For one week, and quite possibly one week only in the month of August, Friday Night Fights returns on the main ESPN Deportes network. ESPN Deportes+ has aired the last 2 weeks and will be the exclusive Spanish home for the next 3 weeks of fights due to increased coverage of Liga MX on ESPN Deportes. Still, for this week Spanish fans that don't have the online feed available can watch the action live (instead of waiting until Saturday's tape delayed broadcast).
Of course this isn't meant to take away from what Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas do. It's just a straight out fact that this is the one week Spanish boxing fans won't have to tune in online to catch the Spanish feed. And why do I mention this you might ask? Because ESPN doesn't mention it at all in their press release. Here's this weeks fight info from ESPN Media Zone.
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|Fri., Aug 9||10 p.m.||Rustam Nugaev (24-6, 14 KOs) vs. José Hernández (14-6-1, 6 KOs)—10 rounds, Lightweights||Morongo Casino, Cabazon, Calif.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
|Fri., Aug 16||9 p.m.||Andrzej Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs) vs. Gabriel Campillo (22-5-1, 9 KOs)—12 rounds, Light Heavyweights||U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|
|Fri., Aug 23||TBD||Argenis Méndez (21-2, 11 KOs) vs. Arash Usmanee (20-1, 10 KOs)—12 rounds, Jr. Lightweights||Turning Stone Casino, Verona N.Y.||ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN|