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Pacquiao vs Bradley replay, Spence vs Algieri, Russell vs Hyland, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for April 15-16

There's plenty of action coming this weekend, with shows on NBC, Showtime (two), UniMás, Estrella TV, Sky Sports, and more.

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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 15

SHO, 10:00 pm EDT, Nikolay Potapov vs Stephon Young, Eudy Bernardo vs Mason Menard, Alexey Zubov vs Constantin Bejenaru. A fairly middling ShoBox on paper, but a ShoBox nonetheless, with the prospects in action and all this. You know, the usual. Potapov is a decent Russian bantamweight prospect, facing Young, a St. Louis fighter who has not been tested at all to date. This show was originally supposed to also feature Bakhtiyar Eyubov, but he's out. BLH will have live coverage.

Estrella TV, 11:00 pm EDT, Jesus Soto Karass vs Yoshihiro Kamegai, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Derrick Findley. Soto Karass-Kamegai is a made-for-action TV main event worth tuning in to see, and Shabranskyy is one of the best light heavyweight prospects in the sport, taking on veteran gatekeeper Findley in a stay-busy bout. Shabranskyy became an emerging contender with his win over Yunieski Gonzalez, and right now just wants to keep active.

Saturday, April 16

Sky Sports (UK), 3:00 pm EDT, Josh Warrington vs Hisashi Amagasa, Stuart Hall vs Rodrigo Guerrero. Warrington-Amagasa and Hall-Guerrero are both solid matchups, featuring UK fighters at home against credible international opponents. Amagasa dropped Guillermo Rigondeaux twice when they met in 2014, and Guerrero is a young veteran and former super flyweight titleholder. BLH will have live coverage.

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NBC / BoxNation (UK), 8:30 pm EDT, Errol Spence Jr vs Chris Algieri, Krzysztof Glowacki vs Steve Cunningham, Marcus Browne vs Radivoje Kalajdzic. Spence-Algieri is a pretty much perfect step-up fight for the highly-touted Errol Spence Jr at this stage, as Algieri is a decent fighter still in his prime, and has been in the ring with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan, and Ruslan Provodnikov, and he beat Provodnikov. If Spence is as close to contention as some think, he should win this one handily, but Algieri is the right test at the right time. Glowacki-Cunningham could be an exciting fight, and Browne is the top U.S. prospect at 175 pounds. BLH will have live coverage.

HBO, 10:00 pm EDT, Replay: Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley III. If you missed the live fight and don't know how to use the internet worth a damn, HBO is replaying Pacquiao-Bradley III.

SHO, 11:00 pm EDT, Gary Russell Jr vs Patrick Hyland, Jose Pedraza vs Stephen Smith. Russell-Hyland is, essentially, "what it is," a fight where Russell is defending his WBC featherweight title against a challenger almost nobody sees as a threat to him. Hyland does fight hard, though, and gave Javier Fortuna a decent fight a few years ago, so we'll see. Russell has been off for about a year. Pedraza-Smith is a very good matchup for a super featherweight title, and may really be the best-matched fight of the weekend. BLH will have live coverage.

UniMás, 11:00 pm EDT, Felix Verdejo vs Jose Luis Rodriguez, Christopher Diaz vs TBA. Verdejo returns in Puerto Rico for a tune-up after making his HBO debut in February, and before returning to the network in June. So he's staying busy with what should be an easy night on Solo Boxeo Tecate.

CBS Sports Network, 11:00 pm EDT, Steve Claggett vs Chris van Heerden, Neeco Macias vs Limberth Ponce. Roy Jones Jr is co-promoting this card. The main event is well-matched if not exactly significant.

Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EDT, Adrian Estrella vs DeMarcus Corley, Oscar Molina vs Mario Lozano. Chop-Chop Corley is 41 years old, he's been fighting professionally for 19 years and 11 months, he's now got 26 career losses, and here he is in a main event in Monterrey. Estrella is a power puncher looking to regain some prospect shine still, following an upset loss to Eden Sonsona last May. He's won three straight.

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