Tuesday, November 28, 2023  |


Fight Night Program – Week of Nov. 17-22

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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, November 17 – Humo Arena, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Carlos Cuadras vs. Pedro Guevara – junior bantamweight – 12 rounds

Two former champs a couple of fights past their primes should be a compelling enough argument to try to catch this fight. The fact that it there is a pointless “interim” belt at stake is not relevant, but it may be enticing enough for both of them to bring their A game once more and try to make a final run to the top after that.

Also on this card:

Meiirim Nursultanov vs. Julio Alamos – middleweight – 12 rounds

Ermal Hadribeaj vs. Carlos Molina – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Bakhodir Jalolov vs. Chris Thompson – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs. Maono Ally – welterweight – 8 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN (Latin America)


Saturday, November 18 – YouTube Theater, Los Angeles

Diego Pacheco vs. Marcelo Coceres – super middleweight – 10 rounds

Pacheco is an unbeaten young gun making a name for himself with a fan-friendly style. He has enough power and vulnerabilities to make fights interesting, and former title challenger Coceres has enough of both as well to make this a more even fight than what oddsmakers would like you to believe. And the undercard is pretty awesome too.

Also on this card:

Khalid Yafai vs. Jonathan Rodriguez – bantamweight – 10 rounds

Mayerlin Rivas vs. Erika Cruz – women’s junior featherweight – 10 rounds

Marc Castro vs. Gonzalo Fuenzalida – lightweight – 10 rounds

Jalan Walker vs. Jorge Alberto Villegas – junior lightweight – 8 rounds

Criztec Bazaldua vs. Pedro Angel Cruz – lightweight – 4 rounds

Where to watch it: DAZN


Saturday, November 18 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

Denzel Bentley vs. Nathan Heaney – middleweight – 12 rounds

Seven title belts are being disputed in this card, and Bentley’s British title is the one that will be at stake in this interesting main event. Definitely a card watching in its entirety, as there are more than two or three compelling matchups that look very promising.

Also on this card:

Nick Ball vs. Isaac Dogboe – featherweight – 12 rounds

Liam Davies vs. Vincenzo La Femina – junior featherweight – 12 rounds

Nathaniel Collins vs. Zak Miller – featherweight – 12 rounds

Hannah Rankin vs. Ema Kozin – women’s junior middleweight – 10 rounds

Solomon Dacres vs. Michael Webster – heavyweight – 10 rounds

Ekow Essuman vs. Harry Scarff – welterweight – 10 rounds

Amaar Akbar vs. Christian Lopez Flores – welterweight – 6 rounds

Callum Thompson vs. Joshua Ocampo – lightweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: ESPN+


Saturday, November 18 – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England  

Franck Petitjean vs. Adam Azim – junior welterweight – 12 rounds

Tyler Denny vs. Matteo Signani – middleweight title – 12 rounds

Richard Riakporhe vs. Dylan Bregeon – cruiserweight – 10 rounds

Rhys Edwards vs. Brad Foster – featherweight – 10 rounds

Where to watch it: Peacock


Wednesday, November 22 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow, Australia

Nikita Tszyu vs. Dylan Biggs – junior middleweight – 10 rounds

The youngest of the Tszyu clan is ready to step up as a headliner in his first ten-rounder ever, taking on a fellow unbeaten young gun in defense of his Australian championship in what should be Nikita’s coming-of-age party. A battle of knockout artists is what they are promising, and we might get just that.

Also on this card:

Issac Hardman vs. Troy Coleman – middleweight – 10 rounds

Jason Fawcett vs. Jordan Martin – junior middleweight – 6 rounds

Mark Schleibs vs. Shamal Ram Anuj – junior featherweight – 6 rounds

Mounir Fathi vs. Joel Pavlides – middleweight – 6 rounds


Wednesday, November 22 – Castleton Conf. Ctr. – Windham, N.H.  

Greg Vendetti vs. Geronimo Sacco – junior middleweight – 8 rounds

Nicolas Tejada vs. Nathan Balakin – welterweight – 6 rounds

Andrii Novytskyi vs. Santander Silgado – heavyweight – 6 rounds

Leesh Pike vs. Karen Dulin, rematch – women’s featherweight – 6 rounds

Where to watch it: CombatSportsNow


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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 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.