Thomas Dulorme headlines HBO Boxing After Dark, Cristian Mijares faces Rafael Marquez in Mexico, and more in this weekend's boxing TV schedule.
Thursday, October 25
TV Max (Panama), 9:00 pm ET, Luis Alberto Rios vs Felipe Salguero.
Saturday, October 27
TyC Sports (Argentina), 8:00 pm ET, Gumersindo Carrasco vs Daniel Dorrego.
WealthTV, 9:00 pm ET, Franklin Lawrence vs Dominick Guinn. I don't really know why WealthTV picked up this card, but hey, they did, so whatever. Mostly I think they're genuinely trying to keep their schedule full. This fight was probably very cheap, it's a fight, they grabbed it. Why not?
PPV ($29.99), 9:00 pm ET, Sadam Ali vs Jermaine White. Early estimates for buys on this show: 7.
Azteca America, 10:00 pm ET, Takalani Ndlovu vs Alejandro Lopez. Kind of a bummer that Azteca America has this and not the Marquez-Mijares fight, but this is a solid matchup, too.
Fox Deportes / Televisa (Mexico), 10:00 pm ET, Sergio Thompson vs Luis Juarez, Roberto Ortiz vs Jhean Romero, Tomoki Kameda vs Javier Franco. Decent card here, all with obvious favorites, but notable favorites at any rate. Tomoki might be the best of the Kamedas in the end, but he's still young and learning. He can be a lot of fun to watch, though.
HBO, 10:15 pm ET, Thomas Dulorme vs Carlos Abregu, Mauricio Herrera vs Karim Mayfield, Miguel Vazquez vs Marvin Quintero. This show was made possible (necessary) by that HBO prospect series that got scrapped, as they owed Gary Shaw money and a date promised. This is sort of like the DiBella show from September 29, except it's a better lineup, and Vazquez-Quintero is a world title fight. Personally I'm not 100% sold on Dulorme, but he's very talented. Herrera-Mayfield should be a nice scrap. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
TV Azteca (Mexico), 10:30 pm ET, Rafael Marquez vs Cristian Mijares, Edgar Sosa vs Myung Ho Lee. Mijares-Marquez is still a good fight; neither of them are at their best anymore, but both still have skills, and I'll always be happy to watch Rafael Marquez fight, at least until he goes shot, which he has not done yet.
Telefutura, 11:00 pm ET, Antonio Escalante vs Rocky Juarez. This is a "what else are we gonna do?" fight, and hopefully a decent local draw. Escalante is fun to watch, but his bubble's been burst. Rocky's fighting on because he's a professional fighter and that's his job.