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Broner vs Theophane, Smith vs Mohoumadi, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for April 1-2

Adrien Broner returns against Ashley Theophane, plus more on next weekend's boxing schedule.

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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, April 1

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Spike, 9:00 pm EDT, Adrien Broner vs Ashley Theophane, Robert Easter Jr vs Algenis Mendez. Well, for now, it's still happening, despite the fact that Broner is wanted for arrest in Cincinnati in connection to an alleged arm robbery from this past January. If the fight goes on, there's never been much expected here. Theophane is associated with Floyd Mayweather because he's on the TMT roster and he's sparred with Floyd in the past, but he's not a world class fighter. He's getting a title shot because of his association with Mayweather. BLH will have live coverage.

Estrella TV, 11:00 pm EDT, Manuel Avila vs Rene Alvarado, Gilberto Gonzalez vs Luis Arceo. Tino Avila is a pretty good looking super bantamweight prospect, a 23-year-old who stopped Yoandris Salinas in six rounds last August in his biggest fight to date. Nicaragua's Alvarado has seen frequent usage as a stepping stone since signing with Golden Boy, losing last year to Joseph Diaz Jr and Andrew Cancio. Gonzalez is a power punching junior welterweight working on a seven-fight win streak against mediocre foes, Arceo continuing that pattern.

Saturday, April 2

Integrated Sports PPV / Polsat Sport PPV (POL), 2:00 pm EDT, Tomasz Adamek vs Eric Molina. Adamek, now 39, is well past the time when he was worth tuning in to see because he was a contender in the heavyweight division. Following clear losses to Vyacheslav Glazkov and Artur Szpilka in 2014, Adamek pondered retirement before returning to the ring last September, beating Przemyslaw Saleta in an easy fight. This is something a bit more substantial, at least, and could be entertaining. Molina hung around with Deontay Wilder into the ninth round last June. If there weren't other, more meaningful fights on at the same time, sure, I'd be watching this one. Adamek was one of the more exciting fighters of his era, from light heavyweight to cruiserweight to heavyweight.

BoxNation (UK), 3:00 pm EDT, Liam Williams vs TBA. Williams will be defending the British junior middleweight title here, though his opponent is still being worked on as a last-second replacement for the injured Nav Mansouri. It wouldn't exactly be shocking to see this card canceled, either. Almost none of it is actually set.

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Sky Sports (UK), 4:00 pm EDT, Callum Smith vs Hadillah Mohoumadi, Scotty Cardle vs Sean Dodd, Rocky Fielding vs Christopher Rebrasse. Emerging super middleweight contender Callum Smith, seen as the most talented of the four Smith brothers (including Paul, WBO junior middleweight titleholder Liam, and super featherweight contender Stephen), takes another step here against France's Mohoumadi, who will be defending the European title. Mohoumadi is likely best known for a 2012 loss to James DeGale. Cardle-Dodd is a rematch for Cardle's British lightweight title, and Fielding looks to "get well" against Rebrasse, a "get well" opponent of regular use. BLH will have live coverage.

TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda vs TBA.

UniMás, 11:00 pm EDT, Francisco Santana vs Ed Paredes, Luis Ramos Jr vs Cristobal Cruz. Well, it's certainly not the most intriguing Solo Boxeo doubleheader, let's put it that way. All of these guys are veterans whose ceilings have likely been reached. Santana has some talent, and did upset Eddie Gomez in 2014. Paredes is a third-tier welterweight. Ramos is the youngest of the lot at 27, with losses in 2012-13 to Ricardo Williams Jr and Fidel Maldonado Jr. Against non-Juniors, he's been good. Cruz is 38 years old and a veteran wreck of a fighter at this point. He makes mostly for ugly fights and he's 1-8-3 in his last 12 fights, dating back to 2009. It's been a long time since he beat Orlando Salido and Jorge Solis.

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