The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Carl Frampton And Tyson Fury

The boxing world is pumped because Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao has finall been signed (and rightfully so). The boxing schedule grinds forward like Marcos Maidana at a buffet table (pic via friend of the site Rafe Bartholomew), and we must follow. There’s no truly high level stuff happening this week, just various bits a pieces from around the world. Feel free to dip in and read what interests you, or don’t.

  • Cletus Seldin Vs. Johnny Garcia, Friday, ESPN2, Huntington N.Y. After an average week last week with the heavyweight Boxcino tournament Friday Night Fights looks to make good with a clash of come-forward junior welterweights. They’re obviously hoping that “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (15-0, 12 KO) will become something of a star, because Garcia (19-2-1, 11 KO) is coming off a draw and a loss and hasn’t fought anyone of note. From what footage of seen of him, he’s game, though.
  • Pablo Cesar Cano Vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, Friday, FS1/Fox Deportes, Indio Calif. Welterweight Cano (28-4-1, 21 KO) has a lot of what you expect from a Mexican fighter: pressure, aggression, combination punching. But he lacks speed and stamina, and he’s cut very easily. He’s limited enough that this bout with Abreu (18-1-1, 7 KO), a wild puncher from the Dominican Republic, is likely to turn into an all out war.
  • Tony Thompson Vs. Odlanier Solis, Friday, Antalya Turkey. I think this is my favourite fight of the week. Not because it’s that good or meaningful (it’s a rematch of Thompson’s upset victory over Solis last year), but because it’s a heavyweight fight between an American and a Cuban at a Turkish golf resort. If that’s not fucking weird, I don’t know what is.
  • Julian Rodriguez Vs. Raul Tovar, Saturday, UniMas, Tampa. This is a development bout for junior welterweight prospect “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (8-0, 7 KO). He doesn’t actually have hammers for hands, luckily for Tovar (14-8-1, 4 KO), and really for himself as well, I guess, because living with hammers for hands would be really difficult.
  • Carl Frampton Vs. Chris Avalos, Saturday, AWE, Belfast. If TQBR’s Andrew Harrison is to be believed, a Frampton fight in Belfast is one of the great experiences in modern boxing. The junior featherweight has made his hometown a pugilistic destination, and his run of impressive victories their looks set to continue against Avalos (25-2, 19 KO). The American is a tough cookie to be sure, but he doesn’t possess the speed, skills or savvy of Frampton (19-0, 13 KO), who’ll one-two him all night.
  • Tyson Fury Vs. Christian Hammer, Saturday, London. Huge heavyweight chav Fury (23-0, 17 KO) stays busy in against Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KO), who doesn’t bring much to the table except his comic book name.