Feature Story

Despaigne takes a leap

Story by Felix Chavez

Talk about taking a step up.

On Friday night at Isleta Casino and Resort, just south of Albuquerque, former Cuban amateur star Yorandis Despaigne will undoubtedly face his biggest test as a pro when he faces former world title challenger Richard Hall in a scheduled 10-round light heavyweight fight.

The bout is the main event of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fight Series” and can be seen live on ESPN2 at 10 p.m ET / 8 p.m. MT . . . Click here for more











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