The July 25 edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights will feature Welterweights Roberto “La Amenaza” García (35-3, 1 ND, 23 KOs) and Breidis Prescott (27-5, 20 KOs) in the 10-round main event. Friday’s show from the UIC Convention Center in Chicago, will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, and is promoted by Warriors Boxing.
Texas’ García — who has won his last seven fights — is coming off a sixth-round TKO win over Victor Cayo on the May 1 edition of Friday Night Fights. Prescott, who hails from Colombia, is looking to score another victory following a 10-round unanimous decision win over Edison Garcia. Prescott enters Friday’s fight having wins over high level opposition including: former WBA Super Lightweight titlist Amir Khan and current WBA Lightweight titlist Richard Abril.
“I think García is a good fighter and a strong fighter,” Prescott said. “But I have the advantage of a longer reach and I use it real good… I’m making a big come back, and I want to be on top!”
García said, “I think of Prescott as I think of every other fighter – every fight is important…I never promise KOs or anything, but I do promise one thing – I’m a fighter. I’m a throwback fighter, I fight with everything I’ve got, and I leave it all out there. I give it my best.”
Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit Middleweights Caleb “Golden” Truax (23-1-2, 14 KOs) of Minnesota against Pennsylvania’s Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs). Truax is looking to score a win following a 10-round draw against Ossie Duran, while Ennis is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Emil Gonzalez.
Friday’s show will open with a six-round bout between undefeated Light Heavyweight Mike Lee (12-0, 7 KOs) and Paul Gonsalves (7-3, 3 KOs).