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Fight Night Program – Week of Week of July 6-12

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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, July 7 – Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico

Diego Pacheco vs. Manuel Gallegos –  super middleweight – 10 rounds

The unbeaten Pacheco already is the next big thing in that rare breed that is the middleweight-or-above Mexican brawler. The once-beaten Gallegos should be one of his best tests to date. Blink not.

Also on this card:

Jonathan Rodriguez vs. Israel Gonzalez –  junior bantamweight – 10 rounds

Eduardo Hernandez vs. Joniker Tovar –  lightweight – 10 rounds

Neider Valdez vs. Isaias Ortiz –  junior flyweight – 8 rounds

Federico Pacheco Jr. vs. Oscar Heredia Arias –  heavyweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Friday, July 7 – Donald Stephens Center, Rosemont, Ill.

Andrej Wawrzyk vs. Kamil Bodzioch –  heavyweight – 8 rounds

Joshua Hernandez vs. Daniel Buenaventura –  lightweight – 8 rounds


Saturday, July 8 – AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Floyd Schofield vs. Haskell Rhodes –  lightweight – 10 rounds

Tough break for Schofield, who finds himself in the position of filing up Vergil Ortiz’s shoes after the Texan power puncher had to cancel his main event bout against Eimantas Stanionis once again. Time to step up under the big lights for the unbeaten young prospect from Austin.

Marlen Esparza vs. Gabriela Alaniz – women’s flyweight -10 rounds

Esparza is one of the game’s best, but she probably bites more than what she can chew in this matchup. Alaniz is not just an upset-minded superbly talented contender. She is a champion in her own right, and her relentless style should give Esparza plenty of trouble in what looms as probably the weekend’s only true 50-50 proposition, with the Ring magazine belt at stake.

Also on this card:

Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Jerry Perez –  lightweight – 10 rounds

Eric Tudor vs. Reggie Harris Jr. –  junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Joe Jones –  heavyweight – 6 rounds

Darius Fulghum vs. Jeremiah Curtright –  light heavyweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, July 8 – The Ballroom, Atlantic City, N.J.

Jaron “Boots” Ennis vs. Roiman Villa – welterweight – 12 rounds

We’re talking real fireworks here. Ennis is a take-no-prisoners stalker firing from a tank with no reverse gear, and Villa is clamoring for a title opportunity. Beautiful matchup, indeed.

Also on this card:

Yoelvis Gomez vs. Marquis Taylor –  junior middleweights – 10 rounds

Edwin De Los Santos vs. Joseph Adorno –  lightweight – 10 rounds

Euri Cedeno vs. William Townsel –  middleweight – 8 rounds

Steven Torres vs. James Evans –  heavyweight – 6 rounds

Dwyke Flemmings Jr. vs. Henry Rivera –  junior middleweight – 4 rounds

Ismail Muhammad vs. Parker Gregory Bruno –  welterweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it:  Showtime


Saturday, July 8 – Metepec, Mexico  

Luis Nery vs. Froilan Saludar –  junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Carlos Sanchez vs. Marcos Gonzalez –  junior welterweight – 10 rounds

Jorge Garcia Perez vs. Ricardo Bañuelos –  junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Rashib Martinez vs. Ernesto Garcia –  bantamweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN+


Saturday, July 8 – Managua, Nicaragua

Tito Mercado vs. Xolisani Ndongeni –  junior welterweight – 10 rounds


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 Diego M. Morilla writes for The Ring since 2013. He has also written for HBO.com, ESPN.com and many other magazines, websites, newspapers and outlets since 1993. He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and an elector for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He has won two first-place awards in the BWAA’s annual writing contest, and he is the moderator of The Ring’s Women’s Ratings Panel. He served as copy editor for the second era of The Ring en Español (2018-2020) and is currently a writer and editor for RingTV.com.