Today at 3:00 pm EDT on beIN Sport (you have the channel, just look for it, it's wild, I know) from Monte Carlo, Edwin Rodriguez faces Denis Grachev in the final bout of the Super 4 mini-tournament, a catchweight light heavyweight fight (171.5 pounds) where the winner will pocket $600,000.
Rodriguez (23-0, 15 KO) got here with a win over Ezequiel Maderna in March, while Grachev (13-1-1, 8 KO) handed Zsolt Erdei his first pro loss on the same card.
Also on the card, Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KO) will defend his WBA 140-pound title against veteran Souleymane M'baye (40-4-1, 22 KO), who isn't really a contender or anything, and has fought just once since 2011. Why he gets a world title shot is "beyond me" in that it doesn't make sense, but it's boxing, and he's a former WBA titleholder, and he's probably got mad connections, and whatever, it's happening. Allakhverdiev beat Joan Guzman to win the belt and Guzman wasn't really a contender either, so BFD.
Also on the card: Max Bursak (26-1-1, 12 KO) defends the European middleweight title against Prince Arron (23-4-1, 5 KO), and cruiserweight Dmytro Kucher (21-0, 15 KO) takes on Ilunga Makabu (13-1, 13 KO).
We'll have live coverage this afternoon, and it's a fun new channel for us, so hooray!!! Join us!!!