If the inaugural episode of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights is any indicator of things to come, boxing fans may be in for essentially the exact same things they've grown used to in the last however long.
While the card itself was, overall, a satisfying one from an action standpoint, the decision rendered by the judges in the main event was enough to leave a bitter taste in the mouth.
Cuban amateur standout Rances Barthelemy, 18-0 (11 KO) and younger brother to 2004 Olympian Yan, took a disputed 12 round decision over previously unbeaten junior lightweight Arash Usmanee, 20-1 (10 KO), in what was actually an entertaining main event, it was just a main event that looked as though it should have gone to Usmanee. In the main support bout, Jonathan Gonzalez earned a close decision over the more experienced Derek Ennis over 10 rounds.
It's unfortunate that a fun night of pugilistic arts can be basically ruined by what could be described as a wonky deci...