A special Monday edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights will originate from USMC Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. on November 8 at 8 p.m. ET as part of ESPN’s America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans week of Veterans Day programming.
“Rumble on the River II” (ESPN2 FNF returns to the site of last year’s successful promotion) will include professional co-features and two amateur bouts matching U.S. Marines and Olympic hopefuls. Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and analyst Teddy Atlas will describe the action from ringside in the Corrosion Hangar.
The main event will be a 10-round junior featherweight bout between undefeated prospect Rico Ramos (17-0, 9 KOs) and the experienced Heriberto Ruiz (44-9-2, 26 KOs). Super middleweights Shawn Estrada (9-0, 9 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, and Tony Hirsch (12-3-1, 6 KOs) will open the professional pugilism in a six-rounder.
The special Salute to Our Veterans ESPN2 boxing event will also be seen live on ESPN3.com, and on ESPN Deportes (9 p.m. Tuesday).