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ESPN Friday Night Fights, Friday, May 15

By Pattee Mak, RCM New England Boxing Correspondent

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 14, 2015) — The official weigh-in was held today for tomorrow night’sESPN Friday Night Fights, presented by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment,in association with Universal Promotions, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.


Live coverage will begin at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will also be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider. In addition, ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates will carry the fights live on broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+.


Below find fighter weights and pictures by Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment.


(L-R) Reynaldo Ojeda & Monte Meza-Clay


Main Event – Lightweights (10) – ESPN2

REYNALDO OJEDA (16-0, 9 KOs), San Juan, Puerto Rico 135 LBS.

MONTE MEZA-CLAY (36-4, 22 KOs), Rankin, PA 134 LBS.



(L-R) Luis Rosa & Jonathan Perez


Co-Feature – Featherweights (8) – ESPN2

LUIS “KO King” ROSA (19-0, 9 KOs), New Haven, CT 123 ½ LBS.

JONATHAN “Popeye” PEREZ (33-10, 17 KOs), Barranquilla, Colombia 123 LBS.


Junior Welterweights (4) – ESPN2 Swing Bout

JAIR RAMOS (3-2-1, 2 KOs), Waterbury, CT   139 LBS.

CURTIS MORTON (3-4-2), Harlem, NY 139 LBS.


Middleweights (6)

IVAN GOLUB (7-0, 5 KOs), Brooklyn, NY by way of Ukraine   TOMORROW

KOSTYANTYN “Kostya” ROVENSKYY (18-1-2, 5 KOs), Luiv, Ukraine TOMORROW


Light Heavyweights (6)

CHARLES FOSTER (7-0, 3 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut   174 LBS.

JOE GARDNER (11-7-1, 1 KO), Woonsocket, RI   174 LBS.


Junior Welterweights (4)

ALBERTO CANDELERIA (4-2-1, 3 KOs), Miami, FL by way of Puerto Rico 136 LBS.

IAN JAMES (3-11-1, 1 KO), Brooklyn, NY 136 LBS.


Middleweights (6)

CHRIS GALEANO (7-0), Bronx, NY 157 LBS.

YOSMANI ABREAU (4-8-2), Las Vegas, NV 157 LBS.


Junior Lightweights (4)

WILLIAM FOSTER III (1-0), New Haven, CT 129 LBS.

GALVAN SANTOS (0-1), Woburn, MA 130 LBS.


Super Middleweights (6)

DAUREN YELEUSSINOV (1-0, 1 KO), Brooklyn, NY by way of Kazakhstan 164 LBS.

JAY “JD” WILLIAMS (3-6), West Monroe, LA   165 ½ LBS.



WHEN:           Friday, May 15, 2015


WHERE:         Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford


PROMOTER: SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Universal



TV:                  ESPN Friday Night Fights starting at 9:00 p.m. ET


TICKETS:      $100, $65 and $35 (plus applicable taxes). Tickets can be purchased by

calling 1 (860) 728-2624 or 1 (203) 627-7472.




DOORS OPEN: 6:30 p.m. ET                      FIRST BOUT: 7:30 p.m. ET




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