Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photo/Weights: Jose Nieves vs. Danny Flores

By Jake Donovan

The 2013 season debut of Boxeo Telemundo is all set for Friday evening at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida.

Headlining the first episode of the revamped series will be Jose Nieves (21-2-3, 10KO) and Danny Flores (14-2, 8KO) in a scheduled 12-round regional bantamweight title fight. Both fighters made weight on the first try – Nieves came in at the divisional limit of 118 lb, while Flores was one pound lighter at 117 lb.

Nieves has become a series fixture, with Friday marking his fifth consecutive Telemundo-televised bout. His last appearance was a 3rd round knockout of Glenn Porras last December in the 2012 season finale. The southpaw has become a local favorite, with Central Florida serving as his home away from his actual home in Puerto Rico.

Flores suffered a 6th round knockout loss to unbeaten Jonathan Gonzalez in his own Telemundo-televised bout last October. He has since won a four-round decision in a tune-up fight in his native Mexico.

Friday’s season debut will mark the first of four consecutive weekends in which Telemundo will air live boxing coverage. The new format will also include enhanced graphics featured throughout the telecast.

Other weights:

Yunier Dorticos, 202 lb v. Willy Herring (weight TBD) – 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Milos Pantelic, 197 lb v. Robert Turner, 199 lb – 6 rounds, cruiserweights

Danny Pastrana, 160 lb v. Angel Martinez, 160 lb – 4 rounds, middleweight

Isaac Holder, 159 lb v. Bryant Perella, 156 lb – 4 rounds, middleweight

Pernell Mitchell, 172 lb v. Ahmed Elibiale, 173 lb – 4 rounds, light heavyweight

Shawn Guzman, 169 lb v. Carlos Perez, 167 lb – 4 rounds, super middleweight

Ariel Vega, 115 lb v Jose Rodriguez – 4 rounds, super flyweight

Kerry Parks, 172 lb v. Marvin Jones, 173 lb – 4 rounds, light heavyweight

Hunter Sundberg, 143 lb v. Fredrick Wilcox, 143 lb – 4 rounds, welterweight

Doors open at 7:30PM ET. First bout is at 8:30PM ET, with the broadcast set to air live on Telemundo at 11:35PM ET.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: No Problem Fighting Luis Ortiz, But Pulev is Next Floyd Mayweather With New Venture, Starts Gym Franchise McGregor 'Very Pleased' With NSAC Picks for Referee, Judges Shawn Porter Withdraws From Thomas Dulorme Clash Skoglund Sparring With Kessler, Ready To Shock Callum Smith Kopylenko vs. Scott Set For September 15 in Rosemont Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo Ordered To Purse Bid on August 28 Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time Indongo Does Not Rule Out Lipinets Mandatory Showdown Roach: Mikey Garcia Wants Pacquiao - I'd Love To See That Fight! Sanchez: Canelo Best Counter-Puncher, Not Biggest Puncher for GGG Cleverly: Me and Badou Jack Could Be 'Real Fight' of The Night Maurice Hooker on Return, Feels Crawford Will Stop Indongo Late Bradley Skeete Vows To Chase Down Jeff Horn Title Fight Arum Eyes Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings, Next Spring on ESPN 30 Day Weight: Gennady Golovkin Comes in at 170-Pounds McGregor: I Don't Even Believe Mayweather Will Exit Round One! Alamo-Vaas, Ortiz-Lavinanza: WBC Belts at Stake in Puerto Rico NSAC Head: Glove Change Was in Best Interest of Fighters, Fans Dana White: May-Mac 'Biggest Fight Ever,' Will Break All Records McGregor To Malignaggi: Shut Up & Join the Queue to Fight Me! Video: Miguel Cotto Discusses His Long Career, More Mosley Explains That Botched Surgery Forced Retirement Decision Roach is Confident That Miguel Cotto Will Knock Kamegai Out Conor McGregor Reacts To Boxers Doing The 'McGregor Challenge' Photos: Miguel Cotto Putting in Work For Kamegai Showdown McGregor: Mayweather Fight Isn't a 'Black Versus White' Thing Ellerbe: Smaller Gloves Will Have Impact on Mayweather-McGregor Photos: Bryant Jennings, Gvozdyk, Shakur Stevenson - Workouts Photos: Terence Crawford, Julius Indongo - Putting in Work Terence Crawford Didn't Know Who Julius Indongo Was a Year Ago Frampton Reportedly Close To Parting Ways With Barry McGuigan Joseph Diaz vs. Jorge Lara in Play For Canelo-Golovkin Ellerbe Confident: Mayweather-McGregor Ends in KO, Likely Early Photos: Luis Nery Shocks Shinsuke Yamanaka For WBC Crown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement