Tuesday, Jan. 28
UFC Fight Pass, 9:00 pm ET, Steve Rolls vs Shady Gamhour, Custio Clayton vs Diego Ramirez, Hurshidbek Normatov vs Uriel Hernandez, Amanda Galle vs Shelly Barnett. A Lee Baxter-promoted card in association with DiBella Entertainment from Toronto, with Rolls returning to middleweight and looking to get back on track following his lottery ticket shortcoming against GGG last summer. Clayton is an OK welterweight prospect and Normatov a middleweight from Uzbekistan. BLH will have live coverage.
Thursday, Jan. 30
DAZN, 7:00 pm ET, Andrade-Keeler prelims. Loads of prospects in action including Anthony Sims Jr, Otha Jones III, Austin Williams, and Alexis Espino. BLH will have live coverage.
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, Demetrius Andrade vs Luke Keeler, Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib, Tevin Farmer vs Joseph Diaz Jr, Daniel Roman vs Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Big Thursday night card for DAZN, with three world title fights at 160, 130, and 122, plus the YouTube junk. I’ll play along with a fight between YouTube celebrities big enough to main event, but if you can’t headline over Andrade-Keeler, how famous are you, really? Is this even a worthwhile novelty? (Yes, as it will surely be the main draw for actually selling tickets in Miami for this card.) Andrade-Keeler figures to be a mismatch, in all candor, but the other two title fights are very competitive on paper, and Roman-Akhmadaliev has me particularly excited. BLH will have live coverage.
UFC Fight Pass, 10:00 pm ET, Ernesto Delgadillo vs Jade Bornea, Santiago Dominguez vs Vitor Jones, Connor Coyle vs Miguel Dumas, Richard Van Siclen vs Abraham Martin. An RJJ Boxing card from Toppenish, Washington, which appears to be a new home-for-the-moment for Roy’s cards. It’s not a bad Fight Pass show, but obviously we’re going to be busy with, you know, the show with the world title fights.
Friday, Jan. 31
SHO, 10:00 pm ET, Ruben Villa vs Alexei Collado, Taras Shelestyuk vs Alejandro Davila, Jerry Perez vs Zhora Hamazaryan. Villa is a good-looking prospect at 126, someone worth tuning in to see. He’s not the flashiest guy, he’s not a knockout artist, but he’s a good boxer with real skills, might be a contender sooner than later. Shelestyuk-Davila is a 10-rounder at 147, and Perez-Hamazaryan is an eight-rounder at 135. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, Feb. 1
ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET, Sean McComb vs Mauro Godoy, Davey Oliver Joyce vs Lee Haskins, Gary Cully vs Joe Fitzpatrick. McComb is a tall southpaw junior welterweight prospect, while Godoy is a tall right-handed junior welterweight veteran. Argentina’s Godoy is well-known to MTK, so they’re not booking this blind. It’s well calculated. Joyce, a former Irish amateur standout, is coming off a TKO loss to Leigh Wood and looking to bounce back against Haskins, a former IBF bantamweight titleholder.
FS1, 6:30 pm ET, Jesus Ramos vs Ramal Amanov, Jose Miguel Borrego vs Jimmy Williams. The prelim portion of the night’s PBC action, all of which will be broadcast on FS1 so for all it really matters it’s just one long card. Ramos is a strong young prospect at 147. BLH will have live coverage.
FS1, 8:00 pm ET, Yordenis Ugas vs Mike Dallas Jr, Michel Rivera vs Fidel Maldonado Jr, Omar Juarez vs Angel Hernandez, Raymond Guajardo vs Clay Collard. The latter two fights are both six-round showcases for prospects. Rivera-Maldonado is, I dunno, something that should be on a prelim, in all candor. And Ugas-Dallas is a fight that probably just shouldn’t be happening. But with the ESPN card canceled, this is it for Saturday night, and hey, it’s something! BLH will have live coverage.