New York, NY (7/12/13) – Next Friday, July 19, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights returns to the historic Rockingham Park in New Hampshire, with a scintillating 10-round main event featuring WBC #3-rated junior welterweight Olusegun Ajose (31-1, 14KO’s) taking on longtime lightweight contender “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (22-3-1, 11KO’s).
In the co-feature bout, undefeated up-and-coming prospects Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (16-0, 3KO’s) and Miguel “Mikito” Soto (11-0, 11KO’s) put their unblemished records on the line in an eight-round super featherweight showdown.
The rest of the card features a bevy of both New England and regional talent including highly regarded undefeated heavyweight prospect Alexis Santos (9-0, 8KO’s) from Lawrence, MA taking on his toughest opponent to date when he squares off against Newark, New Jersey’s Marlon Hayes (23-11, 11KO’s). The bout is scheduled for six rounds.
The three additional heavyweight bouts scheduled for the card, are highlighted by St. Louis, Missouri’s Charles Martin (8-0-1, 7KO’s) putting his undefeated record on the line against Aaron Kinch (5-1-1, 1KO) and Jonathan Hamm (7-1, 5KO’s) squaring off against fellow once beaten Daniel Martz (8-1, 6KO’s). Both bouts are scheduled for six rounds.
The remainder of the card features four top young fighters out of the New England boxing scene, squaring off against fellow local talent. The all New England match-ups will undoubtedly make for an electric atmosphere at the historic park.
Chris Gilbert (8-0, 6KO’s) who resides in Windsor, VT looks to make it a perfect 9-0 when he squares off against fellow New Englander Luis Viramontes (3-2-1, 1KO) from nearby Brockton, MA. The bout is scheduled for 6 rounds in the junior middleweight division.
Portland, Maine’s Russell Lamour (3-0, 1KO) is set to also see action on the card when he takes on Worcester’s Ralph Johnson (0-2) in a six-round middleweight match-up.
Making his much anticipated pro-debut on the card is former New England Golden Gloves Champion Gerald Schifone from Brockton, MA taking on Springfield’s 20-fight veteran Noel Garcia. The bout is scheduled for four rounds in the junior middleweight division.
Rounding out the card will be undefeated heavyweight Julian Pollard (2-0, 2KO’s) from Bridgewater, taking on an opponent TBA. The bout is scheduled for four rounds.
The entire card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, Classic Entertainment & Sports, and Rumble Time Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The televised portion of the card will be aired at 10:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.
Tickets are priced at $75 VIP reserved, $45 reserved and $35 for general admission and are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased by calling 603-898-2311