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Fight Night Program – Week of June 8-14

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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, June 8 – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, Calif.  

Manuel Flores vs. Walter Santibanes – bantamweight – 10 rounds

The unbeaten Flores could make a big statement against the tough Santibanes after building up his record against modest opposition in the past two years.

Also on this card:

Jelena Mrdjenovich vs. Calista Silgado – women’s featherweight – 10 rounds

Daniel Garcia vs. Luis May – junior lightweight – 6 rounds

Patricio Manuel vs. Alexander Gutierrez – junior lightweight – 4 rounds

Gael Cabrera vs. Ulises Rosales – featherweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Thursday, June 8 – The Hangar, Costa Mesa, Calif.  

Samuel Palencia vs. Demonte Turner – junior welterweight – 4 rounds

Erik Valdivia vs. Josias Gonzalez – middleweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: FiteTV


Friday, June 9 – Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y.

Ali Izmailov vs. Charles Foster – light heavyweight – 10 rounds

A solid matchup during the International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend. Two unbeaten young guns in an early crossroads bout that could define their careers. Not to be missed.

Also on this card:

Richard Vansiclen vs. Juan Carrillo – light heavyweight – 10 rounds

Clay Waterman vs. Kenmon Evans – light heavyweights – 8 rounds

Maciej Sulecki vs. Angel Hernandez – super middleweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: Showtime


Friday, June 9 – Casino Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Francisco Daniel Veron vs. Timur Kerefov – middleweight – 10 rounds

Carlos Canizales vs. Daniel Matellon – junior flyweight – 12 rounds

Sol Cudos vs. Olga Julio – women’s flyweight – 10 rounds

Ender Luces vs. Javier Herrera – lightweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: TyCSports, TyCSportsPlay


Friday, June 9 – Commerce Casino, Commerce, Calif. 

Callum Walsh vs. Carson Jones – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

The supremely talented Walsh is being managed wisely and trained expertly by Freddie Roach, and is already a headliner after only six pro bouts. A prospect to watch, indeed.

Also on this card:

Gor Yeritsyan vs. Gustavo Vittori – welterweight – 8 rounds

Umar Dzambekov vs. Crispulo Andino – light heavyweight – 10 rounds

Stefanie Cohen vs. Esli Cervantes – women’s flyweight – 8 rounds

Israel Mercado vs. Jesus Silveyra Carrillo – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Gloria Munguilla vs. Lilian Almaraz – women’s flyweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: UFC Fight Pass


Friday, June 9 – Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami  

Adrien Broner vs. Bill Hutchinson – welterweight – 10 rounds

Last-minute change of opponents, almost no press before the event, and more of the same Broner-being-Broner thing. Let’s hope for an uneventful weigh-in and an above-average showing by “About Billions” before we arrive at any other conclusions.

Also on this card:

Ahmed Elbiali vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr. – light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Charlie Clemente – bantamweight – 8 rounds

Antonio Williams vs. Braulio Rodriguez – lightweights – 8 rounds

Neslan Machado vs. Jonathan Smth – featherweight– 8 rounds

Antonio Perez vs. Nigel Fennell – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: FiteTV


Friday, June 9 – York Hall, Bethnal Green, London

David Adeleye vs. Emir Ahmatovic – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Mark Chamberlain vs. Marvin Demollari – lightweight – 10 rounds


Friday, June 9 – Olympia, Liverpool, England

Connor Butler vs. Matt Windle – flyweight – 12 rounds

Ryan Farrag vs. Marcel Braithwaite – junior bantamweight -12 rounds


Friday, June 9 – Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway

Bernard Torres vs. Nasibu Ramadhani – featherweight – 10 rounds

Kevin Melhus vs. Ermi Avdic – cruiserweight – 8 rounds


Saturday, June 10 – Madison Square Garden, New York

Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez – junior welterweight – 12 rounds

A terrific matchup between two highly entertaining fighters. Taylor is the favorite in everyone’s prediction but no one would be surprised to see Lopez scoring yet another upset in his hometown. The fight of the weekend, no doubt.

