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Tyson-Jones, Dubois-Joyce, Jacobs-Rosado, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for Nov. 27-28

Whatever Tyson-Jones is gonna be, it’s happening Saturday, plus more on this week’s schedule!

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Friday, Nov. 27

ESPN+, 2:55 pm ET, Tony Yoka vs Christian Hammer. Yoka was the 2016 super heavyweight gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro, which was controversial but he’s got the medal at home and all. Hammer is a veteran heavyweight you’ve seen by now, surely, has been in with Tyson Fury and Alexander Povetkin and Luis Ortiz over the years. At 28, Yoka has already been kind of at this level, and fared very well against Johann Duhaupas, Michael Wallisch, and Alexander Dimitrenko, though Hammer may have a bit more spirit left and a better chin. Not a bad fight to keep Yoka active. Yoka’s wife, Estelle Mossely, who was also a gold medalist in Rio and could be a Katie Taylor opponent sooner or later, is also in action. BLH will have live coverage.

DAZN, 8:00 pm ET, Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado. Jacobs and Rosado have INSTABEEF. Rosado is a solid, hard-working fighter who could have a better record if he hadn’t fought a lot of tough competition, perhaps, and also learned on the job as a pro fighter. His determination and grit has been really admirable over his career, he’s not a quitter, he’s tough as hell, and he’s stuck around and had a good career. But he also never got good enough that he actually beat any of his better opponents. Rosado may well have moments here, win a couple rounds, but Jacobs should be a big favorite to win. The rest of the card has some good prospects in action, plus Emmanuel Tagoe coming back to the U.S. finally to try and make his mark at 135. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, Nov. 28

ESPN+, 2:00 pm ET, Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce. Good news for American fans, the recent absence of Queensberry cards on ESPN+ will not extend to this show, which is probably the first one most of you have cared about in a while anyway, which also is probably why ESPN+ have stopped picking up all of them. Dubois and Joyce are both unbeaten heavyweights, but at very different points. Dubois is 23, a rising star, has looked great so far. Joyce is 35, a former Olympic silver medalist, and his time to really do something as a pro is now. The European, British, and Commonwealth titles are on the line. The WBC’s “silver” title is on the line, which if they follow in the tradition of Dillian Whyte the winner will assume makes them mandatory WBC challenger (it does not). Junior welterweight Jack Catterall and junior middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz are also in action, among others. BLH will have live coverage.

PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson. You can order the show for $49.99 through FITE TV, and all major cable and satellite outfits in the U.S. and Canada. FITE thankfully are handling the ordering and broadcast for “Triller,” the, uh, social media app? I think? The company backing this thing or has their name attached or whatever. I had worries about “Triller” being in charge because it’s not a proven commodity, but I can vouch for FITE all the way. Not encouraging you to order, really, just saying if you do or you’re on the fence about it with concerns about the thing even just being streamed properly, FITE are a legitimate service. Badou Jack is also on the card against a club fighter named Blake McKernan, and that Viddal Riley dude is also fighting, maybe, if that holds. Listen, we have no idea what the main event is going to look like. It is an exhibition fight — it’s not sanctioned by the commission, it doesn’t count toward their records, the commission have indicated instructions not to go beyond “hard sparring,” and the WBC giving them judges and a belt means nothing. But that doesn’t mean it might not get weird. At any rate, we’ll be here to see what’s what, with round by round coverage for Paul-Robinson and Tyson-Jones. BLH will have live coverage.

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