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.
Friday, March 15, 2019
What: Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6 KOs; pictured below, off IG) vs. Jono Carroll (16-0-1, 3 KOs)
Where: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Farmer -1000, Carroll +600
Synopsis: It’s been a war of words between IBF junior lightweight titleholder Farmer, 28, and Dublin-based contender Carroll, 26. The two will finally square off in a noteworthy battle between two of boxing’s most interesting 130-pounders. Farmer is a late-blossoming star. He learned the professional game the hard way through tough losses early in his career. But he’s on the right track now and has many people excited about where he might be headed. Carroll has taken a similar path. He started his boxing career as a way to stay in shape in Australia but leaped onto the world stage in grand fashion by winning Prizefighter 33 tournament in 2014.
Other Bouts: Lightweight phenom Katie Taylor, perhaps the best overall fighter in women’s boxing, takes on fellow titleholder Rose Volante in a unification bout. The undercard also features ever-dangerous veteran Gabriel Rosado vs Maciej Sulecki in a middleweight showdown as well as and former lightweight title challenger Luke Campbell in tune-up action. The winner of Rosado-Sulecki will reportedly challenge WBO champ, Demetrius Andrade, next.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
What: Erroll Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs; pictured below) vs. Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs)
Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Channel: PBC on Fox PPV
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Spence -400, Garcia +325
Synopsis: IBF welterweight champion Spence, 29, hasn’t been able to lure any of the other top 147-pound fighters into the ring with him, so enter pound-for-pound star Garcia, 31, in a legacy-defining battle of undefeated elites. The key question surrounding this pay-per-view event is whether Garcia can seriously compete at welterweight. He’s never fought there and has only fought twice at 140. Spence should help provide the answer to that question as he’s considered the very best in the division alongside Terence Crawford.
Other Bouts: Former heavyweight titleholder Charles Martin tries to get back in the win column against Gregory Corbin in a 10-round opening event that will be broadcast on FS1. The televised PPV undercard includes undefeated 168-pounder David Benavidez taking on J’Leon Love, undefeated bantamweight Luis Nery taking on McJoe Arroyo, and veteran heavyweight Chris Arreola returning to the ring for the second leg of his comeback trek against Jean Pierre Augustin.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
What: Michael Conlan (10-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez (24-3-2, 10 KOs)
Where: Madison Square Garden Theater in New York, New York
Time: 6 pm ET
Odds: Conlan -10000, Hernandez +1600
Synopsis: Former Irish amateur standout Conlan, 27, takes on Hernandez on a St. Patrick’s Day featherweight scrap on ESPN+. Conlan is a solid athlete who might be on his way to competing for world titles. Hernandez will be a good measuring stick. The 25-year-old has gone rounds with the likes of Nonito Donaire and could provide solid competition for Conlan’s second scheduled 10-rounder.
Other Bouts: Other action includes veteran welterweight Luis Collazo, 37, taking on gritty 29-year-old Samuel Vargas in a welterweight clash, along with a bantamweight battle between Paddy Barnes and Oscar Mojica.