Tonight at 10 p.m. EDT on HBO, Erik Morales faces Danny Garcia in a junior welterweight main event, while James Kirkland takes on Carlos Molina in the junior middleweight co-feature. Bad Left Hook will have live round-by-round coverage.
Morales (52-7, 36 KO) had to vacate his WBC belt after missing weight yesterday, but the belt can still be won by Garcia (22-0, 14 KO). Garcia is a solid but not huge favorite on the sports books, as the younger fighter's fresher legs and style have many picking him to claim his first world title tonight against the aged Morales.
In the co-feature, Kirkland (30-1, 27 KO) faces crafty swarmer Molina (19-4-2, 6 KO) in an intriguing fight that puts one of them in line for a title shot at 154 pounds. Picks among fans and media seem just about 50-50 -- some feel Kirkland will be too strong, some feel that Molina will simply be too good.
Brent Brookhouse will be leading the HBO coverage tonight, so make him feel welcome and harass his scorecards and blame his MMA influence. In all seriousness, make Brent feel welcome for lending us a hand tonight and making sure we could bring you coverage of both televised shows.