Where To Watch
Where to Watch: This Weekend’s Huge Boxing Schedule
Boxing doesn’t have a season, so fights happen just about every single week all year long.
But not every seven days in boxing produces super fights like the last two with Canelo-Kovalev and Inoue-Donaire. Still, there is almost always a bevy of noteworthy matchups all around the world from which the educated boxing connoisseur, such as you, can choose to consume.
Here’s this week’s huge boxing schedule, aka Where To Watch.
It features hopeful contenders, domestic-level climbers and world-level practitioners all doing their best to stand out among the crowd.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
What: Carlos Morales (19-4-3, 8 KOs) vs Mercito Gesta (32-3-2, 17 KOs)
Where: Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California
When: 10 pm ET
Why: Both Morales and Gesta and solid lightweight contenders that should provide some good action in what’s an important fight for each. Morales started 0-1-3 as a professional but has turned out to be a pretty decent fighter. Gesta was once a highly regarded prospect who could never quite get over the hump against high-level opponents.
Other Notable Bouts: Charles Huerta vs Jonathan Oquendo, super featherweights, 10 rounds; Travell Mazion vs Diego Cruz, junior middleweights, 10 rounds
Friday, November 15, 2019
What: Paul Gallen (9-0, 5 KOs) vs Barry Hall (debut)
Where: Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia
When: 3 am ET
Why: Gallen is an Australian former professional rugby league player who is trying to climb up the rankings as a heavyweight. This card also features undefeated Australian Andrew Moloney facing Elton Dharry for a vacant secondary title in the junior bantamweight division and host of other Aussie talents.
Other Notable Bouts: Andrew Moloney vs Elton Dharry, super flyweights, 12 rounds; Jason Moloney vs Dixon Flores, bantamweights, 10 rounds
What: Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs) vs Abdallah Paziwapazi (26-6-1, 23 KOS)
Where: Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool, England
When: 3 pm ET
Why: Super middleweight contender Fielding is heading back home to Liverpool to rebound from the three-round destruction he got served by Canelo Alvarez last year. Paziwapazi shouldn’t be much of a test, but he does carry some decent pop in his punches.
Other Notable Bouts: Martin Murray vs Sladan Janjanin, super middleweights, 8 rounds; Terry Flanagan vs Jayro Duran, lightweights, 8 rounds
What: Junior Fa (18-0, 10 KOs) vs. Devin Vargas (21-5, 9 KOs)
Where: Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah
When: 10 pm ET
How: UFC Fight Pass
Why: Fa is an undefeated heavyweight prospect from New Zealand who seems to be on his way to adding even more depth to an already stacked division. Vargas was on the 2004 U.S. Men’s Olympic boxing team and should be able to help show Fa’s ceiling because the American usually only gets wrecked by people with solid futures.
Other Notable Bouts: Hemi Ahio vs Joshua Tufte, heavyweights, 10 rounds
What: Erik Vega Ortiz (16-0, 9 KOs) vs Alberto Palmetta (12-1, 8 KOs)
Where: WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa
When: 10:30 pm ET
Why: Shobox cards are all about giving prospects a chance to find their TV shine on the way up the rankings. This one features three undefeated hopefuls: Mexican welterweight Eric Vega, hard-hitting light heavyweight Marcos Escudero, and middleweight knockout machine Amilcar Vidal in separate bouts.
Other Notable Bouts: Marcos Escudero vs Joseph George, light heavyweights, 10 rounds; Amilcar Vidal vs Zach Prieto, middleweights, 8 rounds
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019
What: Lee McGregor (7-0, 6 KOs) vs Kash Farooq (13-0, 6 KOs)
Where: Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland
When: 3 pm ET
Why: It’s domestic bliss as Commonwealth bantamweight champ McGregor and British titleholder Farooq head to the ring to settle who has the inside track on being the hottest 118-pound prospect in the UK. If there's any single can't-miss fight to watch this weekend, it's this one.
Other Notable Bouts: Kieran Smith vs Vincenzo Bevilacqua, junior welterweights, 10 rounds; Paddy Donovan vs Danny Mendoza, welterweights, 6 rounds
What: Pablo Cesar Cano (32-7-1, 22 KOs) vs Roberto Ortiz (35-4-2, 26 KOs)
Where: Plaza De Toros in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
When: 10:30 pm ET
How: Facebook Watch
Why: Cano hopes to continue his resurgence after shockingly stopping former lightweight titleholder Jorge Linares in one round to start the new year back in January. Ortiz has lost three straight fights but hopes to end that streak.
Other Notable Bouts: Ricardo Sandoval vs Gilbert Gonzalez, flyweights, 10 rounds