Three cards, one thread! What a world! What a life! Let's bounce around and see what's what tonight! Here's the quick rundown of what's on TV this evening, as we'll be discussing ESPN Friday Night Fights, the 200th episode of ShoBox: The Next Generation, and Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1.
9:00 pm EDT, ESPN2
On Friday Night Fights, Roberto Garcia (35-3, 23 KO) will meet Breidis Prescott (27-5, 20 KO) in a 10-round welterweight clash. Prescott, 31, is still living off of the time he starched Amir Khan in 54 seconds, six years ago, but he's a perfectly capable mid-level fighter, and this is the mid level. The 34-year-old Garcia has won seven in a row since a loss in Mexico to a comebacking Antonio Margarito in May 2010.
In the co-feature, Caleb Truax (23-1-2, 14 KO) will face Derek Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KO) in a 10-round middleweight clash.
10:00 pm EDT, SHO
The 200th edition of ShoBox features middleweights Antoine Douglas (14-0, 9 KO) and Michel Soro (23-1, 13 KO) in the 10-round main event of a four-fight card. Also in action, all set for eight rounds: Jerry Odom (11-0, 10 KO) vs Vilier Quinonez (8-0, 5 KO), super middleweights; Cecil McCalla (18-0, 6 KO) vs Oscar Godoy (13-2, 6 KO), welterweights; and Wanzell Ellison (11-0-1, 5 KO) vs Tony Luis (17-2, 7 KO), super featherweights.
11:00 pm EDT, FOX Sports 1
This is one of the better FS1 cards to date, at least in terms of having a potentially interesting main event. Blue chip prospect Frankie Gomez (17-0, 13 KO) will take on Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KO) in the main event. Paris' only loss to date came to Zab Judah, and while it was indeed a nasty, one-sided loss, it came to a guy who may not be a top fighter anymore, but is still a skilled competitor. We'll see what Gomez has against the tricky Paris.
Also in action will be middleweight prospect Terrell Gausha (10-0, 5 KO), who makes a quick return from a 10-round win over James Winchester on June 6. Gausha will face Ronnie Warrior Jr (15-8-1, 5 KO) in a solid stay-busy bout.