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Dargan vs. Luis Scouting Report
Co-Feature Scouting Report
Jan. 30 Undercard
Amateur Rivalry Renewed 1/30 on FNF
Top Ten Reasons to be a Dynamite Fan
Training Camp Notes: Barrera
Kovalev-Pascal Presser Quotes
Training Camp Notes: Luis
New England Prospects 1/30 at Foxwoods
Dargan-Luis 1/30 at Foxwoods

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By Main Events on 1/28/2015 3:40 PM
Dargan vs. Luis Scouting Report

Technical Boxer and Aggressive Brawler Collide

Mashantucket, CT: When undefeated lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan makes his ESPN2 Friday Night Fights debut on Friday, Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino he will face an aggressive brawler in Tony “Lightning” Luis. Dynamite was born and raised in boxing surrounded by legends like “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins so he developed the style of a technical boxer. Luis will be the next big challenge Dynamite has faced thus far. Below is the scouting report for this exciting match-up:

Category

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan

Tony Luis

Age

29

27

Record

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By Main Events on 1/27/2015 1:42 PM
Co-Feature Scouting Report: Lamour vs. Falowo

Undefeated Technical Boxer vs. Seasoned Puncher

Mashantucket, CT:          Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) is looking to remain undefeated against the younger Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) on Friday, Jan. 30 in the co-feature on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Although Lamour is unbeaten, he has yet to face the same caliber of opposition Falowo has faced. Below is the scouting report for this match-up:

Category

Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour

Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo

Age

32

26

Record

11-0 (5 KOs)

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By Main Events on 1/26/2015 1:32 PM
Barrera and Mosley, Jr. Headline Stacked Undercard Along with Local Prospects Jan. 30 at Foxwoods



Mashantucket, CT: Before ESPN2 Friday Night Fights’ live audience witnesses the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship battle between Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) and Tony “The Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs), they will be treated to a stacked undercard that includes Shane Mosley, Jr. (2-1, 2 KOs), Cuban Sullivan Barrera (14-0, 9 KOs) and local prospects.

The undefeated Barrera is taking on veteran Jeff Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) for eight rounds of action in the light heavyweight division. Barrera had a stellar 2014 with four wins and three knockouts. In his last fight on the Kovalev-Hopkins undercard, he stopped Rowland Bryant in the fourth round. Lacy also defeated his last opponent, Timothy Hall, Jr.

Middleweight Mosley, Jr., of Pomona, CA, is taking on Rafael Machado for four rounds of action. Mosley has been training in Foxwoods with his father, Sugar Shane Mosley, as part of the reality television series Knockout. The 24-year old Mosley suffered his first career loss in his last fight against Marchristopher Adkins. Machado is still looking for his first career win. ...
By Main Events on 1/22/2015 3:49 PM
Amateur Middleweight Rivalry Carries Over to Pros in FNF Opener on Jan. 30

Mashantucket, CT: During their amateur careers New England middleweights Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs), of Portland, Maine, and Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs), of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, met several times, with Lamour defeating Falowo all but once. Now these two fighters meet again as pros for hometown bragging rights in their ESPN Friday Night Fights debut at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.

The 26-year old Falowo is from nearby Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is coming off a seventh round stoppage defeat to Ronald Gavril on ShoBox. Although he only beat Lamour once as an amateur, he feels he can defeat Lamour as a pro. He said, “When we fought each other in the amateurs it was four or six rounds, but now that this fight is up to eight rounds it definitely gives me time to break him down. More rounds gives me the advantage because I am a pressure fighter and it definitely takes me awhile to try to get warmed up.”

The...
By Main Events on 1/21/2015 2:46 PM
The Top Ten Reasons You Should be a Dynamite Dargan Fan

Philadelphia, PA:   Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) is gearing up to face Tony “The Lightning” Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title on Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino and live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Below is a list of the top ten reasons that fans should jump on the Dynamite bandwagon.

10.     Dynamite is trained by his cousin and legendary trainer Brother Naazim Richardson. Dargan grew up in the gym watching Richardson train future Hall of Famers like “Sugar” Shane Moseley and Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins. According to Hopkins, this unique upbringing gave Dynamite a top notch sweet science education as a young fighter. Hopkins said, “He really has an old spirit and mind and learned how to learn things quicker than guys that aren’t around world champions and elite fighters in Philly.”

