Boxing TV schedule for April 18-20
Crawford-Khan week is here, plus much more on this week’s schedule.
Thursday, April 18
KlowdTV, 2:30 pm ET, Apti Davtaev vs Pedro Otas, Umar Salamov vs Norbert Dabrowski, Aslambek Idigov vs Ronny Landaeta. There is NO FREE TRIAL option for this — to watch it, you have to sign up for KlowdTV and choose the premium package option, which is $9.99. It will be on their pay-per-view channel, but once you have the package, it’ll be free to watch. Davtaev, Salamov, and Idigov are a trio of Russian prospects with Salita Promotions, fighting in their home country. Light heavyweight Salamov is probably the most promising of the bunch. We probably won’t have live coverage because I’m not a billionaire and don’t have another $10 to throw around like a madman.
Friday, April 19
Thompson Boxing, 11:00 pm ET, Erick Ituarte vs Jose Estrella. This show will stream live on Thompson Boxing’s web site, Facebook, and YouTube, so we’ll have the live stream for you on Friday. It’s a club show at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., with a 10-round main event and a handful of four-round fights, so obviously it’s not for everyone, but we’ll be here. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, April 20
DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Dave Allen vs Lucas Browne, Dereck Chisora vs Senad Gashi, Joe Cordina vs Andy Townend, Josh Kelly vs Przemyslaw Runowski. The top two fights are heavyweight battles and feature some generally entertaining guys in Allen, Browne, and Chisora. Cordina-Townend is for the British lightweight title. Kelly-Runowski is a meeting of unbeaten welterweight prospects. Conor Benn, Shannon Courtenay, and Nikita Abably are also slated for action. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN2, 6:00 pm ET, Crawford-Khan prelims. The headline fight on the prelim portion of the show is a 10-round junior middleweight fight between Carlos Adames and Frank Galarza, and there will be four more fights featuring prospects, too. This has a three-hour TV block so anticipate a lot lot lot of last-minute attempts to get you to buy the Crawford-Khan PPV, which I say just to make it clear that this won’t be your usual briskly-paced prelim show. BLH will have live coverage.
FOX, 8:00 pm ET, Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados, Andy Ruiz Jr vs Alexander Dimitrenko, Brandon Figueroa vs Yonfrez Parejo. Garcia-Granados is for the WBC “silver” welterweight title, meaning the winner is in theory maybe kinda sorta potentially possibly in line for a shot at the WBC title, currently held by Shawn Porter. Ruiz-Dimitrenko is a heavyweight fight and Figueroa-Parejo is for an interim WBA belt at 122 pounds. You can see why they’d need an interim champion because Danny Roman isn’t even fighting until April 26, so, like. BLH will have live coverage.
PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan, Teofimo Lopez vs Edis Tatli, Shakur Stevenson vs Christopher Diaz, Felix Verdejo vs Bryan Vasquez. Amir Khan did it, ma! He finally got his American pay-per-view! It’s not Mayweather or Pacquiao, but it’ll have to do. There is really not much buzz around this show and the buzz there is is largely negative, including from me, but I’ll also say this: Amir Khan is almost never in a boring fight, and the undercard does feature a pair of really top prospects in Lopez and Stevenson, plus Verdejo trying to get back on track. There have been worse major pay-per-views than this. BLH will have live coverage.
FS1, 10:30 pm ET, PBC Fight Night Extra. You’ve heard of prelims, now there are postlims! After the FOX card ends, there will be four more fights airing live on FS1: Jeison Rosario vs Jorge Cota, Alfredo Angulo vs Evert Bravo, Karlos Balderas vs Luis May, and Omar Juarez vs Dwayne Bonds. Technically BLH will have live coverage since it’s a continuation of Garcia-Granados.