3 things to know boxing news, big weekend schedule and Canelo!

1. Boxing News:

The Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan fight card drew in about 427,000 viewers. The fight took place Saturday Aug 15th at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom. Frampton defeated Darren Traynor by TKO in the 7th round.

Benavidez-Angulo telecast peeked at 245K Viewers.

Showtime’s tripleheader featuring David Benavidez, Rolando Romero and Otto Wallin drew a peak audience of 245,000. All three fighters won their bouts. The fight took place on Saturday Aug 15th at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.

2. This Weekend Boxing Schedule:

Big fights this weekend on Fox, ESPN Telemundo, and SKY Box Office.

Friday August 21st: Saul Juarez vs Axel Aragon Vega for the World Boxing Association Fedecentro Light Fly Title. Live on Telemundo @ 10pm.

Saturday August 22nd: Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin for the vacant World Boxing Council Diamond Heavy Title. Also on the card is Katie Taylor taking on Delfine Persoon for the World Boxing Council World Female Light Title. Live on United Kingdom SKY Box Office.

Saturday August 22nd: Shawn Porter vs Sebastian Formella for the vacant World Boxing Council Silver Welter Title. The fight will air live on FOX.

Saturday August 22nd: Eleider Alvarez vs Joe Smith Jr in a light heavy weight bout will air live on ESPN.

3. Canelo:

The WBC has announced Canelo Alvarez must face Avni Yildirim for the vacant WBC super middleweight championship. The WBC voted 36-1 to order Alvarez, to fight against the WBC’s mandatory contender of the division Yildirim. Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs). The fight may take place end of this year.

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