ESPN’s Friday Night Fights: Studio Show On Site For First Time in 2012
BWAA Names ESPN’s Rodriguez-Wolak Fight of the Year—Live Interview with Rodriguez
For the first time this year, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights’ studio show will originate on site with studio host Bernardo Osuna presenting all the latest boxing news and highlights from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. February 10 at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2 HD, and ESPN3. Friday’s 10-round main event will feature undefeated Junior Middleweight knockout artist Demetrius Andrade (15-0,10 KOs) meeting Angel Hernandez. The card is presented by Star Boxing.
“I love being in the amazing Friday Night Fight’s studio, but there’s nothing better than watching the fights live and to enjoy the energy of the fans,” Osuna said. “I’m looking forward to taking the show on the road, visiting Mohegan Sun and interacting with the fans on site. The banter with Teddy promises to be better with him by my side instead of thousands of miles away.”
ESPN’s Rodriguez-Wolak Named BWAA Fight of the Year:
Friday’s show on ESPN2 and ESPN3 will include a special segment, a live interview with world-ranked Junior Middleweight and ESPN Deportes boxing analyst Delvin Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s July 2011 fight against Pawel Wolak on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights was recently named the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) Fight of the Year. (See the entire bout by clicking the WatchESPN player.) Afterward, Rodriguez told ESPNFrontRow.com all about it.
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes & ESPN3:
On ESPN2 and ESPN3, Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will describe the action. On ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates (Friday Night Fights) Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodriguez will be ringside calling the fights with Leopoldo Gonzalez and Lindsay Casinelli in the studio. Rodriguez and Viruega will be joined by Marco Antonio Rubio following his loss last weekend to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian from Providence R.I., is coming off a third–round TKO over Saul Duran. Previously, Andrade scored his career-best win when he defeated the 2006 winner of The Contender, Grady Brewer, in a 10-round unanimous decision on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.