Tonight's double-header featuring middleweight champion Sergio Martinez against British challenger and former two-time European champ Darren Barker is live tonight, and Bad Left Hook will have round-by-round coverage. Here are the quick details:
Fight time: 10:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
TV channel: HBO (United States), Sky Sports (United Kingdom)
Odds: Odds are off the charts, basically, with Martinez at -2750 at 5Dimes and -2500 at SBG Global. Barker is an underdog of +1450 and +1200, respectively.
Usually we'd do staff picks with this post, too, but I want to apologize for the lack of those this week since I forgot to send out the email to everyone, which is my mistake. Burn me if you must. I do know that our own Andrew Fruman believes Barker has a better shot than most do, but I can only say that I don't think "Dazzling" Darren has much of a shot at all. He's got talent, but I just don't think he's got enough of it, and I see this one turning into a blowout, personally. But we'll find out tonight, and even if the main event isn't a gem, the co-feature rematch between Andy Lee and Brian Vera should be a cracker.