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FNF preview: Garcia vs. Gonzalez in main event, Pacquiao & Bradley interviews to air

The February 7 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights will feature Junior Middleweights Roberto “La Amenaza” García (33-3,1 ND, 22 KOs) and “El Demonio” Norberto González (20-2, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

Friday’s show, from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, and is promoted by Warriors Boxing.

Interviews will be aired with Timothy Bradley Jr. and Manny Pacquiao from Thursday as they prepare for their much anticipated rematch that will take place Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Both interviews will air during Friday’s show on ESPN2.

Main Event:

Texas’ García, who has won his last five fights, scored a six-round unanimous decision win over Larry Smith in his last outing, while Mexico’s González is looking to continue his winning ways following a 10-round unanimous decision win over Michael Oliveira.

García scored a 10-round unanimous decision over Antwone Smith in 2012 on Friday Night Fights. After that fight ESPN.com boxing writer Dan Rafael wrote: “This is the most notable victory of Garcia’s career. Garcia pressured the slicker Smith and just seemed to want it more. He outhustled Smith and beat him to the punch throughout the bout to take the clear decision.”


Friday’s eight-round co-feature will pit undefeated Featherweight Kamil “Szurek” Laszczyk (15-0, 7 KOs) against former Bantamweight world title challenger Daniel “El General” Diaz (20-5-1, 15 KOs). New Jersey’s Laszczyk, by way of Poland, is coming off a third-round TKO win over Laszlo Fekete, while Nicaragua’s Diaz, scored a 10-round split decision win over Roberto Marroquin in his last fight.

Additional Fight:

Friday’s show will open with a four-round bout between undefeated Welterweight Erickson Lubin (2-0, 2 KOs) and Roberto Acevedo (13-12-3, 1 KO).