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Mayweather vs Berto, PBC, Joshua vs Cornish: Boxing TV schedule for September 8-12

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It's a big week for boxing, with Floyd Mayweather returning to action, supposedly for the final time.

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Tuesday, September 8

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FOX Sports 1, 9 pm EST, Austin Trout vs Joey Hernandez, Jorge Lara vs Jesus Rojas. PBC comes to FS1 for the first time, with a new regular Tuesday night series that already has shows set up for the full month of September. Trout is keeping busy in this one, as Hernandez is a club-level fighter who has lost convincingly to Julian Williams and K9 Bundrage in two of his last three bouts. As has become normal for PBC shows, the co-feature has what appears to be the much more evenly-matched fight. BLH will have live coverage.

Friday, September 11

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Spike, 9:00 pm EST, Adonis Stevenson vs Tommy Karpency, Errol Spence Jr vs Chris van Heerden. Spence-van Heerden is the much better matchup here, again par for the PBC course. Stevenson continues his entirely underwhelming run as light heavyweight champion against a guy who was once dominated by Nathan Cleverly and whose biggest claim to fame is upsetting a shot Chad Dawson last October. But he does have two wins over Rayco Saunders in the last year and a half, so that's something. BLH will have live coverage.

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truTV, 9:00 pm EST, Oscar Valdez vs Chris Avalos, Jesse Hart vs Aaron Pryor Jr. A step-up fight for Valdez, the unbeaten Mexican Olympian who is becoming a rising star at featherweight. Avalos is no world-beater by any means, but he's generally been a brave and tough fighter. Hart is a solid looking, second generation prospect at 168 taking on Aaron Pryor Jr, who isn't very good, but whose dad played in the NBA. What I'm saying is Pryor Jr is tall. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, September 12

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Sky Sports, 3:00 pm EST, Anthony Joshua vs Gary Cornish, Dave Ryan vs John Wayne Hibbert, Dillian Whyte vs Brian Minto. The two heavyweight fights here are meant to lead to Joshua vs Whyte before the end of the year. Ryan-Hibbert is the third fight between the two of them, and they've been in a couple of real brawls already.

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NBC, 4:00 pm EST, Peter Quillin vs Michael Zerafa, Cornelius Bundrage vs Jermall Charlo. The Quillin-Zerafa matchup has been laughed off, and once again, the PBC co-feature is the better fight. Bundrage-Charlo is a nice matchup between a veteran titleholder and a rising contender. This also makes for prime last-minute advertising for Mayweather-Berto later on in the night. BLH will have live coverage.

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SHO PPV, 8:00 pm EST, Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto, Rocky Martinez vs Orlando Salido, Badou Jack vs George Groves, Vanes Martirosyan vs Ishe Smith, Jhonny Gonzalez vs Jonathan Oquendo. This is supposedly the final fight of Floyd Mayweather's career, which would be remarkable if true, and the genuine passing of an era in the sport, for good or bad (probably some of both, all things considered). Berto is a massive underdog that nobody thinks has a hope of winning, but that's not really the story here. The rest of the card is quite solid. Martinez-Salido and Jack-Groves are both world title fights, Martinez-Salido a rematch of an April bout. Martirosyan-Smith and Gonzalez-Oquendo are less enticing, but not terrible fights or anything. BLH will have live coverage.