Friday Night Fights has just two more episodes before the great 2011 season ends next weekend, and tonight we've got Kermit Cintron and Antwone Smith in a 10-round main event from the Ameristar Casino in Saint Charles, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis.
We previewed the bout earlier, but here's the gist:
- Cintron cannot lose this fight for the sake of his career. If he does, he's going to be nothing more than a Friday Night Fights main event fighter.
- Cintron can lose this fight if he's not better than he was on July 9, when he was easily defeated by Carlos Molina. Smith is good enough to beat that version of Cintron.
- If Cintron is better than he was that night, this fight is his to lose. He should be a heavy favorite tonight. That he might not be speaks volumes about how bad he looked a month ago.
We'll have live round-by-round coverage. The show starts at 9 pm EDT on ESPN2, and will be streaming live on ESPN3.com, too. The co-feature pits St. Louis lightweight Dannie Williams (18-1, 14 KO) against Antonio Cervantes (16-5-5, 11 KO).