Saturday, June 14
HBO, 10:00 pm EDT, Ruslan Provodnikov vs Chris Algieri, Demetrius Andrade vs Brian Rose, REPLAY: Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez. Provodnikov will be making the first defense of his WBO 140-pound belt, while Andrade will do the same with his WBO 154-pound belt. Both are expected to win. I would say both are expected to win fairly easily, if we're being honest. BLH will have live coverage.
UniMas, 11:00 pm EDT, Glen Tapia vs Keenan Collins, Jesse Hart vs Shuuja El Amin. Tapia is coming back from a bad beating at the hands of James Kirkland in a great fight late last year, and has taken his time to make the return, including linking up with Freddie Roach.
Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EDT, Humberto Soto vs Emmanuel Addo, Rey Vargas vs Vergel Nabran. Soto is back to doing Soto Things, which means he's fighting a guy in Aldo who is 12-1-1 (10 KO), while his opponents have had records of 1-0, 0-0, 0-4, 0-25, 0-9, 0-0, 2-6, 0-4, 2-7, 2-0 (and he lost), 1-1, 1-5, 0-2, and 0-12. He's also fought once since 2011. Even as a replacement, is this acceptable for someone of Soto's stature? And the WBC is sanctioning this as some kind of "title fight," too. Classic WBC.
Azteca (MEX), 11:30 pm EDT, Jorge Arce vs Jorge Lacierva, Tyson Marquez vs McJoe Arroyo, Alejandro Hernandez vs Daniel Rosas. The best fight here on paper is Marquez-Arroyo. Arce-Lacierva is just a couple of old guys