The March 29 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature Middleweight contender Brian “The Warrior” Vera (22-6, 13 KOs) and “Donatas Bondas” Donatas Bondorovas (17-3-1, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., will air live at 9 p.m. ET in a special airing on ESPN — rather than its usual ESPN2 home.
Austin Texas’ Vera, a participant in the third season of The Contender, won his last two fights against former Junior Middleweight titlists Sergio Mora and Sergiy Dzinziruk.
“I’ve seen a little bit of Bondorovas,” Vera said. “I know he’s a tough kid. I don’t put too much into him, but we’re getting ready for him like we get ready for everybody. I’ve got to make sure he doesn’t go in there and do what I did to some other people.”
Chicago’s Bondorovas is looking to build momentum after scoring two second-round TKO wins over David Thomas in his last two fights.
Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit undefeated Light Heavyweight Jackson “El Demolidor” Junior (14-0, 12 KOs) against Humberto “El Don” Savigne (10-1, 7 KOs). Junior scored a first-round knockout win over 2000 U.S. Olympian Dante Craig in his last fight, while Savigne is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision win over Dhafir Smith.
The Show will include an interview with Robert Guerrero who will fight Floyd Mayweather May 4, for his Welterweight title. ESPN’s show will also include an interview with Ruslan Provodnikov, who has fought numerous times on Friday Night Fights. Provodnikov narrowly lost a 12-round unanimous decision earlier this month to Welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr.
ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates will also include an update on former Welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz and his progress on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.