Some of this weekend’s action, topped by a lightweight unification bout between Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr, will be made available to the general public courtesy of Showtime Sports. The network will live stream a couple of the undercard bouts on their YouTube and Facebook pages starting at 8 p.m. ET, which leads into the main televised card starting at 10 p.m. ET.
Via Press Release:
“The social media offering will include a 10-round bout featuring undefeated super lightweight prospect Fabian Maidana, the brother of former champion Marcos Maidana, as well as special guests breaking down the highly anticipated unification fight from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. This is the third consecutive year that SHOWTIME has delivered free live streams of boxing, an industry-leading offering available to all consumers with internet access.
“Former three-division champion Abner Mares will join boxing broadcaster Ray Flores and analyst Chris Mannix as they call the fights from ringside in Los Angeles and preview that evening’s three-fight telecast.
“Maidana (15-0, 11 KOs), the younger brother of former two-division world champion Marcos Maidana, will face his toughest professional test in former world title challenger Andrey Klimov (20-4, 10 KOs). The 26-year-old Maidana, of Argentina, is looking to continue his rise from prospect to contender. Also on the live stream, 2016 U.S. Olympian and unbeaten prospect Karlos Balderas (5-0, 4 KOs) will appear in a six-round super featherweight bout against an opponent to be announced.”
Please note, however, that Showtime’s live stream will be geo-blocked for U.S. audiences only.