By Xavier Porter | May 6, 2019

UFC® AND MURPHYS BOXING REACH MULTI-YEAR LIVE STREAMING AGREEMENT – FIRST EVENT STREAMS LIVE THIS FRIDAY, MAY 10TH

Abraham Nova, better known to his friends and fans as “Super Nova”, continues to rise through the ranks within the 130lb division. With a record of (14-0, 10 KOs) and a new management deal in place, the Dominican and Puerto-Rican power puncher is readying himself for his next main event, scheduled for Friday, May 10.

Nova, a star on the rise, will take part in the newly multi-year streaming agreement between his promoter, Murphy’s Boxing, and UFC Fight Pass. Nova, with his patented blond beard, is in prime position take his career one step closer towards fighting for a world championship.

Abraham Nova on signing his new promotional deal and looking for the best fights towards becoming a world champion:

“I just finished signing a deal with Split T Management. I’m excited and now my team and I are looking to develop a co-promotion with Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) or Bob Arum (Top Rank Boxing).”

“I have to make sure what’s best for me. Now we’re making bigger moves and making better deals. Right now I’m in negotiations with both companies.”

“I was signed in a three-way promotion deal with Murphy’s Boxing, 12 Rounds Promotions, and Greg Cohen Promotions. 12 Rounds Promotions is now my advisor and Murphy’s Boxing is my only Promoter.”

“Win a win for this fight, I can move up to the top five in the rankings and look to fight for a world title in my next two fight. My time is coming. Soon the world will know about my skills and talent.”

Abraham shared his thoughts regarding the current champions at 130lb.:

“Everyone is on my radar; anyone in the sanction bodies are on my radar. I want my shot. I know I belong in there with the top dogs. I’m ready for the best of the best in and around my division.”

“The belts are there. I just need my opportunity and once I get it, I’m taking over. All of these fighters and champions know me from the amateur ranks. These fighters/champions won’t face me because I’m a threat.”

Abraham on facing Gervonta Davis (2x world champion, current WBA Super Featherweight World Champion):

“I want Gervonta Davis. He’s a great fighter with great power, but I feel that I’m more polished than him. I am stronger and have better lateral movement. I’m longer and taller than him. I feel that I have better all-around skills than him. I’m faster and I have great experience.”

Abraham on facing Tevin Farmer (current IBF Super Featherweight World Champion)

“Farmer is a slick fighter. I feel like the way he handles himself against these opponents that he gets, these lower class opponents, he’s not fighting them the right way. If they were fighting me, I’d get them out of there. He continues to have tough times with these opponents. Farmer has the skills and he is winning but I feel that he needs to winning in a better fashion at the level of the sport of where he’s at.”

UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, has partnered with popular Boston based promotion, Murphys Boxing. The promotion will make its FIGHT PASS debut this Friday, May 10th, from Springfield, Massachusetts at MGM Springfield at 9:30 p.m. E.T. / 6:30 p.m. P.T. and will feature a 10 round main event, headlined by undefeated NABA Super Featherweight Champion, Abraham Nova vs. Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano.

Dana White, UFC President

“Murphys Boxing is one of the top promotions in New England, and I am excited to have them on FIGHT PASS. In just five years, Ken Casey has done incredible things with this promotion. I am looking forward to showcasing these exciting fighters to our subscribers.”

Ken Casey, founder of Murphys Boxing

“We’re incredibly excited to join forces with FIGHT PASS. UFC is providing a platform for us to highlight New England’s thriving boxing scene to combat sports fans. We will introduce the world to our incredible roster that includes future champions, such as Nova.”

Recently entering the WBA’s Top 10 Rankings, undefeated Abraham Nova (14-0, 10 KOs) will make his highly anticipated 2019 debut under the Murphys Boxing banner. Nova’s opponent, Argentinian prospect Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano (18-2-1, 9 KOs), will be the 12th fighter in the past two years to try and take the “O” from the current NABA Super Featherweight Champion.

Entering the ring for the second time this year, Jr. NABF Super Featherweight Champion, William Foster III (9-0, 6 KOs) will face off against Ramon Esperanza (22-15-1, 11 KOs) in an 8 round bout. Foster’s rare ability to combine both power and speed has led him to become one of New England’s most talked about prospects.

In an 8 round middleweight bout, power punching prospect Carlos Gongora (15-0, 12 KOs) will take on Argentina’s Damien Ezequiel Bonelli (23-6, 20 KOs). Gongora, a former Olympian from Ecuador, won the WBC South American Middleweight Title in February after defeating Jesus Aviles.

Luis Arcon Diaz (6-0, 6 KOs), an undefeated Olympian from Venezuela, and a recent Murphys Boxing signing, will return to action in a 6 round welterweight bout against Argentina’s Jose Aubel (8-3, 7 KOs).

Representing the Boston area, James Perella (2-0, 2 KOs) will look for his third consecutive knockout in a 4 round welterweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Ray Jay Bermudez (6-0, 4 KOs) who hails from nearby Albany, New York will make a quick return to the ring after a KO victory last month when he takes on an opponent to be named in a 6 round welterweight contest.

Rounding out the card will be two of Springfield’s own – power punching welterweight Anthony Velazquez (5-0, 5 KOs), who will take on an opponent to be named, and welterweight DJ Whitley (4-1-1), who will take on the always dangerous Bryan Goldsby (5-10) in separate 4 round contests.

UFC FIGHT PASS® AND MURPHYS BOXING REACH MULTI-YEAR LIVE STREAMING AGREEMENT – FIRST EVENT STREAMS LIVE AND EXCLUSIVELY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 10 AT 9:30PM E.T. / 6:30PM P.T.

The first four undercard fights will stream live at 8:00 p.m. E.T. / 5:00 p.m. P.T. on www.facebook.com/dropkickmurphys before the main card starts live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS at 9:30 p.m. E.T. / 6:30 p.m. P.T. To start your 7-day free trial, please visit: www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass

Tickets are on sale now at: www.murphysboxing.com and www.mgmspringfield.com/entertainment

ABOUT MURPHYS BOXING

Murphys Boxing was founded by Dropkick Murphys’ frontman, Ken Casey in 2014. In just 5 short years, Murphys Boxing has become the premier boxing promoter in the New England area and one of the hottest young promotions in the country. 2018 was a breakout year for Murphys Boxing as they took their first fighter to a world title. Along with the promotion’s first champion, several Murphys Boxing fighters secured world title opportunities and nationally televised fights in 2018. Murphys Boxing closed out their banner year by co-promoting the WBO Middleweight Championship bout between Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondokwa in front of over 10,000 fans at the TD Garden, the legendary home of the Boston Celtics, which was broadcast internationally on DAZN. Murphys Boxing’s current roster features world ranked contenders like Mark DeLuca, Charles Foster, Abraham Nova, Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan, Greg Vendetti and prospects like Niall Kennedy, Carlos Gongora, William Foster III, Mike Ohan Jr., Luis Arcon Diaz and more.

For more information visit: www.murphysboxing.com

ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS

UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features; behind-the-scenes content; in-depth interviews; and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combats sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV.

For more information visit: www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass

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