There’s just so much boxing on these days.
Honestly, that’s a pretty awesome thing. No more waiting around for HBO to give us one or maybe-if-we’re-lucky two fights a quarter. In today’s boxing world, there seems to be relevant boxing action from around the globe ready to consume just about every single weekend.
But what’s gone missing is the ability to easily find out who fights when and where and how to actually watch it.
So here’s all that information about the biggest and best fights of the weekend. I’ll tell you the what, where, when and how, and I’ll even throw in why it’s important to see and tell you all the relevant undercard action, too.
Additionally, there are a few minor fight cards coming up. Thursday’s action is a Golden Boy Promotions card on RingTV and Facebook. Friday has three cards. One is a Roy Jones Jr.-promoted card on UFC Fight Pass. The other is a Matchroom Boxing Italy card on DAZN.
The most important Friday (tonight!) card, of course, is the Fight Night Live card on Facebook. That one will be streamed live from Philadelphia and features our own Michael Woods on the call. If you feel like watching some fights on Friday, why not give Woodsy some likes and clicks?
But the biggest and best action inside the ring this weekend will take place on Saturday. Here are all the important details about those fights.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
What: Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) vs Josh Taylor (15-0, 12 KOs)
Where: 02 Arena in London, England
When: 2 pm ET
Why: It’s easily the weekend’s most important bout this weekend because it features two undefeated world champions duking it out for 140-pound supremacy in the final of the World Boxing Super Series. The winner could go on to fight for undisputed status against Jose Carlos Ramirez (who has the other two belts), but even without that possibly happening next, this fight is still a really big deal. And for you The Ring magazine heads out there, the winner of Prograis-Taylor also grabs that belt.
Other Notable Bouts: Dereck Chisora vs David Price, heavyweights, 12 rounds; Ricky Burns vs Lee Selby, lightweights, 12 rounds; Yves Ngabu vs Lawrence Okolie, cruiserweights, 12 rounds
What: Shakur Stevenson (12-0, 7 KOs) vs Joet Gonzalez (23-0, 14 KOs)
Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno
When: 10 pm ET
Why: I want to tell you it’s because these guys are both legit 130-pound prospects competing for a chance at their first world title honor, which is true, but all I can really think about is how Stevenson is dating Gonazlez’s younger sister and that these guys hate each other over it. So yeah, I’m rolling with that being why it’s important to see because that just seems awesome.
Other Notable Bouts: Josh Greer vs Antonio Nieves, bantamweights, 10 rounds; Mikaela Mayer vs Alejandra Soledad Zamora, super featherweights, 10 rounds
What: Erickson Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) vs Nathaniel Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs)
Where: Santander Arena in Reading, Penn.
When: 9 pm ET
Why: Lubin’s first-round knockout loss to Jermell Charlo was shocking and it spoiled his stake to being one of boxing’s top up-and-comers. But if you think about it, the 24-year-old junior middleweight probably still has the best parts of his fighting career ahead of him. Gallimore is a solid opponent for him to prove the Charlo loss was just bad luck or just too much too soon.
Other Notable Bouts: Robert Easter Jr vs Adrian Granados, junior welterweights, 12 rounds; Frank Sanchez vs Jack Mulowayi, heavyweights, 10 rounds