network
Wed, May 20 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 5 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 6 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 7 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 8 SEC Network
Thu, May 21 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 9 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 10 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 11 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 12 SEC Network
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 19 Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Fri, May 22 1 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship ESPN3
  3 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 13 SEC Network
  5 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 14 SEC Network
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 19 Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Sat, May 23 9 a.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  1 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 15 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 16 SEC Network
  4 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ^ ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ^ ESPN3
  10 p.m. West Coast Baseball Championship – Championship ESPNU
Sun, May 24 Noon American Baseball Championship – Championship ESPNU
  1 p.m. ACC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN2
  1 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN2

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ESPN’s FNF Kicks Off Its 18th Season With A Bang

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Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates returns next week with a whole new season of fights.

The eighteenth season of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra kicks off next Friday, January 9th live at 9pm ET live on ESPN2. Season Eighteen kicks off with a twelve round Lightweight showdown that will have World Title implications. WBA ranked #1 Lightweight Darley’s Perez ( 31 – 1, 20 KOs) will take on Jonathan Maicelo (21 – 1, 12 KOs) live at Chumash Resort and Casino in Santa Ynez, California. The winner of the fight will be next in line to face WBA World Champion Richar Abril.

Along with its massive main event, Friday night’s broadcast will also feature a ten round co-feature featuring up-and-coming welterweight contender Francisco Santana (21 – 3 – 1, 10 KOs). ESPN’s Spanish-speaking audiences will be able to catch both matches on ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates por Corona Extra at 10:30pm ET. It will also be carried online via ESPN’s broadband Spanish-language service ESPN Deportes+. Friday’s event is promoted by Gary Shaw productions. The remaining schedule of fights for January is listed below.

Date Time (ET) Main Event Location Networks
Fri, Jan 9 9 p.m. Darleys Pérez (31-1, 20 KOs)  vs. Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KOs) —12 rounds, for the WBA #1 Ranking at Lightweight Chumash Resort and Casino, Santa Ynez, Calif. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Jan 16 9 p.m. Willie Monroe Jr. (18-1, 6 KOs) vs. Brian Vera (23-8, 14 KOs) —  10 rounds, Middleweights; Petr Petrov (35-4-2, 7 KOs) vs. TBD – 10 rounds, Lightweights Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Jan 30 9 p.m. Karl Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) vs. Tony Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) —10 rounds, Lightweights Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

 

 

Next week’s season premiere of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates por Corona Extra is just part of what boxing fans have to look forward to during these cold winter months. Fans will also see the return of the Boxcino Tournament next month. The single-elimination, two-weight class tournament kicks off Friday, February 3rd at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. It will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. It will feature eight fighters in both the junior middleweight and heavyweight divisions and will be part of the Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and Noche de Combates por Corona Extra 2015 broadcast schedule. The complete schedule for th e2015 Boxcino Tournament is listed below.

Date Time (ET) Main Event Location Networks
Fri, Feb  13 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- Junior Middleweight Mohegan Sun, Uncasville,  Conn. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Feb 20 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Quarterfinals- Heavyweight Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 3 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Semifinals- Junior Middleweight TBD ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 10 9p.m. Boxcino 2015 Semifinals- Heavyweight Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Fri, May 22 9 p.m. Boxcino 2015 Finals- Junior Middleweight and Heavyweight Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona N.Y. ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

As with last year’s season of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates por Corona Extra, fans can once again follow the matches and score them round-by-round themselves online thanks to ESPN’s “Live Friday Night Fights Facebook Voting App.” Fans can download the app online via the official Friday Night Fights Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf

Joe Tessitore will be back at ringside alongside analyst Teddy Atlas once again this season. The duo will be joined at ringside this week by Todd Grisham. When he is not at ringside with Tessitore and Atlas, Grisham will have all of the latest boxing news and highlights live from the ESPN Studios throughout the season. Delvin Rodriguez will have the call for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+. He will be joined ringside by Pablo Viruega. Leopoldo Gonzalez and Claudia Trejos will both return as co-hosts from the ESPN studios. Hall of fame ref Joe Cortez will make special appearances throughout the season with additional insight and analysis. Bernardo Osuna will also be back this season. He will have all of the latest reports and interviews for both ESPN and ESPN Deportes each week.

ESPN’s Spanish-Speaking viewers will get even more boxing coverage this season as ESPN Deportes’ will Golpe a Golpe returns, too. The weekly hour-long boxing news and analysis broadcast will be back every Saturday at 4pm. Juan Manuel Marquez and Jorge Eduardo Sanchez will share hosting duties. And on Monday’s Bernardo Osuna and David Faitelson will co-host A Los Golpes at 7:30pm. They will be joined by analyst Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

More information on this season of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates por Corona Extra is available online now at:

Website: http://www.espn.com/boxing

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf

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