Brandon Adams’ interview for ESPN’s Boxcino 2014

Brandon "The Cannon" Adams with his #1 backer Bobby De Philippis, Hall of Fame boxing promoter. Photo: Stacy Veerbek

Brandon “The Cannon” Adams with his #1 backer Bobby De Philippis, Hall of Fame boxing promoter. Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Brandon “The Cannon” Adams, San Diego’s entry in the ESPN Friday Night Fights eight man Middleweight Tournament – Boxcino 2014 was interviewed Monday, February 24 at the Horseshoe Casino located at 777 Casino Center Drive in Hammond, Indiana by Banner Promotions head of Public Relations Marc Abrams. They spoke of his chances in the upcoming tournament which begins Friday in Hammond, Indiana. The soft spoken Adams, who says he’s as ready as ever, will be facing Daniel Edouard of Haiti in this single elimination – eight man tournament.

Interview with Brandon Adams (12-0-0, with 8 KOs) a 24 year-old fighter from Watts, Los Angeles, CA but promoted locally by San Diego’s Bobby De Philippis 

Interview with (Adam’s opponent) Daniel “the Haitian Sensation” Edouard (23-4-2, with 14 KOs) a 33 year-old orthodox fighter from West Palm Beach, Florida by way of Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Interview with Willie “The Mongoose” Monroe Jr. a 27 year-old southpaw from Ithaca, New York (15-1-0, with 6 KOs)

Interview with (Monroe’s opponent) Donatas “Bondas” Bondorovas a 34 year-old orthodox fighter from Chicago, Illinois by way of Kaunas, Lithuania (18-4-1, with 6 KOs).

Interview with 6’1” Sena “the Dark Horse” Agbeko from Tennessee by way of Ghana (15-0, with 15 KOs)

Interview with (Agbeko’s opponent) 5’9” Raymond “Ray Lino” Gatica from Austin, Texas (13-2-0, 8 KOs)

Vitalii Kopylenko

Vitalii Kopylenko

Note well: their interview with Vitalii Kopylenko (22-0-0) from Kiev, Ukraine, most likely the favorite in this tournament, is scheduled for later today.
Interview with (Kopylenko’s opponent) Cerresso Fort from Saint Paul, Minnesota (17-2-1, 11 KOs)

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.