Sometimes the late bird gets the worm

If I had written and sent this email early I wouldn’t have been able to include this

GGG has signed with DAZN.  So that means next fight of his you won’t shell out 60 bucks.

But what it really means is DAZN pretty much owns the middleweight division right now.

Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade, and now GGG.  That’s good news for fight fans.  It’s great when the best in a division are all able to fight each other without promotional or network clashes making it impossible.

(BJ Saunders too, he had had a fight scheduled for DAZN until he tested positive, but I’m sure he’ll be back in the mix to fight on the network. )

Good to see some continued momentum for the fight streaming platform. Really assisting a great Middleweight division right now operate at peak for boxing fans.

I wish I could say the same about the Heavyweight division.

While I am bullish on the Heavyweights right now, most are, first time in a while…

It isn’t exactly as seamless.  Dillian Whyte, supposed close talks with ESPN.  Tyson Fury IS coming to ESPN.

While Anthony Joshua will fight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller on DAZN next,

and we learned the unfortunate news that the WBC has mandated that Deontay Wilder defends his title against Dominic Breazeale (yaaaaaawwnnn),

We are still left waiting for something like a Wilder Fury rematch or a Anthony Joshua fight for either of the two.

…But like I said things are better than they have been and we should be grateful that the Heavyweight division is getting better and no longer completely boring.

Lot of boxing news going on, can’t cover it all…

Anyway what about THIS weekend?

this is what I’m watching

March 8: Milan, Italy (DAZN)

  • Daniele Scardina vs. Henri Kekalainen, 12 rounds, super middleweights
  • Maxim Prodan vs. Steve Jamoye, 12 rounds, welterweights
  • Vissia Trovato vs. Erika Cruz Hernandez, 10 rounds, female featherweights
  • Jamie Cox vs. TBA, 8 or 10 rounds, middleweights

Not this

March 8: London (ESPN+)

  • Anthony Yarde vs. Travis Reeves, 10 rounds, light heavyweights
  • Daniel Dubois vs. Razvan Cojanu, 10 rounds, heavyweights
  • Liam Williams vs. Joe Mullender, 12 rounds, for Williams’ British middleweight title
  • Hamza Sheeras vs. Rod Douglas Jr., 6 rounds, junior middleweights

Why? idk i guess cuz I have a DAZN subscription and not a ESPN+ one yet (hmu if you wanna go halfers)

But here’s the real exciting one

Tomorrow night!

March 9: Verona, N.Y. (DAZN)

  • Title fight: Dmitry Bivol vs. Joe Smith Jr., 12 rounds, for Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title
  • Title fight: Maurice Hooker vs. Mikkel LesPierre, 12 rounds, for Hooker’s WBO junior welterweight title
  • Callum Johnson vs. Seanie Monaghan, 10 rounds, light heavyweights

Big fan of Joe Smith Jr.  He’s the B side on this one and Dmitry Bivol is one hard Mother Russia.  I’ll be cheering for my guy Smith.  And we know win or lose he’ll be ready to work at his construction job on Monday.  Gotta love that.

also…

March 9: Carson, Calif. (Fox/Fox Deportes)

  • Title fight: Shawn Porter vs. Yordenis Ugas, 12 rounds, for Porter’s WBC welterweight title
  • Abel Ramos vs. Francisco Santana, 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Efe Ajagba vs. Amir Mansour, 8 rounds, heavyweights
  • Juan Carlos Payano vs. Damien Vazquez, 10 rounds, bantamweights

This should be a good one.  Shawn Porter is always entertaining to watch.  And even better this one’s on Fox! So if you want to watch something this weekend, there’s even a free option for you.

Last weekend we had a great episode recording with 12-0 prospect Michael Dutchover over on the Boxed In podcast

check it out here

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