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Move over, football: Boxing is back in Pittsburgh

Seven months without football; what's a Pittsburgh sports fan to do? Steel City fighter Monty Meza-Clay is hoping to make some noise and give the town something to talk about when he faces Eric Aiken on "Friday Night Fights."

Updated: January 30, 2008, 10:15 AM ET
By Joe Tessitore | ESPN.com

Grab a Primanti Brothers Sandwich and Iron City beer. Bust out your Jack Ham throwback jersey and have Grandpa tell you his best Billy Conn story. "Friday Night Fights" is returning to Pittsburgh.

2001 was the last time ESPN boxing visited the Steel City. The Light Amphitheater showcased "the Pittsburgh Kid" Paul Spadafora when he defended his lightweight title against Joel Perez. Not soon thereafter, Perez would finish off his career as a knockout victim to current unbeaten world champs ...

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