Tonight's edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights is shaping up to be a cracker with a great main event, live at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Deportes, from Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn.
In the lightweight main event, FNF regular "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy squares off with powerful prospect Dannie Williams for a ten-round bout, and this one has action written all over it. Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KO) is a fearless, reckless sort of fighter who always delivers the action, as last seen in August when he and David Diaz had a great brawl that saw Lundy floored in the fourth before he knocked out Diaz in the sixth.
Williams (21-1, 17 KO) has one-punch knockout power and is always a shot away from turning the tide or ending the fight. Trained out of Youngstown by Jack Loew, the St. Louis native feels he's got the edge, as Lundy's chin has been cracked in the past.
The co-feature will see 31-year-old gatekeeper Elvin Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KO) face 42-year-old Eric Mitchell (23-8-1, 11 KO) in what is, I believe, an eight-round middleweight-ish bout. Ayala was originally scheduled to face Hector Camacho Jr, and when that fight was made, I said this:
There's also going to be a fight between Elvin Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KO) and Hector Camacho Jr (53-4-1, 28 KO). I'd bet a shiny new bicycle that Camacho doesn't wind up fighting on this card.
My shiny new bicycle will remain in my possession. Camacho's excuse was a hand injury. Epstein's mother signed the note.