Tonight's edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 starts at 10pm EDT, and will be a Top Rank showcase event and sort of a lead-in to tomorrow night's big Pacquiao vs Mosley fight at the MGM Grand. Tonight's event is also in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay.
In the main event, super featherweight prospect Diego Magdaleno (18-0, 6 KO) faces veteran Gilberto Sanchez Leon (31-8-2, 11 KO) in a 10-round fight. Magdaleno, 24, does not have an impressive KO rate on paper, but he has stopped his last three opponents inside of five rounds. It looks like the power is starting to come with his punches, and he's turning into more of a prospect to watch as a result.
Filipino featherweight Bernabe Concepcion (28-4-1, 15 KO) is in eight-round action against Juan Carlos Martinez (18-12-1, 7 KO) in one of the night's two undercard bouts. Concepcion is 23 and seems older as he's already been in with some major names, and last year lost a two-round war against Juan Manuel Lopez in July. This is his first fight since then.
The opening bout of the evening is a four-rounder between Notre Dame product Mike Lee (4-0, 3 KO), a light heavyweight that Top Rank loves but has failed to thus far inspire much hope from serious boxing aficionados. Lee will face Gilbert Gastelum (0-1-1, 0 KO) in a pure showcase bout, which will also serve as Lee's first televised fight.
After Friday Night Fights, we'll switch over to Telefutura (start time 11:35 EDT) for a Golden Boy event in Indio, California, on the weekly Solo Boxeo Tecate series.
Ultra tough super middleweight contender Librado Andrade (29-3, 22 KO) faces Aaron Pryor Jr. (15-3, 11 KO) in the main event. Andrade's brother, Enrique Ornelas (30-7, 20 KO) is in the co-feature against Hector Hernandez (10-3-2, 4 KO).
Join us tonight for live round-by-round updates and coverage of Friday Night Fights and Solo Boxeo Tecate! It should be a fun warm-up before the day long Pacquiao vs Mosley festivities tomorrow.
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