What To Watch: August 2010

Only a few fights to keep an eye on this month. Some big names, however, like Marcos Maidana, can’t be found on TV. Check out the lineup for August right here.

Aug 6

Breidis Prescott vs. Harrison Cuello – ESPN2
Patrick Lopez vs. Pernice Brewer – ESPN2

Chris Avalos vs. Christopher Martin – Showtime
Lateef Kayode vs. Alfredo Escalera Jr – Showtime

Antonio Escalante vs. Edel Ruiz – Telefutura

Aug 7

Devon Alexander vs. Andreas Kotelnik – HBO
Tavoris Cloud vs. Glen Johnson – HBO

Manuel Vargas vs. Michael Arango – FOX Sports Net

Edgar Sosa vs. Jose Luis Varela

Aug 13

Chris Arreola vs. Manuel Quezada – ESPN2
Josesito Lopez vs. Marvin Cordova Jr – ESPN2

Eloy Perez vs. Derrick Campos – Telefutura

Jesus Pabon vs. Ernesto Zepeda – Telemundo

Aug 14

Chad Dawson vs. Jean Pascal – HBO

Miguel Vazquez vs. Ji-Hoon Kim – Fox Sports Net
Miguel Angel Garcia vs. Cornelius Lock – Fox Sports Net

Anselmo Moreno vs. Nehomar Cermeno

Aug 18

Erislandy Lara vs. Willie Lee – ESPN2

Aug 20

Mercito Gesta vs. Genaro Trazancos – Telefutura
Michael Franco vs. Adolfo Landeros – Telefutura

Aug 21

Tomasz Adamek vs. Michael Grant – Integrated Sports PPV

Marco Huck vs. Matt Godfrey

Aug 27

Mzonke Fana vs. Cassius Baloyi

Aug 28

Ivan Calderon vs. Giovanni Segura – Integrated Sports PPV

Marcos Maidana vs. DeMarcus Corley

Aug 30

Vyacheslav Senchenko vs. Charlie Jose Navarro

Staff Picks: Fight To Watch

Corey’s Pick: Chad Dawson vs. Jean Pascal
August 14 on HBO

You might call August a stay-busy month as most of the top names are expected to cruise to victory before chasing more appetizing matches this Winter. But one fight that means a lot and could be pretty competitive is the light heavyweight showdown between Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal. Pascal is a skilled fighter with plenty of heart who gave Carl Froch plenty of grief in a losing effort two years ago. Dawson is the more talented fighter but has been inactive since November. He’s certainly picked a tough guy to come back against after such a long layoff. It’s a good fight on paper and the best fight to make at light heavyweight.

Paul’s Pick: Chad Dawson vs. Jean Pascal
August 14 on HBO

Chad Dawson vs. Jean Pascal is a real fight fan’s fight. Speed, precision and science with two prime, talented light heavyweights. Best of all, both Dawson and Pascal can be lured into a fight if they get hit. Dawson has the edge in overall skill and ability, but he hasn’t ever fought anyone as physically gifted as Pascal. I can’t wait.

Trent’s Pick: Tavoris Cloud vs. Glen Johnson
August 7 on HBO

Slim pickins this month. I’ll probably spend most of my time waiting for September to get here. In the meantime, I’ll certainly be interested in Tavoris Cloud against Glen Johnson. The latter can’t be in a bad fight and it will take a true effort from the young gun to get the win. I’m expecting a good fight and I’m interested to see how Cloud reacts when Johnson doesn’t retreat.

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