What to Watch: October 4-7

By Caryn A. Tate on October 3, 2018
What to Watch: October 4-7
Join me as I break down which of the week's televised fights are most interesting and why.

Naoya “Monster” Inoue makes his WBSS debut this Sunday against former world champion Juan Carlos Payano…

Join me as I break down which of the week’s televised fights are most interesting and why.

Thursday, October 4
7:30pm/10:30pm ET - ESPN
Oscar Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) vs. Joshua Franco (14-1, 7 KOs) - 10 rounds, bantamweight

Friday, October 5
6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET - Epix (The Contender)

Season 5 of The Contender continues with episode seven this week. It’s a surprisingly well-made and entertaining show with a nice balance of boxing and getting to know the fighters as individuals (and, hence, caring more about how the fights play out).

Saturday, October 6
6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET - DAZN
Jessie Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KOs) vs. Thomas Dulorme (24-3, 16 KOs) - 12 rounds, welterweight; Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) vs. Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs) - 12 rounds, IBF light heavyweight world title; Jarrell Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) vs. Tomasz Adamek (53-5, 31 KOs) - 12 rounds, heavyweight

Vargas vs. Dulorme is an interesting fight between two top-notch welterweights who often don’t get the credit they deserve. Beterbiev vs. Johnson, while featuring two undefeated fighters, will likely be a showcase fight for the champion Beterbiev.

Sunday, October 7
1:00am PT/4:00am ET - DAZN
Naoya Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (20-1, 9 KOs) - 12 rounds, bantamweight; Kiryl Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) vs. Eduard Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KOs) - 12 rounds, WBA super lightweight world title

Inoue looks to be one of the best fighters in the world, and he makes his World Boxing Super Series debut on Sunday against former world champion Payano. “Monster,” as Inoue is called, is one to keep an eye on.

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  1. Koolz 03:24pm, 10/07/2018


    Inoue all you know….seconds of it.
    no adds.

  2. Koolz 01:53pm, 10/07/2018


    Shiro vs Melindo damn I Had hard time finding this fight!

  3. Koolz 11:55am, 10/07/2018

    Relikh vs Troyanovsky


  4. Koolz 11:53am, 10/07/2018


    Rungvisai vs Diaz

  5. Koolz 11:44am, 10/07/2018

    another one damn!!!! IT!@!!!!

    Jarrell Miller vs Tomasz Adamek


  6. Koolz 11:15am, 10/07/2018

    arrg took down my link those stupid bastards!

    Artur Beterbiev vs Callum Johnson

  7. Koolz 11:01am, 10/07/2018


    Inoue vs Payano

  8. fan 07:10am, 10/07/2018

    We should have a boxing talk fest event on social media.

  9. Koolz 01:10am, 10/07/2018

    Miller vs Adamek


  10. Koolz 01:08am, 10/07/2018

    Beterbiev vs Johnson


  11. Koolz 04:49pm, 10/05/2018

    Damn are there a lot of fights happening!

  12. Kid Blast 03:23pm, 10/04/2018

    Thanks Koolz

  13. fan 09:07am, 10/04/2018

    Before major event, we should have a couple of sparring show.

  14. Koolz 07:30am, 10/04/2018

    Don’t worry I will post the fight.

    I can’t wait for this Fight!  I bet Inoue can’t wait for this fight.

    Payano he…is probably nervous.

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