Tonight at 10 p.m. EST from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Marcos Maidana faces Devon Alexander on Alexander's home turf, which has been a tricky proposition for past opponents.
In the HBO co-feature, Adrien Broner will defend his WBO super featherweight title against Eloy Perez.
Fight time: 10:00 p.m. EST
Location: Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Missouri
TV channel: HBO (USA) / Sky Sports 1 (UK)
Odds: Fighting at home in St. Louis, which has been kind to him in the past, Alexander is the favorite with odds of -200, -185 and -170. Maidana is at +160, +160 and +140.
Full undercard lineup after the jump.
I think it's really time for Golden Boy to join the year 2012 (or 2009 at least) and start streaming their undercards. Boxing fans are interested. Despite being the supposed "hip, young" organization, Golden Boy is woefully behind Top Rank in technology. This isn't me dumping on Golden Boy unnecessarily -- it's a legitimate suggestion for them to get their asses in gear and take advantage of something that can matter if you do it right. They don't even have a YouTube account, for God's sake. Do you know how ridiculous that is? Dan Goossen, with way less money and way smaller fights, has a YouTube page with valuable stuff on it. Get with it.
Lightweights, 10 Rounds
Sharif Bogere (21-0, 13 KO) vs Sergio Rivera (25-8-2, 16 KO)
Stay-busy fight for Bogere, who will soon be angling for some kind of title shot, I'd expect.
Welterweights, 8 Rounds
Keith Thurman (15-0, 14 KO) vs Christopher Fernandez (19-14-1, 12 KO)
Thurman resumes his career after having not fought since November 2010.
Heavyweights, 8 Rounds
Deontay Wilder (20-0, 20 KO) vs Marlon Hayes (23-10, 11 KO)
This is a miserable matchup for Wilder, who is now pretending that everyone is ducking him. I mean, get real here. They could easily have lined up someone like Nicolai Firtha for him by now. There are plenty of heavyweight gatekeepers and journeymen out there who don't care at all who they fight, knowing they're going to lose. But instead of doing that, Golden Boy and Wilder's handlers have dug up a 5'9" light heavyweight who hasn't fought in five years and is 40 years old. This is completely pathetic matchmaking and everyone should be ashamed. I hope Hayes lands a home run punch and ends this fable.
Welterweights (?), 6 Rounds, Rematch
Brandon Baue (12-5, 10 KO) vs Robbie Cannon (12-6-2, 6 KO)
No clue about the weight here. Last time Baue fought, it was December 2010 and he was at 156 pounds. Cannon last fought in October 2011...as a lightweight. This is actually a rematch of a November 2009 fight, which saw Baue at 146 and Cannon at 144. Cannon has fought as low as featherweight.
Junior Middleweights, 6 Rounds
Eddie Gomez (9-0, 7 KO) vs David Lopez (3-7-3, 0 KO)
Welterweights, 4 Rounds
Tyrone Chatman (8-1-1, 6 KO) vs Marlon Smith (2-0, 1 KO)
Middleweights, 4 Rounds
Jeremy Wood (1-4, 1 KO) vs Christopher Pearson (2-0, 1 KO)
Cruiserweights, 4 Rounds
Jose Ponce (2-0, 2 KO) vs Johnathan Brown (0-1, 0 KO)