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  1. Austin Trout begins another quest for the title against Daniel Da...

    Dan Rafael

    While this week's Austin Trout-Daniel Dawson junior middleweight bout will serve as the main event on the final "Friday Nights Fights" card of the season, Trout hopes it will be the beginning of another run to a world title. Trout and Dawson meet ...

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  2. Nugaev, Shafikov square off on 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Rustam Nugaev is riding a six-fight winning streak, including his last five by knockout, to put him on the brink of a mandatory world title shot. Nugaev squares off with Denis Shafikov in an all-Russian showdown at the Chumash Resort C...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  3. Plenty at stake in Williams-Campillo

    Dan Rafael

    Light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr. is one win away from moving a step closer to a world title shot and former titleholder Gabriel Campillo is one win away from moving a step closer to getting another opportunity. That's what at stake when Willi...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. ESPN2 picks up Stevens-N'Dam eliminator

    Dan Rafael

    The ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" season ends on Aug. 22, but there will be more boxing on the network in the fall. ESPN2 is in the process of finalizing plans to carry a Wednesday night boxing special on Oct. 1 (9 p.m. ET) from the Barker Hangar in...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. 'Ref Cam' to be used on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    Fight fans are in for a little bit of a different perspective if they are watching this week's "Friday Night Fights" (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET). The card, which takes place at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York, will feature refer...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  6. Nelson-Grajeda headlines Aug. 8 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    Junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson was out of action for a year because of left elbow surgery, but returned June 7 on the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez undercard to drill soft-touch Darryl Cunningham in the first round. Cleveland's Nelson ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  7. Austin Trout to headline Friday Night Fights season finale agains...

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior middleweight titleholder Austin Trout is re-invigorated, hungry and ready to fight again after a very difficult 2013, both professionally and personally.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  8. Video: FNF News And Notes

    Dan Rafael

    ESPN.com senior writer Dan Rafael joins "Friday Night Fights" to look at the Aug. 9 card featuring junior welterweight titlists Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, preview the July 12 pay-per-view bout between Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara and update t...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  9. Crossroads fight for Taylor, Mayfield

    Dan Rafael

    Junior welterweights Emanuel Taylor and Karim Mayfield were both on the doorstep of a major fight but each lost their last outing against a quality opponent. In February, on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," Taylor dropped a decision to Chris Algieri...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  10. Dib moving up in weight for return

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight titlist Billy Dib is looking to give it another go and is doing so by returning to the scene of his title loss. Dib, who is moving up to the junior lightweight division, will take on Alberto Garza in a 10-round bout that will ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  11. Williams-Campillo headlines 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    The climb toward contendership for light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr. goes to the next level when he takes on former titleholder Gabriel Campillo. Promoter Dan Goossen announced this week that the 12-round bout will headline the Aug. 1 edition ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  12. Redkach gets new FNF foe

    Dan Rafael

    Relentless lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach, a 2008 Olympic alternate from Ukraine, returns June 27 to headline ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, but he will have a different opponent than originally plan...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  13. Hovhannisyan set to return on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    In February 2013, lightweight Art Hovhannisyan suffered his first loss, a 10-round decision to Alejandro Perez. But Hovhannisyan has won two fights since and will look to extend it to three when he meets Jonathan Maicelo in the main event of "Fri...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  14. Flashy Imam added to May 10 card

    Dan Rafael

    Other than heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne, promoter Don King has very little left in his once vast stable. But he does have a quality junior welterweight prospect in flashy and powerful 23-year-old Amir Imam of Albany, New York. He has loo...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  15. Delvin Rodriguez back on 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Junior middleweight Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs), coming off a third-round knockout loss to Miguel Cotto in October, returns May 16 to ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights," where he has appeare...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  16. 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