Brooklyn, N.Y. (Tuesday, April 14, 2015) – Uprising Promotions super featherweight Angel Luna (10-0-1, 6 KOs) will be making his television debut this Friday night, fighting Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer (18-4-1, 4 KOs) on the opening bout of the TV portion of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The fight, which will be co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment, will go down at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
“This is a tough match-up on short notice, but it is an opportunity that we could not pass up,” said Ronson Frank, President of Uprising Promotions. “Angel is a man who is dedicated to his craft, and he is always in the gym. I am expecting a big performance out of him and know that he will give a 100% effort. It is exciting to see him have the chance to fight in front of so many people, and this bout will definitely raise his profile. This opens the door for bigger fights, and I know that Angel is looking to capitalize on the opportunity in front of him.”
Luna returns to the ring on Friday night for the second time in 2015, with his last bout occurring on a February 13th Uprising Promotions card in Long Island City, Queens. In that contest, Luna dropped Jhovanny Collado twice in the opening round before cruising to landslide victory on the cards. Trained by Mateo De La Cruz, Luna fought his first nine professional bouts in his native country of the Dominican Republic before signing to Uprising Promotions. The Brooklyn transplant has since fought under the Uprising Promotions banner on three occasions.
Fighting out of Philadelphia, Farmer has won 11 consecutive bouts since beginning his professional career with a record of 7-4-1. The most significant victory of his career came three fights ago when he steadily out-worked the previously unbeaten Emmanuel Gonzalez to earn a unanimous decision on a FOX Sports 1 televised card in Boston.
The next Uprising Promotions show has been confirmed for Friday, May 15th, with the promotion returning to the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The card will continue and focus more intently on the initiative of Uprising Promotions to KO Autism, with proceeds from the night getting donated to The School For Language and Communication Development (SLCD) in Glen Cove, New York. The card is being sponsored by Ronson Frank Fitness, Bill4Time, Belaire Rosé Champagne, Alma Restaurant, Resolution Sports and Charlie’s Auto Collision in Long Island City. For tickets or any additional information, call (516) 451-6773.
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