Boxing Schedule For July 17-18th
July 17th, Sunday
Bethelhem, PA -Showtime, 7PM EST (taped delayed west coast) – middleweight, 10 rounds, Antoine Douglas vs. Istvan Szili ; Arif Magomedov vs. Derrick Webster, 10 rounds, middleweights; Adam Lopez vs. Eliecer Aquino, 10 rounds, junior featherweights; Jerry Odom vs. Samuel Clarkson, 8 rounds, super middleweights.
ShoBox returns Friday night with a lot of prospects that could be making noise in the coming year as Antoine Douglas tops the card a heavily touted middleweight who is being rushed to the top of the division. The card will also feature Adam Lopez, a former Ronny Shields fighter who has a lot of accolades as well.
Ludwigsburg, Germany – NO TV in U.S. – David Price vs. Erkan Teper for vacant European heavyweight title.
Ill-fated former heavyweight contender David Price who was knocked out twice by Tony Thompson will know try to challenge for a regional belt after a year and half of rebuilding his career.
July 18th, Saturady
El Paso, Texas – CBS, 4PMEST/1PM PST – Carl Frampton vs. Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. for IBF junior featherweight title, co-main event Chris Arreola vs. Fred Kassi, heavyweight
This fight serves as the U.S. introduction of Carl Frampton, whom is one of the best at 122. lbs who has been fighting exclusively in the United Kingdom. Frampton recently signed with Al Haymon and this is a bout against a fighter the majority of boxing fans know little about. The opener is Chris Arreola in a bout with Fred Kassi who was last seen knocked out by Amir Mansour last year, this bout is being rumored to set up a Wilder-Arreola fight in the fall if Arreola wins.
El Paso, Texas, Showtime, 10PM EST/7PM PST – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Marcos Reyes, supper middleweight, McJoe Arroyo vs. Arthur Villanueva for vacant IBF junior bantamweight title, Amir Imam vs. Fernando Angulo junior welterweight WBC eliminator
In the second half of a double header at the same venue will feature a triple-header with two interesting bouts and one re-building bout. The opener is heavily touted prospect Amir Imam getting his chance to get a WBC title shot against the winner of Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol. The co-main event features two fan friendly fighters fighting for a vacant title as well in a division that rarely gets great exposure and the main event features the return of Chavez Jr. who is fighting someone who is unknown to nearly all in his first fight with the Robert Garcia camp.
Macau, China (UniMas, late night tape delay) Ik Yang vs.Cesar Cuenca for vacant IBF junior welterweight title, Nonito Donaire vs. Anthony Settoul, junior featherweight, Jose Ramirez vs. Ryusei Yoshida, junior weltereight, Denis Shafikov vs. Roy Mukhlis, lightweight.
A battle of two unbeaten 140 lbers takes center stage in Asia as Ik Yang faces Cesar Cuenca for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title, LaMont Peterson use to hold before being stripped. Also on the card, Nonito Donaire, U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez and IBF lightweight #1 contender Denis Shafikov.
Halle, Germany, 6PM EST/3PM PST – Arthur Abraham (c) vs. Robert Stieglitz IV for WBO super middleweight title
Abraham has held the WBO title hostage as he does more of the same fighting Stieglitz for the fourth time for a daytime bout state side in what most hope will be the last bout between these two.
Manchester, England, 4PM EST, 1PM PST – Scott Quigg vs. Kiko Martinez WBA “regular” junior featherweight, Darleys Perez (c) vs. Anthony Crolla for WBA lightweight title
Both Martinez and Perez are coming into hostile ground, but have also been known for creating fun fights as especially Crolla has a lot of question marks about his ability at the world level. The Quigg vs. Martinez bout is also interesting since it is Quigg’s first big test, even though Martinez is a bit pasted prime