ESPN platforms are driving the televised boxing action this week.
ESPN+ will present a fight card from Place Bell in Laval (Montreal), Quebec, Canada, as undefeated WBC female light flyweight champion Kim Clavel (16-0, 3 KOs) meets WBA champ Jessica Nery Plata (28-2, 3 KOs) in a ten round unification clash.
ESPN presents a heavyweight twinbill at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. In a pair of ten-rounders, Efe “The Silent Roller” Ajagba (16-1, 13 KOs) faces unbeaten Stephan “Big Shot” Shaw (18-0, 13 KOs), and unbeaten 2016 Olympian Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (10-0-1, 9 KOs) meets spoiler Jonnie Rice (15-6-1, 10 KOs). The undercard can be seen on ESPN+.
Thank you, ESPN.
I thought it was Fight Week for Spence vs Crawford, but I was wrong, just a mistake. If none of the following fights is done this year, means that some people have the mission to kill boxing: 1)
Usyk vs Fury, 2) Canelo vs Benavidez, 3) Spence vs Crawford, 4)Tank Davis vs Ryan Garcia, 5) A fight between two of these: Shakur Stevenson, Devin Haney, Vasyl Lomachenko
I think we’ll get #1 and I think they’ll eventually agree on Haney – Lomachenko. I think hell freezes over before #3.
Wonder why Rice is favored here-looks like opponent to build up Vianelli’s record. Seems like Vianelli at -110 is a gift.
I agree Lucie, but I am afraid of the number 4 for an eventual meltdown from Ryan’s side
I didn’t even mention that one Burucho because I’m confident that it will NOT happen. Only when the bell rings to start the third round will I believe Tank and Ryan Garcia are fighting.
I think Efe’s career is fizzling out, looked very good early and then was exposed a bit when he stepped up the competition