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Canelo vs Jacobs, Beterbiev vs Kalajdzic, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for April 30-May 4, 2019

It’s Canelo-Jacobs fight week, but that’s not all that’s on the schedule this week.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tuesday, April 30

DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Canelo-Jacobs Grand Arrivals. At this event, if tradition is followed, fighters will get out of cars and walk through crowds in Las Vegas, then say a few things when interviewed. BLH will have live coverage.

Wednesday, May 1

DAZN, 3:00 pm ET, Canelo-Jacobs Final Press Conference. At this event, Canelo and Jacobs will talk — well, eventually they’ll talk. About seven other people will speak before they do, including Las Vegas businessmen you couldn’t care less about. BLH will have live coverage.

Thursday, May 2

DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Canelo-Jacobs Undercard Final Press Conference. At this event, the undercard fighters from the Canelo-Jacobs card will talk. Usually less businessmen at this one. BLH will have live coverage.

Facebook, 7:00 pm ET, Yamaguchi Falcao vs Christopher Pearson. These two fought in the World Series of Boxing as amateurs years ago, with Pearson winning a controversial decision. Brazil’s Falcao won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, but he’s 31 now and if he’s going to be a real player at middleweight, the clock is ticking. Erik Bazinyan and Steven Butler will feature on the undercard. BLH will have live coverage.

Friday, May 3

DAZN, 4:30 pm ET, Canelo-Jacobs Weigh-In. At this event, all the fighters will weigh in. BLH will have live coverage.

ESPN+, 6:00 pm ET, Beterbiev-Kalajdzic Weigh-In. Other fighters at a different place will weigh in. BLH will have live coverage.

Saturday, May 4

DAZN, 6:00 pm ET, Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs. Here’s the schedule: will go live at 6 pm ET with a couple of fights, which will also air on various regional sports networks, check your local listings. At 7:30 pm ET, we get a couple more prelim fights on DAZN. Then at 9:00 pm ET, the main show goes live on DAZN. Main event will probably be on around 11:30-Midnight ET. The main event sells itself, it is at worst two of the top three middleweights in the sport fighting for three of the four major titles at 160 pounds. The undercard has taken some hits, but nothing huge as it was never a great undercard to begin with. David Lemieux is out, but instead Bilal Akkawy will be the opponent for John Ryder, and that fight could still bang. Pablo Cesar Cano is out, but his scheduled fight with Michael Perez wasn’t revving anyone’s engine anyway. I mean it sucks those guys got hurt, obviously. The co-feature is Vergil Ortiz Jr, a top prospect, facing crafty and durable vet Mauricio Herrera. BLH will have live coverage.

ESPN+, 6:30 pm ET, Beterbiev-Kalajdzic Prelims. Felix Valera, Brian Mendoza, and others will fight on the Top Rank prelims. BLH will have live coverage.

ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Artur Beterbiev vs Radivoje Kalajdzic, Gabriel Flores Jr vs Eduardo Pereira, Jerwin Ancajas vs Ryuchi Funai. We’re going to basically have shadow coverage of this fight. I’ll have it on and we’ll have a live coverage post for those of you watching this show instead, but while Beterbiev-Kalajdzic is a good main event and Ancajas-Funai is a title fight at 115, it is an absolutely foolish idea to counter-program a Canelo fight, especially one as good as Canelo-Jacobs. Gabriel Flores Jr, who is the reason the tickets have been sold, will be on between the title fights in a showcase bout set for six rounds. BLH will have live coverage.

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