Friday night comes the third edition of local boxing promoter Michelle Rosado's Friday Night Fights, and SB Nation Arizona will provide coverage from the Madison Event Center in downtown Phoenix of the bouts.
Seven fights are on the card, an extravaganza of up-and-coming boxing talent in an event that is helping put Phoenix back on the boxing world map. The main event features a fighter previously featured on this website, Emilio "Milo Time" Colon-Garcia.
The official weigh-in for the fights took place Thursday in Central Phoenix, an overflow crowd or family members, friends, corner men, media, officials and fighters packing a large room at Macayo's Mexican Kitchen. Colon-Garcia, of Phoenix, weighed in at 123 pounds and faces New Mexico's Miguel Armendarez in a super bantamweight bout.
Milo Time is off to a good start as a professional -- he's 4-0 according to information about the fight card from Face to Face Events, the promotion company, but 3-0-1 with a draw according to boxrec.com -- and should win this fight against the 0-5-1 Armendarez. Colon-Garcia (on the left in photo) is undoubtedly the fan's choice, judging by the cheers for him at the weigh-in.
The co-main event features Carlos Luque and Victor "El Niño" Castro in a matchup of 135-pound fighters. Luque, of Tucson, fought in June on a card at Wild Horse Pass Casino. Castro is 3-0 and fought on the last FNF card in July.
Should be a lot of excitement and entertainment in an intimate atmosphere.
Tickets are still on sale at several area Pizza Patrón locations and at the door, $30 general admission, $50 ringside.