Monday, July 11
BoxNation (UK) / Match TV (RUS), 11:00 a.m. ET, Sergey Kovalev vs Isaac Chilemba. The Match TV broadcast goes live at 11 a.m. ET, BoxNation goes live at 12:30 p.m. ET. The main event is expected to start around 1 p.m. ET. We will have LIVE coverage of the Kovalev-Chilemba fight. Please do not come here and have a fit if we "spoil" the result for you. It’s a live sporting event. We cover it as it happens if at all possible. HBO will have a tape delay airing of the fight later on Monday night, but we’ll be here in the afternoon. BLH will have live coverage.
HBO (tape delay), 10:15 p.m. ET, Sergey Kovalev vs Isaac Chilemba.
Tuesday, July 12
FS1, 11:00 p.m. ET, Breidis Prescott vs Levan Ghvamichava. This was supposed to be Domonique Dolton against Ghvamichava, but he came up injured, and Prescott has stepped in. Breidis Prescott owes a fairly lucrative boxing career to his 55-second knockout of Amir Khan in 2008, considering that’s about all he’s really done. He’s a gatekeeper now. Ghvamichava is coming off of a KO loss to Sergey Lipinets. BLH will have live coverage.
Friday, July 15
ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET, Sergey Lipinets vs Walter Castillo, Tugstogt Nyambayar vs Rafael Vazquez. Speaking of Lipinets, here he is! He’s a really good prospect at 140, and Castillo frankly should not be a problem for him. Nyambayar is a Mongolian fighter who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in the flyweight division. This is a good chance to see him in action. He’s a talented fighter. BLH will have live coverage.
Estrella TV / RingTVLive.com, 11:00 p.m. ET, Jayson Velez vs Rene Alvarado. The main event of this show was supposed to be Alfonso Gomez vs Pablo Cesar Cano, but Gomez got hurt. Then it was supposed to be Cano against Keandre Gibson, but Gibson pulled out, too. So now the original co-feature is bumped to main event status. It’s not a bad matchup, but it’s not significant, either, other than Velez absolutely has to win this fight if he wants to stay at all relevant.
Saturday, July 16
SAT1 (DEU), 10:45 a.m. ET, Arthur Abraham vs Tim Robin Lihaug, Giovanni de Carolis vs Tyron Zeuge. An unusually early start for German TV, and may also simply be an error on SAT1’s guide, which I’ll correct if that is the case. Abraham is looking to bounce back from a wide loss to Gilberto Ramirez in April, while de Carolis is defending the WBA "world" super middleweight title against Zeuge.
BoxNation (UK), 2:00 p.m. ET, Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Jazza Dickens, Liam Williams vs Gary Corcoran, Terry Flanagan vs Mzonke Fana, Vijender Singh vs Kerry Hope. Rigondeaux-Dickens is positioned as the main event, which is fair enough. Singh-Hope is headlining in New Delhi, India, part of the same broadcast, with the rest of the card coming from Cardiff, Wales. Williams-Corcoran is well-matched, but the two world title fights leave a lot be desired. BLH will have live coverage.
FOX, 8:00 p.m. ET, Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola, Sammy Vasquez Jr vs Felix Diaz. Not what we were hoping to see from Deontay Wilder, but, well, it’s what we’ve got. The Vasquez-Diaz co-feature is probably the more interesting matchup, but Arreola is nothing if not brave, so he should be expected to come out swinging for the fences here. This is likely the last world title shot he’s going to get. Listen to me. "Likely." It might be. It could be. But Fres Oquendo is still getting "world title shots," so who am I joking? BLH will have live coverage.
FS1, 10:00 p.m. ET, Jamal James vs Wale Omotoso, Erickson Lubin vs Ivan Montero. Lubin is a top prospect at 154 pounds, and just fought on June 18, plowing through Daniel Sandoval inside of three rounds. It’s a quick turnaround for him. Montero doesn’t figure to be a big test, either. James is an interesting welterweight prospect, and Omotoso used to be. Vic Darchinyan and Gerald Washington are also scheduled to fight, with Washington against veteran Ray Austin. BLH will have live coverage.
UniMás, 11:00 p.m. ET, Egis Kavaliauskas vs Jeremy Bryan. Kavaliauskas is great fun to watch fight, so he’s worth tuning in to see simply because of that. Bryan has lost three straight, but all by majority or split decision to Sadam Ali, Mikael Zewski, and Raymond Serrano. He’s a quality step for Kavaliauskas.