Tim Coleman and Kendall Holt square off on tonight's Friday Night Fights. (Photo by Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions)
Tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN2 and streaming live on ESPN3.com, Friday Night Fights is live from Morongo Casino in Cabazon, Calif., with a main event pitting two junior welterweights who need a win to stay relevant in the division.
Former titlist Kendall Holt (27-5, 15 KO) and Tim Coleman (19-2-1, 5 KO) are both looking to rebound from losses in their previous fights. The 30-year-old Holt dropped his last fight to Danny Garcia, while Coleman, 27, was stopped by Vernon Paris in his last outing.
A loss for either fighter pretty much kills their immediate chances of a bigger fight in the division or of making any progress toward a title shot, and for Holt it could potentially be an end of the line type fight if he doesn't prevail this evening.
The co-feature is a featherweight bout between Abraham Lopez (16-0, 12 KO) and Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-1-1, 3 KO). Tolmajyan weighed in a bit heavy yesterday. Lopez, 24, is a nice-looking prospect, but Tolmajyan is a southpaw and beat Daulis Prescott, who was 23-0 at the time, in his last fight.
We'll be here for both fights, with live coverage of ShoBox following.