Tonight's Friday Night Fights has some good action potential, as it's night number one of the "Boricua Invasion" at New York's Roseland Ballroom, and a couple of serious puncher prospects are on display tonight against solid opponents.
The show starts live at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
In the main event, Kenny Galarza (14-1, 14 KO) meets Irving Garcia (17-6-3, 8 KO) in a 10-round welterweight showcase. Galarza, 25, is still raw and has some question marks after being thoroughly dominated over 10 rounds last June by fellow 147-pound prospect Brad Solomon. His best wins are a pair of TKOs over veteran Ilido Julio. Garcia, 32, has lost three straight and is 1-3-2 in his last six, but that all started with a very competitive technical draw against Yuriy Nuzhnenko in 2008. Stateside, he's probably best known for a cracking fight against Luis Carlos Abregu in May 2009, which was all action for the four rounds it lasted.
The co-feature has another welterweight prospect, Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10 KO), taking on faded veteran DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (37-17-1, 22 KO). Corley can still be a bit tricky as a crafty southpaw, but his ability to take punches has dropped considerably over the years, and Dulorme can really bang. He turned some heads in April on the Berto vs Ortiz card when he viciously knocked out Harrison Cuello.