Thursday, August 10
Estrella TV, 11:00 pm ET, Charles Huerta vs Miguel Angel Gonzalez. Huerta is coming off of a mild upset on April 14, when he beat Ivan Delgado, and now returns to the Belasco looking to keep that momentum going. He’d lost four of his previous six, and that dated back to 2011, before the win.
Saturday, August 12
beIN Sports Español / Azteca (MEX), 11:00 pm ET, Omar Chavez vs Roberto Garcia. Omar’s still kicking around, the other son of Julio Cesar Chavez, the one who never got the hype because he didn’t have the name, thus his mediocrity was the only thing to really focus on, unlike his brother. He’s won four in a row since a 2014 loss to Ramon Alvarez, including most recently a TKO-2 revenge win over Alvarez. Garcia has a deceiving 40-3 record, maybe best remembered for his 2010 loss to Antonio Margarito when Margarito made his boxing comeback in Mexico.
Televisa (MEX), 11:30 pm ET, Francisco Rodriguez Jr vs Elias Joaquino, Alejandra Jimenez vs Vanessa Lepage, Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Alexis Reyes. Yes, that Yuriorkis Gamboa. Not some other one. The one that got trounced by Robinson Castellanos a while back. Here’s something interesting about it, though: BoxRec is listing it as a featherweight fight, meaning Gamboa, at 35, has apparently learned his lesson (that he’s not a lightweight) and that if his career is going to actually continue and ever mean anything again, he probably has to at least try to make 126. Jimenez-Lepage is for the WBC women’s heavyweight title, and Rodriguez, you’ll recall, is a former titleholder at 105 who lost in a 108-pound title bid to Donnie Nietes in 2015. He’s been fighting at 112/115 and remains a contender.