Boxing schedule tonight | TV, time Jul 16-18New
Unless there's a draw in the fight, boxing will crown an undisputed champion this weekend.It's rare - and a pretty big deal.
Jermell Charlo, owner of the jr middleweight IBF/WBA/WBC titles, will face Brian Carlos Castano, his WBO peer, on Saturday night.
How good is Castano? We don't know. We do know than an upset is not out of the question.
"The oddsmakers recognize Castano’s ability to hang in there with the best in boxing and are giving him props as a slight underdog entering this bout," stated Betting Journal earier this month.
"Expect his odds to grow as fight week looms and more money goes on the higher-profile boxer Jermell."
Predict'Em offered a similar assessment:"The underdog appeal for Castano is there, but the value isn’t really appetizing against the more-proven and explosive unified champion Charlo."
Charlo vs Castano is the only high-profile fight on the boxing schedule this weekend but, nevertheless, there are a few other interesting bouts.
Tonight, Friday 16, July 2021
Ladispoli, Lazio, Italy
Francesco Versaci (21-3-1) vs Mattia Faraoni (6-1-1)
Italy cruiserweight title
Saturday 17, July 2021
Ryad Merhy (29-1) v Zhaoxin Zhang (10-1-1)
12 rounds, WBA cruiserweight title
Seebühne Elbauenpark, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
TV channel / streaming: Germany MDR
Tom Dzemski (17-0) vs Michael Eifert (7-1)
10 rounds, light heavyweights
Monaco Hotel & Resort, Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina
TV channel / streaming: Argentina Direct TV
Juan Manuel Taborda (15-0) vs Abraham Gabriel Buonarrigo (9-1)
10 rounds, middleweights
Rock Rapids, Iowa, USA
TV channel / streaming: USA Fite
Ronald Cruz (17-1) vs Chris Gray (13-22-1)
San Antonio, TX
TV channel / streaming:: SHOWTIME, (Argentina) TyC Sports
Time: 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
Ring walk time: 10 - 11pm ET / 7-8pm PT
Jermell Charlo 34-1, 18 KO) vs. Brian Castano (17-0-1, 12 KO)
12 rounds, for Charlo's IBF, WBC and WBA junior middleweight titles and Castano's WBO junior middleweight title
Jermell Charlo looks to make boxing history when he defends his WBC, WBA and IBF belts against WBO champ Brian Castaño in one of the most important fights of the year. Charlo aims to achieve something that has never been done before by becoming the first undisputed champ at 154 lbs. in the four-belt era. Charlo has held the WBC title since 2019 and added the WBA and IBF titles with a stunning KO of Jeison Rosario in September. The Argentinian Castaño quickly ascended the ranks, becoming a world champion after just 13 fights. Live on SHOWTIME.
Rolando Romero (13-0, 11 KO) vs Anthony Yigit (24-1-1, 8 KO)
12 Rounds, WBA Interim World Light Title
Amilcar Vidal (12-0, 11 KO) vs Immanuwel Aleem (18-2-2, 11 KO)
10 rounds, middleweights
Fatih Altunkaya (25-0, 23 KO) vs Christian Dulz (8-19, 6 KO)
10 rounds, cruiserweights
Access our full boxing schedule containing a list of fights from now until November as well as match-ups being discussed or rumored to be taking place.