Huge Labor Day Weekend for boxing on tap with big events on both Saturday and Sunday. Let’s get to it…

WBC strawweight champion Nakhon Ratchasima (38-1, 23 KOs) defends against late sub Norihito Tanaka (20-8, 10 KOs) in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. A live stream will likely be available.

DAZN presents WBC franchise super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) defending against Argi Cortés (23-2, 10 KOs) at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

The undercard features a rematch between WBA female featherweight champion Erika Cruz (14-1, 3 KOs) and Jelena Mrdjenovich (41-11-2, 19 KOs), a clash for the vacant IBF light flyweight title between Hector Flores (20-0-4, 10 KOs) and Sivenathi Nontshinga (10-0, 9 KOs), and super featherweight terror Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (32-1, 29 KOs) against unbeaten Jorge Mata (14-0-2, 10 KOs).

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FITE has a $19.99 PPV topped by “Prince” Albert Bell (21-0, 6 KOs) against Nicolas Polanco (20-2-1, 11 KOs) from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio.

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Also, Sky Sports in the UK has a card headlined by former WBO champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (31-3-1, 18 KOs) against Hassan Mwakinyo (20-2, 14 KOs) from the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. It’s possible some US outlet could pick up that feed. Stay tuned.

FOX has a $74.99 PPV featuring heavyweight contenders former unified champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (34-2, 22 KOs) and longtime contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs) from Arena in Los Angeles.

In the co-feature, lightweights Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz (23-2-1, 16 KOs) and Eduardo Ramírez (27-2-3, 12 KOs) collide in a 12-round WBC eliminator. Also, three-division champion Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) in his first action in three years as he battles former title challenger Miguel Flores (24-4, 12 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight attraction, plus unbeaten lightweight José Valenzuela (12-0, 8 KOs) duels former world champion Jezreel Corrales (26-4, 10 KOs) in the 10-round opener.

There will also be not one, but two boxing telecasts leading into the PPV.

FS1 will air a bout between undefeated super bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem (19-0, 12 KOs) against Mike Plania (26-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Then the FOX network will air a ten-rounder between unbeaten super welterweights Joey Spencer (15-0, 10 KOs) and Kevin Salgado (14-0-1, 9 KOs).

Note: In a non-televised eight-rounder, former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin faces former Olympian Devin Vargas.

Former WBC champ Rigoberto Riasco passes
Promoter Mogens Palle passes

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  • Not paying for Ruiz/Ortiz OR the upcoming Wilder fight. These are NOT PPV fights.

    • you’re absolutly right.He! Buddy the way that I see it, they figure that we are a whole bunch of idiots,and I’m almost sorry for those who gone pay for this.We better be carefull with those weasels,it’s seem they trying to put any boxing fights on PPV……To be honest , It’s simply ridiculous. I’m 66 and I never see ppv so full of non-ppv…..Salut bonhomme.(sorry for the text,I haven’t practice english since 1984)

  • Ruiz vs Ortiz is a decent card that should be on a free tv, but not on a $75 ppv. Ortiz is my pick by narrow decision

  • $75 for Ruiz….. omyy….
    maybe he can get a win over his 2nd quality oppoment. yes, an alleged 50+ yr old Ortiz

  • Ok, so in South Africa we get to see some PBC fights on DStv broadcast, they are showing the Ruiz vs Ortiz fight. Look forward to this.

  • Charles Martin vs ‘former Olympian’ Devin Vargas. So here I was thinking Vargas could be good, then checked his record. Poor guy has been knocked out in so many fights in the second half of his career.

    • Somebody should be kind enough to Devin Vargas to hug him like a referee intervenes for a fighter taking too many punches and says, “No more. It’s over..”. His future is a dark one.

  • Nothing of interest except Ortiz and Ruiz and nobody’s going to pay $75 except their immediate families who will all pile into a room to watch it, so the boxing crooks should make a grand total of $150 on their ppv.

  • PPV and nearly $80 bucks, what a wild and vivid imagination? Like they say, FOX sports you are really trippin on that one! It’s stupid crap like that, that will kill fan interest in boxing.

  • Devin Vargas, who sanctioned that BS? Vargas was done 10 years ago these are the things that get fighters permanent damage or killed!

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