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Philadelphia, PA (February 20, 2014)– Tomorrow night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Boxcino 2014 kick offs with the opening round in the lightweight division.  In addition to the four quarterfinal lightweight bouts, two members of the Banner Promotions stable will be in action.
2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Taras Shelestyuk will fight Francisco Flores in a jr. middleweight bout scheduled for four rounds.  Also seeing action will be undefeated jr. welterweight Cornelius Whitlock battles Luis Hernandez in a 4-round bout.
Shelestyuk, of Sumi, Ukraine, has a record of 6-0 with 4 knockouts and will be making his first start of 2014 after a busy eight-month stretch in 2013 when he turned pro and racked up those six wins, including a decision over then undefeated Travis Hanshaw (7-0).
Shelestyuk fights out of the famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California, and is managed by Vadim Kornilov.
Flores of Mexico City is 2-3 with 1 knockout.
Whitlock, of Baltimore, Maryland, has a record of 2-0-2 with one knockout and is coming off a first-round stoppage over Josue Rivera on November 14 in Washington, D.C.
Hernandez of San Bernadino, California has a record of 2-6 with two knockouts.
“We are very excited to have this great night of boxing,” said Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pelullo.
“Obviously this is going to be a great tournament but we are also looking forward to seeing the continued development of Taras and Cornelius.”
Weights from Laughlin, Nevada Plus Weigh in Video Boxcino 2014
For Immediate Release

Boxcino 2014 Weights
Yakubu Amidu 135 – Chris Rudd 135.5
Petr Petrov 134.5 – Fedor Papazov 135
Miguel Gonzalez 134 – Miguel Angel Mendoza 135
Samuel Neequaye 135 – Fernando Carcamo 135.5
Taras Shelestyuk 151 – Francisco Flores 153
Robert Hill 156 – James Walos 154
Cornelius Whitlock 144 – Luis Hernandez 141
Promoter: Banner Promotions
Venue:  Edgewater Casino & Resort
1st bell:  9pm Eastern / 6 Pm Pacific
TV:  ESPN 2
Below is the weigh in video:  Media outlets may use the video on their web pages by simply copy/paste the embedded code.
Boxcino 2014 Lightweights Weigh In
Boxcino 2014 Lightweights Weigh In

Friday, Feb. 21st

Fight Night: E Center at the Edgewater Casino

Doors open – 4:30 PM

First fight (and first fight on ESPN) – 6:00 PM

 

February 21st lightweight quarter final

FIGHT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 

 

HOTEL & EVENT LOCATION:            

Edgewater Casino

2020 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, Nevada 89029 Phone: (702) 298-2453

Thursday, Feb. 20th

Weigh-in: 5:00 PM

Location: Edgewater Casino – Rio Vista Room (down stairs next to the Buffet)

Friday, Feb. 21st

Fight Night: E Center at the Edgewater Casino

Doors open – 4:30 PM

First fight (and first fight on ESPN) – 6:00 PM

 For Credentials, please email Karen King at :

[email protected]
Banner Promotions, Inc.

2501 Wharton Street, Suite L

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Office: (215) 670-2220

Fax: (215) 670-2409

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.banner-promotions.com

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