Tonight at 11pm EDT on Showtime, we'll be here for a live triple-header on ShoBox: The Next Generation. Those who did not catch the early ESPN3.com feed of the Lemieux-Rubio fight, I'd advise you to not enter that thread and get spoiled if you're waiting on the 11pm start time for Friday Night Fights. If you do, well, we gave you plenty of notice on the front page.
The three fights tonight from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas are:
Super Middleweights, 10 Rounds
Marcus Johnson (20-0, 15 KO) v. Dyah Davis (18-2-1, 9 KO)
Junior Welterweights, 8 Rounds
Danny O'Connor (14-0, 3 KO) v. Gabriel Bracero (14-0, 1 KO)
Welterweights, 8 Rounds
Willie Nelson (16-0-1, 10 KO) v. Vincent Arroyo (10-1, 7 KO)
It'll be a good chance to see 6'3" welterweight Nelson in action, plus Johnson is one of my favorite project prospects. The middle fight doesn't really interest me at all, to be quite honest, as I don't see either O'Connor or Bracero as likely factors down the line, but it'll be good to see more from O'Connor than YouTube clips. I have a soft spot for him -- when he went pro, he was one of the first guys I got much press release material on.