Friday, August 13
FITE PPV, 2:00 pm ET, Austin Trout vs Alejandro Davila. This is $20 which is, in all honesty, quite an asking price for ... this. Again, I don’t begrudge niche shows being offered on PPV for people who want to see them, this wasn’t getting picked up anywhere else, but $20 is a little steep for this card. You’ll also see Mike Perez vs Tony Salam at cruiserweight, Anthony Sims Jr vs Hernan David Perez at super middleweight, and Christian Thun against Lucas Browne at heavyweight.
Saturday, August 14
DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Fight Camp: Joshua Buatsi vs Ricards Bolotniks. The main event here could be a real sleeper, Bolotniks is a blast and on a good roll, and Buatsi has had some tests already. He’s also a strong puncher and a good prospect. We’ll also have other fights, including an intriguing make-or-break test for Raymond Ford against Reece Bellotti, Michael McKinson vs Przemyslaw Runowski, and supposedly Savannah Marshall defending her WBO middleweight title, but they don’t have an opponent set as of yet. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
UFC Fight Pass, 5:00 pm ET, Charles Foster vs Jeyson Minda. Murphys Boxing are back in business. It’s a pretty standard Fight Pass show.
DAZN, 8:00 pm ET, Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas. A nice-looking card from Golden Boy with serious action potential. Ortiz-Kavaliauskas could have good action, and we’ll also get a trilogy bout between Roger Gutierrez and Rene Alvarado, who had a good, dramatic scrap in January. Felix Alvarado will also be defending his IBF junior flyweight title against Erick Lopez, and Pablo Cesar Cano vs Danielito Zorrilla. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
SHO, 10:00 pm ET, Guillermo Rigondeaux vs John Riel Casimero. Casimero’s WBO bantamweight title is on the line in the main event, as is Rigondeaux’s secondary WBA belt, for whatever that’s worth. The WBA just don’t much care anymore. There are two more bantamweight bouts on the undercard, with Gary Antonio Russell facing Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Rau’shee Warren taking on Damien Vazquez. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
ESPN+ and ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney 3. A third meeting between Franco and Moloney, for Franco’s secondary WBA belt at 115 lbs. This has become a more heated rivalry after the very controversial outcome of their second bout last year, and their first fight — which actually lasted more than a couple rounds and a clash of heads — was a good one. The prelims start on ESPN+ at 6 pm ET, but the main card is at 10, and that’s what we’ll be covering live. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.