And boxing will be here to fill the rest of your days I promise you. It’s not something I’m tuning into this weekend though.
StubHub Center, the home of a the LA Galaxy (and I guess Chargers now) and a tennis court that converts into a boxing stadium more weekends a year than actual tennis tournaments, has a special place in the hearts of Southern California boxing fans. It’s been the host of so many surprise classics and fight of the year candidates. Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado, Tim Bradley vs. Ruslan Provonikov, Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido (a war I was lucky enough to witness) are some of the biggest highlights of this place.
But today the action is on the grass side. USA takes on Argentina XV in a men’s international test match. Those who’ve played know the sacredness of such a day and the chant will echo in their minds upon reading this. Saturday is a rugby day!
But. If you don’t care there is this… on ESPN no less
At Corpus Christi, Texas (ESPN/ESPN Deportes):
- Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez vs. Habib Ahmed, 12 rounds, for Ramirez’s WBO super middleweight title
- Jerwin Ancajas vs. Israel Gonzalez, 12 rounds, for Ancajas’ IBF junior bantamweight title
And Sunday is the Super Bowl, if people still watch those.
and since I’m sure no one tunes into those, here’s a fight all the way from Japan you can tune into to fix your fiend (use your computer, I know you’re resourceful)
At Naha, Japan (beIN Sports Espanol):
- Daigo Higa vs. Moises Fuentes, 12 rounds, for Higa’s WBC flyweight title
Some people LIKE the commercials, but in this event I promise you they wont even cut to commercial once, there will be no time outs, and no referee’s giving the victory away to the team that’s “supposed to win,” er, actually I can’t promise that one. Boxing hasn’t figured that one out yet either.