Andrzej Fonfara, Rau’Shee Warren And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

There are just two (2!) televised fight cards this weekend, and neither is top flight. Polish light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara headlines a PBC on NBC card in his adoptive hometown of Chicago against a guy you’ve never heard of before, with a rematch between bantamweights Juan Carlos Payano and Rau’Shee Warren on the undercard. Not exactly the kind of event that screams “boxing on network TV.”

  • Andrzej Fonfara vs Joe Smith Jr, Saturday, Chicago, NBC. There’s not much more to say about this one. Fonfara is a good light heavyweight — not amazing or flashy, but solid — and his opponent, Smith, has never fought anyone anywhere near the top of the division. On the undercard, former US Olympian Rau’Shee Warren gets a chance to avenge last year’s loss to Juan Carlos Payano. The first fight was close, fast and foul-filled.
  • Carlos Ocampo vs Ramses Agaton, Saturday, Tijuana, beIN Sports Español. Local welterweight prospect Ocampo takes a step up against Agaton, an active south paw.