Friday Night Fights is back tonight at 10 pm EST on ESPN2 (but blacked out on ESPN3.com, unfortunately), with Rances Barthelemy facing Arash Usmanee in a 12-round super featherweight main event. The fight is an IBF eliminator for the No. 2 spot in their rankings.
Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KO) is a 26-year-old Cuban nicknamed "Kid Blast," standing 5'11", which is of course pretty massive for the 130-pound ranks. He showed good skills in a win last year over then-unbeaten prospect Hylon Williams Jr, and has won two more fights since then.
Usmanee (20-0, 10 KO) is traveling to Miami from Montreal. Born in Afghanistan, the 30-year-old has put together a series of solid wins leading to this step-up fight.
In the co-feature, junior middleweight prospect Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KO) will look to get back in the win column after a draw against Sergiy Dzinziruk, facing Philadelphia's Derek Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KO). There was drama on the scales yesterday, but not for the 23-year-old Gonzalez, who badly missed weight against Dzinziruk. This time, it was Ennis, 32, who was well over, weighing in at 161 pounds for the 154-pound contracted fight. The bout is going ahead anyway. Ennis hasn't fought since October 2011.
Join us tonight for live coverage!