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Dirrell vs DeGale, Povetkin vs Perez, final Friday Night Fights, more: Boxing TV schedule for May 21-24

Andre Dirrell faces James DeGale, Alexander Povetkin takes on Mike Perez, World Series of Boxing comes to BoxNation, and ESPN Friday Night Fights closes shop.

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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, May 21

BoxNation (UK), 8:30 pm EST, World Series of Boxing: Cuba vs Mexico, Day 1.

Friday, May 22

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BoxNation (UK), 12:30 pm EST, Alexander Povetkin vs Mike Perez, Grigory Drozd vs Lukasz Janik. These are the two main bouts, but there's plenty to see on the show -- Rakhim Chakhkiev and Dmitry Kudrayshov are back in action, plus an Alex Leapai-Manuel Charr fight, if that sounds interesting to you. The good news is that all these people are big enough for BJ Flores to find exciting. BLH will have live coverage.

BoxNation (UK), 8:30 pm EST, World Series of Boxing: Cuba vs Mexico, Day 2.

ESPN2, 9:00 pm EST, Boxcino 2015 Finals: Andrey Fedosov vs Donovan Dennis, Brandon Adams vs John Thompson. After just shy of 17 years on the air, ESPN Friday Night Fights bids farewell this week, as PBC on ESPN is coming along shortly to take up the network's boxing programming. Friday Night Fights has never been the biggest series, but we've seen a lot of good and some great fights on the show since it premiered in the fall of 1998. Come say goodbye to the ol' boy before he gets put down. BLH will have live coverage.

FOX Sports 1, 10:00 pm EST, Eric Hunter vs Antonio Escalante, Abraham Lopez vs TBA. Lopez will probably be facing a real test. Hunter-Escalante could be decent TV even if it's not a particularly relevant fight. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, May 23

BoxNation (UK), 7:30 am EST, World Series of Boxing: Kazakhstan vs Russia, Day 1.

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NBC, 4:30 pm EST, Andre Dirrell vs James DeGale, Edwin Rodriguez vs Craig Baker. The vacant IBF super middleweight title is on the line in what is potentially an outstanding main event between two very talented boxer-punchers who when on their game are special talents. Rodriguez is looking to get going at 175. Baker is an unbeaten Texan who stopped Umberto Savigne in February. BLH will have live coverage.

Televisa, 11:00 pm EST, Ibeth Zamora Silva vs Jolene Blackshear, Rey Vargas vs TBA.

Azteca (MEX), 11:30 pm EST, David Sanchez vs Walberto Ramos, Yazmin Rivas vs TBA.

Sunday, May 24

CBS Sports Network, 1:30 am EST, Bahodir Mamadjonov vs Richard Commey. Despite the fact that this is shoved into a timeslot where it will be competing with infomercials and Charlie Rose, the main event of this card is actually pretty solid. Mamadjonov is 17-1, with his lone loss a split decision against Darleys Perez in 2012. Commey is 21-0 and beat Gary Buckland on the road last year in London. I'll probably be up, so what the hell, why not? BLH will have live coverage.

BoxNation (UK), 6:30 am EST, World Series of Boxing: Kazakhstan vs Russia, Day 2.

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