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WHERE TO WATCH: These Are The Bouts To Watch This Weekend

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It’s a great time to be a boxing fan.

Where the sweet science was once held hostage by one or two television networks pumping out most (if not all) of the boxing action every week, today’s fights are found all over the place.

The number of television channels and streaming platforms which offer boxing as part of their regular programming schedule has grown larger over the last year than perhaps ever before.

But keeping up with all the different offerings has been a real challenge to those accustomed to simply turning on their TVs and flipping over to the fight.

But now we’re here to help.

Here’s the first of many regularly scheduled lists dedicated to helping you know where to watch the biggest and best fights in boxing every weekend.

 

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

What: Jeff Horn (18-1, 12 KOs) vs Anthony Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs)

Channel: ESPN+

Time:  3:30 am ET

Synopsis: Former WBA welterweight title holder Horn, 30, is coming off a one-sided loss to Terence Crawford. The fighter returns to his homeland for an all-Australian battle against former super middleweight titleholder Mundine, 43, in Brisbane. The 12-round contest will be fought at a catch weight of 156.5 pounds. There should be plenty of undercard action on the stream as the main event isn’t scheduled to begin until 6:30 am ET.

 

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What: Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs) vs Angel Hernandez (14-11-2, 9 KOs)

Channel: FITE.TV PPV

Time:  7:45 pm ET

Synopsis: Algieri, 34, returning to boxing is at least relevant information because he’s been in the ring with some of the very best fighters in the world. The New York native upset Ruslan Provodnikov in 2014 before being shellacked by Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence soon after. If you’re in the New England area, you won’t be able to buy this PPV because the TV rights are going to NESN on tape delay. You won’t be able to see it there until Dec. 18. Otherwise, you can purchase the fight here.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

What: Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs)

Channel: Showtime

Time:  6:45 pm ET

Synopsis: Lineal and WBC light heavyweight champion Stevenson, 41, defends his 175-pound throne against rising contender Gvozdyk, 31, in what might turn out to be the best fight of the weekend. It’s the featured bout on Showtime’s live boxing action that precludes the big PPV showdown between Wilder and Fury. Originally, the lineup was to include Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo, but that fight was scrapped after Chavez Jr. pulled out.

 

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What: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

Channel: Showtime PPV

Time:  9 pm ET

Synopsis: WBC heavyweight champion Wilder takes on former unified heavyweight champion Fury in one of the biggest fights of the year. The televised undercard includes unified junior middleweight titleholder Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn, a heavyweight battle between 2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KOs) and Joe Hanks (23-2, 15 KOs) and heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs) vs. Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs).

Kelsey McCarson covers boxing for NY Fights, The Sweet Science, Gambling.com and Bookies.com. He also hosts a YouTube show about boxing with his wife, Rachel McCarson, called "Real Talk with Kelsey and Rachel".

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