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Lee vs Saunders, Jennings vs Ortiz, PBC on Spike, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for December 18-19

World titles are on the line on Friday and Saturday, with Andy Lee facing Billy Joe Saunders in the headline bout of the weekend.

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

Friday, December 18

Spike, 9:00 pm EST, Rances Barthelemy vs Denis Shafikov, Isiah Thomas vs Murat Gassiev.

Saturday, December 19

BoxNation (UK) / SHO Extreme, Noon EST, Andy Lee vs Billy Joe Saunders, Liam Smith vs Jimmy Kelly, Liam Williams vs Kris Carslaw. There's a full card (check it out here) that BN will be airing, which starts at Noon EST. We'll be doing proper round-by-round for the top two fights for sure, as both are world title bouts. Lee-Saunders will also air on SHO Extreme in the U.S. starting at 5:00 pm EST. BLH will have live coverage.

HBO, 10:15 pm EST, Bryant Jennings vs Luis Ortiz, Nicholas Walters vs Jason Sosa. Jennings-Ortiz is for the WBA interim title, a totally useful belt to have right now. Tyson Fury just won the WBA Super World title from Wladimir Klitschko, and the WBA also has a "World" champion in Ruslan Chagaev, but yes, an interim champion. Great idea. Walters is fighting at super featherweight for the first time since he's become a name. BLH will have live coverage.

HBO Latino, 12:15 am EST, Yunieski Gonzalez vs Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Gabriel Rosado vs Joshua Clottey, Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Hylon Williams Jr. These fights won't be live, but instead on tape delay. We won't spoil the results for you here, but I'd avoid social media if I were you. Because I'll probably know what the results are going in, I'm going to watch but probably not do proper RBR. At any rate, it'll be folded into the Jennings-Ortiz post. BLH will have live coverage (kinda).

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