Boxing Schedule for the Week
Friday, July 31st
Tampa, Florida, tape delay, Telemundo (NBC Deportes) – Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Daniel Lozano, 10 rounds, junior bantamweights
A bout between two shop worn fighters who are still young , but have suffered two loss each. Rodriguez just started fighting ten rounders a year ago meanwhile Lozano last fought for the WBC Fecarbox super flyweight title losing a decision. This bout will also be for WBC Fecarbox super flyweight title.
Saturday, August 1st
Brooklyn, NY, 8PM EST / 5PM PST, ESPN – Danny Garcia vs. Paulie Malignaggi, 12 rounds, welterweights; Danny Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora for Jacobs’ WBA ‘regular’ middleweight title
Garcia has had a terrible year and a half. After beating the 140 lbs. boogeyman in Lucas Matthysse, he barely defeated a classic spoiler in Mauricio Herrera, brought up a career lightweight to 143 lbs. to knock him out and greatly struggled against former world champion, Lamont Peterson. Garcia is now at 147 lbs. and is stating that after a harsh weight cut down to 140 lbs. , but is claiming he is revived at the new weight class. Malignaggi is no longer in his prime and lacks power, but is able to move and create distance as well as a very slick boxer. Malignaggi was knocked out in his last fight against Shawn Porter, this is his first fight after 16 months out of the ring.
The opening bout Danny Jacobs will be facing his biggest step-up of his career as the co-main could replicate the main event as a hungry, young champion is facing a tricky, old boxer who lacks power, such as Sergio Mora.
Frisco, TX, 10PM tape delay, UniMas – Rey Perez vs. Chris Avalos, 10 rounds, junior featherweights; Casey Ramos vs. Daniel Evangelista Jr.,
Chris Avalos is taking the fight on seven days notice after Jessie Magdaleno pulled out of the bout this weekend. The fight should be a showcase of Avalos and the other Top Rank fighters being promoted in a regional show getting some national television time.
Hull, England, 3PM EST/ 12PM PST – Luke Campbell vs. Tommy Coyle, 12 rounds, WBC lightweight eliminator; Carson Jones vs. Brian Rose, rematch, 12 rounds, junior middleweights; Ricky Burns vs. Prince Ofotsu, 10 rounds, lightweight; Martin J. Ward vs. Daniel Diaz, 10 rounds, junior lightweight; Dillian Whyte vs. Irineu Beato Costa Junior, 8 rounds, heavyweights
A very interesting card that is headlined by UK top prospect Luke Campbell fighting for a number one contendership as well as a rematch between Carson Jones and Brian Rose, Rose was knocked out in the first round of their last bout, Ricky Burns returns to lightweight as well as heavyweight Dillian Whyte who is being linked to Anthony Joshua, because of their past in the amateurs.
At Invercargill, New Zealand, Joseph Parker vs. Bowie Tupou, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Tupou will give Joseph Parker his toughest test to date as he will face the rugged heavyweight in New Zealand.
At Morelia, Mexico – Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Kazuki Hashimoto, 12 rounds, junior lightweights
Jhonny Gonzalez is making his return to the ring after getting stopped by Gary Russell Jr. This is nothing more than a tune-up against a hand selected opponent.
Sunday, August 2nd
At Winter Park, Fla, 9PM EST/ 6PM PST, Bounce TV – Juan Carlos Payano vs. Rau’shee Warren for Payano’s WBA bantamweight title, Yudel Jhonson vs. Jorge Cota, 10 rounds, junior middleweights; John Jackson vs. Dennis Laurente, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
A very good card from Florida that features a great main event on a obscure network that seems destined to live on the internet rather than be seen live, but a very solid card that is Premier Boxing Champions answer to the “ShoBox” series.