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Prescott-Jargal on Friday night, Fields gunning for Prizefighter crown, Estrada surgery successful

All the participants for ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" card at Mohegan Sun will weigh-in today 5PM outside of the Mohegan Sun Box Office. The weigh-in is open to the public and fighters will be available for pictures. The Star Boxing promoted card is headlined by Bayan "The Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal (15-1-3, 10KO's) taking on "Khanqueror" Breidis Prescott (23-2, 19KO's) and also features highly regarded 2007 Amateur World Champion and 2008 US Olympian Demetrius Andrade (12-0, 8KO's) opening up the ESPN telecast when he squares off against Omar Bell (8-1, 5KO's). Below is the scheduled bout sheet for tomorrow night's show.

Main Event - Jr. Welterweights
10 rounds

Bayan Jargal (15-1-3, 10KO's)
Vs.
Breidis Prescott (23-2, 19KO's)
____________________________

Co-Feature - Jr. Middleweights
8 Rounds

Demetrius Andrade (12-0, 8KO's)
Vs.
Omar Bell (8-1, 5KO's)
_____________________________

Heavyweights
6 Rounds

Joe Hanks (15-0, 10KO's)
Vs.
Terrell Nelson (8-11, 5KO's)
____________________________

Jr. Middleweights
4 Rounds

Kevin Rooney Jr. (Pro-debut)
Vs.
David Navarro (0-2)
__________________________

Super Middleweights
4 Rounds

Thomas Falowo (2-0, 2KO's)
Vs.
Derrick Evans (1-0, 1KO)
__________________________

Cruiserweights
4 Rounds

Nick Lavin (2-0, 2KO's)
Vs.
Kevin Cobbs (Pro-debut)
___________________________

Mohegan


Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1 (800) 745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Tickets are priced at $80, $50 and $35.

Note: Due to the NBA playoffs ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes will start their telecasts LIVE at 8PM, ESPN2 will re-air at 10:30 PM.


KO-KING TYE FIELDS GUNNING FOR THE PRIZEFIGHTER INTERNATIONAL CROWN

Knockout American fighter Tye Fields is the latest man to join the line-up for Prizefighter International Heavyweights Alexandra Palace on May 7.

The 6ft 8in southpaw known as “Big Sky” has 41 knockouts from his 45 wins as a pro, and his incredible knockout percentage means fans are in for a treat when the 36 year-old enters the ring in the 18th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments, live on Sky Sports.

Fields turned pro in 1999 and he won his first 14 fights with knockouts or stoppages inside the first round. In total, 27 of Fields’ 48 professional fights have ended inside three minutes – including two of his three losses – and 40 of his fights have finished inside three rounds. The Montana born fighter, who now lives in Canada, counts former World champion Bruce Seldon, Saul Montana, Ed Mahone and Maurice Harris as notable scalps in his career so far.

“I'm delighted to welcome Tye to the Prizefighter International Heavyweights line up,” said Matchroom Sport’s managing director Eddie Hearn. “With 45 wins and 41 knockouts, Tye is the perfect choice for the event and fans can expect fireworks from him on May 7. This event is shaping up to be a classic and all the fighters know that victory here could lead to a World Title shot later this year.”

He joins fellow American Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson who boasts 24 victories and just one defeat, a points loss to Vitali Klitschko in a WBC title challenge in December 2009, David Haye’s Puerto Rican sparring partner Fres Oquendo and unbeaten Irish-based Cuban Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez, who holds ten knockout victories from 13 fights, all inside three rounds.

UK Prizefighter Heavyweight champion Michael Sprott will be flying the flag on home-soil while French Heavyweight champ Gregory Tony and big-hitting German Konstantin Airich, who holds 13 knockouts from 16 wins and is remembered for a crazy fight with Danny Williams in May 2008, are also confirmed in the line-up, with one fighter still to be named.

Tickets for Prizefighter International Heavyweights at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday 7 May are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved, £50 and £60 ringside and £120 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

ESTRADA SURGERY SUCCESSFUL, BOXER EYES SUMMER RETURN!

PROVIDENCE, RI – Heavyweight boxing contender, and former United States Olympian, Jason Estrada underwent successful elbow surgery on April 7th at the renown Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. The procedure was performed to remove several bone chips that have hampered Estrada from the beginning of his career.

“This has been bothering me for a long time,” said Estrada. “I fought through the pain because I felt that it would hamper the progress of my career. In retrospect, I should’ve had this surgery a long time ago. Dr. Tolo, who performed the surgery, was surprised I was walking around with, never mind fighting with, the huge bone chips he removed.”

The Estrada team decided to correct the injury after a proposed ESPN2 fight on April 29th fell through.

“We had already signed the contract to fight undefeated Mariusz Wach, but than we were told that the Wach camp didn’t want to do the fight,” said Dr. Roland Estrada, Jason’s Father & trainer. “Once the news came in that the fight was out, we felt it was the perfect time to get the elbow fixed.”

Estrada, now 16-4, 4 KO’s, has already begun physical therapy and is hoping to return to the ring sometime this summer.

Ted Panagiotis.

Article posted on 21.04.2011



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