Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 10-16

By Caryn A. Tate on September 11, 2017
Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 10-16
They have exceptional power and have a fascinating contrast of styles and techniques.

In one of the most anticipated and most important fights of the year, Canelo Alvarez faces middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin…

Saturday, September 16
2:45pm ET - ITV (UK)
Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund

The first bout of the super middleweight portion of the World Boxing Super Series tournament takes place in the United Kingdom on Saturday. Smith (22-0, 17 KOs) and Skoglund (26-0, 12 KOs) are both very good fighters in search of more significant, career-defining fights, and this tournament is a great opportunity for just that. Unfortunately the fight isn’t being broadcast in North America, but hopefully that will change for future bouts of the tournament.

3:30pm ET - BT Sport (UK)
Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr.
In this bout, Monroe (21-2, 6 KOs) is challenging Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) for his WBO middleweight title in Saunders’ home country. Both fighters have been on the inactive side—Saunders hasn’t fought since last December, when he won a close decision over Artur Akavov. Monroe hasn’t fought since September 2016, when he defeated Gabriel Rosado by unanimous decision in a good fight.

Both middleweights are good boxers, though Monroe shows more versatility. It promises to be an interesting bout, and an important one in the middleweight division—the winner should, hopefully, look to unify with the winner of the next fight happening in Las Vegas.

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT - HBO PPV
Saul Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin; Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Jorge Lara; Randy Caballero vs. Diego De La Hoya; Ryan Martin vs. Francisco Rojo

In one of the most anticipated and most important fights of the year, former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) faces unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) in the main event. Both fighters have exceptional power, particularly Golovkin, and have a fascinating contrast of styles and techniques that should mesh together very well for an excellent fight. Alvarez exhibits great upper body movement and defense, and throws fantastic combinations; Golovkin has superb footwork and very good timing and precision. This is one you won’t want to miss.

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