Thursday, March 17
ESPN+ and Social Media, 1:00 pm ET, Berlanga vs Rolls press conference.
DAZN and Social Media, 4:00 pm ET, Ortiz vs McKinson press conference.
Friday, March 18
fubo Sports Network, Noon ET, Estelle Mossely vs Yanina Lescano, O’Shaquie Foster vs Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov. Mossely is, in theory, a potential opponent for the Taylor-Serrano winner, or for Taylor even if Katie loses to Serrano, as Taylor and Mossely have amateur history. I say “in theory” because Mossely hasn’t shown a lot of interest in doing much worth paying attention to as a pro so far. Foster-Yaqubov is the more interesting fight. Jono Carroll is in action, too, plus Olympic gold medalist Bakhodir Jalolov and more. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
ESPN+ and Social Media, 1:00 pm ET, Berlanga vs Rolls weigh-in.
DAZN and Social Media, 4:00 pm ET, Ortiz vs McKinson weigh-in.
Saturday, March 19
FITE PPV, 3:00 am ET, Sam Soliman vs Jesse White 2. For the low price of $17 you can watch 48-year-old Sam Soliman rematch a 6-2 opponent he beat by split decision in a six-rounder in December. This one is set for eight rounds, and this time, the vacant Victoria (Australia) State Middleweight Championship is on the line. The title last existed in 2017, but dates back to 1896 with occasional reigns.
fubo Sports Network, 12:45 pm ET, Sunny Edwards vs Muhammad Waseem, Regis Prograis vs Tyrone McKenna. Like Friday’s show at the same venue in Dubai, this has plenty more on the card, including TJ Doheny vs Cesar Juarez, the third pro fights for Hovhannes Bachkov and Peter McGrail, and more. Edwards-Waseem is for Sunny’s IBF flyweight title, of course, and Waseem’s a good fighter, a legitimate contender who gave Moruti Mthalane a tough fight for the same belt in 2018. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
BT Sport 3 (UK), 3:30 pm ET, David Avanesyan vs Oksari Metz. This is why Avanesyan signed with Queensberry. The big fights. Where else could he have gotten a matchup with Finland’s top welterweight, No. 183 in the world on BoxRec?
ESPN+, 6:40 pm ET, Berlanga vs Rolls prelims.
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, Alexis Rocha vs Blair Cobbs. A change of plans on this show, as Vergil Ortiz Jr is out and Rocha vs Cobbs moves into the main event slot. I liked the matchup before, still do. It’s a tough break for Golden Boy who are struggling to put together interesting cards and only have a few viable A-side main eventers, but the fight should be good. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
ESPN+ and ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Edgar Berlanga vs Steve Rolls. Berlanga returns after a biceps surgery, having gone the distance in his last two after those 16 first round stoppages to start his career. Rolls is a good opponent for where Berlanga is out; I know he got torched by GGG, but, well, that’s GGG. Rolls is the sort of opponent Berlanga should be fighting at this point. Whether it should be an ESPN main event is another question, but if we’re all being honest it’s not that out of line with a lot of main events on DAZN or FOX or Showtime or anywhere else. Xander Zayas is also back on the card. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.