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UFC Fight Pass reaches multi-year deal with Murphys Boxing

Ken Casey’s boxing venture has officially signed on with UFC Fight Pass.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

As we previously reported, Murphys Boxing will debut this Friday, May 10, on UFC Fight Pass with a card from Springfield, Massachusetts, and today it has been announced that the New England promoters have reached a multi-year deal to air their fight cards on the streaming service.

When Murphys Boxing formed a few years ago, frankly most of us probably thought it was just another goofy vanity thing in boxing, this one led by Dropkick Murphys leader Ken Casey. But Casey has proven he has an actual knack for putting on good, entertaining fight cards on the regional level, and this is a nice get for Fight Pass if you’re a hardcore boxing fan. They now offer Murphys Boxing, plus Lou DiBella’s Broadway Boxing series and Roy Jones Jr-promoted cards.

“Murphys Boxing is one of the top promotions in New England, and I am excited to have them on Fight Pass,” said UFC President Dana White. “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.”

Abraham Nova (14-0, 10 KO) will be in Friday’s main event, facing Argentina’s Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano (18-2-1, 9 KO) in a super featherweight fight set for 10 rounds.

“We’re incredibly excited to join forces with Fight Pass,” Ken Casey said. “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.”

Friday’s card, which will start at 9:30 pm ET, will also feature William Foster III vs Ramon Esperanza in an eight-round super featherweight bout; Carlos Gongora vs Damien Ezequiel Bonelli in an eight-round middleweight bout; Luis Arcon vs Jose Aubel in a six-round junior welterweight bout; plus welterweights James Perella, Ray Jay Bermudez, Anthony Velazquez, and DJ Whitley in action in four separate fights.

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