Tonight's ESPN Friday Night Fights from the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, features a 12-round lightweight main event between Peru's Jonathan Maicelo and Russia's Rustam Nugaev. International flavor, international flavor, international flavor!
Maicelo (19-0, 11 KO) is based in New Jersey now, and already has decent wins over veterans Fernando Angulo and Daniel Attah. At 29, Maicelo is as ready as he's likely to get if he's going to go from prospect to contender any time soon.
Nugaev (22-6-1, 12 KO) hasn't fought in nearly two years, his last notable fight a decision loss to Alisher Rahimov.
Also tonight, 23-year-old Puerto Rican lightweight Jorge Maysonet Jr (11-0, 10 KO) takes on Gabriel Tolmajyan (13-2-1, 3 KO). Tolmajyan has won a bounce-back fight since his decision loss to Abraham Lopez in March 2012.
I'm not sure I'll be in tonight, but if I am, see you then! If not, I will not see you then. Terrific! That's all settled, then.