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On Saturday night, boxing was made available in DC, and streamed on Facebook, on the Fightnight Live series, now in its second season.

I worked blow by blow, with Franchon Crews-Dezurn

Crews-Dezurn and Woods before the show kicked off. Pic by David Spagnolo.

Crews-Dezurn and Woods before the show kicked off. Pic by David Spagnolo.

…and we were both quite impressed with the headliner, Alantez Fox. More on him in a moment…Now all the pics you see come from the eyes and lens of David Spagnolo. I always enjoy his work, and that’s why I am posting this pic-heavy look back…

Mark Fratto started the Fightnight Live series, in May 2017. David Spagnolo pic

Mark Fratto started the Fightnight Live series, in May 2017. David Spagnolo pic

Before the main event, we were most impressed with Christian Esquivel (below right), a 126 pounder from Mexico, who took on 7-1 Jordan White. The Mexican hitter lost a UD6 but won our hearts, with his gritty effort.

We streamed from a new arena, the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Tricky Entertainment and Chris Middendorf promoted the scraps, for the record. Spagnolo shot fighting, and other stuff…

Michael Woods in deep thought before the show starts.

Michael Woods in deep thought before the show starts.

Fifth round, y’all.

peace...and disrupt things too, when the time calls for it. Tiara Brown is a rising star. David Spagnolo pic.

This cop can keep the peace…and disrupt things too, when the time calls for it. Tiara Brown is a rising star. David Spagnolo pic.

The main eventer, Alantez Fox, was “on.” Yeah, Nick Brinson scored with some rights; but then Fox, now 25-1-1, adapted, and pulled away.

Fox had the height advantage, and used it well.

Fox had the height advantage, and used it well.

Everlast, meet Brinson.

Everlast, meet Brinson.

Hooked worked, too.

Now you kind of know how Brinson felt.

Now you kind of know how Brinson felt.

Seven bouts, some solid matchmaking. The B sides came to rumble. And the viewers responded–230,000 views and counting.

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About Michael Woods

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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