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Lomachenko vs Marriaga, Adler vs Shields, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for August 4-5

Vasyl Lomachenko and Claressa Shields are back in action this weekend.

Vasyl Lomachenko v Jason Sosa Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

Friday, August 4

ESPN, 9:00 pm ET, Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto Karass, Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Todd Unthank-May. The main event here is very veteran, while the co-feature has Shabranskyy still shaking the cobwebs of his loss to Sullivan Barrera, which as we know more and more about Barrera, is hardly anything that writes Shabranskyy off as a serious prospect.

SHO, 10:30 pm ET, Nikki Adler vs Claressa Shields. This is Shields’ first world title shot, as she takes on unbeaten Adler (16-0, 9 KO), who holds the WBC super middleweight title, and the vacant IBF belt is also on the line. A lot is expected from Shields (3-0, 1 KO), and her amateur experience has seen her beat competition better than that Adler has faced as a pro, probably. But it IS a big step, and should be interesting. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, August 5

ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Vasyl Lomachenko vs Miguel Marriaga, Ray Beltran vs Bryan Vasquez. Certainly not the best opponent you could have hoped for against Lomachenko, and chances are he’s going to rout and likely stop Marriaga, whether he does it with clean precision or just beating Marriaga into frustrated submission. But, hey, it’s “free TV”! So that means you should accept anything. Beltran-Vasquez is a decent matchup in the co-feature. BLH will have live coverage.

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