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, where available, come from New Jersey-based bookmaker 888sport.
SATURDAY, July 27, 2019
What: Maurice Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KOs) vs Jose Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs)
Where: College Park Center in Arlington, Texas
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Hooker +110, Ramirez -137
Synopsis: Hooker, 29, from Texas, vs Ramirez, 26, from California, is a rare treat in boxing because it features two undefeated world champions going head-to-head in their primes. It’s also a wildly important fight because there are currently four undefeated junior welterweights to lay claim to being the 140-pound champion and this will help sort things out. Hooker (WBO) and Ramirez (WBC) should net a unified champion, one that would make perfect sense to fight the winner of the upcoming World Boxing Super Series matchup featuring Regis Prograis (WBA) and Josh Taylor (IBF). If that happens, the winner would potentially be the third male undisputed boxing champion of the decade.
Other Bouts: Tevin Farmer defends his 130-pound IBF title against tough Frenchman Guillaume Frenois in the co-feature. Also in action are super prospects Nikita Ababiy and Austin Williams in separate bouts. Former cruiserweight titleholder Murat Gassiev was scheduled to make his heavyweight debut but his bout was canceled because of injury.
What: Gervonta Davis (21-0, 20 KOs) vs Ricardo Nunez (21-2, 19 KOs)
Where: Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md.
Time: 9 pm ET
Odds: Davis -3335, Nunez +1100
Synopsis: WBA junior lightweight champion Davis, 24, from Maryland, is one of the most talented fighters in boxing. He only fought once last year, so it’s nice to see him back in the ring for the second time already in 2019. Nunez, 25 is a hard-punching Panamanian riding a 10-fight win streak. It’s an important bout for Davis who has the look inside the ropes of being a real force of nature in boxing, one that could someday soon become one of the most well-known and highest-paid fighters in the sport.
Other Bouts: Veteran lightweights Yuriorkis Gamboa and Roman Martinez should provide fireworks in a scheduled 10-round matchup featuring former world champions who need to keep winning to say relevant. The card also features Ladarius Miller squaring off against Jezreel Corrales in an important 135-pound battle where the winner figures to get a world title opportunity soon. Miller has won 10 straight, including a decision win over current WBO junior lightweight titleholder Jamel Herring while Corrales is a former WBA titleholder at 130 pounds.
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