ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presented by Corona Extra roll on tonight in the new season’s second week. Week two features Junior Lightweight Contender Yenifel “El Rayo” Vicente (25-1-2, 1 NC, 17KOs) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez (24-4, 22 KOs) facing off in an eight-round main event that will be broadcast live from Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino in Tacoma, WA. It will air live at 9pm ET on ESPN2 and online via broadband Spanish language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will air tonight’s match in tape depay, Saturday, January 11th at 9pm ET. Tonight’s card is presented by Greg Cohen Productions.
Bernardo Osuna is filling in tonight for Joe Tessitore. He will be joined by Teddy Atlas ringside for all of the action. The pair will call the match for ESPN2. Studio host Todd Grisham will have all of the latest boxing news and highlights. Delvin Rodriguez and Pablo Viruega will have the call for Noche de Combates on both ESPN Deportes+ and ESPN Deportes. Leopoldo Gonzales and Claudio Trejos will have all the latest boxing news and highlights from the ESPN Deportes studios.
Yenifel Vicente comes into tonight’s match on the heels of a fourth-round TKO over Jorge Diaz on Friday Night Fights. Rodriguez added another notch to his “Win” column in his most recent match, a November fight against Javier Merdaco. That win was a TKO.
The night’s co-feature is a ten-round Junior Welterweight bout between former Lightweight title challenger Zahir “King” Raheem (34-3, 21 KOs) and “The Mongolian Mongoose” Bayan Jargal (17-4-3, 10 KOs). Raheem comes into tonight’s fight looking to add another notch to his “W” column. He defeated Tim Coleman by TKO in their most recent match. Jargal will have plenty to fight for tonight, having been defeated by Chris Howard via TKO in the pair’s last meeting.
Along with the night’s main even and its co-feature, there is one more match on the card tonight. That bout is a six-round bout between undefeated Heavyweight Lateef Kayode (19-0, 15 KOs) and Jonte Willis (9-7-1, 3 KOs). All the latest Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra news is available online at http://www.facebook.com/espn.fnf, http://twitter.com/ESPNFNF and http://twitter.com/espnboxeo. To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Pick blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.