ESPN Friday Night Fights tournament kicks off

Philadelphia, PA (February 19, 2014)--This Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Boxcino 2014 will kick off with the quarterfinals in the lightweight division.  Next Friday the scene will shift to the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Hammond, Indiana for the quarterfinals in the middleweight division.


What makes the tournament unique is the varied styles and experience of the participants and  below are some statistics that show just that.




Oldest: Petr Petrov 30 (3/28/83)

Youngest:  Fernando Carcamo 23 (11/2/90)

Most Fights: Petr Petrov 38 (32-4-2)

Least Fights: Chris Rudd 12 (12-1)

Most Rounds: Petr Petrov 213

Least Rounds: Chris Rudd 45

Most KO's: Miguel Angel Mendoza 21

Winning %: Samuel Neequaye (21-0) & Fedor Papazov (14-0)  100%

KO%:  Miguel Angel Mendoza (84 % and 100% of wins are by stoppage)


The total record of the 8 lightweights is : 158-19-6 with 115 KO's 


World Champions and Challengers faced:


Yakubu Amidu

Has faced two-division world champion Ricky Burns as well as world title challengers Juan Carlos Burgos, Ji-Hoon Kim and Ali Funeka


Petr Petrov

Has faced two-division champion Marcos Maidana and Vitalli Tajbert


Miguel Gonzalez

Defeated former world champion Miguel Acosta and fought Michael Dallas Jr. (who fought for an interim world title)


Miguel Angel Mendoza

Fought former world title challengers Rey Bautista and Ricardo Alvarez (who will fight for a world title on March 8th)


Fernando Carcamo

Holds a 2nd round stoppage over former world title challenger Vicente Escobedo






Oldest: Donatas Bondorovas 34 (11/12/79)

Youngest: Sena Agbeko 21 (3/1/92--Will turn 22 day after his quarterfinal bout)

*Most Fights: Daniel Edouard 29 (23-4-2)

*Least Fights:  Brandon Adams 12 (12-0)

Most Rounds: Daniel Edouard 144

Least Rounds:  Brandon Adams 38

Most KO's: Sena Agbeko 15

Winning %:  Vitalii Kopylenko (22-0); Sena Agbeko (15-0) & Brandon Adams (12-0)  100%

KO%:  Sena Agbeko (100%...15-0, 15 KO's)


* Edouard and Adams will face each other in the quarterfinals.


The Total record of the 8 middleweights is: 135-13-4 


World Champions and Challengers Faced:  


Ramond Gatica 

Has faced former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero


Daniel Edouard

Has faced former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor.  He has faced former challengers Miguel Espino, Eromesele Albert, Alfonso Mosquera and former two-time challenger Peter Manfredo Jr.

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