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Chavez-Silva, Inoue-Dasmarinas, Charlo-Montiel, more: Boxing TV schedule for June 15-19, 2021

It’s a ridiculously busy Saturday, though maybe not with the best matchups.

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

Tuesday, June 15

YouTube and Facebook, 4:00 pm ET, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 press conference. The two volatile heavyweights will officially announce their July 24 trilogy fight. We’ll have a stream and coverage because Fury and Wilder being in the same room together has always been at least kinda fun, and a LOT has been said between these two since the last time they saw one another 16 months ago. Could be a hoot. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, June 19

DAZN, 3:30 pm ET, Jaime Munguia vs Kamil Szeremeta. This one’s starting early, in part because having a European B-side means they can max the audience overseas, in part because otherwise this show gets trampled underfoot on a ridiculously, stupidly busy Saturday night. Undercard on DAZN will feature Bektemir Melikuziev vs Gabriel Rosado, Ibeth Zamora defending the WBC flyweight title against Marlen Esparza, and Blair Cobbs vs Brad Solomon. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.

ESPN+, 7:55 pm ET, Inoue-Dasmarinas prelims. If you’ve seen Top Rank prelims by now, you know about what to expect. You’re going to see people you’ve seen on them before, and that includes the B-side opponents for the prospects being showcased. Top Rank prelims have become their own little boxing ecosystem.

PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. Lopez finally makes his return after his huge win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, facing IBF mandatory challenger Kambosos in a Triller Fight Club main event. The undercard has Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs Elin Cederroos for the undisputed championship at 168, Michael Hunter vs Mike Wilson, and Andy Vences vs Jono Carroll. There have been a lot of crap PPV undercards for a long time now. Nobody’s giving Kambosos much of a shot, but I do expect him to go out on his shield if he’s going. He’s a brave fighter. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage. This card has been postponed.

Showtime, 9:00 pm ET, Jermall Charlo vs Juan Macias Montiel. Charlo defends his WBC middleweight title against Montiel in what is expected to be a mismatch. The undercard might be more eventful. Isaac Cruz, an exciting but flawed lightweight, faces rugged veteran Francisco Vargas, while Angelo Leo and Aaron Alameda meet in what could be a very intriguing matchup at 122. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.

PPV (Click to Buy!), 9:00 pm ET, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Anderson Silva. The main event here is actually an exhibition between Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and Hector Camacho Jr, but for the vast majority of very online people the draw is Junior against a true, bona fide MMA and UFC legend. TO BE CLEAR: Chavez-Silva is a sanctioned fight, not an exhibition. Full, normal boxing rules apply, and they’re set for eight rounds. Omar Chavez will fight one of Canelo’s brothers, too. With the Lopez-Kambosos postponement, we now will have full live coverage of this show. Lucky you. Lucky me. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.

ESPN+ and ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas. In a recurring theme for the night’s main events, we’ve got a star champ against a guy nobody thinks has a hope in hell of winning. Dasmarinas is another IBF mandatory challenger, and, well — I mean. His nickname is “Hot and Spicy,” which is cool. Mikaela Mayer will defend her 130 lb title here against Erica Farias, too. Farias is a solid vet but Mayer figures to be way too much for her. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.

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