CARLOS GONGORA, ADDITIONAL UNDEFEATED MURPHYS BOXING PROSPECTS TO BE FEATURED ON FRIDAY’S FACEBOOK FIGHTNIGHT LIVE “SECOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW”
Four FREE bouts to air live from MGM Springfield via fan-friendly Facebook platform.
NEW YORK (May 7, 2019) – Four undefeated Murphys Boxing warriors are set to show their skills on Friday as FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast celebrates two full years of action in the ring and heated debate in its comments section. Beginning at 8 p.m. ETlive from the new MGM Resort and Casino in Springfield, Mass., the interactive, FREE Facebook series showcases several up-and-comers looking to protect their unblemished records and represent the boxing promotion born out of the Dropkick Murphys popular Celtic punk band.
“We are excited to be showcasing our talented roster of fighters for our third-straight event with FIGHTNIGHT LIVE. We have a great night of fights planned at a terrific new venue at MGM Springfield,” said Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys Frontman and President and Founder, Murphys Boxing. “This card is stacked with undefeated fighters who all possess knockout power, this promises to be an exciting night.”
The FIGHTNIGHT LIVE lineup is headlined by unbeaten Ecuadorian OlympianCarlos Gongora (15-0, 12 KOs), who will put his unblemished record on the line against veteran Damien Ezequiel Bonelli (23-6, 20 KOs) in a matchup between two South American knockout artists.
Fellow Murphys Boxing prospects Ray Jay Bermudez (6-0, 4 KOs) of Albany, N.Y., Anthony Velazquez (5-0, 5 KOs) of Springfield, Mass., and four-time Boston Golden Gloves Champion James Perella (2-0, 2 KOs) – who has fought each of his pro contests to date on FIGHTNIGHT LIVE – will look to preserve their perfect records on Friday, free on Facebook.
Michael Woods of EVERLAST “TALKBOX” podcast will call the blow by blow action ringside.
In addition to the action in the ring, former world title challenger turned commentator and trainer to world championsJohn “The Iceman” Scully will be honored with the latest installment of the Murphys Boxing “Warrior’s Code Award.” Scully becomes the third recipient of the honor, a tribute to the legendary “Irish” Micky Ward.
“We’re excited to be back with the Dropkick Murphys after amassing close to 500,000 views across two Murphys Boxing shows this Spring,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “Carlos Gongora and the rest of the Murphys’ area prospects will deliver knockout performances for our free, interactive series, and we expect to elevate the profiles of those young warriors as we celebrate two full years of free boxing on Facebook via our platform.”
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 hasshowcased more than 555 fighters and 17 promotions during 34 live event broadcasts from 19 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.