Tuesday, August 22
FS1, 9:00 pm ET, Juan Carlos Payano vs Alexis Santiago, Jamel Herring vs Ladarius Miller. The main event for this show was going to be Mickey Bey vs Anthony Peterson, which fell through, I’m certain to the absolute shock of everyone, with Bey reportedly suffering an injury.
Friday, August 25
FS1, 9:00 pm ET, Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Tureano Johnson, Immanuwel Aleem vs Hugo Centeno Jr. This is a middleweight eliminator for the IBF middleweight belt, currently held by Gennady Golovkin. The co-feature is another middleweight fight, and also a pretty nice matchup on paper. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, August 26
FOX, 7:00 pm ET, Yordenis Ugas vs Thomas Dulorme, Juan Heraldez vs Jose Miguel Borrego. The Mayweather-McGregor show kicks off with these two prelim fights and surely plenty of last-minute hype on FOX. Ugas is replacing Shawn Porter in the prelim main event here, and both fights are well-matched, at least. BLH will have live coverage.
SHO PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, Nathan Cleverly vs Badou Jack, Gervonta Davis vs Francisco Fonseca, Andrew Tabiti vs Steve Cunningham. Alright. Here it is. All the nonsense, all the hype, all the lead-up ends, and these two finally get in the boxing ring and put this to rest. The undercard is decent — Cunningham is a nice veteran test for Tabiti, Cleverly-Jack could be fun, and Davis is someone worth watching even if this isn’t the best matchup. For $100, that might not be enough for some people, but the casual interest in the main event will carry them over the mark on selling the show, so whatever, really. BLH will have live coverage.
HBO, 9:45 pm ET, Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai, Rey Vargas vs Ronny Rios. HEY! So you’re NOT spending $100 on Mayweather-McGregor, for whatever reason you have, surely valid. But you want to watch boxing on Saturday night. Well, HBO has you covered on the old TV, and if you’re looking for somewhere to talk about the fights you will be watching, we’ll have a place for you here, too. BLH will have live coverage.