2015 Boxcino Tournament Kicks Off on Friday, February 13th Live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights From Mohegan Sun Arena

Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Box Office

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 28, 2015) — The popular boxing elimination tournament, Boxcino 2015, will make its season debut, Friday, February 13, 2015, featuring four quarterfinal bouts in the junior middleweight division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The entire Boxicino 2015 series will be televised live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
Promoted by Banner Promotions and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), tickets to the February 13th edition of Boxcino 2015, priced at $120.00, $60.00, $35.00 and $28.00, are on sale now.  Tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1.800.745.3000, all Ticketmaster outlets or in person at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.
The four quarterfinal fights in the Jr. Middleweight division are as follows:
1.    Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4-2, 6 KO’s) will fight Ricardo Pinnell (10-1-1, 6 KO’s)
2.    Stanyslav Skorokhod (8-0, 6 KO’s) will fight Michael Moore (13-0, 6 KO’s)
3.    Brandon Adams (15-1, 10 KO’s) will take on Alex Perez (18-1, 10 KO’s)
4.    Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KO’s) will square off with Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10 KO’s).
The winner of bout 1 will fight the winner of bout 2 while the winners of bouts 3 and 4 will fight on April 3rd in the semifinals.
The Boxcino 2014 tournament spawned breakout stars Willie Monroe and Petr Petrov. Both are now world-rated #3 along with future stars Brandon AdamsFernando Carcamo.
The Boxcino 2015 season debut will feature four quarterfinal bouts with the winners moving on to semifinals which will take place on April 3rd & April 10th.
“We are excited to be coming to Mohegan Sun to kick off Boxcino 2015,” said Banner Promotions CEO Artie Pelullo.  “I have been friends with Tom Cantone for over 15 years and I look forward to working with him and his staff on this great event.  Last year’s tournament was very successful and we look forward to having the first round of junior middleweights at Mohegan Sun.  There have been many classic fights at Mohegan Sun and on February 13th we plan on adding to the great tradition.”

“We are excited and honored to collaborate with Artie Pelullo and Banner Promotions,” said Jimmy Burchfield, President of CES Boxing. “Artie is a dear friend of mine and one of the true gentlemen in the sport of boxing. Few promoters work harder or go to such great lengths to nurture and develop talent from all over the world. In an era where the entertainment dollar is stretched thin and fighters are ducking challenges left and right, Artie remains old school, building his foundation through hard-fought, competitive fights that give the ticket-buyer tremendous value for every dollar they spend. What he has done in such tumultuous times for our sport is remarkable and it’s an incredible thrill to be working alongside him on what will be an epic event February 13th. You will see the best of both worlds — boxing’s marquee talent along with the rising stars of the Northeast. No one knows this market better than Banner Promotions and CES Boxing. This will be a must-see event.”
“We love any time we have a boxing event here as they always account for tremendous energy and buzz in the Casino,” said Tom Cantone, Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for MTGA.
Local prospects slated to appear on the undercard include:
David Bauza, Hartford, CT:  light-heavyweight (6-0, 3 KOs);
“Prince” Ray Oliveira, New Bedford, MA: light-middleweight (2-0, 1 KO), son of former jr. welterweight contender “Sucra” Ray Oliveira
Khiary Gray-Pitts, Worcester, MA: middleweight (3-0, 1 KO)

Nick DeLomba, Providence, RI: welterweight (6-0, 0 KOs)
Below are the contacts for Media credentials for the Boxcino 2015 tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena:
Marc Abrams at marc@banner-promotions and 856 287 7611 or
Michael Parente at [email protected] and 401 263 4990
Visit www.banner-promotions.com for more information.
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.