Boxing TV schedule for Dec. 5-7
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Andy Ruiz Jr looks to repeat, while Anthony Joshua looks for revenge on Saturday in Saudi Arabia.
Thursday, Dec. 5
DAZN, 10:00 pm ET, Yves Ulysse Jr vs Ismael Barroso, D’Mitrius Ballard vs Yamaguchi Falcao. A couple of decent matchups in the Thursday Night Fights tradition. This one doesn’t SCREAM action, to be honest, but TNF has built a deserved reputation for fun shows all year long, so hey why not hop in and join us? BLH will have live coverage.
Friday, Dec. 6
DAZN, 8:00 am ET, Ruiz-Joshua 2 weigh-in. The good news is the main event guys can’t miss weight. God bless the heavyweights. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, Dec. 7
DAZN, 11:00 am ET, Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2, Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter, Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach, Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina. “Main event” portion of the show is scheduled to begin at 2 pm ET, whatever that means, exactly. BoxRec have three other fights listed for the show, minor bouts with 8, 4, and probably 6-round distances, including Diego Pacheco back in action. Ruiz-Joshua 2 is obviously one of the biggest fights of the year, and the rest of the main action is heavyweight madness — Povetkin-Hunter is a real good matchup, I think, Whyte-Wach … has Whyte, who is a contender, and Hrgovic is an excellent prospect. Should be fun. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 8:00 pm ET, Emanuel Navarrete vs Francisco Horta, Jerwin Ancajas vs Miguel Gonzalez. Miguel Marriaga is also on the card from Puebla, but this isn’t a big lengthy Top Rank production like their usual with a ton of prelims and what have you. Ancajas is defending his 115-pound belt, Navarrete his 122-pound belt, both in fights they should win handily. Gonzalez is probably the “better” of the title challengers, but he got waxed by Andrew Moloney in March, despite everyone’s best efforts in Chile. He hasn’t been competitive in either of the two fights he’s had against real opponents. BLH will have live coverage.
SHO, 9:00 pm ET, Jermall Charlo vs Dennis Hogan, Chris Eubank Jr vs Matt Korobov, Marlon Tapales vs Ryosuke Iwasa. A solid tripleheader for Showtime. Charlo will be a clear favorite, but Hogan showed some craft against Jaime Munguia and probably should’ve won that fight. Eubank-Korobov is a nice matchup at 160, too, and Tapales-Iwasa is significant at 122, for an interim belt. BLH will have live coverage.