Friday, Feb. 14
DAZN, 7:00 pm ET, Garcia-Fonseca prelims. Some prospects in action, as usual. BLH will have live coverage.
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, Ryan Garcia vs Francisco Fonseca, Jorge Linares vs Carlos Morales, Alexis Rocha vs Brad Solomon, Blair Cobbs vs Samuel Kotey. It’s a card meant to build some future. Golden Boy are keen to make Garcia-Linares should both win, though Garcia’s team don’t sound as in a rush to get to that, which is probably smart, in all honesty. Rocha is taking a step up against the vet Solomon, and Cobbs is what he is, but part of what he is is fun to watch fight. BLH will have live coverage.
SHO, 10:00 pm ET, Thomas Mattice vs Isaac Cruz Gonzalez, Raeese Aleem vs Adam Lopez, Montana Love vs Jerrico Walton, Derrick Colemon Jr vs Joseph Jackson. A four-fight ShoBox from Philadelphia. Usually we’d do ShoBox live coverage but honestly, basically nobody’s going to be watching with the Garcia card on DAZN, so there’s just not a lot of point in going to the trouble. It’s not a bad ShoBox, really, but it’s not a great one either. For a great one we might’ve split it up, but instead our focus is on the DAZN show.
Saturday, Feb. 15
FOX, 8:00 pm ET, Caleb Plant vs Vincent Feigenbutz, Bryant Perrella vs Abel Ramos, Austin Dulay vs Diego Magdaleno. Looks like no FS1 prelims for this event, but Rau’shee Warren and Caleb Truax are both fighting off TV, if you’re wondering. On paper this is a step back up for Plant compared to his first title defense against Mike Lee, but fighting anyone in the top 100 would’ve been a step back up, so BFD. Feigenbutz is a mandatory so it had to happen eventually, but it’s really hard to see the German doing much with Plant. Perrella-Ramos is well-matched at 147. Dulay is a prospect at 135 with a single loss to Chris Colbert, a better prospect, and Magdaleno is a solid matchup for him at this point. BLH will have live coverage.