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Vicente vs. Rodriguez on ESPN Friday Night Fights

The January 10 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presented by Corona Extra will feature Junior Lightweight contender Yenifel “El Rayo” Vicente (25-1-2, 1 NC, 17 KOs) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez (24-4, 22 KOS) in the 8-round main event. 

Friday’s show from Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino in Tacoma, Wash., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+

WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will televise Friday’s fights on Saturday, January 11, at 9 p.m. The card is presented by Greg Cohen Promotions.


Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn), filling in for Joe Tessitore, will be ringside with Teddy Atlas  describing the action for ESPN2.

Studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN) will present all the latest boxing news and highlights.

Delvin Rodríguez
Pablo Viruega will call the fights for Noche de Combates (Fight Night)on both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+.

Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio.

Main Event:

Vicente, a Dominican Republic native, who resides in Miami, is coming off  a June fourth-round TKO win over Jorge Diaz on Friday Night Fights.

After the fight
wrote: “This was an all-action bout from the outset as the fighters exchanged clean punches in the opening round and got the crowd into it. After three blazing rounds of two-way action, Vicente nailed Diaz with a flush right uppercut and flattened him in the fourth. Vicente clipped him with a few more shots, including another right uppercut, before the referee stepped in to stop it at 2 minutes, 2 seconds.”  

In his last outing, Mexico’s Rodriguez who will be making his U.S. debut, scored a November fourth-round TKO win over Javier Mercado.

Friday’s 10-round Junior Welterweight co-feature will pit former Lightweight title challenger Zahir “King” Raheem (34-3, 21 KOS) against “The Mongolian Mongoose” Bayan Jargal (17-4-3, 10 KOs).

Atlanta’s Raheem is looking to continue his winning ways after a second-round TKO win over Tim Coleman, while Virginia’s Jargal, a native of Mongolia, will look to rebound from a third-round TKO loss to Chris Howard.

  Additional Fight:

Friday’s card will include an additional six-round bout between undefeated Heavyweight Lateef Kayode (19-0, 15 KOs) and Jonte Willis (9-7-1, 3 KOs).

  Upcoming Schedule:




Main Event



Fri, Jan 24

9 p.m.

Javier Molina (14-1, 6 KOs) vs. Kendall Holt (28-6, 16 KOs)

10-rounds, Junior Welterweights

Little Creek Casino, Shelton Wash.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Jan 31

9 p.m.

Blake Caparello (18-0-1, 6KO’s)  vs. Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 24 KOs)
10-rounds, Light Heavyweights

Codey Arena,

West Orange, N.J.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Feb. 7

9 p.m.

Jonathan González (17-0-1, 14 KOs) vs. Norberto González (20-2, 13 KOs)
10-rounds, Middleweights

UIC Pavilion, Chicago

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

Fri, Feb. 14

9 p.m.

Chris Algieri (18-0, 8 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KOs)
10-rounds, Junior Welterweights

Paramount Theater, Huntington, N.Y.

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN

*Schedule subject to change


Follow ESPN Friday Night Fights on Twitter@ESPNFNF or like it on Facebook. Follow ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates on Twitter @ESPNBoxeo.  Also score the fights round-by-round with the “Live Friday Night Fights Facebook Voting App,” an application on the ESPN FNF Facebook page that allows viewers to score the fight round-by-round. For the latest boxing news and analysis follow @ESPNBoxing.


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