Saturday, July 9
ESPN / TSN (CAN), 9:00 p.m. ET, Mario Barrios vs Devis Boschiero, Eddie Ramirez vs Jessie Roman. Barrios is a very intriguing 130-pound prospect, at six feet tall. Boschiero is a middling veteran Italian, knows what he’s doing in the ring but isn’t a threat at the weight. This is an IBF eliminator, too. Ramirez is a solid 140-pound prospect, 13-0 thus far. Roman is replacing Kevin Watts in the fight. Roman is 20-2 and has lost to worse fighters than Ramirez. BLH will have live coverage.
TyC Sports (ARG), Juan Rodolfo Juarez vs Nicolas Dario Lopez, Patricio Valentin Pitto vs Marcos Antonio Aumada.
beIN Sports Español, 11:00 p.m. ET, Albert Pagara vs Cesar Juarez, Jason Pagara vs Abraham Alvarez. Albert Pagara is a 22-year-old super bantamweight prospect taking a potentially tough test against Juarez. You will recall Juarez giving Nonito Donaire all Donaire could handle last December, following wins over Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr and Cesar Seda. But last time out he dropped a decision to Giovanni Delgado in Mexico, something of an upset. So we’ll see how this goes. BLH will have live coverage.
UniMás, 11:00 p.m. ET, Jose Ramirez vs Tomas Mendez, Andy Vences vs Moises Delgadillo. Ramirez and Vences are both good prospects, not in particularly tough here, at least on paper. The jury remains out a bit on how good Ramirez is. He had a bit of a slugfest against Manny Perez on the Pacquiao-Bradley III card, and Mendez isn’t really a step forward as much as sideways.
Televisa (MEX), 11:00 p.m. ET, Mickey Roman vs Jerope Mercado, Jairo Lopez vs Sergio Puente. Roman is a scrapper, 30 years old and 55-11 (42 KO) over his career. He is not a special fighter, in fact quite limited, but he’s tough (only been stopped once), and is an action fighter.