Xander Zayas vs. Ronald Cruz – junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Puerto Rico’s Zayas has demonstrated that he is the real thing. Can he bring on the heat to the next level? Cruz will be a solid test at this stage of Zayas’ career.

Also on this card:

Jamaine Ortiz vs. Humberto Galindo – lightweight – 10 rounds

Henry Lebron vs. Carlos Ramos – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Robson Conceicao vs. Nicolas Polanco – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Omar Rosario vs. Jan Carlos Rivera – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Damian Knyba vs. Helaman Olguin – heavyweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN/ESPN Deportes/ESPN+


Saturday, June 10 – Toyota Arena, Ontario, California

Jaime Munguia vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko – super middleweight – 12 rounds

Tough proposition for the unbeaten Munguia. Derevyanchenko may be 1-3 in his last four bouts but he’s as dangerous as they come, and it’s almost impossible to look good against him. A win could definitely give Munguia the confidence to aim even higher.

Also on this card:

Shane Mosley Jr. vs. D’Mitrius Ballard – middleweight – 10 rounds

Mariana Juarez vs. Mayeli Flores – women’s junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Ricardo Sandoval vs. Rocco Santomauro – flyweight – 10 rounds

Jorge Chavez vs. Christian Lorenzo – junior lightweight – 6 rounds

Anthony Saldivar vs. Jerome Clayton – junior middleweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, June 10 – Wembley Arena, London  

Sunny Edwards vs. Andres Campos – flyweight – 12 rounds

Solid fight with a very interesting undercard. Edwards and Campos are trying to turn this into a grudge match with a very colorful war of words, it will be interesting to see whether that spills into the ring or not.

Also on this card:

Nina Hughes vs. Katie Healy – women’s bantamweight – 10 rounds

Cherneka Johnson vs. Ellie Scotney – women’s junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Cheavon Clarke vs. David Jamieson – cruiserweight – 10 rounds

Youssef Khoumari vs. Reece Bellotti – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Johnny Fisher vs. Emilio Salas – heavyweight – 8 rounds

Shannon Ryan vs. Martina Bernile – women’s junior bantamweight – 8 rounds

George Liddard vs. Nikolas Dzurnak – middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, June 10 – Casino Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ivan Dychko vs. Ariel Bracamonte – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Mayerlin Rivas vs. Nazarena Romero – bantamweight – 10 rounds

Dominique Francis vs. Braian Arguello – featherweight – 10 rounds

Jose Matias Romero vs. Rene Tellez Giron – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Ramon Nicanor Quiroga vs. Afolabi Shittu – junior bantamweights

Where to watch it: TyCSports, TyCSportsPlay


Saturday, June 10 – Halifax Forum, Halifax, Canada

Ryan Rozicki vs. Zamig Atakishiyev – cruiserweight – 12 rounds

Artur Ziyatdinov vs. Jesus Palomares – light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Brett Beaton vs. Mikhail Miller – middleweight – 4 rounds  

Where to watch it: FiteTV


Saturday, June 10 – Gymnase Didot, Paris

Franck Petitjean vs. Samuel Molina – junior welterweight – 12 rounds

Khalil El-Hadri vs. Nikola Ivkovic – lightweight – 6 rounds


Sunday, June 11 – FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, Florida

Floyd Mayweather vs. John Gotti III – exhibition

Well, finally an offer that we can all refuse. The card is called “Last Names Matter,” but if that’s the only thing that matters then it becomes a shameless money-grab. Which this is, obviously. I say good luck to you both, gents. Catch you somewhere down the line on YouTube.

What to expect in this fight: A hit job on boxing, no less. Leave-a the gloves, take-a the cannoli.

Also on this card:

Jarrell Miller vs. Antonio Zepeda – heavyweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: Zeus Network PPV


Tuesday, June 13 – Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

Mizuki Hiruta vs. Casey Morton – women’s junior bantamweight – 10 rounds

Ryusei Kawaura vs. Suzumi Takayama – junior bantamweight – 10 rounds


Wednesday, June 14 – Plant City, Fla.

Katsuma Akitsugi vs. Franklin Gonzalez – junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Oscar Alvarez Jr. vs. Jonhatan Cardoso – lightweight – 8 rounds

 Where to watch it: ProBox TV


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