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Ward-Barrera, Brook-Bizier, Blackwell-Eubank, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for March 25-26

Hallelujah, we have some fights.

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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, March 25

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Guido Nicolas Pitto vs Dario Fabian Pucheta.

SHO, 10:30 pm EDT, Regis Prograis vs Aaron Herrera, Ivan Golub vs Marlon Aguas, Ivan Baranchyk vs Nicholas Givhan. This show also has Willie Nelson returning in a non-televised fight against Marcus Willis, as Nelson is just trying to stay active even if he can't find a TV-worthy fight. And really, Nelson-Willis is as TV-worthy as a lot of fights that get televised, it's just not being shown on this show. Anyway, the main story here is 140-pound prospect Regis "Rougarou" Prograis, who has become a ShoBox regular and a fighter to watch. The two Ivans are also interesting prospects; Golub recently moved down to welterweight after starting his career as a middleweight, which means there's a six-foot tall, southpaw Ukrainian welterweight prospect with talent out there. Good luck finding fights for him. Baranchyk has fought at 140 and 147, settling in for now at 140. BLH will have live coverage.

Estrella TV, 11:00 pm EDT, Antonio Orozco vs Miguel Acosta, Andrew Cancio vs Hugo Cazares. This is a pair of Golden Boy fighters taking on a pair of washed-up former world titleholders. 28-year-old junior welterweight Orozco faces former lightweight titleholder Acosta, who has gone 1-5 in his last six and doesn't have a decent win since 2010. Cancio, 27, is a featherweight who is 2-2 in his last four, and faces Cazares, who turns 38 on Thursday and hasn't fought since April 2014, when he was smashed in two rounds by Carl Frampton. Cazares is a former champion, but he won his belts at 108 and 115.

Saturday, March 26

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Sky Sports (UK), 3:30 pm EDT, Kell Brook vs Kevin Bizier. Realistically, this is an event not with all of the lights, but merely some of them. There's plenty more on the show, too, with Luke Campbell trying to come back from his first pro loss and win the Commonwealth lightweight title against Gary Sykes, most notably. Why Campbell is in a vacant Commonwealth title fight immediately after losing to Yvan Mendy might be a question you're asking, but reality is that domestic-level, he's still more than good enough for a Commonwealth title fight. Mendy isn't a domestic fighter. Anyway, Brook-Bizier is a mandatory for Brook. He's not expected to have a lot of trouble here, but you never know until you know. For various reasons, Brook's career has really stalled since he beat Shawn Porter in 2014 to win the IBF belt. He's clearly itching for something bigger, and if he's become frustrated or disconnected at all, that could be the opening Bizier needs. See? I should work in the world of subtle boxing promotion. OR DO I? BLH will have live coverage.

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Channel 5 (UK), 5:40 pm EDT, Nick Blackwell vs Chris Eubank Jr, Hughie Fury vs TBA. This will be Fury's last fight before his new deal with Frank Warren kicks in. Or it will be if it happens. Nagy Aguilera was to be his opponent. Currently, Mick Hennessy has an entire card of fighters without opponents for a show that's happening in six days. The only fight actually set for this show is Blackwell-Eubank. The good news is, it's a really intriguing fight. Eubank has garnered more attention and fame, largely due to his name and constant TV exposure, but Blackwell has proven just as much if not more, really, when you compare their records. This is a British middleweight title fight, but also has world title implications. BLH will have live coverage.

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HBO, 9:45 pm EDT, Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera, Joseph Diaz Jr vs Jayson Velez. This is Ward's first fight since last June's tune-up against Paul Smith, and only Ward's second fight since 2013. So this one could be interesting, because the Cuban Barrera is no pushover or chump opponent. Ward is fighting with a deal in place to face Sergey Kovalev in November. Diaz-Velez is a very nice co-feature, as Diaz has become a really good prospect at 126 pounds, and Velez is still a relevant enough step up despite a loss in his last fight to Ronny Rios. BLH will have live coverage.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Cesar Hernan Reynoso vs Luis Carlos de Almeida.

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