Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - June 16

Pick It: Joshua Greer vs. Mike Plania (Tuesday, ESPN, 8 PM EST)

Boxing was back on the air last week but the ratings say many viewers are still waiting for a little bit more than just any old fights. They missed some pretty good stuff last Thursday. There might be some fun to kick off the week here. One of the fun things about Top Rank getting into the Naoya Inoue business is paying attention to the people around the bantamweight banger’s weight that might factor into his future.

Joshua Greer (22-1-1, 12 KO) is #2 in the IBF ratings, in line for a crack at one of Inoue’s belts. Greer is unbeaten since a narrow four round loss to the talented Stepehn Fulton in his fifth fight. Plania (23-1, 12 KO) is rated in the top 15 by both the WBA and IBF with eight straight wins since dropping a decision to former titlist Juan Carlos Payano in 2018. This could be an interesting main event. San Diego welterweight Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KO) is also on the card against former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KO). 

santillan-demarco (1)

Additional Shows to Watch For

Thursday – Pedraza vs. LesPierre (ESPN, 8 PM EST)

Two division former titlist Jose Pedraza (26-3, 13 KO) has lost two of his last three but that happens sometimes when tackling tough competition. Pedraza came up short against Vasyl Lomachenko in a lightweight unification clash and stumbled in his Jr. welterweight debut against the tough Jose Zepeda. Thursday, it’s a bit of a crossroads fight at 140 lbs. Pedraza will try to navigate back to winning ways against former title challenger Mikkel LesPierre (22-1-1, 10 KO). LesPierre’s only loss was a long night in challenging then Jr. welter beltholder Maurice Hooker. Stockton lightweight favorite Gabriel Flores (17-0, 6 KO) will also see action.

Saturday - #2 Navarrete vs. Lopez (ESPN+, 11 PM EST)

One of boxing’s busiest fighters since defeating Isaac Dogboe for a belt at Jr. featherweight, Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KO) is another fighter with an eye on Inoue. His body might not let him stay within a division of Inoue for long. Navarrete will do business at featherweight here and don’t expect too big a challenge. Opponent Uriel Lopez (13-13-1, 6 KO) has lost three straight by decision and been stopped three times.  

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at roldboxing@hotmail.com

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by indelible on 06-16-2020

This is lame. Tune ups are unnecessary for fighters who fought in less than a year or haven’t suffered an injury in training or post their last fight. This isn’t how you’re gonna get viewers to watch with cards like…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 06-16-2020

Yes, three boxing cards to enjoy prospect to shine. Joshua Greer, Jose Pedraza and Emanuel Navarrete fight are going to be interesting tune-ups. :boxing:

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (2)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Trajche Ilioski To Make Pro Debut, Inks With Tony Tolj Saunders, Eubank Jr. Resume Feud, Trade Vicious Words Fury vs. Joshua Would Be Big in America, Says Top Rank Exec Will 'Fight Camp' Put Boxing Center Stage Again or Is It Hearn's Big Vanity Project Fury: Wilder Will Be More Dangerous in Trilogy Than Ever Before Sergio Martinez Confirms Jose Miguel Fandino is Comeback Opponent Navarrete Very Confident of Beating Inoue: He Can't Take What Dogboe Took Sullivan Barrera Willing To Drop To 168 For Canelo Showdown Vegas Bettor Wins $7,500 From $150K Wager Placed on Albert Bell Roberto Duran on COVID-19 Battle: It Was a World Title Fight That I Was Able To Win Emmanuel Tagoe Angles For WBO Eliminator With Ryan Garcia Madiev-Osipov Ends in Draw, Batyrgaziev Wins Big in Pro Debut Ryan Garcia: De La Hoya Sounds Like a Hater, I Don't Hold Grudges Miguel Marriaga is Pumped To Fight on Top Rank Card on July 16 MTK Global Announce Cards: August 11, August 25, September 1 HBO Reenters Boxing Ring, Developing Six-Part Series 'Unruly' On Jack Johnson Manager: It's Possible Butaev Winds Up Fighting Ugas For WBA Title Ryan Garcia: My Return In Aug/Sept Will Be Bigger Than Top Rank On ESPN - Everyone Will Be Watching Jose Pedraza Punishes Mikkel LesPierre Over Ten Robeisy Ramirez Avenges Loss, Boxes Past Adan Gonzales Jeremiah Milton Gets Ready For Debut By Sparring With Guido Vianello Hughie Fury Applies Pressure on Dave Allen For Agreement Whyte: It’s Not About The Sparring, I Believe I Can Beat Tyson Fury Jose Pedraza: I Proved I Belong With The Top Guys at 140-Pounds WBA #2 Madiev vs. Osipov Headlines in Moscow on July 3, Batyrgaziev Debuts Luke Campbell is Ready: I'm Excited To Beat Ryan Garcia! Jose Pedraza Drops Mikkel LesPierre Twice, Cruises To Decision Win Albert Bell Easily Boxes Past Mark Bernaldez For Decision Win Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Elvis Rodriguez Crushes Danny Murray in One Round Kingsley Ibeh Edges Patrick Mailata By Majority Decision Robeisy Ramirez Gets Revenge, Decisions Adan Gonzales Over Six Arum: Robeisy Ramirez Is A Spectacular Fighter; Is Gonna Be A Major Star LesPierre: Pedraza's Not A Natural 140-Pounder; I Feel I'm A Better Fighter Taylor-Serrano: Hearn Seeks Repayment Of Training Expenses, Serrano Responds Adan Gonzales: Ramirez Is Nothing Special; I'll Show First Fight Wasn't A Fluke Bell: Title Shot Not Happening Yet, But Just Happy To Be Back In the Ring Adan Gonzales: Robeisy Ramirez Must Smoke Crack If He Thinks He Won Our Fight Andrew Moloney Exercises Clause For Rematch With Joshua Franco Pedraza: Life In The Bubble Easier For Me This Time Around
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement