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ESPN Friday Night Fights Weigh-In Today at Foxwoods

WHAT: Official weigh-in for the March 1st ESPN Friday Night Fights at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

WHO: IBF Featherweight Championship (12)

BILLY “The Kid” DIB (35-1-0-1NC, 21 KOs), Champion, Sydney, Australia

EVGENY GRADOVICH (15-0, 8 KOs), Challenger, Igrim, Russia

NABF Super Welterweight Championship (10)

WILLIE “The Great” NELSON (19-1-1, 11 KOs), Champion, Cleveland, OH

MICHAEL “El Magnifico” MEDINA (26-3-2, 19 KOs), Challenger, Los Angeles, CA

Junior Lightweights (8)

RYAN “Polish Prince” KIELCZWESKI (15-0, 3 KOs), Quincy, MA

GIL “La Metrealleta” GARCIA (5-3-1, 1 KO), Houston, TX

Super Bantamweights (8)

LUIS “KO King” ROSA JR. (12-0, 6 KOs), New Haven, CT

JHOVANY COLLADO (4-6-2, 1 KO), Jamaica, NY

Middleweights (6)

CHARLIE OTA (21-1, 15 KOs), Hachioji, Japan/Harlem, NY

BRANDON BAUE (12-9, 10 KOs)

Junior Welterweights (4)

LUIS OLIVERAS (pro debut), Glendale, AZ

RAFAEL MUNOZ (1-1), Houston, TX

Female Junior Featherweights (6)

SHELLY “Shelito’s Way” VINCENT (7-0), Providence, RI

MIKAYLA NEBEL (0-3), Columbus, OH

Welterweights (4)

JIMMY WILLIAMS (1-0, 1 KO), New Haven, CT

RAYNARD YOUNGER (0-1), Alpharetta, GA

Lightweights (4)

DONTE STRAYHORN (pro debut), Cincinnati, OH

JOE PINGITORE (pro debut), Cranston, RI

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 – 4 pm ET fighters report, 5:30 pm ET on scales

WHERE: Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT

OTHER: The 12-round main event on ESPN Friday Night Fights features International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight Champion Billy Dib (35-1-0-1NC, 21 KOs), who is promoted by 50 Cent, defending against undefeated Russian challenger Evgeny Gradovich. NABF Super Welterweight Champion Willie Nelson defends his title against Michael Medina in the 10-round co-feature.

The ESPN Friday Night Fights card, co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions, will air live at 9 p.m. ET. The Nelson-Medina bout is promoted in association with Rumble Time Promotions. The event is sponsored by SMS Audio.

Tickets priced at $200, $100, $75 and $40 may be purchased online at, by calling the Foxwoods’ box office at 800-200-2882, or in person at the Foxwoods’ box office.

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