Saturday, Nov. 30
FITE, 5:00 am ET, Anthony Mundine vs John Wayne Parr. The 44-year-old Mundine fights for the first time in a year, following his 96-second wipeout loss to Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Here he faces John Wayne Parr, a kickboxer who is 43 years old and does have some boxing experience, but hasn’t competed in pro boxing since 2003, when he lost to Sakio Bika over 12 rounds. This is borderline freakshow stuff and I haven’t decided if I’m going to watch it yet. It’s a $25 pay-per-view on FITE and there is nothing of any real interest on the undercard. Basically I’m going to see how I feel later this week and decide then. BLH may have live coverage.
ESPN+, 2:00 pm ET, Zolani Tete vs John Riel Casimero, Lerrone Richards vs Lennox Clarke, Sam Bowen vs Anthony Cacace, Chris Jenkins vs Liam Taylor. Tete-Casimero is a world title fight at 118, and the other three here are British title bouts at 168, 130, and 147, with the 168 and 147 fights also for the Commonwealth titles. Probably what we’ll do is just combine live coverage for this and the DAZN show on Saturday, I don’t know. BLH will have live coverage.
DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Radzhab Butaev vs Alexander Besputin, Cecilia Braekhus vs Victoria Bustos. Big Ed Hearn takes a trip to Monte Carlo and brings some boxers with him. Butaev-Besputin is for the vacant WBA “world” welterweight title; both are solid fighters on the rise and it’s a good matchup, stupid belt or not. Braekhus is the queen of 147 and still arguably the best P4P fighter in women’s boxing, but she is 38 now. The show will also feature Zhilei Zhang vs Andriy Rudenko, Hughie Fury vs Pavel Sour, and Joe Cordina vs Enrique Tinoco. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 6:30 pm ET, Valdez-Gutierrez prelims. Standard array of Top Rank guys staying busy — Arnold Barboza Jr, Brian Mendoza, Guido Vianello, Jared Anderson, and Xander Zayas, among others, in action. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 10:00 pm ET, Oscar Valdez vs Andres Gutierrez, Carl Frampton vs Tyler McCreary, Carlos Adames vs Patrick Teixeira. Adames-Teixeira might technically be on the prelims, actually. Valdez and Frampton are both back in winnable fights, Valdez taking another kind of disappointing matchup as he moves up to 130. McCreary is a little lucky to still be undefeated after his last two fights, so Frampton should be the big favorite here. This is not a great show, but these guys gotta fight. BLH will have live coverage.