Wednesday, Feb. 22
ProBox TV, 8:00 pm ET, Manuel Gallegos vs Richard VanSiclen. This show will also have Najee Lopez taking on a veteran opponent, Marques Valle’s return, and apparently Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly. It’s a solid ProBox lineup from Plant City, and John will be here. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
Thursday, Feb. 23
YouTube, 11:50 am ET, Paul vs Fury “special media panel.” Same streaming options as noted before. This will be a little roundtable like thing that features Mike Tyson, Shawn Porter, and Devin Haney.
YouTube, 12:05 pm ET, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury press conference. Same streaming options as noted for the other stuff. We’ll be here. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, John “Scrappy” Ramirez vs Luis Padilla. Solid Golden Boy Thursday show. Probably will also be available free on YouTube. Manuel Flores fights Franklin Gonzalez on the card, too, plus more that isn’t as interesting. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
Friday, Feb. 24
Saturday, Feb. 25
YouTube, 4:30 am ET, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury weigh-in. They’re calling this the “official media weigh-ins,” which most likely means that Paul and Fury will actually weigh in earlier in the morning (it’s set for 12:30 pm in Riyadh). This will be streamed on ESPN+, as well as Top Rank’s YouTube, Jake Paul’s YouTube, and BT Sport Boxing’s YouTube. We’ll be around to either give you the recap of the actual weigh-in, if as usual someone gets that on YouTube from their phone, or let you know the weights and all that when everything’s over.
YouTube and Facebook, 6:45 pm ET, Matias vs Ponce prelims. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs VeShawn Owens is the featured bout, a 10-rounder at welterweight, plus we’ll have Derrick Jackson vs Willie Jones in an eight-rounder at 147, and Mikkel Spencer vs Margarito Hernandez in a four-round fight at 140. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
DAZN, 7:00 pm ET, Josh Wagner vs Xhuljo Vernozi. Another UBP show from Ontario, this one back in Brampton. Vrenozi is ranked No. 422 in the world at 154 lbs is 2-3 in his last five, two of the losses by early stoppage. His last fight was a 10-round shutout loss in Brampton to Sukhdeep Singh Bhatti at 160. As compelling a lineup as usual.
SHO, 9:00 pm ET, Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce. I won’t lie, I was personally mildly intrigued to see Adrien Broner’s return, but with that canceled, the upside is I get to pay live attention to this drastically better show. Matias and Ponce are clashing for the vacant IBF title at 140 lbs, and the Showtime undercard will feature Minneapolis local Jamal James vs Alberto Palmetta and Elvis Rodriguez vs Joseph Adorno, too, a pair of perfectly solid matchups. The main event could be a cracker at the Armory crowd in Minnesota are generally fantastic. Should be fun! Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
Sunday, Feb. 26
ESPN+ PPV, 2:00 pm ET, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury. This bad boy’ll set you back a cool $49.99, which is actually pretty affordable for a modern pay-per-view. Wildly, you can say that Jake Paul has never shown true greediness with PPV pricing. If Tommy Fury pulls out, MMA and bareknuckle veteran Mike Perry is ready to step in, so the show is happening one way or the other. There’s also a legit WBC cruiserweight title fight between Ilunga Junior Makabu and Badou Jack, plus more on the card. I’ll be here! Let’s see what’s what between these lads! Also on BT Sport Box Office in the UK. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage.
CBS Sports Network, 10:30 pm ET, Nestor Bravo vs Jair Valtierra, Michell Banquez vs Antonio Vargas. These are both decent matchups, and will actually be happening on Saturday in Orlando, but then airing on tape-delay on CBS SN, which is a channel that does exist! And apparently tape-delay boxing is a going concern in 2023! What a world.