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A farewell to Friday Night Fights


A farewell to Friday Night Fights

Tonight on ESPN2, “Friday Night Fights” comes to a bittersweet conclusion as its 17-year run closes, while “Premier Boxing Champions” prepares for a July premiere.’s Michael Woods looks back with the show’s particulars.

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Oscar Diaz succumbs to injuries from 2008 fight

Oscar Diaz, who collapsed in the ring during a bout televised on “ESPN2 Friday Night Fights” in 2008, has died in San Antonio. He was 32 years old.

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Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

The recent death of Francisco Leal and life-threatening head injury suffered by Magomed Abdusalamov prompted’s resident historian Lee Groves to recall how the 2008 fight between Delvin Rodriguez and Oscar Diaz, for which he was at ringside, caused him to question, then reconfirm, his love for boxing.

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