New York (January 14, 2022) — Tomorrow Night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, Abraham Nova takes on William Encarnacion in a 10-round featherweight bout.
Also, Split-T Management’s undefeated junior welterweight Omar Rosario takes on Raekwon Butler.
The fight will be the co-feature bout live on ESPN & ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
Nova, who is world-ranked (number-three by the WBO) at junior lightweight, moves down in weight class.
The Albany, New York native will fight close to home, as the Split-T Management fighter comes into the ring with a record of 20-0 with 14 knockouts.
Nova, 28 years-old has wins over Weusi Johnson (1-0), Martin Nicolas Matamala (9-2), Andres Zepeda (7-1), Hassan Nourdine (9-2), Sulaiman Segawa (11-1), Bryan Pelaez (8-2), Mario Ezequiel Sayal Lozano (18-2-1), Luis Ronaldo Castillo (20-3), Avery Sparrow (10-1) and his bout when Nova won a unanimous decision over Richard Pumicpic on August 14, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Nova weighed 126.75 lbs. Encarnacion was 127 lbs
Nova is promoted by Top Rank, Murphy’s Boxing and 12 Rounds Promotions
Encarnacion of the Dominican Republic is 19-1 with 15 knockouts.
Encarnacion, 33 has wins over Anyelo Munoz (10-2), Alan Guzman (16-1), John Casado (17-1), Danny Aguero (11-1), Marlembron Acuna (4-1), Milner Marcano (10-2), and Eliezer Aquino (19-2-1). In his last outing, Encarnacion won a unanimous decision over Donny Garcia on December 17, 2020. This will be Encarnacion’s American debut.
Beginning at 7:45 on ESPN+, junior welterweight Omar Rosario will look to stay undefeated as he takes on Raekwon Butler.
Rosario of Caguas, Puerto Rico is 5-0 with two knockouts. The former Puerto Rican amateur star has defeated three undefeated foes in his first five fights with wins over Uriel Vallanueva (1-0), Wilfred Mariano (3-0) and his last opponent, Marc Misiura (2-0) on August 27, 2021 in Plant City, Florida.
Butler of Brooklyn, New York is 4-1 with two knockouts. The 26 year-old Butler is coming off a unanimous decision over Derrick Whitley on December 11, 2021 in Philadelphia.
Rosario weighed in at 139.25 lbs Butler checked in at 138.25
Rosario is promoted by Top Rank