NEW YORK: Having reached the seven-million view plateau and approaching the 40-show milestone, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast returns home to New York City on Friday, July 12, to showcase some of New York’s bravest and finest pro boxing talent. Beginning at 7 p.m. E.T. live from The City that Never Sleeps, the fan-friendly, FREE Facebook platform will feature a card punctuated by prospects. The event is presented by Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions and the New Mexican Promotion.
Fan favorite Titus Williams (8-2, 3 KOs) faces Aaron Echeveste Lopez(6-3, 3 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico, coming off a March knockout victory where Williams headlined in the same venue. Undefeated super lightweight Mathew Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) will also be back in action, looking to pick up a ninth win when he meets 30-bout veteran Federico Jesus Benjamin Malespina of Argentina. Three undefeated Brooklyn warriors will also be featured on the eight-bout card – Cesar Francis (5-0, 4 KOs) meets 14-fight veteran Antonio Sanchezof Puerto Rico, Paul Anthony (2-0, 1 KO) faces Earvin Young (1-0, 1 KO) of Milwaukee, Wis., and Ariel Lopez (12-0, 7 KOs), originally of Puebla, Mexico, squares off with knockout artist Ivan Martino (5-3, 5 KOs).
“This show will feature a number of fighters from our world-famous Gleason’s Gym Boxing Family, and we take particular pride in showcasing deserving boxers from our home market in New York City,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “Headliners like Long Island’s Williams and undefeated warriors like Queens’ Gonzalez and Brooklyn’s Francis and Lopez will make for an explosive night, free on Facebook.”
Now in its second season, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast is the fan-friendly Facebook platform that – among other aspects – prides itself on the real-time conversations held between fight commentators and the viewing audience. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE has showcased more than 620 fighters and 19 promotions during 38 live event broadcasts from 21 different cities since May 2017, and in doing so, the interactive platform has generated the loyal interest of fight fans from across the United States and around the globe, including significant audiences in Mexico, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, and even fans in South America, Asia and Australia.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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