Tonight starting at 9:00 pm EDT, ESPN Friday Night Fights is back with a doubleheader, and then at 9:25 pm EDT, ShoBox: The New Generation goes live on Showtime with a doubleheader of its own, meaning you've got options on this beautiful Friday here on the great planet Earth.
Friday Night Fights:
- Ivan Redkach vs Sergey Gulyakevich (Junior Welterweights, 10 Rounds): Redkach (16-0, 13 KO) is a really exciting prospect originally from Ukraine, and now living in Los Angeles. He scored a 10-round decision win in January over Tony Luis in his last fight. Gulyakevich (41-2, 17 KO) is a 33-year-old veteran from Belarus who mainly fights six and eight-round bouts. He's won 15 straight low-level fights since a 2009 loss at super featherweight to Humberto Gutierrez.
- Ryan Kielczewski vs Ramsey Luna (Super Featherweights, 8 Rounds): If you think you remember Ramsey Luna's name, it's because you saw him in an action-packed swing fight in his pro debut in May 2010, beating another Luna making his pro debut, Rene Luna. Ramsey (12-1, 5 KO) is now back on FNF against "The Polish Prince" (19-0, 4 KO), a 24-year-old prospect out of Quincy, Mass.
- Errol Spence Jr vs Ronald Cruz (Welterweights, 10 Rounds): Cruz (20-3, 15 KO) is fairly well-known among Die Hard Boxing Heads of the U.S. Scene, as he's been on TV a few times, with wins over Prenice Brewer and Allen Conyers, and losses to Kermit Cintron, Antwone Smith, and Ray Narh. He's a nice step up for 2012 Olympian Spence (12-0, 10 KO), who has been impressive thus far as a pro.
- Dominic Wade vs Nick Brinson (Super Middleweights, 10 Rounds): This is probably the night's most evenly-matched fight on paper, as Wade (15-0, 11 KO) meets Brinson (16-1-2, 6 KO). Brinson scored a win over recent HBO PPV undercard fighter Jorge Melendez last June. Wade has two straight wins over solid gatekeepers in Dashon Johnson and Marcus Upshaw.