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  1. Monroe to face Vera on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    Willie Monroe Jr., winner of ESPN's 2014 Boxcino middleweight tournament, got a new opponent for his Jan. 16 fight on ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights." Monroe (18-1, 6 KOs) will face fan favorite Bryan Vera (23-9, 14 KOs), who signed for the fight on...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  2. Perez-Maicelo to kick off 'FNF' season

    Dan Rafael

    The Jan. 9 season debut of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights" can't come soon enough, and now there is a main event set for the first card of the year. Interim lightweight titlist Darleys Perez is due to face Jonathan Maicelo at the Chumash resort in S...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  3. Gearing up for a new season of 'FNF'

    Dan Rafael

    The return of ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" can't come soon enough, right? Well, the network powers that be are in the process of planning the early part of the new season. Although the bouts are not yet set, the first three cards have dates, sites...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. '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
  9. 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
  10. Rustam Nugaev to fight Denis Shafikov in world title eliminator

    Dan Rafael

    Russian lightweights Rustam Nugaev and Denis Shafikov will meet in a world title eliminator in the main event of the Aug. 15 edition of ESPN2's "Friday Night Fights."

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei to make pro debut on Aug. 8

    Dan Rafael

    Chinese amateur Zhang Zhilei, who claimed the Olympic super heavyweight silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze medals at the 2007 and 2009 amateur world championships, will make his pro debut Aug. 8 in Fallon, Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Gulyakevich ready for Redkach

    Dan Rafael

    Although lightweight Sergey Gulyakevich took a fight with elite prospect Ivan Redkach on just two weeks' notice, he said the short window is no issue. "I have had an absolutely great training camp for this fight. I was scheduled to fight in Hungar...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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