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Fight Night Program – Week of June 23-28

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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:

Friday, June 23 – Double Tree Hotel, Ontario, Calif.

Jesus Saracho vs. Tarik Zaina – junior welterweight – 10 rounds

Mexico’s Saracho is 3-0 against unbeaten fighters since his lone loss, and will try to make it 4-0 against Morocco’s Zaina in an intriguing early crossroad bout.

Also on this card:

Emiliano Moreno vs. Cristian Dominguez – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Angel Beltran vs. Abraham Afful – welterweight – 8 rounds

Nelson Oliva vs. Miguel Angel Barajas – middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: Thompson Boxing YouTube/Facebook


Saturday, June 24 – Madison Square Garden Theater, New York  

Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley – super middleweight – 12 rounds

A nice little grudge match has been brewing between these two in the last few days of the buildup for this bout. It’s do-or-die battle, especially for Berlanga, who has the added pressure of making his debut with a new promotional company that has high hopes on him.

Also on this card:

Adam Kownacki vs. Joe Cusumano – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Reshat Mati vs. Dakota Linger – junior welterweight – 10 rounds

Khalil Coe vs. Buneet Bisla – light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Yankiel Rivera Figueroa vs. Christian Robles – flyweight – 8 rounds

Ofacio Falcon vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai – lightweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, June 2, The Armory, Minneapolis

Carlos Adames vs. Julian Williams – middleweight – 12 rounds

Making his debut as a headliner on Showtime, Adames has the obligation of leaving the great impression that will make things easier for him in his search for bigger and better paydays. Julian Williams could be the perfect foe for this task.

Also on this card:

Fernando Martinez vs. Jade Bornea – junior bantamweight -12 rounds

Erickson Lubin vs. Luis Arias – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Caleb Truax vs. Burley Brooks – light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Shawn McCalman vs. Bo Gibbs Jr. – super middleweight – 8 rounds

Jerwin Ancajas vs. Wilner Soto – junior featherweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: Showtime


Saturday, Saturday, June 24 – Ota City Gymnasium, Tokyo

Joshua Franco vs. Kazuto Ioka – junior bantamweight – 12 rounds

‘El Profesor’ Franco gave a lesson of how things are not supposed to be done when he failed to make weight for this fight, thus relinquishing his WBA trinket that now will only be available for Ioka to win. Still, a high-stakes rematch that is still as compelling a matchup as it was the first time around.

Also on this card:

Musashi Mori vs. Takuya Watanabe – junior lightweight – 12 rounds

Daigo Higa vs. Sirichai Thaiyen – bantamweight – 10 rounds

Kantaro Juri vs. Wilbert Berondo – junior bantamweight – 8 rounds

Taiga Tamegai vs. Fumiaki Iwasaki – junior featherweight – 4 rounds


Saturday, June 24 – 2300 Arena, Philadelphia

Tevin Farmer vs. Avery Sparrow – lightweight – 10 rounds

Dezmond Lucas vs. Elijah Vines – junior middleweight – 8 rounds


Saturday, June 24 – Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Mass.

Michael Hunter vs. Donnie Palmer – heavyweight – 10 rounds

William Silva vs. Raul Chirino – lightweight – 10 rounds


Saturday, June 24 – Convention Centre, Niagra Falls, Canada

Antonio Napolitano vs. Brandon Brewer – super middleweight – 10 rounds

Jake Daoust vs. Roody Rene – junior middleweight – 8 rounds

John Michael Bianco vs. Oscar Soto Quintana – super middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: FiteTV


Saturday, June 24 – Ludwisburg Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Sarah Bormann vs. Perla Perez – women’s strawweight – 10 rounds

Daniel Dietz vs. Anil Can Yildiz – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Ibo Maier vs. Fabrizio Rubino – middleweight – 8 rounds

Ali Hetemi vs. Krisztian Kovacs – super middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, June 24 – Eisstadion, Heilbronn, Germany

Slawa Spomer vs. Felice Moncelli – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Hamsat Shadalov vs. David Rajuili – lightweight – 6 rounds

Anatoli Muratov vs. Siarhei Huliakevich – middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN+


Saturday, June 24 – Stadshalle, Rostock, Germany

Petro Ivanov vs. Gino Kanters – super middleweight – 12 rounds

Nina Meinke vs. Kimika Miyoshi – featherweight – 10 rounds

Felix Langberg vs. Marios Kollias – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Araik Marutjan vs. Jan Meiser – junior middleweight – 10 rounds


Wednesday, June 28: Culican, Mexico

Pedro Guevara vs. Miguel Herrera – junior bantamweight – 10 rounds

Sebastian Hernandez vs. Nazario Castro – bantamweight – 10 rounds

Where to watch it: ProBox TV


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How to watch boxing in 2023 – By Diego Morilla

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