Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 3-9

By Caryn A. Tate on September 4, 2017
Boxing TV Schedule: Week of September 3-9
Enough can't be said about this card, which is one of the best in the sport in quite a while.

Opening the telecast, Japan’s Naoya Inoue, nicknamed “Monster” for good reason, makes his highly anticipated US debut…

Friday, September 8
10:00pm ET/PT - SHOWTIME
David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril, Caleb Plant vs. Alan Campa

Undefeated Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) enters this fight hot off an impressive knockout performance over Rogelio “Porky” Medina back in May. Gavril has only one loss, a decision against Elvin Ayala in 2015. Benavidez is the WBC #4 ranked super middleweight while Gavril stands at #6, and the two will face off for the vacant world title previously held by Badou Jack. It should be an entertaining scrap.

Opening up the broadcast is the immensely talented Caleb Plant (15-0, 10 KOs) taking on Alan Campa (16-3, 11 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout. Campa is coming off a stoppage loss to Jesse Hart, and though he’s a tough, talented fighter, Plant should win this. One wonders if PBC may be planting the seed for a future bout between the winner of both fights on this card, as Plant is currently ranked #30 by the WBC.

Saturday, September 9
10:15pm ET/PT - HBO
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras vs. Juan Francisco Estrada, Naoya Inoue vs. Antonio Nieves

Enough can’t be said about this card, which is simply one of the best in the sport in quite a while. Sor Rungvisai (43-4, 39 KOs) won the WBC world super flyweight from Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KOS) in a shocking upset in March. Gonzalez, the formerly widely acknowledged pound-for-pound top fighter, insisted on an immediate rematch, and here we are. Gonzalez is without a doubt a wildly talented fighter, but Sor Rungvisai is underrated as well as a very heavy-handed puncher whose style Gonzalez may always find tough to deal with. This rematch is tough to call.

On the undercard, the hugely talented Cuadras (36-1, 27 KOs) faces Estrada (35-2, 25 KOs) in another stellar matchup. This bout is for the mandatory title shot versus the winner of the headliner. Since Cuadras lost a very close decision to Gonzalez last year wherein Chocolatito pulled the WBC title from him, and because Estrada is a fantastic fighter himself who always comes to fight, expect fireworks.

Opening the telecast is a real treat for boxing fans. Japan’s Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) makes his highly anticipated US debut against Nieves (17-1, 9 KOs). Inoue, nicknamed “Monster” for good reason, is a wonderful fighter with incredible power who will no doubt excite US boxing fans. Nieves is coming off a questionable split-decision loss to Nikolai Potapov earlier this year, and he displayed good skill in that bout so don’t expect “Monster” to have an easy time of it.

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  1. Kokopelli 01:43pm, 09/05/2017

    You could call Chocolatito….Cuadras…..Inoue…. but to say that their opponents are live dogs doesn’t quite get it….more like live, very hungry dogs! Look out below!

  2. Koolz 09:49am, 09/05/2017

    well I think he moved into a weight class that is bit to much for him.
    the boxers hit harder and the fights are harder.
    he lost to Cuadras and barely survived to Rungvisai.
    I always have thought Inoue beats him.
    He is an incredible boxer and with amazing work rate but he is
    in a weight class where his fights are 50/50

  3. aNONYMOUS 08:15am, 09/05/2017

    All of a sudden, Chocolatito is being diminished! WTF.

  4. Koolz 06:29am, 09/05/2017

    Inoue is HERE!!!!!!!! Koko DA Yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Inoue beats Nieves with a body shot.  If Inoue fought Gonzalez he would beat him with body shot.
    Now Inoue and Cuadra….hmmm….

    I don’t know who wins in the Cuadra vs Estrada.  I think Cuadra beat the crap out of Gonzalez in their fight.

    I think Estrada i someone that could beat Cuadra.
    tough tough call.

  5. Koolz 06:19am, 09/05/2017

    Sure Gonzalez can pull this off but going up into this weight division he has looked very vulnerable.  Getting beat up in the first fight, then fighting Rungvisai winning but still getting beat a bit with headbutt etc.

    I am sure he will win this one even better but Rungvisai is damn strong at this weight.  Might give Gonzalez a knockdown before he is stopped by Gonzalez.

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