Where to Watch/Your Boxing Viewing Guide For the Weekend
It’s a super middleweight bonanza this weekend in boxing, and you won’t need to flip back and forth all over the place to see the action.
That’s getting pretty rare. With the dizzying array or networks and promoters putting on fight cards every weekend, along with the insidious desire each has to counterprogram one another to death, weekends like this one are less common than they used to be.
Remember the good old days when you could just turn a fight on and watch it all the way through without worrying about all the other fights going on at the same time? Well that’s what’s going on this weekend, too.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
What: Gilberto Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOS) vs. Jesse Hart (25-1, 21 KOs)
Where: American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas
Time: 10 PM ET
Synopsis: The rematch between Ramirez and Hart is the best matchup of the weekend on paper. The two faced each other last year in a fight of the year candidate. Ramirez dropped Hart in the second round and appeared to be on his way to a one-sided win before Hart picked up the pace to make it competitive down the stretch. Ramirez is again putting his WBO super middleweight title on the line in this fight, and his handlers hope he can make the whole fight look like the beginning of the last one. Other scheduled bouts include Arnold Barboza Jr vs. Manuel Lopez and Joshua Greer Jr vss Daniel Lozano. If you want to see even more of the undercard featuring the likes of Jamel Herring and Mikaela Mayer, the stream starts at 6:30 PM ET.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
What: Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) vs Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs)
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
Time: 8 pm ET
Synopsis: Unified middleweight champion Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday just three months after defeating Gennady Golovkin in a riveting Sept. 15 rematch. After the bout, and following the demise of HBO, Alvarez signed an 11-fight deal with DAZN and so began the exodus of Golden Boy Promotions fighters to DAZN. This is the first of what should be many interesting cards pitting GBP and Matchroom boxing fighters with and against each other. Alvarez is moving up in weight to take on secondary 168-pound titleholder Rocky Fielding in a bout he should win handily. The undercard is stacked with notable fights, too, so it should be a fun fight night overall. Scheduled bouts include Tevin Farmer vs. Francisco Fonseca, Katie Taylor vs. Eva Wahlstrom, David Lemieux vs. Tureano Johnson (or nah) and Sadam Ali vs. Mauricio Herrera. Lemieux, a former titleholder, is a possible future opponent for Alvarez at middleweight. Or, was…he was pulled, for being dehydrated. Taylor is one of the most popular female boxers in the world.