Wednesday, July 20
TBS (JAP), 7:00 am ET, Kazuto Ioka vs Keyvin Lara, Shingo Wake vs Jonathan Guzman. Ioka will be defending his WBA flyweight title, while Wake and Guzman compete for the vacant IBF super bantamweight belt. Ioka will be the favorite, but we’ve seen some notable upsets this year, and I have to think Guzman is the favorite against Wake, even on the road. BLH may have live coverage.
Thursday, July 21
PPV (AUS/NZ), 3:30 am ET, Joseph Parker vs Solomon Haumono, Izuagbe Ugonoh vs Ricardo Humberto Ramirez. Parker is staying busy here, looking to face Anthony Joshua next for the IBF heavyweight title, which is a very interesting fight. Haumono should not be a problem, but the 40-year-old veteran can punch, so you never say never. The co-feature is a WBO Africa heavyweight title fight, apparently, held in Australia, between a Nigerian fighter born in Poland and living in the United States, and an Argentine. BLH may have live coverage.
ESPN, 8:00 pm ET, Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Sam Soliman, Ievgen Khytrov vs Paul Mendez. Derevyanchenko is one of my favorite prospects, a polished fighter with power and skills, and he’s taking on a veteran spoiler in Sam Soliman. Khytrov is also a good prospect, but was a little pedestrian in a win last year over Nick Brinson. This is another Friday Night Fights masquerading as "Premier Boxing Champions." BLH will have live coverage.
Friday, July 22
SHO, 10:00 pm ET, Adam Lopez vs Roman Ruben Reynoso, Julius Jackson vs Jerry Odom, O’Shaquie Foster vs Rolando Chinea, Khiary Gray Pitts vs TBA. Lopez, Odom, Foster, and I believe Jackson are all ShoBox veterans at this point, and this is a pretty standard, perfectly solid ShoBox bill on paper. It may wind up a tripleheader rather than a quadrupleheader, but we’ll be here on Friday either way. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, July 23
HBO PPV / BoxNation (UK), 9:00 pm ET, Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol, OIeksandr Gvozdyk vs Tommy Karpency, Oscar Valdez vs Matias Rueda, Jose Benavidez vs Francisco Santana. This being pay-per-view in the United States is a pretty tall ask for most fans, but of all the pay-per-view main events we’ve seen in 2016, counting those that are coming up, this is by far the most evenly-matched of the fights on paper, and the most significant within a division. I’m not telling you to spend $60. The undercard is three showcase fights, and as good as the main event is, it doesn’t scream "pay-per-view." But I will say that if you only want to spend $60 on a PPV between now and September 17, you’re better off with this fight than Canelo-Smith. BLH will have live coverage.