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 Lomachenko Manager: No Surprise Rigondeaux Quit, It's a Shame Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Deal is "Getting Very Close" Photos: Francesco Patera, Edis Tatli Ready For Rematch Battle Former Manager: Rigondeaux Will Be Remembered For Quit Job Cletus Seldin Vows To Put Real Hurt on Ulysse in HBO Clash Lomachenko vs. Linares a Possibility, Says Golden Boy President Saunders: When I Beat Lemieux, Would Love to Fight Canelo Next Photos: Katie Taylor, Jessica McCaskill - Face To Face at Presser Hearn: Joshua vs. Parker Deal is Close, We're Ready To Overpay BJ Flores Expects Boost, Big Fights From Salita Promotions Deal Tyson Fury No-Shows UKAD Hearing, Creating Further Delay Kell Brook vs. Sergey Rabchenko on March 3 in Sheffield Weekend Review: Lomachenko Rises, Rigondeaux Sinks Frank Warren: DeGale Used Wrong Tactics, He is Not Washed Up Arum Not Least Bit Surprised Lomachenko Made Rigondeaux Quit Andre Ward: Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia is 50-50 Super Fight! Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card Corcoran: I'll Bring Horn Right Back To 9th of Pacquiao Fight Coldwell on a "Crazy" 2017: Bellew vs. Haye, McDonnell, More Darren Till, UFC Fighter, Inks Pact With MTK Global Parker: I Think We're Close To Locking in Anthony Joshua Fight Jeff Horn Angry: Online Keyboard Warriors Say I Fight Dirty! Wilder: I'll Make Cuban Sandwich Out of 'Bubbles The Chimp' Ortiz! When is a Loss Not a Loss? Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Face To Face at Final Presser Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder is a Coward, I Saw Fear in His Eyes! Arum Denies Pacquiao-McGregor Talk: It's Total Nonsense Salido: All of The Wars Caught Up With Me, I'm an Old Fighter Now Andre Ward: Farmer Robbed, But He Can Bounce Back From This Arum: Lomachenko is Superhuman, Rigo Was Totally Bewildered! Video: Francisco Vargas Talks Comeback Win, Future Plans Lomachenko: Gary Russell Really Doesn't Want a Rematch With Me DeGale Unsure of Career Future, To Decide After New Year White Warns Arum: We'll See Where You Stand When Smoke Clears! Video: Miguel Roman Reflects on KO of Salido, Future Opponents Tevin Farmer: I Worked Too Hard To Get Robbed, I Deserved Win Video: Andre Ward on Loma-Rigo, Salido, Kovalev Return, More Lomachenko On Rigondeaux Injury: I've Fought With One Hand Macklin Expects Michael Conlan To Step Things Up in 2018 Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Generates Big Rating For ESPN
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement