ESPN's Friday Night Fights will begin its 15th anniversary season Friday (10 p.m., ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN) featuring undefeated Jr. Lightweights Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs) vs. Arash Usmanee (20-0, 10 KOs).
Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas will be ringside at Miami's Magic City Casino for ESPN2 HD, with new studio host Todd Grisham presenting all the latest news. ESPN Deportes' Alex Pombo and Delvin Rodriguez will describe the action with Leopoldo Gonzalez and Pablo Viruega in the studio. Former Friday Night Fights host Bernardo Osuna debuts as on-site, bi-lingual reporter for both shows.
Friday's show will profile Usmanee, reviewing his migration from Afghanistan to Canada following the then-Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.