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RingTv image Willie Monroe Jr. fights out of passion, not necessity

Willie Monroe Jr. fights out of passion, not necessity

Willie Monroe Jr., a talented southpaw from Rochester who headlines “Friday Night Fights” agaisnt Bryan Vera, had plenty of career options outside of boxing but the middleweight fringe contender has always been pulled to the sport and seems poised to have a breakout year.

RingTv image Francisco Santana looks to continue success in 2015

Francisco Santana looks to continue success in 2015

Francisco Santana has put together a win streak that advanced him from gatekeeper to fringe contender. Tonight the welterweight looks to extend his streak against Kendal Mena at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. The bout opens the “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.

RingTv image Sugar Ray Leonard weighs in on the N’Jikam-Stevens matchup

Sugar Ray Leonard weighs in on the N’Jikam-Stevens matchup

Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.

RingTv image Video: Exclusive Terence Crawford interview

Video: Exclusive Terence Crawford interview

RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Terence Crawford as the undefeated WBO lightweight titleholder was on his way to co-host ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” Crawford talks about his KO of Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cold War, fighting at 140 pounds, fighting Mikey Garica and other subjects.