May 29th: Khan vs Algieri
Spike (US)/Boxnation (UK)
Khan vs Algieri isn’t Khan vs a Legitimate Welterweight/Serious Threat – but it’s what boxing fans will have to settle for on Friday. That’s at least how it looks on paper. Khan is supposedly taking this easy encounter as a stepping stone to (yes, that old story…) Floyd Mayweather. You know, that rich unbeaten guy Khan has been chasing since beating Luis Collazo in 2014.
And Algieri? He’s taking the fight because it means big dollars just as Provodnikov and Pacquiao represented in previous fights. Who can blame him? (We’d just rather see the Californian rebuild slower following the Pacquiao massacre). Oh, and Algieri of course thinks he can win. BoxingBase.com hope we’re wrong about this mismatch and that it delivers what Brooklyn fight fans are looking for.
May 29th: Kayode vs Kisner
CBS Sports Network
Lateef Kayode will be returning to Cruiserweight (following three fights at Heavyweight), with the action to take place an hour after the Khan vs Algieri card begins. Kayode, who hasn’t fought since September 2014, will be looking to shake off a little ring rust against opponent Nick Kisner.
May 30th: Brook vs Gavin
Sky Box Office (UK)
It’s true the Brook vs Gavin headliner isn’t quite pay per view worthy material. But given the stacked undercard – featuring another two title fights – British fight fans may be swayed into making a purchase. In a nutshell, a lot of these fights look uncompetitive on paper, but there could be one or two upsets – or at least a few surprises – in store. Frankie Gavin is a heavy underdog, but has displayed great technical ability in the past, and could go some rounds with Brook. Known as ‘Special K’, Brook dethroned Shawn Porter of his IBF title in 2014.
If anything, this is a card packed with exciting A-side fighters, like that of Lee Selby and Kevin Mitchell. Also featuring is man-mountain Anthony Joshua who faces the Heavyweight division’s greatest loser, Kevin Johnson. Will Joshua be the first man to knock the slippery American out? We will soon see. For the £19.95 price tag, this could prove a tasty night in for UK boxing fans. Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports will be hoping that feeling is spreading like wildfire.
May 30th: Mendoza vs Melindo
beIN Sports Espanol/Azteca (Mexico)
Javier Mendoza will be putting his IBF Junior Flyweight title on the line against Milan Melindo. Both are top-10 fighters who should put on a good show in Merida, Mexico.
- Erick Ochieng vs Tamuka Mucha – 10 round Welterweight bout, London
- Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Jose Salgado – 12 round Junior Bantamweight bout, Thailand
- Hadillah Modoumadi vs Mariano Hilario – 12 round Super Middleweight bout, Spain
- Eva Voraberger vs Nina Stojanovic – 10 round Junior Bantamweight bout, Austria
- Josh Wale vs Dai Davies – 12 round Featherweight bout, Rotherham, England. Undercard: Ross Burkinshaw vs Klass Mboyane – 10 round Bantamweight bout.
- See more untelevised fights on our Boxing Schedule…
- Ryuji Hara vs Petchnamchai Sor Sakulwong – 8 round Strawweight bout, Fuji, Japan
Will you be tuning into this weekend’s action? How do you see Khan vs Algieri and Brook vs Gavin panning out? Knockouts/shutout decisions for the A-side fighters – or something a little more competitive?
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