Ji-Hoon Kim faces Alisher Rahimov tonight in the Friday Night Fights main event. (Photo via ESPN Friday Night Fights)
Starting in just a few moments on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, Friday Night Fights is back with an always-entertaining lightweight in the main event against an unbeaten, old prospect.
Ji-Hoon Kim (23-7, 18 KO) brings his big right hand back to the ESPN airwaves tonight, as the South Korean slugger meets up with Alisher Rahimov (23-0, 12 KO) in the 10-round main event from the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri.
Kim, 25, has won two in a row, including a win on FNF his last time out over Yakubu Amidu, in what was a solid, fun fight to watch. Rahimov, 34, was born in Uzbekistan and now lives in Russia. He turned pro in 2004 and really hasn't done much of note, though he does have a win over the suddenly relevant Sergio Thompson via split decision in 2010.
The co-feature is an eight-round heavyweight fight between Vince Thompson (10-0, 2 KO) and Joell Godfrey (14-6-1, 6 KO). Thompson, 29, has faced nobody of note, while the 31-year-old Godfrey is actually lined up as a stay busy opponent for WBA cruiserweight titlist Guillermo Jones on June 23. Godfrey has only beaten two fighters over .500 in his career, and they weren't any damn good either. I'd elaborate on that or the hilarity of Jones in a "stay busy" fight, but this is actually about to start.