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Fight Night Program – Week of Oct. 27 – Nov. 1

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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, October 27 – Caribe Royale, Orlando, Fla.  

Amanda Serrano vs. Danila Ramos – women’s featherweight – 12 rounds

It’s a solid matchup between a legend still in her prime and a feisty challenger with more will than skill, but above all it’s the beginning of a debate about women’s ability to fight 12 rounds of three minutes each. It is something that has been done occasionally, but Serrano is advocating for this to become the new normal. Time will tell. And yes, Serrano’s inaugural Ring featherweight belt will be at stake along with all of her other shiny trinkets.

What to expect in this fight: If Serrano can keep the forward-charging Brazilian contender at arm’s length, it will be a one-sided exhibition for the Puerto Rican champ. Otherwise, expect a messy affair with lots of holding and point deductions.

Also on this card:

Damian Lescaille vs. Ray Barlow – welterweight – 10 rounds

Antonio Vargas vs. Hernan Marquez – bantamweight – 10 rounds

Alex Rios vs. Benino Aguilar – lightweight – 6 rounds

Euri Cedeno vs. Dayan Depestre – middleweight – 6 rounds

Krystal Rosado vs. Kata Pap – female junior bantamweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Friday, October 27 – Polideportivo Alexis Arguello, Managua, Nicaragua

Rene Santiago vs. Kevin Vivas – junior flyweight – 10 rounds

It’s too bad that we will not be able to see the uber talented Jonathan Gonzalez in action, who was forced to cancel his bout against Gerardo Zapata due to illness. Instead, Santiago and Vivas will fight for the interim WBO junior flyweight belt (no quotes this time, since this is one of those rare occasions that interim titles are made for) with Gonzalez due to face the winner to validate his own “regular” trinket as soon as he’s back in action.

Also on this card:

Harvin Aguirre vs. Israel Lopez – welterweight – 8 rounds

Gerardo Sanchez vs. Eduardo Ajito – junior flyweight – 8 rounds

Eveling Ortega vs. Silvia Duran – women’s junior flyweight – 6 rounds


Where to watch it: ESPN+


Saturday, October 28 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou – heavyweight – 10 rounds

It’s here, and it’s a thing, so we print it: yes, Tyson Fury, former legitimate Ring magazine champion and current WBC titlist, puts his good name and boxing’s honor on the line against an MMA fighter with a 0-0 record in gloved boxing contests. Hit the ‘Buy’ button at your own peril. The almost-all-heavyweight undercard should provide a highlight knockout or two.

Also on this card:

Fabio Wardley vs. David Adeleye – heavyweight – 12 rounds

Joseph Parker vs. Simon Kean – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Junior Anthony Wright – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN+ PPV


Saturday, October 28 – Poliforum Benito Juarez, Cancun, Mexico  

O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez – junior lightweight – 12 rounds

Foster travels to hostile territory to defend his belt in what should not be a particularly challenging defense, but trying to hold on to a WBC belt in Mexico is quite the jump into the lion’s den. An interesting proposition for fans of the old boxer-vs-puncher matchup.

Also on this card:

Eduardo Nunez vs. Oscar Escandon – junior lightweight – 10 rounds

Justis Huni vs. Andrew Tabiti – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Javid Ramirez vs. Jose Rosas – middleweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, October 28 – Paramount Theater, Huntington, N.Y.

Wendy Toussaint vs. Jermone Jones – junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Alex Vargas vs. Julio Rosa – junior welterweight – 8 rounds


Wednesday, November 1 – Whitesands Events Center, Plant City, Fla.

Janelson Figueroa Bocachica vs. Alberto Palmetta – welterweight – 10 round

Angelo Leo vs. Nicolas Polanco – featherweight – 10 rounds

Luis J. Rodriguez Fernandez vs. Sanny Duversonne – super middleweight – 8 rounds

Mykell Gamble vs. Carlos Andre Dos Santos Rocha – featherweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: ProBox TV


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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