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On the latest installment of Friday Night Fights, ESPN2 opened up what most assume will be an underwhelming weekend of fights with a surprisingly entertaining card that featured a rare total of four bouts.
Program mainstay Ruslan Provodnikov made quick two-round work of Jose Reynoso in the main event, effectively ending any hopes that a Riverside, CA product would score an upset in a boxing main event two weeks in a row.
As action in the bout became interesting, what with Reynoso's tricky style and movement and all, Provodnikov concentrated on body work before trapping Reynoso near the ropes and finishing him with a series of right hands.
In the co-headliner, hard-nosed and underrated Chris Martin snapped Roberto Castaneda in half with body shots after seeming stifled by the latter's busier style for a handful of rounds, stopping his man in the 6th of a satisfying outing in terms of action.
The support bouts came in the form of two 4-round scrapes between Roberto Crespo and Oscar Godoy, and Aaron Acevedo and Daniel Martinez, all of which accounted themselves without complete embarrassment.