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Hovhannisyan-Maicelo, Johnson-Gavronski on ESPN FNF

NEW JERSEY - Gary Shaw Productions presents, ESPN "Friday Night Fights" July 11, 2014 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA.  The 10-round main event will feature lightweights, Art Hovhannisyan (17-1-2, 9 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12 KOs) for the WBC International Silver Title.  In the co-feature, middleweights Tureano Johnson (14-1, 10 KOs) and Mike Gavronski (14-0-1, 10 KOs) will battle in a 10-round middleweight showdown for the Continental Americas USNBC Title.  The ESPN "Friday Night Fights" telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.

Hovhannisiyan, who resides in Glendale, California, is coming off two impressive victories after suffering his first professional loss, a close unanimous defeat to Alejandro Perez.  With momentum mounting, Hovhannisiyan, will look to get back into world title contention with a victory.

"As a fighter, I've come to realize you learn most about yourself after a defeat," said Hovhannisiyan. "I've rededicated myself to training smarter, and my drive to be a world champion is greater than ever. Shaw knows I'm hungry to get back on top.  Maicelo will have his hands full when we step in the ring on July 11th."

Peruvian born Maicelo is also seeking to get back into title contention with a win. He vows to bring the fight to Hovhannisiyan and realizes a victory will get him closer to a world title shot.

"I feel like my back is against the wall," said Maicelo. "I'm coming to make a statement and I'll be going for the knockout.  Hovhannisiyan is a good boxer, but he's not better than me.  I know I can win this fight and continue marching toward a world title. The fans can expect to see me bring the fight to Hovhannisiyan. Gary Shaw is the best promoter in boxing"

Tureano Johnson, who hails from the Bahamas, is eager to get back into the ring after a controversial loss to Curtis Stevens, in which he was winning on all scorecards, but had the bout stopped prematurely by the referee.

"In my last bout, the referee stopped the bout early, and I suffered my first loss," said Johnson. "It was a very disappointing moment in my career but I'm ready to move on and show the world I'm one of the best fighters in the middleweight division.  I'm coming back stronger than ever and I can't wait to mix it up with Gavronski.  Nothing is going to stop me from getting this victory.  I want to thank my promoter Gary Shaw for getting back in the ring, especially on ESPN."

Known for having power in both hands, hometown hero Mike Gavronski, has a perfect record and looks to continue his winning ways against Johnson.

"I'm happy to be fighting at home in front of all my family and friends." Gavronski said, "Johnson is a very tough fighter coming off a tough loss to Stevens so he's going to bring it when we step in the ring. I look forward to the challenge and I'm confident I can defeat him. It's going to be a great fight and I'm coming to put on a show for everyone."

"This is another great ESPN "Friday Night Fights" event," said Gary Shaw. "All the fighters on this card bring a crowd pleasing style and The Little Creek Casino will be loaded with fireworks on fight night. There is a lot on the line for the Main and Co-Main event fighters.  The winners will set themselves up for a big fight, so fans can anticipate a night filled with ferocious action."  

"We're excited to bring ESPN 'Friday Night Fights' back to Little Creek Casino Resort," said resort CEO Michael Starr. "The past events have provided great drama and excitement, and these fights promise to provide another thrilling night for our visitors and guests.

Tickets priced $100, $50, $35 and $20 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the Little Creek Casino at 1-800-667-7711, onsite at the Little Creek Casino Box Office, or online at www.little-creek.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by smoothsmg on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14653333]NEW JERSEY - Gary Shaw Productions presents, ESPN "Friday Night Fights" July 11, 2014 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. The 10-round main event will feature lightweights, Art Hovhannisyan (17-1-2, 9 KOs) vs. Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12…

Comment by Hougigo on 06-11-2014

Garvonski is going to tower over Johnson... dude is moving down and I think he's like 6'2

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