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Golovkin vs Monroe Jr, Benavidez Jr vs Paez Jr, FNF, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for May 15-16

GGG is back on HBO, paired with Roman Gonzalez's debut on the network in the lead card for this week.

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Friday, May 15

ESPN2, 9:00 pm EST, Reynaldo Ojeda vs Monty Meza Clay, Luis Rosa vs Jonathan Perez. As you can see, the fighters are at the focus of this promotion. The penultimate episode of ESPN Friday Night Fights will feature a this-level-of-TV favorite in Monty Meza Clay, who pretty much always provides action in his fights, and a nice matchup of unbeaten prospects in the co-feature. BLH will have live coverage.

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truTV, 10:00 pm EST, Jose Benavidez Jr vs Jorge Paez Jr, Antonio Orozco vs Emmanuel Taylor. This will be Benavidez's first fight since his December win over Mauricio Herrera on HBO, which was highway robbery. But don't hold that against him, either -- Herrera is a tricky, talented pro and a real contender at 140. Benavidez is a celebrated prospect and has a lot of talent. Paez Jr isn't very good and never has been, but he has beaten Omar Chavez twice, so. There's that. The co-feature is actually the better matchup here, as Orozco-Taylor looks even on paper and could go either way. BLH will have live coverage.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EST, Marcelo Esteban Coceres vs TBA.

Saturday, May 16

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SuperSport 9 (SA), 1:00 pm EST, Thabiso Mchunu vs Ilunga Makabu. This is a pretty significant fight at cruiserweight, and deserving of live coverage if we can manage to find a way to watch it. BLH may have live coverage.

Polsat Sport (POL), 1:30 pm EST, Damian Jonak vs Ayoub Nefzi.

HBO / BoxNation (UK) / Main Event PPV (AUS), 10:00 pm EST, Gennady Golovkin vs Willie Monroe Jr, Roman Gonzalez vs Edgar Sosa. If you loved the one-sided action of Canelo-Kirkland, wait until you get a load of Golovkin-Monroe! Or maybe not, since Monroe actually moves and can box. But I think we all know what we're getting with this, whether it's in round three or round 12. The best reason to tune in is not GGG, who is always a good reason to tune in, but Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, who is the only active fighter with the resumé and skills to have a serious argument against Floyd Mayweather as the best P4P fighter in the sport today. BLH will have live coverage.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EST, Cristian Javier Medina vs Patricio Valentin Pitto.

Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EST, Adrian Estrella vs Eden Sonsona.

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