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Kovalev vs Pascal II, Groves vs Di Luisa, PBC, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for Jan. 29-31

Sergey Kovalev faces Jean Pascal in the biggest fight of this coming weekend.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Friday, January 29

Estrella TV, 10:00 pm EST, Julian Ramirez vs Christopher Martin, Abraham Lopez vs Carlos Valcarcel. A good step-up fight here for Ramirez, a 22-year-old southpaw featherweight prospect, as he faces the battle-tested "S.D. Kid" Martin, who has seen his better days pass him by. Lopez, 28, is a fringe prospect at featherweight, and eventually, a Ramirez-Lopez fight might be viable for Golden Boy.

Saturday, January 30

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Sky Sports (UK), 2:30 pm EST, George Groves vs Andrea Di Luisa, John Wayne Hibbert vs Tommy Martin, John Ryder vs Sergey Khomitsky. Groves is looking for a bounce-back win once again, coming off of his spirited but sort of emotionally draining (I like to add my own narrative!) loss to Badou Jack in September, which dropped Groves to 0-3 in world title fights. Di Luisa is the same guy that Lucian Bute used last year as a walkover. He's not incompetent or anything, but he's far from top tier. Hibbert-Martin is for Hibbert's Commonwealth junior welterweight title, and Ryder-Khomitsky is an interesting matchup for a minor WBA trinket. BLH will have live coverage.

HBO, 9:45 pm EST, Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal, Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs Karim Mayfield. Considering Kovalev-Pascal is a fight between two top five guys at 175, and it's a rematch of what was an exciting fight last March, this fight just has no buzz, which is weird, in a way, but also not, as it's sort of like Pacquiao-Bradley III, in a way. Yeah, it's a good matchup in black and white ways, but was anyone dying for a Kovalev-Pascal rematch? Nah. That said, it should again be a fun fight while it lasts. Mikhaylenko is a solid prospect at 147, and Mayfield is a nice test for him. BLH will have live coverage.

UniMas, 11:00 pm EST, Jose Felix Jr vs Ricky Sismundo, Egoy Mekhontsev vs Felipe Romero, Danny Valdivia vs Kenneth Council.

Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EST, Nery Saguilan vs Leonardo Doronio, Miguel Roman vs Yogli Herrera.

Sunday, January 31

Bounce TV /, 9:00 pm EST, Erickson Lubin vs Jose De Jesus Macia, Alex De Jesus vs Joseph Elegele, Dennis Galarza vs Bence Molnar. A rare Sunday night card for American TV. The reason to tune in here -- other than it's streaming free on -- is that Erickson Lubin is a legit blue chip prospect that you might as well get familiar with if you have yet to do so. The matchups are what they are, showcases on paper. BLH will have live coverage.

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