Fight Night Program – Week of July 22-28
The weekend is approaching, and from Friday to Sunday it will be “fight-o-clock” somewhere in the world. Every Thursday, The Ring will bring you the most up-to-date information on the most relevant fights you need to see in this week-at-a-glance, one-stop enhanced fight schedule. A quick checklist for the cognoscenti, a useful nuts-and-bolts guide for the boxing neophyte is what we’re aiming at.
Here are this week’s most relevant fights:
Thursday, July 21 – Rebel Entertainment Complex, Toronto, Canada
Steve Rolls vs. Shady Gamhour – middleweight – 10 rounds
Former GGG opponent Rolls takes on unbeaten Gamhour in an intriguing clash to get the weekly schedule started. Sweden’s Gamhour will have recent Hall of Fame inductee Roy Jones in his corner for this crossroads bout.
Also on this card:
Nick Fantauzzi vs. Michael Loniewski – light heavyweights – 10 rounds
Amanda Galle vs. Jaqueline Mucio Muñoz – women’s junior featherweight – 8 rounds
Where to watch it: UFC Fight Pass
Friday, July 22 – Ontario, Calif.
George Acosta vs. Isaac Avelar – junior lightweight – 8 rounds
Unbeaten young gun “El YuYu” Acosta will have the home advantage against Mexico’s “Canelito” Avelar in the main event of a new episode of Thompson Boxing’s “New Blood” series.
Where to watch it: Thompson Boxing YouTube/Facebook
Friday, July 22 – Arena Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico
Sergio Mendoza vs. Francisco Gomez – flyweight – 10 rounds
Unbeaten Mexican flyweight Mendoza should be fun to watch for those who love hard-punching lower-weight fighters.
Also on this card:
Jesus Ramirez vs. Anthony Jimenez Salas – junior featherweight – 10 rounds
Marco Cota Moreno vs. Brandon Orozco – lightweight – 6 rounds
Where to watch it: Canela TV
Friday, July 22 – Coliseo Teo Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nike Theran vs. Gustavo Pina Melgar – junior lightweight – 10 rounds
Angel Yomar Arias vs. Sanderson Diaz – light heavyweight – 10 rounds
Ernesbadi Begue vs. Ronald Gonzalez – light heavyweight – 10 rounds
Nice trio of showcase bouts for a group of unbeaten fighters. Too bad that YouTube on Monday will probably be the only way to watch this card.
Lenin Castillo vs. Wilson Santana – cruiserweight – 8 rounds
Thomas Dulorme vs. Abrahan Peralta – junior middleweight – 8 rounds
Two well-known woulda-beens will also be appearing on this card. Hard to think that Dulorme has slipped so deep into stepping-stone territory so fast.
Saturday, July 23 – Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minn.
Joet Gonzalez vs. Isaac Dogboe – featherweight – 10 rounds
Giovanni Cabrera vs. Gabriel Flores Jr. – lightweight – 10 rounds
The most relevant card of the weekend will feature a terrific crossroads bout between two fighters in dire need of a solid win in Gonzalez-Dogboe, and a great lightweight matchup between the unbeaten Cabrera and the once-beaten Flores. Four fighters looking for a knockout, and chances are that two of them will get their wish. Not a bad program for a Saturday night.
Colton Warner vs. James Barnes – heavyweight – 4 rounds
Abdullah Mason vs. Nelson Morales – lightweight – 4 rounds
Antonio Mireles vs. Dennys Reyes – heavyweight – 4 rounds
Dante Benjamin Jr. vs. Corey Thompson – light heavyweight – 4 rounds
Along with a few other six-rounders, this will be your typical Top Rank showcase undercard featuring the best of their young stable trying to stay unbeaten and looking good in the process. 6’9’’ heavyweight Mireles will raise some eyebrows, but the rest of the group will probably steal the show from him, if they all manage to make it to the broadcast.
Where to watch it: ESPN+/ESPNdeportes
Saturday, July 23 – Caribe Royale, Orlando, Fla.
Adrian Pinheiro vs. Javier Gomez Rueda – cruiserweight – 6 rounds
Keeshawn Williams vs. Raymond Chacon – welterweight – 6 rounds
Joseph Adorno vs. Roberto Almazan – junior welterweight – 6 rounds
Derrick Jackson vs. Cesar Soriano – junior middleweight – 6 rounds
Nice showcase card for a young bunch of unbeaten and once-beaten young prospects. Catch them now, or on YouTube down the road, when (or if) they make it to the big time.
Where to watch it: BXNGTV
Saturday, July 23 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia
Christian Tapia vs. Fernando Romero – junior lightweight – 10 rounds
If this bout matches the intensity of the best Tapia-Romero of all time (Johnny vs Danny), then we’re in for the hidden jewel of the night. But let’s not confuse an illusion with a post-dated check here. Tapia should have the upper hand, but everything is possible in a battle between young unbeaten fighters in Philly.
William Foster III vs. Avery Sparrow – junior lightweight – 8 rounds
“The Silent Assassin” is on a hot streak, and Sparrow should be an easy target (pun not intended) for his ambitions.
Saturday, July 23 – Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jarrell Miller vs. Derek Cardenas – heavyweight – 10 rounds
“Big Baby” trudges on in the comeback trail after his long suspension with another 10-rounder against sub .500 opposition.
Also on this card:
Rydell Mayes Jr. vs. Jaden Booth – heavyweight – 8 rounds
July 23: Santa Fe, Argentina
Evelin Bermudez vs. Yairineth Altuve – women’s junior flyweight -10 rounds
Argentina’s Bermudez will be defending her IBF/WBO trinkets in one of the sports’ elite divisions, trying to upstage her sister and former P4P entrant Daniela.
Where to watch it: TyC Sports/TyC Sports Play