Boxing on TV tonight, fight cards, start times, odds and how to watch

Lewis Ritson can secure a world title shot with victory over Jeremias Ponce in his hometown of Newcastle tonight.

Ritson was fortunate to be awarded victory last time out when Miguel Vazquez looked to have done enough to have his arm raised.

But the Geordie favourite was given the run of the green and now plans to take full advantage of his good fortune.

Beating Ponce would set up a fight with undisputed world champion Josh Taylor – but the Scot is more likely to vacate the belt and purse more lucrative bouts.

Also in action tonight is rising star Shakur Stevenson who continues along his road towards a world title shot.

Here is your ringside guide to tonight's fights…

Lewis Ritson vs Jeremias Ponce

Fight card

Lewis Ritson vs Jeremias Ponce

Thomas Patrick Ward vs Edy Valencia Mercado

Alen Babic vs Damian Chambers

Cyrus Pattinson vs Yoncho Markov

Solomon Dacres vs Alvaro Terrero

Joe Laws vs Chris Adaway

April Hunter vs Klaudia Vigh

What time will the fights start?

The fights will start at around 7pm with the main event likely to begin just after 10pm. Times are subject to change depending on how long it takes to complete the undercard.

How to watch via TV and live stream

For the final time, the fights will be shown on Sky Sports with Eddie Hearn's deal with the broadcaster ending after tonight's card.

He will switch his fighters and bouts over to DAZN from next month but for tonight, you can watch the fights from 7pm on Sky Sports Action while the main event will also be shown on Sky Sports Main Event from 10pm.

The fights can also be streamed via Sky Go using your computer or mobile device.

Odds

Lewis Ritson 2/5

Jeremias Ponce 7/4

Draw 18/1

Quotes corner

Lewis Riston: " Getting past Ponce is what every kid dreams of, I feel nice and relaxed and I can’t wat for Saturday in front of 1000 fans.

"I think being back with the fans we’ll see the best of Lewis Ritson, it’s the best and most relaxed I’ve felt for a good while. No fans in the bubble is a bit flat, but we’re expecting an explosive performance on Saturday.

"I’ve had about 11/12 fights for Matchroom, I feel like a bit of veteran, I’m already 27, but still young and fresh and not took much punishment. Now the time the apprenticeship is over, we’re ready for the big fights.

"I don’t think we’re going to have go looking for each other, I think it’s going to be a very hard fight – a tough night on Saturday night -but one I think we can get through."

Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremia Nakathila

Fight card

Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremia Nakathila

Jose Pedraza vs Julian Rodriguez

Manuel Rey Rojas vs Tyler McCreary

John Bauza vs Christon Edwards

Larry Fryers vs Xander Zayas

Bryan Lua vs Frevian Gonzalez Robles

LaQuan Evans vs Troy Isley

Kasir Goldston vs Maurice Anthony

Jahi Tucker vs Ysrael Barboza

What time will the fights start?

The undercard is due to start at around 11.30pm UK time with the main event scheduled to begin at 3am. Times are subject to change depending on how long it takes to complete the undercard.

How to watch via TV and live stream

The fights will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK after the broadcaster agreed a deal with promoters Top Rank to show their shows on this shore.

The fights can also be streamed via Sky Go using your computer or mobile device.

Odds

Shakur Stevenson 1/50

Jeremia Nakathila 18/1

Draw 40/1

Quotes corner

Shakur Stevenson: "I’m willing to get back in the ring September, October — whatever time [Oscar] Valdez is ready to fight, I’m ready to fight. I think that’s a big fight, he ain’t got no fight date coming up, he don’t got nothing that’s in the way of me and him fighting so I think that it's got to happen next.

"I’m going right to Top Rank, I’m going on TV, I’m calling him out — it’s directly, be prepared. After that fight I’m going to Top Rank, I’m gonna sit down, and whatever they got to say they gonna say but I’m going to tell them for a fact that me and Valdez need to happen next. Get Valdez on the phone, whatever they gotta do, I’m ready to fight, ain’t nothing else to it."

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