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Canelo vs Chavez Jr, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for May 2-6

Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr headlines the week in boxing.

Canelo Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Press Tour - Los Angeles Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tuesday, May 2

FS1, 9:00 pm ET, Ivan Redkach vs Argenis Mendez. Redkach is a busted prospect looking to shore things up with his career, going 2-2-1 in his last five. Mendez is no hotter, loser of his last two and three of his last five. But those losses have come to Rances Barthelemy, Robert Easter Jr, and Luke Campbell, so some top talents.

Friday, May 5

ESPN2, 8:00 pm ET, Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Robinson Castellanos. Gamboa gets back in the ring quickly for once — now that he’s with Golden Boy there are better options for him. Castellanos is a tough veteran and Gamboa hasn’t exactly been great in recent outings, so this could be more interesting than you might initially think. Abraham Lopez will face Jesus M. Rojas on the undercard. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, May 6

Sky Arena PPV (NZ), 3:00 am ET, Joseph Parker vs Razvan Cojanu. It’s not exactly what Parker-Hughie Fury would’ve been, but it’s Parker’s first WBO title defense. So that’s worth noting. Cojanu really isn’t a contender at all and this shouldn’t be a serious challenge for Parker.

BT Sport 2 (UK), 4:00 pm ET, Bradley Skeete vs Shayne Singleton. Skeete’s British welterweight title is on the line here, facing a decent underdog domestic opponent in Singleton. It would be a real upset if Singleton pulls this off; the last time he was in at this level, really, was against Sam Eggington in 2015, and Eggington battered him over five rounds.

HBO PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. THE FIGHT FOR MEXICO’S VERY SOUL, or so the promotion would lead you to believe. Big questions are Chavez making weight, Chavez’s conditioning, and if he is in good shape and makes weight, his size advantage over Canelo once the bell rings. There is some risk here for Alvarez if Chavez is at his best. The undercard features David Lemieux vs Marcos Reyes, Lucas Matthysse vs Emmanuel Taylor, and Joseph Diaz Jr vs Tino Avila. BLH will have live coverage.

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