This afternoon from Stuggart, Germany, Alexander Povetkin defends his WBA "regular" heavyweight title against Marco Huck at Porsche-Arena, and Bad Left Hook will have live coverage of the fight. We'll be covering it as part of our BoxNation live coverage this afternoon, packaged with the Cleverly vs Karpency card.
Fight time: 2:30 p.m. EST (U.K. TV) / 4:00 p.m. EST (U.S. and German TV)
Location: Porsche-Arena - Stuggart, Germany
TV channel: BoxNation (U.K.) / Epix (U.S.) / ARD (Germany)
This fight will be live at around 4:30 p.m. EST, it would seem.
You can watch online legally if you're in the United States, at EpixHD.com, but be warned: If that's your plan for watching the fight, the simple fact is that Epix has constant problems handling the demand for their streams. Of all of their fights since last year, I haven't encountered anything less than an issue that makes the stream nearly unwatchable at any point. I hope that doesn't happen today, but it would make them about 1-for-9 if it doesn't.
Full undercard lineup from Germany after the jump, not that we'll be seeing any of it.
Middleweights, 12 Rounds
Dominik Britsch (26-0, 9 KO) vs Roberto Santos (17-6-1, 9 KO)
Middleweights, 10 Rounds
Marcos Nader (14-0, 2 KO) vs Baker Barakat (36-11-4, 24 KO)
Heavyweights, 8 Rounds
Edmund Gerber (18-0, 12 KO) vs Oleksiy Mazikin (17-6-2, 4 KO)
Junior Middleweights, 8 Rounds
Jack Culcay (10-0, 6 KO) vs Salvatore Annunziata (15-5-4, 3 KO)
Light Heavyweights, 8 Rounds
Robert Woge (6-0, 5 KO) vs Roberto Cocco (10-8-1, 5 KO)
My exposure to Cocco: A 2008 fight against Mads Larsen and his 2011 fight against Dustin Dirks. He was not memorable in either fight, except for his name. Usually guys like this, I have to jog my memory to recall them, but Roberto Cocco always sticks out as "Mads Larsen opponent." I'm not sure why; his name isn't that interesting.