Here’s how it works: you can watch the fights starting at 8 pm ET on this page at Watch2Gether, but we’ll be chatting and discussing the action right here on this page as we normally would for live event coverage. This saves anyone having to sign up for an account over there or having to go anonymous to chat there.
Tonight we’ll be watching, in order: Arturo Gatti’s 130-pound title defense against Gabriel Ruelas from 1997, the first Ring Fight of the Year award of four that Gatti was part of in his career; Steve Cunningham defending the IBF cruiserweight title against Tomasz Adamek in 2008; the first meeting between Erik Morales and LINEAL!!!!!!! featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao from 2005; and Felix Trinidad and Fernando Vargas squaring off in a 154-pound unification from 2000.
This is also most likely going to be the last one of these we do, because it’s really more of a hassle than it’s worth, so join us for what might be the swan song of the Watch Party.
Main Card (Watch2Gether, 8 pm ET)
- Felix Trinidad (38-0, 31 KO) vs Fernando Vargas (20-0, 18 KO), junior middleweights, 12 rounds
- Erik Morales (47-2, 34 KO) vs Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2, 30 KO), featherweights, 12 rounds
- Steve Cunningham (25-4, 12 KO) vs Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 29 KO), cruiserweights, 12 rounds
- Arturo Gatti (28-1, 23 KO) vs Gabriel Ruelas (44-3, 23 KO), junior welterweights, 12 rounds