Tonight there are three -- THREE!!! -- live cards widely available on U.S. TV. They want you to watch. They want you to DISMISS the other two cards! I say that is downright un-American. Here's what you've got for viewing options tonight, and we're dumping this all into one thread because I figure that's how people are going to watch tonight -- whatever is catching their fancy at the moment.
ESPN2 / WatchESPN.com - Friday Night Fights - 9:00 pm EST
In the 10-round light heavyweight main event, prospect Thomas Williams Jr (15-0, 10 KO) faces veteran Cornelius White (21-2, 16 KO) in a solid stepping stone bout. Williams has shown some talent and solid power, but White is no chump fighter, either. It's made for Williams to win, but don't totally overlook White.
In the co-feature, a 10-round featherweight bout, Rico Ramos (22-3, 12 KO) will do his very best to convince you to watch one of the 10 pm shows as he faces Jonathan Arrellano (14-2-2, 3 KO), likely testing your patience by mostly standing around and considering punching. If he lets some go early he'll probably win handily. It's not that Ramos can't fight. It's that he doesn't.
NBCSN - Fight Night - 10:00 pm EST (Stream online via NBC Sports Live Extra)
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KO) looks to bounce back from his November TKO loss to Gennady Golovkin, facing East Coast club veteran Patrick Majewski (21-2, 13 KO) in the 10-round main event. Majewski is solid enough to hold his own and hang around in fights, but Stevens will be aiming for the KO in this one not only to impress, but to show he's over the loss to GGG.
In a potentially very interesting cruiserweight co-feature, Thabiso Mchunu (14-1, 10 KO) looks to build on the momentum he gained after upsetting Eddie Chambers last year, facing an unknown in Olanrewaju Durodola (17-1, 16 KO). Mchunu is the favorite, but he was the Durodola of his fight with Chambers.
FOX Sports 1 - Golden Boy Live! - 10:00 pm EST
In a 10-round welterweight main event so red-hot that BoxRec.com gave it one star out of five, Antonio Orozco (18-0, 14 KO) will be showcased against Miguel Angel Huerta (27-11-1, 18 KO). There was a time when Huerta was a bit dangerous for these prospect types, but he's fought just one time since 2008, and that was a wide decision loss to Mauricio Herrera last year.
So why's that the main event? Because the fights are in California, and former junior middleweight titlist Cornelius "K9" Bundrage (32-5, 19 KO) isn't exactly a West Coast draw. Bundrage will face Joey Hernandez (23-1-1, 13 KO) in a 10 or 12 round junior middleweight fight.
I don't know what else will be televised, but Dominic Breazeale (8-0, 8 KO) is in action tonight and has made a little name for himself already on undercards.