Friday, January 27
UniMás, 11:00 pm ET, Erick De Leon vs Jose Salinas, Arnold Barboza Jr vs Johnny Rodriguez. Pretty typical Solo Boxeo card of modern days, which is to say you can comfortably ignore it unless you’re dying to see De Leon beat up an overmatched opponent.
Saturday, January 28
SHO Extreme, 8:00 pm ET, Lee Selby vs Jonathan Victor Barros, David Benavidez vs Sherali Mamajonov. The IBF featherweight belt is on the line in Selby-Barros, and if Selby and Carl Frampton both win on Saturday, it seems reasonable that they’d fight later this year in the United Kingdom in a unification bout. Benavidez is a rising power puncher and worth tuning in to see. BLH will have live coverage.
SHO, 10:00 pm ET, Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz II, Dejan Zlaticanin vs Mikey Garcia. We’ve got a great rematch main event and Mikey Garcia coming for a 135 pound title in the co-feature. Nothing to complain about here. BLH will have live coverage.
HBO/BoxNation, 10:00 pm ET, Francisco Vargas vs Miguel Berchelt, Takashi Miura vs Mickey Roman. Both of these have action potential. Vargas has proven an action star, and Berchelt can bang, too, so that one could be a lot of fun. As for Miura-Roman, Roman really only knows one way to fight, and he does it pretty well, and Miura is not against throwing down himself. This may not have the big fight relevance of Frampton-Santa Cruz II, but these are good fights, too. Overall, it’s a terrific night of boxing on paper. It’s just too bad the cards are head-to-head. But we’ll be here for both. BLH will have live coverage.