Saturday, Feb. 23
SHO, 3:45 pm ET, James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr, Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne. Card also airing on ITV Box Office in the United Kingdom, and features Lee Selby vs Omar Douglas and Andre Sterling vs Ricky Summers, among other bouts. But Showtime has the top two bouts for U.S. viewers. DeGale-Eubank is a pivotal fight in the super middleweight division, and Joyce is on paper taking a step up against former titleholder Stiverne in the heavyweight division. BLH will have live coverage.
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, Brandon Rios vs Humberto Soto. DAZN doesn’t actually have a start time listed on their site right now, so this is just an early guess/placeholder listing. The only really notable fight on the show is the main event, and even then you’re talking two guys past their primes. But it could be a really good action fight for however long it lasts, too. And while it may be the only notable fight, there are plenty of good prospects on the card, including flyweight Joselito Velazquez and middleweight Diego Pacheco. BLH will have live coverage.
FS1, 10:00 pm ET, Anthony Dirrell vs Avni Yildirim, Jamal James vs Janer Gonzalez. Dirrell is the former WBC titleholder at 168, and that now-vacant belt is on the line here as he faces Turkey’s Yildirim. Yildirim was blown out in three by Eubank Jr in Oct. 2017, but has won five in a row since. Dirrell is still a contender in the division. James-Gonzalez is a meeting of once-beaten welterweights, James coming in on a four-fight win streak and Gonzalez off of his first loss. BLH will have live coverage.