The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring This And That

Don’t get your hopes up — I can’t offer you a weekend of boxing like the one we had last weekend. The week’s boxing schedule is rather bare, but read on if you need a fix.

  • Alfonso Gomez vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai, Friday, Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes, Indio Calif. Kamegai (25-2-1, 22 KO) certainly earned another TV outing after a rock ’em-sock ’em war with Robert Guerrero last year. He’s moving up to junior middleweight and fighting Gomez (24-6-2, 12 KO), who has fought twice in the last four years and can no longer take much of a punch.
  • Alejandro Hernandez vs. Martin Casillas, Friday, Telemundo, Mexico City. Bantamweight vet Hernandez (28-11-2, 15 KO) takes on fellow Mexico City native Casillas (15-4, 9 KO) in a televised club fight.
  • Emanuel Lopez vs. Carlos Padilla, Saturday, beIN Sports Español, Tapachula Mexico. Local boy Lopez (17-4-1, 6 KO) takes on Padilla (15-1-1, 9 KO), who’s never fought anywhere but the gulf coast of his native Colombia.
  • Juergen Braehmer vs. Robin Krasniqi, Saturday, Rostock Germany. Braehmer (45-2, 33 KO), the TBRB’s #5 light heavyweight, usually plays it safe in his native Germany. This fight is no exception; Kosovo’s Krasniqi (43-3,16 KO) is most notable for a shutout loss to Nathan Cleverly. He did beat Tomas Adamek once (though probably not the guy you’re thinking of).

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ( He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.