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Meza-Clay promises to impose will on Ojeda this Friday night

ESPN 13/05/2015

The May 15 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentadopor Corona Extra will feature undefeated, up-and-coming lightweight Reynaldo “El Maestro” Ojeda (16-0, 9 KOs) and veteran Monty Meza-Clay (36-4, 22 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

Friday’s show from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. The card is presented by 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment.

Commentators:
Joe Tessitore will be ringside with analyst Teddy Atlas describing the action for ESPN2, while studio host Todd Grisham will be on-site providing the latest boxing news and information. Pablo Viruega and Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights for Noche de Combates on both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will co-anchor the studio. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna will provide live interviews and reports for both shows.

Main Event:
In his last fight, Puerto Rico’s Ojeda scored a unanimous decision win over Sergio Villanueva, while Pennsylvania’s Meza-Clay is looking to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Rod Salka.

“Monty Meza-Clay is an offensive fighter that throws a lot of punches,” Ojeda said. “He comes all the way forward, that’s his main goal. He’s a person that really talks a lot inside the ring to get the other fighter confused. But we’re ready. We’re ready to go all the way.”

Added Meza-Clay, “I have the same approach for every fight. I just impose my will on him; let him try to figure me out. I’m going to be me – I’m going to stick to my game plan. There’s nothing different other than – ring the bell, let’s fight! You hit me, I hit you back!”

Co-Feature:
Friday’s eight-round co-feature will pit undefeated up-and-coming jr. featherweight Luis “KO King” Rosa (19-0, 9 KOs) against veteran Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (33-10, 1 NC, 27 KOs). In his last fight, Rosa, who hails from Connecticut, scored a second-round TKO win over Ernesto Guerrero, while Colombia’s Perez is looking to get back to his winning ways following a TKO loss to Horatio Garcia

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