Friday Night Fights

RingTv image Tim Witherspoon Jr. seeks to make his own name on FNF

Tim Witherspoon Jr. seeks to make his own name on FNF

Tim Witherspoon Jr., the 29-year-old son of the former two-time heavyweight titleholder, will have the opportunity to show the world who the fighter is behind the name when he faces Dusty Harrison in West Orange, N.J. on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights.

RingTv image Rances Barthelemy scores controversial KO of Argenis Mendez

Rances Barthelemy scores controversial KO of Argenis Mendez

Junior lightweight standout Rances Barthelemy scored a brutal and controversial second-round knockout of Argenis Mendez, which netted him the IBF junior lightweight title, in the main event of 2014 season premiere of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on Friday in Minneapolis, Minn.

RingTv image Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Junior lightweight beltholder Argenis Mendez spoke to RingTV.com about his IBF title defense against Rances Barthelemy on Friday, training camp with his new trainer John David Jackson, his upbringing and amateur career in the Dominican Republic and his thoughts on the 130-pound division.

RingTv image Mendez outlasts Usmanee in controversial FNF brawl

Mendez outlasts Usmanee in controversial FNF brawl

Arash Usmanee battled IBF junior lightweight titleholder Argenis Mendez to a controversial majority draw on Friday night in Verona, N.Y. Scores were 114-114 twice, and 115-113 Usmanee. It was the main event of ESPN2’s final Friday Night Fights show of 2013.

RingTv image Old school Mollo takes new approach for Szpilka rematch

Old school Mollo takes new approach for Szpilka rematch

Mike Mollo was the wrong side of closet-classic heavyweight slugfest against popular Polish prospect Artur Szpilka earlier this year. The 33-year-old Chicago native says he’s put in the right training to win their rematch in tonight’s Friday Night Fights co-feature, but Mollo adds that fans will still get a blood-and-guts fight.

RingTv image Burgos battles Amidu to draw on FNF

Burgos battles Amidu to draw on FNF

Juan Carlos Burgos hoped to rebound from his controversial draw against WBO beltholder Rocky Martinez when he faced Yakubu Amidu in this week’s Friday Night Fights main event but the junior lightweight contender had to settle for another draw.

RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans express excitement on the Garcia-Matthysse fight being made and added to the Mayweather-Canelo PPV event, ask Dougie’s opinion on various mythical matchups between James Toney and Bernard Hopkins, and sound off on other fights and topics in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Han fights for respect in a new discipline

Han fights for respect in a new discipline

Abie Han, one of five fighting siblings, has been competing for attention his entire life. Tonight, in the Friday Night Fights co-featured bout, the prospect faces fellow unbeaten junior middleweight GlenTapia for his promoter’s attention.

RingTv image Dib saves 50 Cent’s Birthday Bash with win over Oliver

Dib saves 50 Cent’s Birthday Bash with win over Oliver

Billy Dib rebounded from his recent featherweight title loss with a majority decision over Mike Oliver in a Friday Night Fights main event in Hartford, Conn., on Friday. The hard-fought scrap salvaged the 50 Cent-promoted show that lost it’s original main event.

RingTv image Dib aims to turn setback into comeback

Dib aims to turn setback into comeback

Former featherweight titleholder Billy Dib lost his belt in what was supposed to be a triumphant debut under promoter 50 Cent’s banner, but says the experience has shown him exactly what he needs to do to become champion again.

RingTv image Mora outpoints Proksa in return on FNF

Mora outpoints Proksa in return on FNF

Sergio Mora was a bit more exciting than he has been in previous bouts, but more importantly, he was effective as he outpointed Grzegorz Proksa over 10 rounds in ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights main event in Jacksonville, Fla. Mora won by scores of 98-92 and 96-94 (twice).

RingTv image Maraon’s healed hands aim to punch ticket to title shot

Maraon’s healed hands aim to punch ticket to title shot

Jundy Maraon will climb into the ring for only the second time in four years when he faces fellow unbeaten bantamweight Juan Carlos Payano in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. The scheduled 12-round bout is billed as a WBA title eliminator.