Tonight at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN2 and ESPN3, Friday Night Fights returns to the airwaves from Key West, with a 10-round super middleweight main event.
In the main event, second generation fighter Dyah Davis (20-2-1, 9 KO) meets Alfonso Lopez (22-1, 17 KO) in another well-matched fight that hopefully will pick up where the excellent FNF season of 2011 left off. This morning we previewed the card, and I'm hoping this is the good Dyah Davis tonight. As Brick said in the comments, Davis can be a little inconsistent. Lopez, meanwhile, has just one really significant fight on his record, a May 2011 majority decision loss to Kelly Pavlik, which was closer than almost anyone expected it would be going in.
In the co-feature, a pair of prospects do battle at 154 pounds, as Steve Martinez (11-0, 9 KO) faces Denis Douglin (13-1, 8 KO). Neither are big-time blue chippers, but Martinez has some promise, and Douglin is looking to get himself righted after an upset loss in early 2010.
Following Friday Night Fights we'll move immediately to tonight's ShoBox double-header, in a separate post, which will start at 11 p.m. EST, so get ready for a good night of fights as we get the live coverage of 2012 kicked off in style.