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.
In addition to the fights listed below, there are also smaller two cards on Thursday. UFC Fight Pass features Northern Ireland’s Connor Coyle in middleweight action from Las Vegas against American Robert Burwell. Golden Boy Promotions streams their card headlined by the rematch between once-beaten junior welterweight Yves Ulysse Jr and Steve Claggett, who defeated Ulysse via split-decision in 2017.
All odds listed below come from New Jersey-based bookmaker 888sport.
Friday, April 26, 2019
What: Fabio Turchi (16-0, 12 KOs) vs Sami Enbom (18-2, 10 KOs)
Where: Tuscany Hall in Florence, Italy
Time: 5 pm ET
Odds: Turchi -1677, Enbom +750
Synopsis: Turchi, 25, from Florence, Italy, was originally supposed to take on Jean Jacques Oliver as part of this Matchroom Boxing Italy show, but Enbom, a 31-year-old French southpaw, gets the nod instead. The two fight for a regional WBC title belt. Turchi stopped former Commonwealth champion Tony Conquest in November in his last fight to run his unbeaten streak to 16 fights and will hope to continue to build his case for world-level relevancy.
Other Bouts: Junior middleweight Orlando Fiordigiglio takes on Stephen Danyo, 30, of the Netherlands, in hopes of impressing enough to warrant world title consideration. Fiordigiglio, 34, from Italy, is currently ranked No. 6 by one of the major alphabet organizations so it’s at least within the realm of possibility he gets such an opportunity. There’s a slew of other action on the undercard, too, featuring mostly regional-level fighters.
What: Srisaket Sor Rungivsai (47-4-1, 41 KOs) vs Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3, 26 KOs)
Where: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Time: 9:30 pm ET
Odds: Sor Rungvisai -150, Estrada +120
Synopsis: In what is sure to be the most important fight of the busy weekend, Sor Rungvisai and Estrada meet in a rematch of last year’s barnburner at the same venue. Sor Rungvisai defeated Estrada by majority decision in February 2018. Sor Rungvisai, whose real name is Wisaksil Wangek, got off to a hot start but was outboxed in the second half of the fight. Can a 32-year-old Sor Rungvisai continue his winning ways? Or will Estrada, 29, finally get the signature win of his impressive career?
Other Bouts: The undercard is stacked with solid fights. Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny battle in a junior featherweight title unification bout with huge divisional ramifications. Former champs Jessie Vargas and Humberto Soto meet in an important junior middleweight scrap that might net the winner another big payday. Rising super middleweight Anthony Sims Jr takes on Vaughn Alexander in a light heavyweight scrap.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
What: Daniel Dubois (10-0, 9 KOs) vs Richard Lartey (14-1, 11 KOs)
Where: Wembley Arena in Wembley, England
Time: 3 pm ET
Odds: Dubois -5000, Lartey +1200
Synopsis: Dubois, 21, from England, is a rising heavyweight terror. A solid athlete with serious power, Dubois is poised for the biggest fight of his career, a showdown against fellow British prospect Joe Joyce, 33, the silver medal winner from the 2016 Olympics. But first Dubois has to get through Lartey in a bout that’s suddenly very important to Dubois’ career. If he can win as expected, Dubois is set to face Joyce for the vacant British heavyweight title this summer. But an upset loss was set his career back tremendously.
Other Bouts: Undefeated super middleweight prospect Lerrone Richards takes on regional contender Tommy Langford in the biggest fight of his career. Richards-Langford is for the vacant Commonwealth super middleweight title, a huge accomplishment on that side of the world. Undefeated super flyweight Sunny Edwards is also on the card in a scheduled 10-rounder against Pedro Matos.
What: Regis Prograis (23-0, 19 KOs) vs Kiryl Relikh (23-2, 19 KOs)
Where: Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana
Time: 7 pm ET
Odds: Prograis -770, Relikh +500
Synopsis: Prograis, 30, is one of the best fighters in boxing who hasn’t yet won a world title. Many expect that to change when Prograis, a New Orleans transplant who fights out of Houston, takes on rugged WBA titleholder Relikh. Nicknamed Rougarou, which roughly translates to Swamp Monster, Prograis is a pressure-cooking southpaw with sound defensive skills. If he can defeat Relikh, he will have his first world title and the chance to win more in the WBSS final.
Other Bouts: Nonito Donaire was supposed to face Zolani Tete in the semi-final of the WBSS bantamweight tournament, but Tete pulled out of the fight with an injury this week, so it looks like Donaire faces alternate WBSS competitor Stephon Young. That’s either a lucky break or not for Donaire, who was the underdog to Tete but will now be favored. Why might it be unlucky? Because the winner of Donaire-Young will likely have to face Naoya Inoue in the final, one of the scariest punchers in all of boxing.
What: Robert Easter Jr (21-1, 14 KOs) vs Rances Barthelemy (27-1, 14 KOs)
Where: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada
Time: 10 pm ET
Odds: Easter -910, Barthelemy +500
Synopsis: Easter, 28, lost his IBF lightweight title to Mikey Garcia in his last fight, but gets a chance against 32-year-old Cuban stylist Barthelemy to pick up the vacant WBA belt. Easter is tall for a lightweight, and he’s a solid worker with a good jab. While he can’t really beat pound-for-pound elite fighters like Garcia, Easter is tough enough against everyone else. Barthelemy’s only loss was above the lightweight limit, so while he’s a big underdog to Easter per bookies, he’s probably a pretty live one.
Other Bouts: Junior welterweights Viktor Postol and Mohamed Mimoune will tussle in an under-the-radar fight that could really turn some heads, too. Postol, 35, has only suffered losses to Terence Crawford and Josh Taylor. Mimoune, 31, hasn’t lost a fight since 2014. He’s won 10 straight. And if you’re down to see a nexgen heavyweight star, watch out for Efe Ajagba in the opener. He’s an incredible athlete and has the longest reach in boxing history.
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