Adamek vs Guinn, Chambers vs Mchunu, Fortuna vs Franco, more: Boxing TV schedule for August 2-3

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It's a fairly quiet weekend overall, but there are solid fights on ESPN2 and a tripleheader on NBC Sports for American fans. Here's the full schedule.

Monday, July 29

BoxNation (UK), Noon EDT, Bunce's Boxing Hour.

Thursday, August 1

Sky Sports 3 (UK), 1:00 pm EDT, Ringside.

Friday, August 2

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ESPN2, 9:00 pm EDT, Javier Fortuna vs Luis Franco, Kermit Cintron vs Jonathan Batista. Friday Night Fights is back with a good main event that might suck to watch, as Fortuna (22-0, 16 KO) can stink out a joint sometimes. And other times he can be electrifying. He's a weird dude. Franco (11-1, 7 KO) is coming off of a disputed loss to Mauricio Munoz on the road in Argentina. Cintron is still around. So that's a thing. BLH will have live coverage.

TV Publica (Argentina), 11:00 pm EDT, Silvio Gabriel Diaz vs TBA, Gabriela Bouvier vs TBA.

Saturday, August 3

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TyC Sports (Argentina) / TV Max 9 (Panama), 10:00 pm EDT, Luis Concepcion vs Nestor Narvaes, Ricardo Nunez vs Nerys Espinoza.

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NBC Sports, 10:30 pm EDT, Tomasz Adamek vs Dominick Guinn, Eddie Chambers vs Thabiso Mchunu, Curtis Stevens vs Saul Roman. There is nothing special about this card, so the hope will be that there's action provided, and Main Events has done a good job of that with this series to date. Stevens (24-3, 17 KO) is getting a push that's coming in a bubble; on this show, he looks like some kind of possible contender, but in the actual world, he's a fringe contender at best right now, and a win over journeyman Roman (37-9, 31 KO) won't change that. The fight could be exciting, though, as both guys can punch. Chambers (36-3, 18 KO) is making a long awaited move down to cruiserweight after we've proven pretty conclusively that 205-pound heavyweights just aren't going to fly so well today. If he's not bothered by the extra few pounds taken off, and he's in good condition otherwise, there's still time at 31 for a really productive run at cruiser. This isn't exactly Chris Byrd going down to 175. Mchunu (13-1, 10 KO) is being hyped as a dangerous opponent, and he might be, but his best wins aren't much to write home about. Adamek (48-2, 29 KO) is clearly on the way out and looked pretty ragged last year in four wins over Nagy Aguilera, Eddie Chambers (controversial), Travis Walker, and Steve Cunningham (very controversial). It's easy to think he'll beat Guinn (34-9-1, 23 KO) with no trouble, but Guinn is a legit heavyweight and can punch a little, and Adamek has really never taken shots at heavyweight all that well. There's at least a 10% upset chance here, I think. BLH will have live coverage.

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FOX Deportes / Televisa (Mexico), 11:00 pm EDT, Zulina Munoz vs Maribel Ramirez, Bruno Sandoval vs Gustavo Garibay, Armando Santos vs Genilson de Jesus Santos.

CadenaTres (Mexico), 11:00 pm EDT, Jairo Lopez vs Marcos Villasana Jr.

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