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Thursday’s ESPN FNF preview: Garcia vs. Cayo

The special Thursday, May 1, edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights will feature former title challenger Victor Manuel “Mermelada” Cayo (32-4, 22 KOs) and Roberto “La Amenaza” García (34-3, 22 KOs) in the 10-round Welterweight main event.

The show at the historic Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Fla., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and is presented by Warriors Boxing.

Friday’s show on ESPN2 will include Atlas’ interview with Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola as he prepares to meet Bermane Stiverne in a rematch, and will also include an interview with Floyd Mayweather Jr. as he prepares for his Welterweight title fight against Marcos Maidana on Saturday, May 3.

Main Event:

The Dominican Republic’s Cayo, who fought current titleholder Marcos Maidana for the WBA Welterweight title in 2010, is coming off a first-round knockout win over Ricardo Veras. García, who hails from Texas, has won his last six fights, including a 10-round split-decision win over Norberto González in his last bout which aired on Friday Night Fights back in February.

“I know Victor Cayo is a good fighter. He’s tough, comes forward. I saw his fight with Maidana – it was a good fight, a tough fight while it lasted,” García’s advisor, Julio Marines said. “He’s a good veteran fighter who’s going to test Roberto, but I believe Roberto stops him in six rounds. I think Roberto is too strong for him. He’s ready to go.”


Friday’s 10-round co-feature will pit undefeated Middleweight Jonathan “Mantequilla” González (17-0-1, 14 KOs), against Rogelio “Porky” Medina (32-5, 26 KOs). In his last outing, showcased on ESPN3, Puerto Rico’s González scored a fifth-round TKO win over Jaison Palomeque, while Mexico’s Medina is looking to continue his winning ways following a first-round knockout win over Fortino Lugo.

ESPN Boxing Next Week:

ESPN will exclusively televise the 12-round Definitely In No Way Whatsoever World Heavyweight Championship fight and rematch between top-rated contenders Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) live on Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m. The fight from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, will be televised live in the U.S. on ESPN.