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Friday Night Fights Updates: Chris Arreola Back May 27 and More

Chris Arreola is back in just 11 days on Friday Night Fights. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Chris Arreola is back in just 11 days on Friday Night Fights. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The Friday Night Fights schedule has undergone some recent changes, and today, another one has been announced.

Heavyweight Chris Arreola (31-2, 27 KO) will return quickly after Saturday night's win on the May 27 edition of FNF, against veteran Kendrick Releford (22-14-2, 10 KO). If you question the bad opponent, then hold your horses just a bit. This is very short notice and the fight is replacing a canceled bout between Josesito Lopez and Steve Upsher Chambers. The show will take place in Reno.

It will be a heavyweight doubleheader from Goossen Tutor now, as Tony Thompson (35-2, 23 KO) faces Maurice Harris (24-14-2, 10 KO). My hope would be that the winners face off down the line. They've had some beef in the past, and the fight would be a great test of Arreola's comeback.

The rest of the current FNF schedule, since it's changed so much since we last did a big "let's preview the coming FNF schedule" feature, is after the jump.

May 20, Joel Julio vs Anges Adjaho: Adjaho replaces late pull-out Antwone Smith. Sadam Ali is on the undercard.

June 3, Yudel Jhonson vs Jose Miguel Torres: Cuba's Jhonson stole the show from fellow junior middleweight prospect Erislandy Lara on March 25 (well, Carlos Molina stole the show overall). Torres is a Colombian who, in great Colombian fighter tradition, loses when he fights someone who isn't a walkover.

June 10, Kenny Galarza vs Irving Garcia: Galarza (14-1, 14 KO) lost to Brad Solomon last year but is generally exciting, and flawed. Garcia has lost three straight and is just 1-3-2 in his last six, but he's a decent test for Galarza here, and can brawl it out pretty well. Also, Puerto Rican power puncher Thomas Dulorme (11-0, 10 KO) takes a step up against DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley (37-17-1, 22 KO). Dulorme's last fight was a nasty knockout of Harrison Cuello.

June 17, Fernando Guerrero vs Michael Medina

BLH favorite Guerrero (21-0, 16 KO) seems like he might be staying busy more than anything, waiting for a title shot. This time he travels to Austin to face Medina (24-3-2, 19 KO).

June 24, John Molina vs Robert Frankel

Molina hasn't fought in almost a year, but supposedly returns before this on May 28 in Arizona. Frankel (28-10-1, 5 KO) gave David Diaz some problems in January.

July 15, Pawel Wolak vs Delvin Rodriguez

Long-rumored, but finally made when Paul Williams turned down Pawel Wolak for a July 9 fight on HBO.

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