ESPN2 Boxing Veteran’s Day Special
Boxing is back on ESPN2 with a special Monday night edition of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” live from the USMC Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C. on November 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm ET/PT as part of ESPN’s America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans week of Veterans Day sports programming.
The “Rumble on the River II” show (ESPN2 FNF returns to the site of last year’s successful promotion) will include professional co-feature bouts and two amateur bouts matching United States Marines and Olympic boxing hopefuls. The blow-by-blow commentary will be done by Joe Tessitore and ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, they will describe the action on Veterans day from ringside in the Corrosion Hangar.
The main event of the evening 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 boxer at the Beijing Olympic games, and Tony Hirsch (12-3-1, 6 KOs) will open the professional pugilism in a six-round bout.
The special Salute to Our Veterans ESPN2 boxing event will also be seen live on ESPN3.com, and on ESPN Deportes (9:00 pm Tuesday).
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