Fight Night Program – Week of October 20-25
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, October 20 – Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
Jose Salas vs. Florentino Hernandez, 10 rounds, featherweights
Ricardo Salas vs. Chester Parada, 10 rounds, welterweight
Yesica Bopp vs. Graciela Cortes, 8 rounds, junior bantamweight
Friday, October 20 – Domo de la Feria, Fresnillo, Mexico
Bryan Mercado Vazquez vs. Mzuvukile Magwaca, 8 rounds, junior featherweight
Lourdes Juarez vs. Mayela Perez, 8 rounds, flyweight
Friday, October 20 – Universal Sports Palace, Perm, Russia
Albert Batyrgaziev vs. Ender Luces, 10 rounds, lightweights
Pavel Sosulin vs. Bakhromjon Fuzilov, 10 rounds, junior middleweight
Saturday, October 21 – Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
Jack Catterall vs. Jorge Linares, 12 rounds, junior welterweights
Catterall is in the best moment of his professional run after a career-best performance against Josh Taylor last year, and he will try to shake off the frustration of that unfair loss against a legend in Linares, a three-weight titlist who always comes to fight. Beautiful matchup.
Also on this card:
Peter McGrail vs. Fran Mendoza, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
Aqib Fiaz vs. Reece Bellotti, 12 rounds, junior lightweight
Shabaz Masoud vs. Jose Sanmartin, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
Paddy Lacey vs. Owen Kirk, 8 rounds, middleweights
Campbell Hatton vs. Jamie Sampson, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
Where to watch it: DAZN
Saturday, October 21 – Kia Forum, Inglewood, Calif.
Alexis Rocha vs. Giovani Santillan, 12 rounds, welterweights
Rocha is not known for taking the easy road, and he will try to remain in the race for a title shot with a fight against the unbeaten Santillan, a superb boxer with decent power. A high-stakes crossroads bout between two fighters who may be a bit overeager to get to that next level. Whoever makes the first mistake will regret it.
The winner may go on to: The long-awaited title bout, presumably in the WBO since that’s where both of them are ranked.
Also on this card:
John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs. Ronal Batista, 12 rounds, junior bantamweight
Arely Muciño vs. Gabriela Fundora, 10 rounds, women’s flyweight
Joseph Diaz vs. Richard Medina, 10 rounds, lightweights
Ricardo Sandoval vs. Victor Sandoval, 10 rounds, flyweights
David Stevens vs. Joeshon James, 8 rounds, super middleweights
Where to watch it: DAZN
Saturday, October 21 – York Hall, London
Mikael Lawal vs. Isaac Chamberlain, 12 rounds, cruiserweight
Louis Greene vs. Sam Gilley, 12 rounds, junior middleweight
Karriss Artingstall vs. Vanessa Bradford, 8 rounds, female featherweights
Michael Hennessy vs. Joe Laws, 8 rounds, junior middleweights
Where to watch it: Peacock
Saturday, October 21 – EWS Arena, Goeppingen, Germany
Firat Arslan vs. Edin Puhalo, 10 rounds, cruiserweights
Huseyin Cinkara vs. Reinaldo Gonzalez, 10 rounds, cruiserweights
Saturday, October 21 – Harrah’s Philadelphia, Chester, Pa.
Rashan Adams vs. Jabril Noble, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
Tariq Green vs. Dewayne Williams, 6 rounds, middleweights
Wednesday, October 25 – Zenit Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany
Simon Zachenhuber vs. Emre Cukur, 10 rounds, super middleweights
Nina Meinke vs. Laura Ledezma, 10 rounds, women’s featherweight
Karen Chukhadzhian vs. Pietro Rossetti, 10 rounds, welterweights
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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.