Willie Monroe Jr-Bryan Vera Set For 1/16, ESPN FNF

By Ryan Burton has been advised that 2014 Boxcino winner Willie Monroe Jr. will face rugged veteran Bryan Vera on the January 16th edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights.

The fought will headline a card at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. The NABO and NABF middleweight titles will be at stake.

Monroe won all three of his matches in last year in ESPN's Boxcino middleweight tournament. He had a dominate unanimous decision victory over Brandon Adams in the finals.

Vera has lost his previous two bouts, both by decision to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. although many feel he won their first encounter. He also was stopped by Gabriel Rosado in a big Knockout Boxing match after the Chavez losses.

Pete Petrov, who the Boxcino lightweight tournament, will appear in also appear on the card against an opponent to be determined.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-02-2014

Vera has taken a lot of punishment the past 2 years, especially the last ko, what does this do 4 southpaw upstate NY'ER jr who gets a UD 10...

Comment by Hougigo on 12-01-2014

Decent name to put on his resume to up his profile. Both Boxcino winners got decent opposition

Comment by richardt on 12-01-2014

So Antoine Douglas backed out???

Comment by Eastcoast on 12-01-2014

One guy on the way up, the other on the way down. Willie should have this and it's about time he's gotten another fight.

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 12-01-2014

Different classes of athlete but Vera never let that stop him before. Interesting fight.

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