Friday Night Fights 2014 season premiere, Mendez vs Barthelemy, Truax vs Duran, more: Boxing TV schedule for Jan. 3-4, 2014

Argenis Mendez defends the IBF 130-pound title against Rances Barthelemy in the first main event of the 2014 season of ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Not a whole lot going on this weekend, but we will finally have live coverage again, as ESPN Friday Night Fights returns to the airwaves on -- you guessed it! -- Friday.

Friday, January 3

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ESPN2 / ESPN3, 9:00 pm EST, Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy, Caleb Truax vs Ossie Duran. Friday Night Fights kicks off the new season with a world title fight in the main event, as Argenis Mendez of "Iron Mike Productions" will face Cuba's Rances Barthelemy in Minneapolis, as everyone piggybacks off of Caleb Truax's ability to draw a local crowd. Dawww. Truax was originally supposed to face Derek Ennis, but Ossie Duran is a perfectly suitable replacement. FNF is back! Todd Grisham in full effect! BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, January 4

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EST, Daniela Romina Bermudez vs Linda Laura Lecca, Victor Emilio Ramirez vs TBA.

CadenaTres (MEX), 11:30 pm EST, Alejandro Hernandez vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza.

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