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Spadafora, Minto twinbill webcast

With slim pickings for televised boxing fans this weekend, NESportsTV.com takes center stage with an online PPV doubleheader on Saturday night at 7PM. In the main event, undefeated former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) takes on Puerto Rican journeyman Wilfredo Negron (26-16-1, 19 KOs). In the co-feature, former world title challenger Brian Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) battles former West Virginia state heavyweight champion Mike Sheppard (20-13-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBA NABA heavyweight title. This broadcast will mark Spadafora’s first fight in over a year and a half. Spadafora, the former IBF lightweight champ, sports one of the best records in boxing and lost his crown when he vacated the title to move up in weight. The hardcore veteran Negron has a win over former world champion Saul Duran and fought Zab Judah for a vacant junior welterweight title in 1999. This fight will mark Minto’s fourth fight ever on NESportsTV.com. Minto has defeated previously unbeaten Donnell Wilson and Australian cruiserweight Pierre Karam on NESportsTV.com PPV. He also fought WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck on NESportsTV.com PPV. Sheppard is a well traveled journeyman who has won 5 of his last 6 fights.

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