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Fight Night Program – Week of Aug. 18-23

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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, August 18 – Caribe Royale, Orlando, Fla.  

Nestor Bravo vs. Will Madera – junior welterweight – 10 rounds

The unbeaten Bravo will put his bravery to test against a very live underdog in the twice-beaten Madera, who is coming off a loss against Brandun Lee in his last outing.

Also on this card:

Damian Lescaille vs. Hugo Noriega – welterweight – 10 rounds

Elijah Fores vs. Elijah Williams – welterweight – 6 rounds

Lorenzo Medina vs. Antonio Torres – heavyweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Friday, August 18 – Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta  

Money Powell IV vs. Shawn McCalman – super middleweight – 8 rounds

The once-touted Powell has run out of chances to restart his career, and McCalman is ready to make firewood out of that fallen tree, but you can never count a good boxer-puncher out. Interesting crossroads fight here.

Also on this card:

Kurt Scoby vs. Narciso Carmona – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Javon Campbell vs. Lorenzo Parra – junior featherweight – 8 rounds

LeAnna Cruz vs. Maryguenn Vellinga – women’s flyweight – 6 rounds

Javier Zamarron vs. Sebastian Santiago-Fernandez – featherweight – 4 rounds

Asa Stevens vs. D’Angelo Hopgood – junior featherweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Friday, August 18 – York Hall, London

Dennis McCann vs. Ionut Baluta – junior featherweight – 12 rounds

The unbeaten McCann has his work cut out for him in this fight against an experienced, nails-tough Baluta, a Romanian contender who has never been stopped.

Also on this card:

Nathaniel Collins vs. Raza Hamza – featherweight – 12 rounds  

Ryan Garner vs. Juan Jesus Antunez – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Raven Chapman vs. Lila dos Santos Furtado – women’s featherweight – 10 rounds

Umar Khan vs. Kevin Trana – featherweight – 6 rounds


Friday, August 18 – Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juan Carrasco vs. Orlando Mosquera – junior welterweight – 10 rounds

This was going to be Gustavo Lemos’ return to action after holding on to his No. 1 IBF ranking position for a little too long, but he dropped out and now we’ll have a chance to see rising talent Carrasco instead, in a real test against a once-beaten fringe contender.

Also on this card:

Brenda Carabajal vs. Danila Ramos – women’s featherweight – 10 rounds

 Marco García vs. Rodrigo Coria – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Where to watch it: TyC Sports, TyCSportsPlay


Saturday, August 19 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham, England

Galal Yafai vs. Tommy Frank – flyweight – 10 rounds

The unbeaten Yafai, a former Olympic gold medalist, has been brought along very nicely, and will fight a much more experienced pro in Frank, in what looms as a solid test before charging towards a world title bout.

Also on this card:

Cyrus Pattinson vs. Conah Walker – welterweight – 10 rounds

Jordan Flynn vs. Kane Baker, rematch – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Solomon Dacres vs. Chris Thompson – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Khaleel Majid vs. Alessandro Fersula – junior welterweight – 8 rounds

Aaron Bowen vs. Wilmer Baron – middleweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Wednesday, August 23 – Whitesands Events Center, Plant City, Fla.

Raul Garcia vs. Leonardo Ruiz – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Justin Pauldo vs. Eduardo Estela – lightweight – 10 rounds

Johan Gonzalez vs. Luis Eduardo Florez – welterweight – 8 rounds

De Von Williams vs. Jared Tallent – welterweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: ProBox TV


August 23 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia

Liam Wilson vs. Carlos Maria Alanis – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Koen Mazoudier vs. Benjamin Hussain – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Nikita Tszyu vs. Jack Brubaker – junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Toese Vousiutu vs. Kiki Toa Leutele – heavyweight – 8 rounds


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How to watch boxing in 2023 – By Diego Morilla

Diego M. Morilla writes for The Ring since 2013. He has also written for, 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