According to Sky Sports, Saturday’s ‘Prizefighter-The Lightweights’ could be the best one yet. Sky might be saying that because they’re the broadcaster but the matchups do look entertaining. There’s also a 10 round, super middleweight bout at the top of the bill with Rocky Fielding facing Carl Dilks. The Prizefighter matches are Anthony Crolla vs. Stephen Jennings, Derry Mathews against Jamie Spence, Terry Flannigan vs. Liam Walsh and Gary Sykes vs. Tommy Coyle. BoxNation’s got light middleweights Zaurbek Baysangurov against Lukas Konecny and light welterweights Serhiy Fedchenko vs. Nugzar Margvelashvili. Fox Deportes’ ‘Golden Boy Promotions’ series showcases the well regarded, undefeated welterweight Yoshihiro Kamegai fighting Jorge Silva and lightweights Jorge Linares vs. Hector Velazquez. The promising Hugo Centeno Jr. is also featured as he faces Justin Williams, but it might not be shown. Top Rank has pay per view boxing from Puerto Rico as Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. battles Jonathan Oquendo.
Read on for the full ‘Weekend in Boxing.’
As always, this is some of what’s being televised and what I’ll try my best to watch.
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER:
BoxNation –19:00 GMT / 2:00 p.m. ET
-Zaurbek Baysangurov (27-1-0) vs. Lukas Konecny (48-3-0). Light middleweights, 12 rounds.
- Zaurbek Baysangurov is expected to overcome Lukas Konecny and possibly move on to test deeper waters in the great 154 lb division. Konecny’s last loss was in 2008 and that was to Sergey Dzinziruk. Hopefully this one doesn’t have any questionable decisions.
Serhiy ‘the Professor’ Fedchenko (30-2-0) vs. Nugzar Margvelashvili (25-18-0). Light welterweights, 10 rounds.
- Serhiy Fedchenko returns to the ring after a resounding U.D. loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in April. It’s unlikely Nugzar Margvelashvili will make that two in a row, but stranger things have happened.
Sky Sports – 20:30 GMT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Rocky Fielding (11-0-0) vs. Carl ‘Dynamite’ Dilks (16-5-0). Super middleweights, 10 rounds.
- Liverpudlian and Prizefighter alumnus, Rocky Fielding faces Carl Dilks in an all Liverpool clash. As mentioned on the site Fielding’s plan is to “do well and show people that I can step up a level.”
Anthony ‘Million Dollar” Crolla (23-3-0) vs. Stephen ‘Jenko’ Jennings (5-1-1). Lightweights, 3 rounds.
- Anthony Crolla’s tipped to advance in the Prizefighter tournament against Stephen Jennings. Jennings has less pro. bouts, but had a lengthy amateur career. Crolla has lost to both Gary Sykes and Derry Matthews and Jennings has lost to Matthews, so there’s definitely drama in the tournament.
‘Dirty’ Derry Mathews (30-7-1) against Jamie Spence (10-3-0). Lightweights, 3 rounds.
- Derry Matthews is also expected to advance against Jamie Spence, but he’s lost in similar situations. If he advances then that could set up a rematch against either Crolla or Jenkins.
Terry Flannigan (15-0-0) vs. Liam Patrick Walsh (10-1-0). Lightweights, 3 rounds.
- Terry Flannigan’s been very active having already fought four times in 2012. Walsh has fought twice this year and is coming down in weight, while Flannigan is moving up from super featherweight.
Gary ‘Five Star’ Sykes (22-2-0) vs. Tommy ‘Boom Boom’ Coyle (13-0-0). Lightweights, 3 rounds.
- This one is anyone’s guess.
In Demand PPV- 9:00 pm ET / 02:00 GMT
Wilfredo ‘WV2’ Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1) vs. Jonathan ‘Polvo’ Oquendo (22-2-0). Superbantamweights, 12 rounds.
- This is an all Puerto Rican clash. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is the son of one of Puerto Rico’s famed boxers and his last bout was a split decision loss to Nonito Donaire. Jonathan Oquendo’s last loss was in 2008, to Juan Ma Lopez. Oquendo has a bit more ring rust that Vazquez, but this is supposed to be a closely contested bout.
Fox Deportes’ ‘Golden Boy Promotions’ – 10:00 p.m. ET / 03:00 GMT
Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0-0) vs. Jorge ‘el Pantera’ Silva (19-2-2). Welterweights, 10 rounds.
-Yoshihiro Kamegai will probably remain undefeated once the dust settles and he might even add to his 85% K.O. record. The 20 year old Jorge Silva doesn’t seem to have faced anyone of Kamegai’s calibre but this is boxing, anything can happen.
Jorge ‘Golden Boy’ Linares (31-3-0) vs. Hector Velazquez (52-17-3). Lightweights, 10 rounds.
-Jorge Linares lost his last two by stoppage and wants to turn things around. The 37 year old Hector Velazquez is a seasoned veteran with experience against top names. This one could be good, but Linares is expected to bounce back to winning ways.
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