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Garcia vs Salka, Peterson vs Santana, Jacobs vs Fletcher, more: Boxing TV schedule and fight times for August 7-9

Danny Garcia returns to face Rod Salka in the main event of a Showtime triple-header, with ESPN Friday Night Fights also back this week, and two FOX Sports 1-televised cards.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Thursday, August 7


FOX Sports 1, 11:00 pm EDT, Jerry Belmontes vs Abner Cotto, Keandre Gibson vs Jose Hernandez. Belmontes (19-4, 5 KO) has lost four of six, but he's a quality boxer, and lost a split decision last time out to Omar Figueroa in a fight where he had an argument. Cotto (17-2, 8 KO) is a busted prospect who has lost two of his last three, including a KO-1 to Figueroa. They've both also lost to Francisco Vargas. BLH will have live coverage.

Friday, August 8


FOX Sports 1, 9:00 pm EDT, Sammy Vasquez Jr vs James Stevenson, Monty Meza Clay vs Rene Alvarado. Vasquez (15-0, 11 KO) is perhaps the jewel prospect of Iron Mike Productions right now, but he's also a 28-year-old welterweight who has yet to prove anything on a higher level. Stevenson (21-0, 14 KO) is a 31-year-old from Baltimore who also hasn't beaten anyone of note to date. BLH will have live coverage.


ESPN2, 9:00 pm EDT, Willie Nelson vs Luis Grajeda, Norbert Nemesepati vs Jason Escalera. Nelson (22-1-1, 13 KO) has bounced back really nicely from a 2011 loss to Vincent Arroyo, winning six in a row and emerging as a fringe 154-pound contender. Grajeda (17-2-2, 13 KO) is 0-1-1 in his last two. Nemesapati (14-0, 13 KO) is a KO prospect. BLH will have live coverage.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo vs Jhon Teheran, Oscar Escandon vs Julian Evaristo Aristule.

TV Publica (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Claudio Ariel Abalos vs Mateo Damian Veron.

Telemundo, 11:35 pm EDT, Edgar Ortega vs Daniel Rosario Cruz.

Saturday, August 9

NBC Sports, 8:00 pm EDT, Vyacheslav Glazkov vs Derric Rossy, Vasiliy Lepikhin vs Robert Berridge. Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KO) is looking to stay active and in the picture after his win over Tomasz Adamek, and he'll face Rossy (29-8, 14 KO), a veteran fighter who doesn't pose much threat on paper.


SHO, 9:00 pm EDT, Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana, Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher. Garcia (28-0, 16 KO) is not defending his WBA and WBC titles in this fight, which the promoters claim they had as the idea from the start, but you'll note on the early banner here that they were advertising it as a title fight. The WBC and WBA both wouldn't sanction this as a title fight since Salka (19-3, 3 KO) isn't a contender. Of course fighters worse than Salka get WBC and WBA title shots pretty frequently, so it's kind of a bogus stand since American fans and media are paying attention here. Anyway, the main event's a 10-round non-title fight. Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KO) is defending his IBF 140 belt against Santana (29-4, 20 KO), another club fighter non-contender, and Jacobs (27-1, 24 KO) is facing Fletcher (18-1, 10 KO) for the vacant WBA "regular' middleweight title, which definitely needs to exist. BLH will have live coverage.


Televisa (MEX) / FOX Deportes, 10:00 pm EDT, Andres Gutierrez vs TBA, Victoria Argueta vs Alondra Garcia.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Adrian Luciano Veron vs TBA.

UniMas, 11:00 pm EDT, Jose Felix Jr vs Alejandro Rodriguez, Ivan Najera vs Stan Martyniouk.

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