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Fight Night Program – Week of June 29- July 5

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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:

Saturday, July 1 – Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio

Jared Anderson vs. Charles Martin –  heavyweight – 10 rounds

“Big Baby” Anderson, a highly regarded heavyweight up-and-comer, will try to keep his perfect record alive (14-0 with all 14 wins by knockout) against a former titlist who can’t afford to lose.

Also on this card:

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Raphael Akpejiori –  heavyweight – 10 rounds

Tiger Johnson vs. Jonathan Montreal –  junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Jahi Tucker vs. Nicklaus Flaz –  junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Abdullah Mason vs. Alex de Oliveira –  lightweight – 6 rounds

Tyler McCreary vs. Deivi Julio –  junior lightweight – 6 rounds

Dante Benjamin Jr. vs. Mirady Zola –  light heavyweight – 6 rounds

DeAndre Ware vs. Decarlo Perez –  super middleweight – 6 rounds

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


Saturday, July 1 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. Savannah Marshall – super middleweight – 10 rounds

It’s do-or-die for Marshall, who will be making her second consecutive attempt to grab a Ring belt (and four sanctioning body trinkets to go with that) after failing to defeat Claressa Shields back in October of last year. Crews-Dezurn succeeded in getting under her skin during the pre-fight buildup, so it is shaping up as a grudge match already. Should be interesting.

Also on this card:

Natasha Jonas vs. Kandi Wyatt – women’s welterweight -10 rounds

Zak Chelli vs. Mark Jeffers –  super middleweight – 10 rounds

Ben Whittaker vs. Vladimir Belujsky –  light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Callum Simpson vs. Boris Crighton –  super middleweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN+


Saturday, July 1 – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England

Dalton Smith vs. Sam Maxwell – junior welterweight – 12 rounds

Pat McCormack vs. Tony Dixon –  junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Hopey Price vs. James Beech Jr. –  featherweight – 10 rounds

Lewis Sylvester vs. Adam Cope –  lightweight – 10 rounds

Beatriz Ferreira vs. Karla Ramos Zamora –  junior lightweight – 8 rounds

Junaid Bostan vs. Ryan Amos –  junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Cory O’Regan vs. Jordan Ellison –  lightweight – 6 rounds

Nico Leivars vs. Alberto Motos –  junior featherweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, July 1 – Unihalle, Wuppertal, Germany

Esquiva Falcao vs. Vincenzo Gualtieri – middleweight – 12 rounds

Etinosa Oliha vs. Julio Alamos –  middleweight – 12 rounds

Martin Houben vs. Omar Garcia –  light heavyweight – 8 rounds

Carlos Castillo Rodriguez vs. Alfonso Damiani –  heavyweight – 6 rounds

Farlin Condori vs. Yeiler Vazquez –  junior featherweight – 6 rounds

Dariusz Lasotta vs. Eduardo Sacramento da Silveira – cruiserweight – 6 rounds


Saturday, July 1 – Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alberto Ezequiel Melian vs. Diego Alberto Ruiz – featherweight – 10 rounds

A two-time Olympian, Melian is running out of time to make a splash – if he hasn’t already. Ruiz is an upset-minded boxer/puncher who shows up to fight every time. A lot is at stake for both fighters in this crossroads bout.

Also on this card:

Rodrigo Fabian Ruiz vs. Cesar Ignacio Paredes –  junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Jonathan Jose Hernandez vs. Marcelo Gabriel Sanchez –  welterweight – 10 rounds

Maira Moneo vs. Alys Sanchez – women’s lightweight – 10 rounds

Where to watch it: TyC Sports, TyC Sports Play


Sunday, July 2 – ICC, East London, South Africa

Sivenathi Nontshinga vs. Regie Suganob – junior flyweight – 12 rounds

After a two-week delay, the unbeaten Suganob will travel to the champ´s lair and challenge Nontshinga for the IBF junior flyweight in what definitely feels like a risky proposition for the local fighter.

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