Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 17-23

By Caryn A. Tate on September 19, 2017
Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 17-23
Southpaw Luke Campbell is a 2012 U.K. Olympic gold medalist and sports a single loss.

Jorge Linares, the WBA world lightweight champion, has been looking exceptional for the past several years…

Tuesday, September 19
10:00pm ET/7pm PT - FS1
Mario Barrios vs. Naim Nelson, Earl Newman vs. Paul Parker

Barrios was scheduled to fight Nelson Lara back in April, but when Lara came in over 10 pounds heavy on the scales, Barrios exercised his right to decline moving forward with the fight. It was a smart move. Now, Barrios faces Naim Nelson, who has lost 3 of his last 4 fights by decision—but two of those were against top prospects Mickey Bey and Alejandro Luna, so it’s likely Nelson will not give Barrios an easy fight.

Friday, September 22
10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT - ESPN
Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania, Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart

Valdez defends his WBO featherweight title against the undefeated Servania, but Servania has faced limited opposition—so it’s likely the 2008 & 2012 Mexico Olympian Valdez will notch another win on his record as long as he doesn’t get complacent. Ramirez, last seen in April defeating Max Bursak by decision, faces the tough and undefeated Jesse Hart, which should shape up to be a pretty good fight.

Saturday, September 23
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT - Pay-Per-View
Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury

This is a decent heavyweight bout which sees Parker defending his WBO world heavyweight title versus Fury, in Fury’s hometown of Manchester in the UK. Both fighters are decent boxers, with Parker sometimes showing promises of more, so it should be an interesting match-up of styles and skills.

10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT - HBO
Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell, Antonio Orozco vs. Roberto Ortiz

This is a great match-up. Linares, the WBA world lightweight champion, has been looking exceptional for the past several years, since he began training with legendary Cuban trainer Ismael Salas. He’s been fighting very good opposition as well, with wins over fighters such as Kevin Mitchell, Nihito Arakawa, and Anthony Crolla. Campbell is a 2012 U.K. Olympic gold medalist, and sports only a single loss from a tougher-than-expected fight vs. Yvan Mendy back in 2015. Since then, he’s continued to win, including a win over the very good Darleys Perez this past April. This should be a great fight.

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