Friday Night Fights, which debuted on ESPN2 on October 1998, is a weekly 2-1/2 hour series running every Friday night on the cable sports network. With blow-by-blow ringside commentary by Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas, it's the network's highest-rated series. Triangle residents who long for that Raging Bull blood-spatter moment can get in on the action beginning Jan. 18 at the Entertainment & Sports Arena, when ESPN2 begins bringing title fights to Raleigh through their Friday Night Fights program. The Jan. 18 show features fighters Mia St. John, Tim Witherspoon (pictured), David Telesco, Julian Letterlough, Victor Santiago, Craig Tomlinson, Jesse Oltmanns and Benny Garcia. Call 861-2300 for details.