Tuesday, August 15
NTV (JPN), 6:56 am ET, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs Luis Nery. Yamanaka has held steady as the top 118-pound fighter in the world for a while now, and he’s risking that and his WBC title against Luis Nery, an undefeated Mexican and a legitimate top contender in the division.
Friday, August 18
TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm ET, Victoria Bustos vs Maria Soledad Capriolo.
ESPN, 11:00 pm ET, Alberto Machado vs Carlos Morales. Pretty solid Golden Boy on ESPN card, this one with a pair of prospects at at 130 looking to make a mark. Don’t let Morales 16-1-3 record fool you: he started his career 0-1-3 and has won 16 in a row since, showing some talent. He’s on the road in Puerto Rico, but he’s dangerous.
Saturday, August 19
ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo. A big fight, for full unification of the 140 pound titles, as Crawford has two and Indongo has the other two. It’s extremely rare and pretty difficult to get this sort of thing to happen. On the other hand, if our attitude is to not take alphabet belts seriously, why care about that aspect at all, right? So then you’re left with this: it’s the best fight at 140 for Crawford, even if you think Indongo, like Postol and everyone else so far, can’t hang with him. Oleksandr Gvozdyk faces Craig Baker on the card, too. BLH will have live coverage.
TyC Sports (ARG), 10:00 pm ET, Debora Anahi Dionicius vs Diana Laura Fernandez.