Where To Watch: Kelsey Collects All The Best Boxing For the Weekend
Here’s where to watch the biggest and best fights on television and streaming platforms this weekend in the U.S., including the most important info such as time, location, platform, betting odds and notable undercard fights.
In addition to the fights listed below, there are also smaller cards on Thursday and Friday. KlowdTV features heavyweight action on Thursday from Russia, and ThompsonBoxing.com is streaming a show via their website on Friday.
All odds listed below come from New Jersey-based bookmaker 888sport.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
What: David Allen (16-4-2, 13 KOs) vs Lucas Browne (28-1, 24 KOs)
Where: O2 Arena in London, England
Time: 5 pm ET
Odds: Allen -286, Browne +225
Synopsis: What makes DAZN so worthwhile at the moment is the combination of big fights, such as the upcoming Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs battle on May 4..
..and regional showcases between fighters like Allen and Browne that US fans wouldn’t otherwise get to see. Allen vs Browne should be a good heavyweight scrap, one that on paper is the most evenly matched main event of the weekend. Allen, 27, from England, is favored to win and climb up the rankings, but Browne, 40, of Australia, is a live dog.
Other Bouts: Popular UK heavyweight Dereck Chisora, 35, is back in action after getting knocked into oblivion by Dillian Whyte in his last fight. Chisora takes on Senad Gashi, 28, of Germany, who is also coming off a knockout loss to Carlos Takam. There’s also a lightweight battle between
Joe Cordina and Andy Townend for the vacant BBBofC British lightweight belt. There are worst ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
What: Danny Garcia (34-2, 24 KOs) vs Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs)
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California
Time: 8 pm ET
Odds: Garcia -2000, Granados +900
Synopsis: Former junior welterweight and welterweight titleholder Garcia, 31, is set for a comeback bout on Fox against Granados. Garcia lost his WBC welterweight title to Shawn Porter by decision in September 2018. Granados, 29, did his best work at 140 pounds, but has been in the ring with the likes of Porter and Adrien Broner and gave good efforts there in close losses.
Other Bouts: Former Top Rank heavyweight experiment Andy Ruiz Jr., 29, takes on rugged veteran Alexander Dimitrenko, 36, in the co-feature. The winner should be in line for contender status, and it might be one of the best fights of the weekend. Unbeaten junior featherweight contender Brandon Figueroa, younger brother of Omar Figueroa, 22, battles Venezuela's Yonfrez Parejo, 32, for a secondary world title belt.
What: Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) vs Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs)
Where: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
Channel: ESPN PPV
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Crawford -1430, Khan +800
Synopsis: Crawford, 31, is pound-for-pound elite while Khan is a popular fighter who has constantly tried to prove he’s among the very best but has never really been able to pull it off. Crawford has won world championships in three different weight classes. He became lineal lightweight champ and undisputed junior welterweight champ before moving up to 147 pounds last year to become the WBO welterweight titleholder. Khan, 30, appeared on his way to finally getting domestic rival Kell Brook in the ring, but he got the call to face Crawford on US PPV instead, so decided to take his chances there.
Other Bouts: The PPV undercard features rising lightweight sensation Teofilmo Lopez, 21, taking on Edis Tatli, 31, in a scheduled 10-rounder. Lopez is one of the hottest prospects in all of boxing and looks to be on his way to an eventual showdown against Vasyl Lomachenko. Another 21-year-old super talent, Shakur Stevenson, a featherweight phenom, will face Christopher Diaz. The other fight on the card is a lightweight battle between Felix Verdejo and Bryan Vasquez.
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