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  1. Gatica looks to shine in Boxcino

    Dan Rafael

    The Boxcino middleweight tournament rolls on this week with the semifinals of the eight-man tournament on "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2, 9 ET). Vitalii Kopylenko (23-0, 13 KOs) of Ukraine takes on Willie Monroe Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs) of Rochester, N.Y.,...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Lopez back in action on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    As a late substitute opponent facing Victor Ortiz in 2012, welterweight Josesito Lopez of Riverside, Calif., was largely unknown and a major underdog. Nine rounds later, Lopez had badly broken Ortiz's jaw, stopped him and emerged as "The Riverside Ro...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Tonsilitis KOs Jessie Magdaleno

    Dan Rafael

    Blue chip junior featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno was supposed to fight on April 11 in Las Vegas on an ESPN2 card Top Rank is putting on at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas the night before the big show the next night, the one headlined by the Manny ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Garcia-Cayo tops Thursday night special

    Dan Rafael

    For one week at least, ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" will come to you on a Thursday night with a special May 1 edition from Hialeah Park, the iconic South Florida race track, and there's an interesting main event: Robert Garcia versus Victor Manuel C...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. Martirosyan faces Lozano on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    In early February, Luciano Cuello of Argentina accepted a fight with junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan. Then Cuello quickly pulled out of the bout, unhappy with the purse, leaving matchmaker Tom Brown looking for a new opponent. On T...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Pelullo hopes Boxcino yields star

    Dan Rafael

    The first of promoter Artie Pelullo's two eight-man Boxcino tournaments begins on this week's edition of "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET) at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nev. First up will be the lightweight quarterfinals with these s...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  7. Boxcino pairings unveiled on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    The pairings for the two eight-man Boxcino 2014 tournaments were unveiled on this week's "Friday Night Fights" on ESPN2. The lightweight tournament kicks off with six-round quarterfinal bouts on Feb. 21 at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino in Laughlin,...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  8. Two 8-man Boxcino tournaments to air on 'Friday Night Fights'

    Dan Rafael

    Eight-man tournaments in the lightweight and middleweight divisions will be the focus of five editions of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" beginning on Feb. 21, the network announced on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  9. Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez withdraws from Friday Night Fights...

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez injured his left shoulder in sparring session on Saturday and has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming fight with Norberto Gonzalez.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  10. Yenifel Vicente replaces Arash Usmanee in 'Friday Night Fights' m...

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight Juan Antonio Rodriguez of Mexico will face late substitute Yenifel Vicente in the main event of this week's "Friday Nights Fights" on ESPN2, the network said on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  11. Erdei pulls out of Muriqi fight

    Dan Rafael

    Whenever former light heavyweight and cruiserweight titlist Zsolt Erdei is scheduled for a fight, you should know by know what comes next -- that he most likely will pull out of the bout. So when Erdei was scheduled to face Elvir Muriqi on Jan. 31...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  12. Title fight on FNF season opener

    Dan Rafael

    When Argenis Mendez won a junior lightweight world title in March, he did it by scoring a fourth-round knockout in a rematch with Juan Carlos Salgado. When Mendez made his first defense on Aug. 23, the fight went the distance and he retained the belt...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  13. 'Friday Night Fights' season opens with Argenis Mendez-Rances Bar...

    Dan Rafael

    With the 17th season of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" set to kick off next month, the first four main events of the 26-card season were finalized Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  14. Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni ... again

    Dan Rafael

    Krzysztof Wlodarczyk of Poland was still five years away from winning his cruiserweight world title when he fought twice in Chicago in scheduled six-round preliminary bouts in 2005. He won both and returned to fighting in his home country, eventually...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  15. Argenis Mendez-Rances Barthelemy to open new 'FNF' season on Jan....

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez will make his mandatory defense against Rances Barthelemy on Jan. 3 as the new season of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" kicks off with the first of 26 cards, Warriors Boxing promoter Leon Margules said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  16. FNF prelims to air on ESPN3

    Dan Rafael

    Getting to see bonus fights is always a good thing for boxing fans and that will be the case with this week's edition of "Friday Night Fights." While the first card promoted by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions will feature a pair of title bouts ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013