Mike Tyson will appear as a professional boxing promoter tonight on ESPN's Friday Night Fights. With his appearance on Fox earlier this week, Tyson has quickly embedded himself as one of the go to analyst for boxing promotion. Tonight's fight is the season finale on ESPN2 as college football will take center stage for the next 4 months starting next week. Here's the details from ESPN.
Former Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson Makes Promotional Debut with World Title Doubleheader on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights’ Season Finale
Grisham will interview Tyson for ESPN2’s studio show. Retired boxing referee Joe Cortez will be in studio for ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates and will discuss the challenges of officiating major fights. Cortez will also score Friday’s fights.
New York’s Méndez won the IBF Junior Lightweight title in his last fight with a fourth-round knockout win over defending titlist Juan Carlos Salgado, while Las Vegas’ Usmanee is looking to rebound from a 12-round decision loss to Rances Barthelemy.
Miami’s Marrero is looking to continue his winning ways after a fourth-round TKO win over former Bantamweight titlist Mauricio Martinez, while Argentina’s Cuellar scored a first-round TKO win over Gustavo Gonzalez in his last fight.
ESPN3 will exclusively carry two additional bouts at 7 p.m. before Friday’s 9 p.m. telecast. Friday’s fights on ESPN3: a 10-round Welterweight bout between Ed Paredes (33-3-1, 22 KOs) and Noe Bolanos (25-7-1, 16 KOs) and a 10-round Jr. Lightweight bout between Alexi Collado (16-0, 15 KOs) and Hugo Partida (18-4-2, 14 KOs).