Since I won't be in for a live card tomorrow night or next Saturday, I figured we could get some bonus Friday Night Fights action. What am I supposed to do, go a weekend and not watch live boxing?
Tonight's ESPN2 show features a prospect versus prospect light heavyweight main event, as former amateur standouts Ismayl Sillakh (14-0, 12) of Ukraine and Yordanis Despaigne (8-0, 4 KO) of Cuba go head-to-head as they both look to make a move toward title contention at 175. Despaigne is the older of the two at 31, and had the longer amateur career, but so far I would say that Sillakh has translated better to the pro game. Overall they've faced about the same level of pro competition to date, and they'll be the best opponent either man has yet faced.
The action starts at 9pm EST live from the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World in Florida.