Hammond, Ind. / San Antonio, TX (February 28, 2014)--This Weekend, Banner Promotions will be front and center in the boxing spotlight as the company will promote two major shows.
First, Friday night in Hammond, Indiana it will be Boxcino 2014; the middleweight quarter-finals that will be televised around the county on ESPN 2 as part of ESPN Friday Night Fights. The fights will originate from the Horseshoe Hammond Casino at 9 pm Eastern.
The very next night, the scene will shift to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas where Banner's Bryan Vera meets Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a much anticipated super middleweight rematch that will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 ET/PT.
"This is a very busy weekend for us,"said Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pelullo.
"But as busy as it will be, we expect terrific action in the ring. The middleweight fights on Friday night will be great contests. The lightweights set the bar very high last week in Laughlin to kick off the Boxcino tournament, but we know the middleweights will put on a show that will be just as if not more exciting. We also have two of our young prospects on the undercard. We are looking forward to see our heavyweight Donovan Dennis and one of our newest signings in undefeated jr. middleweight Simeon Hardy in action as they continue to develop."
Friday's show is co-promoted by Banner Promotions, Hitz Boxing and Round 3.
24 hours later, the action will continue south to the Lone Star State.
"We saw what Bryan did in the 1st fight. The media all saw him win that fight. Saturday he will be even better. He knows what weight the fight will be at and he is completely focused in winning decisively. Bryan knows he can beat Chavez and on Saturday night, he will go out there and do it again."
Vera - Chavez is promoted by Top Rank, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Boxing and Zanfer.
Banner Promotions Lineup:
Friday, February 28, Hammond, Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Daniel Edouard (23-4-2, 12 KO's) vs Brandon Adams (12-0, 8 KO's)
Sena Agbeko (15-0, 15 KO's) vs Raymond Gatica (13-2, 7 KO's)
Vitalii Kopylenko (22-0, 12 KO's) vs Cerresso Fort (17-2-1, 11 KO's)
Willie Monroe Jr. (15-1, 6 KO's) vs Donatas Bondas (18-4-1, 6 KO's)
6 Rounds-Heavyweights Donovan Dennis (8-1, 6 KO's) vs Sam Commings (4-7, 3 KO's)
6 Rounds-Jr. Middleweights--Simeon Hardy (10-0, 8 KO's) vs Chad Greenleaf (13-19-1, 6 KO's
Saturday, March 1, Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
12 Rounds-Super Middleweights--Bryan Vera (23-7, 14 KO's) vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1, 32 KO's)