Tuesday, June 9
ESPN, 7:00 pm ET, Shakur Stevenson vs Felix Caraballo,
Mikaela Mayer vs Helen Joseph. Stevenson, who was the first major card called off (along with a PBC on FS1 card) ahead of his Mar. 14 bout, is the first fighter headlining as boxing gets back on ESPN. This is a four-hour broadcast, because ESPN has a lot of air to fill, so we’ve got the whole card up here. Neither of these fights are very competitive on paper, but let’s keep in mind we’ve got no real idea what shape people will be in, how they’ll fight without fans, etc. Most in boxing expect real upsets at some point as we get going again. Featherweight Robeisy Ramirez and heavyweight prospects Jared Anderson and Guido Vianello will all be in action, as well.
UPDATE: Mayer is off the card after testing positive for COVID-19. BLH will have live coverage.
Thursday, June 11
ESPN, 8:00 pm ET, Jessie Magdaleno vs Yenifel Vicente, Adam Lopez vs Luis Coria. Similar to the Tuesday card, and to most of what Top Rank has on the schedule right now. Magdaleno is a former titlist at 122 and should beat Vicente without much trouble. Lopez-Coria could potentially be more interesting. Lopez really only has the one fight for anyone to know much about him, and he did lose. Coria has two losses, but both were close on the cards. Prospects Bryan Lua, Eric Mondragon, and Gabriel Muratalla will also be in the ring. BLH will have live coverage.