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

by Cliff Rold

Pick It: TBRB #1 Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo (Saturday, Showtime, 10 PM EST)

The World Cup is in full swing leaving networks like TyC without much room for the sweet science this week. That doesn’t mean there is no boxing on tap. IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence (23-0, 20 KO) has some big name opponents out there but first he has to deal with a mandatory in Ocampo.

It’s part of a tripleheader where the main event will probably be the least competitive fight. Former Jr. lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna (33-2-1, 23 KO) lost a debatable decision his last out after missing weight in a lightweight title shot against Robert Easter.

Now he faces Jr. welterweight Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 12 KO) in what could be a war.

In Jr. featherweight title action, streaking Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KO) defends the WBA belt against Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KO). The last time we saw Flores, he was knocked out a split second after the bell against Guillermo Rigondeaux, resulting in a No Contest.

Roman-Flores should last at least a little longer than that and might just steal the show.

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Additional Show to Watch For

Saturday – BeIn Sports Espanol (11 PM EST): Zepeda vs. Ramirez

If one of the undercard clashes on Showtime doesn’t fully steal the show, set the DVR for this one.

We’ve got a solid WBA lightweight title eliminator in Mexicali. California’s Jose Zepeda (28-1, 23 KO) suffered a dislocated shoulder in his only shot at a title to date against Terry Flanagan in 2015. He’s on the verge of a second chance.

He’ll face undefeated Carlos Diaz (26-0, 13 KO) of Mexico in what looks like a pick ‘em fight. BeIn Espanol hasn’t been the hardcore delight it was a few years ago but this is a step in the right direction.

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 06-16-2018

Chon will never be a favorite in big fights, he's too flatfooted. His defense is weak, and he cuts. On the plus side, he has a big right hand and he's strong at the weight. Diaz is a Mexican to…

Comment by TBear on 06-16-2018

Thank you, looking forward to both shows.

Comment by 1hourRun on 06-16-2018

Good looking out Boxingscene I got Bein sport on my cable package, I had no idea Jose Zepeda was in tough vs. Carlos Diaz, so Saturdays boxing is looking good.

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