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Bradley vs Vargas, truTV Friday Night Knockout, ShoBox, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for June 26-27

HBO is back this Saturday night, as well as Top Rank's Friday Night Knockout on truTV, ShoBox, and more in both the US and UK.

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Friday, June 26

Sky Sports (UK), 2:30 pm EST, Callum Smith vs Christopher Rebrasse, Rocky Fielding vs Bryan Vera, Tony Bellew vs Lubos Suda. This card was supposed to also feature the UK return of David Price in his hometown of Liverpool, but Price pulled out of the card. leaving Matchroom to rely on just Tony Bellew and Callum Smith as hometown draws. In other words, they should be fine. Smith is a rising star in the super middleweight division, and if he and Fielding both win, they're tentatively set to fight on September 26. Martin Murray will be back on the card as well, plus lightweight prospect Tommy Martin. BLH will have live coverage.

CBS Sports Network, 9:00 pm EST, Dennis Hogan vs Kenny Abril, Tony Luis vs Edward Valdez. Your standard CBSSN card, which is to say you are free to ignore that it exists. Former prospect "Mean" Joe Greene is also in action on the bill in Niagara Falls.

truTV, 10:00 pm EST, Gilberto Ramirez vs Derek Edwards, Diego Magdaleno vs Jose "Chepo" Gonzalez. This is a solid doubleheader, more or less, with Magdaleno facing a guy who can fight, and Ramirez, well, kinda taking a half-step back after having made a solid but not exactly inspiring HBO debut in January with a win over Maxim Vlasov. Edwards followed his fluky TKO-1 win over Badou Jack with a shutout loss to Andre Dirrell, and is 2-4-1 in his last seven outings. BLH will have live coverage.

FOX Sports 1, 10:00 pm EST, Alan Sanchez vs Steve Claggett, Paul Mendez vs David Lopez. With star-powered Golden Boy cards like this, it's a wonder as to how Al Haymon was able to get PBC a deal with FS1.

SHO, 10:35 pm EST, Dominic Wade vs Sam Soliman, Jamel Herring vs Oscar Cortes, Erickson Lubin vs TBA. Wade-Soliman is a decent step up for Dominic Wade, a middleweight prospect. Soliman still has a little left in the tank, and if Wade is there to be exposed, Soliman could be the type to do it. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, June 27

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HBO / BoxNation (UK), 9:45 pm EST, Timothy Bradley Jr vs Jessie Vargas, Oscar Valdez vs Ruben Tamayo. Bradley takes on Vargas in the main event, with Jessie moving back up to 147 pounds for money and an opportunity, both good things to want in boxing. Valdez will get his first HBO showcase -- he's perhaps the Mexican equivalent to Felix Verdejo, an exciting, powerful puncher at 130 pounds who has a star quality. It wouldn't even be crazy to project way down the road a big Verdejo-Valdez fight from Top Rank. BLH will have live coverage.

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