Friday, April 10
ESPN2, 9:00 pm EST, Boxcino Semifinals. Both tournaments are represented on this card, with semifinals in the junior middleweight (Stanyslav Skorokhod vs John Thompson, Brandon Adams vs Vito Gasparyan) and heavyweight (Andrey Fedosov vs Lenroy Thomas, Razvan Cojanu vs Donovan Dennis) tournaments. Connor will be here so he can bulge his eyes out at the heavyweights. Or get a couple great slugfests now that I said that. BLH will have live coverage.
SHO, 10:00 pm EST, Frank Galarza vs Sheldon Moore, Ievgen Khyrov vs Aaron Coley, Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Alan Campa. Meanwhile, yours truly will be picking up this fairly unremarkable ShoBox tripleheader, but it's certainly not terrible or anything, and it's on, and ShoBox is fun, and I like boxing, and so do you. Khytrov, a middleweight, is probably the best prospect in action, but I have not seen Derevyanchenko yet, and this is just his fifth pro fight, so I'm looking forward to that. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, April 11
Sky Sports 2 (UK), 2:30 pm EST, Josh Warrington vs Dennis Tuberon, Chris Jenkins vs Tyrone Nurse, Bob Ajisafe vs Daniel Wanyonyi, Martin Joseph Ward vs Maxi Hughes.
NBC, 8:30 pm EST, Danny Garcia vs Lamont Peterson, Andy Lee vs Peter Quillin. PBC on NBC is back, and after we've seen PBC events on NBC, Spike, and CBS, it became clear in those first three shows that NBC had by far the worst commentary team. We'll see if BJ Flores and Al Michaels can put this thing on their backs and carry it again, or if it becomes clear that the Marv Albert/Sugar Ray Leonard team needs to be replaced immediately. If they're even calling this fight. I don't know. HEY! What about the actual fights, Scott? You know, the thing you bitch about Jim Lampley not calling on HBO? While you're doing this crap in the TV schedule post? Get it together. Garcia-Peterson is a fight the world apparently has been waiting for, to the surprise of the world. But it's a good fight, and so is Lee-Qullin, which could be heavy on action as both guys are powerful and not exactly great on the defense. BLH will have live coverage.
UniMas, 11:00 pm EST, Jessie Magdaleno vs John Mark Apolinario, Oscar Valdez vs Jose Ramirez. Jessie, the younger of the Magdaleno brothers, has been fighting on TV so frequently and for long enough that it feels like he's stagnating. But he's only 23. And Apolinario is perhaps a better opponent than he might appear at first glance. Sure, he's 1-3-2 in his last six, but those three losses were to Koki Kameda, Tyson Marquez, and Drian Francisco. Not bad fighters. Either way you slice that main event, the real fighter to tune in and see might be Valdez (14-0, 13 KO), who has been terrific since turning pro in late 2012, and takes a mild step up against Ramirez, whose last two fights have been losses to Vasyl Lomachenko and Abner Mares. BLH will have live coverage.