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.
All odds listed below come from New Jersey-based bookmaker 888sport.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
What: Erislandy Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) vs. Brian Castano (15-0, 11 KOs)
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Lara -177, Castano +140
Synopsis: Former WBA titleholder Lara, 35, meets secondary titleholder Castano, 29, in a meaningful 154-pound battle in Brooklyn. Lara is coming off a split-decision loss to Jarrett Hurd last year, a bout that was the consensus Fight of the Year for 2018. Castano is unbeaten but relatively untested. Both are ranked among the top 10 junior middleweights in the world according to The Ring.
Other Bouts: In the co-featured bout, former heavyweight title challenger Luis Ortiz battles Christian Hammer in a scheduled 10-rounder. Ortiz, 39, has won two straight since being stopped by Deontay Wilder in March 2018. Ortiz was ahead on the scorecards at the time of the stoppage, so he’s actively chasing a rematch for Wilder’s WBC belt. Hammer, 31, is a heavyweight gatekeeper who lost the first fight of his professional career by knockout but rebounded to become a solid opponent in the divisional ranks.
What: Jordan Gill (22-0, 6 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Dominguez (24-7-2, 16 KOs)
Where: East of England Arena in Peterborough, England
Time: 5 pm ET
Odds: Gill -2000, Dominguez +850
Synopsis: In what appears to be the DAZN version of a Shobox card, undefeated featherweight Jordan Gill takes on Emmanuel Dominguez for the WBA international featherweight title bet. Gill is coming off a seventh-round knockout of Ryan Doyle. That win secured Gill the Commonwealth featherweight title, an important step for rising British boxers. Dominguez is 2-3 in his last five fights.
Other Bouts: The undercard features rising contender Anthony Sims Jr. against Damian Veron. Sims, 24, appears to be a legit 175-pound prospect headed in the right direction under promoter Eddie Hearn. Against Veron, Sims is scheduled to compete in his first super middleweight action. Sims is on a 16 bout knockout streak since winning his professional debut by decision in 2014. A good performance on DAZN will help him in his quest to secure a top 10 ranking and the bigger fights that go along with it.