DAZN and social media8:00 a.m. ET, Warrington vs. Lopez press conference.
ESPN+ and social media1:00 p.m. ET, Press conference between Lopez and Martin.
DAZN and social media8:00 a.m. ET, Warrington versus Lopez weigh in.
ESPN+ and social media12:00 p.m. ET, Lopez vs Martin weigh in. They also have “Max on Boxing” weigh-in specials on ESPN2 and 4:00 p.m. ET and ESPNews at 10:30 p.m. ET if you are the excited about this weighing and need to see it on your cable or satellite box. But it will be over.
DAZN and social media10:00 a.m. ET, Warrington vs. Lopez Prelim.
DAZN1:00 p.m. ET, Josh Warrington versus Luis Alberto Lopez. Warrington is defending his IBF Featherweight title in Leeds in what may be the absolute best atmosphere in boxing today. That’s a sleeper – Warrington is good but hardly a superdominant, unbeatable defending champion and Lopez can fight, he’s tricky and can be a real handful. Ebanie Bridges is defending her IBF bantamweight belt against Shannon O’Connell, JJ Metcalf is back against Courtney Pennington, and you also have Shannon Courtenay and a couple of potential contestants up for grabs. Bad Left Hook will be broadcast live.
ESPN+1:15 p.m. ET, Michael Conlan versus Karim Guerfi. Backend results and returns are all but dead to us when it comes to Conlan fights of this magnitude. So no live coverage; I could have hooked John up for it, but it’s just not worth the extra effort, and no one in the wider audience will reasonably choose that over Warrington-Lopez. Guerfi is a decent veteran, a European-level bantamweight to featherweight who has also been smashed by Lee McGregor in one and stopped by Jordan Gill in nine in recent years. Nothing special on the undercard in Belfast, although Liam Taylor vs Tyrone McKenna could be a very fun fight.
PPV6:00 p.m. ET, Terence Crawford vs David Avanesyan. This is the BLK Prime start time for now have listed; It is possible that they will try an earlier start time. The fight will also be available on PPV.com if you’re looking for an alternative streaming option. Undercard info here – nothing special, Cris Cyborg is in, Arnold Khegai vs Eduardo Baez could be a good fight. The price is $39.99. I’ll be there. Bad Left Hook will be broadcast live.
ESPN+6:00 p.m. ET, Lopez vs Martin preliminary rounds.
ESPN and ESPN+9:00 p.m. ET, Teofimo Lopez versus Sandor Martin. The main card begins when the Heisman ceremony ends on ESPN, and that begins at 8 p.m. ET. Lopez has been in this slot before and Top Rank and ESPN love to fight right after for some reason; I’m glad they do, mind you. This is a WBC eliminator at 140, but not for an instant shot at Regis Prograis; Jose Ramirez, another top-ranked contender, has the promised first crack. Martin comes in here at short notice, replacing Jose Pedraza. Wil will be in coverage. Bad Left Hook will be broadcast live.
PPV10:00 p.m. ET, Manny Pacquiao vs. DK Yoo (Exhibition). This is available through FITE TV and PPV.com if you want streaming options. It was inevitable that Pacquiao would get caught up in this check cashing game. Big money for him and Mayweather would consist of putting on an exhibition against each other; There are many arguments against this idea, mainly egos and dangers if someone “deviates from the script” and the money would have to come from Dubai or RIZIN, one realizes. RIZIN had Pacquiao on Mayweather’s last Japan date. Normally I’d probably check in for this, but there’s a lot of real boxing. Sorry Senator! The price is $29.99.