Friday’s press conference / weigh-in is the final scheduled media event prior to CES Boxing‘s Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2018 fight card at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The official start time Friday for the main card is 7 p.m. ET. The preliminary amateur card begins at 5:30.
Friday’s weigh-in is open to the public. The Oct. 20th event features New Haven’s Jimmy Williams (15-1-1, 5 KOs) in the eight-round main event facing dangerous Bronx, N.Y., welterweight Enver Halili (10-1, 3 KOs) while fellow New Haven vet Edwin Soto (13-2-2, 5 KOs) returns in the eight-round co-feature against super welterweight Anthony Lenk (15-5, 7 KOs) of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Tickets are priced at $47, $77 and $157 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com, www.foxwoods.com, or www.ticketmaster.com; by phone at 401-724-2253 or 800-200-2882 or at the Fox Theater Box Office. The preliminary amateur card begins at 6 p.m. ET, followed by a nine-fight professional main card beginning at 7.
Undefeated super middleweight and fellow New Haven resident Elvis Figueroa (5-0, 2 KOs) steps up to face “Lethal” Leemont Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) of Pittsburgh in a six-round battle of unbeatens.
The Oct. 20th card also features several hotly-contested regional rivalries, starting with what could be the showstopper in the welterweight division between unbeaten Derrick Whitley Jr.(4-0) of Springfield, Mass., and rising prospect Sharad Collier(1-0) of Hartford, Conn., who won his professional debut in June.
Also in the welterweight division, Marqus Bates (4-2, 3 KOs) of Taunton, Mass., makes his Foxwoods debut in six-round bout against Carlos Hernandez (3-2-1, 2 KOs) of Bridgeport, Conn. Bates recently pieced together his most complete performance to date, punishing Springfield’s Mohammad Allam en route to a third-round knockout in May, and has now won back-to-back bouts. Hernandez steps into the ring for the first time in six years, but has won three of his last four, with the lone blemish a draw against veteran Josh Beeman in 2012.
Fan-favorite Marcia Agripino (2-1-1) of nearby Ledyard is back for the second time since June and will fight her first six-round fight against the dangerous Stephanie Essensa (3-1-1) of Alberta, Canada. Providence, R.I., lightweight Nicky DeQuattro (3-1, 1 KO) makes his second Foxwoods appearance in a four-round bout against Muay Thai pro Geoffrey Then of Danbury, who steps inside the boxing ring for the first time, and Springfield lightweight Calixto Cruz makes his professional debut in a four-round bout against Providence’s Joseph Santana. Fighting in a separate four-round bout, decorated Bridgeport standout Jacob Marrero makes his professional debut in a four-round bout against Fierce Taylor (0-2) of Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Final press conference / weigh-in for CES Boxing’s Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2018 professional and amateur boxing showcase at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s historic Fox Theater. The following are scheduled to attend:
New Haven, Conn.
15-1-1, 5 KOs
10-1, 3 KOs
New Haven, Conn.
13-2-2, 5 KOs
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
15-5, 7 KOs
Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338