March Madness for fight fans continues this Friday as FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast heads back to Boston with Murphys Boxing. Supporters of the Sweet Science will be treated to the seventh free FIGHTNIGHT LIVE show in 10 weekends, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with an outstanding lineup assembled by the boxing promotion born out of the Dropkick Murphys popular Celtic punk band.
“We’re coming off a St. Patrick’s Day show with the Dropkick Murphys and Murphys Boxing that attracted more than 250,000 views for our free, interactive series, and naturally we’d love to carry over that momentum,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media. “We’re excited to deliver another quality fight card with several of our favorite Boston-area rising stars via any device where Facebook is available.”
Three Massachusetts-bred fighters will be featured at the top of Friday’s eight-bout bill. In the ten-round main event, local favorite Greg Vendetti (20-3-1, 12 KOs) takes on Tijuana, Mexico’s Alan Zavala (15-3, 13 KOs). In an exciting eight-round co-feature, Ryan Kielczewski (29-4, 11 KOs) faces Nick Otieno (31-15, 13 KOs) in a lightweight matchup. Undefeated Mike Ohan Jr. (8-0, 5 KOs) puts his unblemished resume up against 36-fight veteran Shakha Moore in a welterweight contest.
“We are excited to be partnering with FIGHTNIGHT LIVE once again to bring another action packed card, free of charge to our many boxing fans on our Dropkick Murphys Facebook page,” said Ken Casey, Dropkick Murphys Frontman and President and Founder, Murphys Boxing. “Coming off our very successful St. Patrick’s Clash IV card just a few weeks ago, we look forward to presenting Mayhem in Melrose featuring WBA title challenger Greg Vendetti in the Main Event.”
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 has showcased more than 530 fighters and 16 promotions during 32 live event broadcasts from 18 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.