Veteran boxing trainer Jack Loew has been to the top of the boxing mountain with former world champion Kelly Pavlik and now he's heading back there with rising star Willie "The Great" Nelson (19-1-1, 11 KOs), North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super welterweight champion, who makes his first title defense against Michael "El Magnifico" Medina (26-3-2, 19 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature on this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights, airing live (9 p.m. ET) from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
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DiBella Entertainment and 50 Cent's SMS Promotions are co-promoting this week's ESPN Friday Night Fights show. Nelson vs. Medina NABF title fight is being promoted in association with Steve Smith's Rumble Time Promotions, also Nelson's co-promoter with DiBella Entertainment.
Nelson(19-1-1, 11 KOs), who is the top-ranked American in the World Boxing Council (WBC) ratings at No. 5, is coming off impressive back-to-back wins by ...