9.       Dargan is in a long-term relationship with international recording artist and R&B Divas:...
By Main Events on 1/20/2015 4:20 PM
Undefeated Cuban Sensation Sullivan Barrera Takes on Veteran Jeff Lacy Jan. 30 at Foxwoods

Mashantucket, CT: Light Heavyweights Sullivan Barrera (14-0, 9 KOs) and Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) will face off for eight rounds of action on the undercard of the Dargan-Luis card Friday, Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Barrera, 32, is from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and made his professional debut in his new home state of Florida in 2009. He won all four of his fights in 2014, three by way of stoppage, and is making his second appearance at Foxwoods. In his last fight at Foxwoods, he stopped Eric Watkins in the sixth round. Sullivan has an impressive 64% (9 of 14) knockout-to-win ratio and his last three victories have come by way of knockout.

“I’ve been in camp since the week after my last fight in November,” explained Barrera. “Camp was excellent. I had the chance to work on a lot of different things. I want to thank my team members, including the one and only GGG [Gennady Golovkin],...
By Main Events on 1/14/2015 5:35 PM
     Quotes from Kovalev-Pascal Presser

New York, NY:        Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs), the current WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, and Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), the former WBC and Lineal Light Heavyweight Champion and Current holder of the WBC Diamond Belt, addressed the U.S. media in New York City in advance of their March 14 fight for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight Championships. Kovalev has been named The Fighter of the Year by the WBO, Sports Illustrated, BleacherRepor, New York Post, USA Today and many others and today received his WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship Ring from Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events.



Also in attendance were Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (19-0-1, 12 KOs) and Steve "USS" Cunningham (28-6, 13 KOs) who were announced as the co-feature for the Kovalev-Pascal card. The two will fight for the #1 position in the IBF.  

Below are the quotes from the press conference:

 

Kathy Duva, CEO...
By Main Events on 1/13/2015 12:33 PM
Training Camp Notes: Tony "Lightning" Luis

Perseverance and Resilience

Ontario, Canada:   When Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) steps into the ring on Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino to face undefeated Philadelphian Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) many will consider him the opponent in their battle for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship but Luis feels he has already proved he has the perseverance and resilience to give Dynamite a run for his money.

 

"I have much respect for Karl Dargan," said Tony. "He is slick and quick. In short he is good. To be the best you have to beat the best. I am coming to fight and to win. We both have our work cut out for us. I will be prepared for anything. I know I am the 'B' side fighter and he has had the investment and protection I have not had in my career and it will slant in his favor. I have to fight harder and do more. I have been here before. The pressure is on him to stay undefeated. I have been there in his...
By Main Events on 1/8/2015 3:24 PM
Undefeated New England Big Men Support Dargan-Luis Showdown Jan. 30 at Foxwoods

Mashantucket, CT:  Before Karl “Dynamite” Dargan and Tony “The Lightning” Luis square off for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship, fans at Foxwoods Resort Casino will be treated to an action-packed card filled with local rivalries and local prospects. Currently this stacked undercard is packed with six young fighters from the New England area.

In the ESPN2 Friday Night Fights co-feature, Pawtucket, Rhode Island native Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) will take on undefeated middleweight sensation and Portland, Maine resident Russell “The Haitian Sensation” Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) for eight rounds.

Thomas Falowo made his professional debut in 2010 with a second round stoppage over Odias Dumezil. He recorded knockout victories in his first four professional bouts all within four rounds. His career began with a perfect 6-0 before being handed his first defeat in a close split decision...
By Main Events on 1/5/2015 9:22 AM
Karl "Dynamite" Dargan Returns to Foxwoods to Face Tony "The Lightning" Luis for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship 1/30 on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights

Mashantucket, CT: Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs), the undefeated lightweight from Philadelphia, PA who wowed Foxwoods audiences with a brutal fifth round knockout of Angino Perez back in September, returns to the Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, 7 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights on Jan. 30. In the co-feature, middleweight Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island will square off against Russell Lamour (11-0, 5 KOs) of Portland, Maine for eight rounds. The doors will open at 5:00 PM ET and the FNF telecast will begin at 9:00 PM ET. Tickets ($40, $60 and $75) are already on sale through Foxwoods.com and the Foxwoods box office.

  

Although this will be the 29-year old Dargan's first appearance on Friday Night Fights he is no stranger to fighting on the national stage. His last appearance at Foxwoods was a special afternoon edition of Fight Night on NBC. With his knockout of Perez in September, he added the Junior NABF Lightweight Title to his collection, which already included the USBA Atlantic Coast Region Lightweight Title. The WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Championship is a vacant title so Dargan will be looking to add a third belt to his collection on Jan. 30.

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