By Scott Christ
It’s not a big week, but there are plenty of fights happening around the world, with Vanes Martirosyan, Felix Verdejo, Anselmo Moreno, and Humberto Soto all in action, plus a heavyweight fight between Odlanier Solis and Tony Thompson.
Monday, March 17
FOX Sports 1, 8:30 pm EDT, Julian Williams vs Freddy Hernandez, Jamie Kavanagh vs Andres Navarro, John Joe Nevin vs Alberto Candelaria. This was supposed to be a Danny O’Connor main event in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day, but that didn’t happen, so it’s Williams-Hernandez instead. The show may be most notable for the debut of Irish Olympian John Joe Nevin, the bantamweight silver medalist from London 2012.
Wednesday, March 19
FOX Sports (AUS), 7:30 am EDT, Jeff Horn vs Rivan Cesaire, Bowie Tupou vs Nick Guivas, Damien Hooper vs Young-Don Um.
Friday, March 21
ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes / WatchESPN.com, 9:00 pm EDT, Vanes Martirosyan vs Mario Lozano, Anthony Peterson vs Marcos Jimenez. Martirosyan is now with Goossen Tutor after parting with Top Rank, and he’s facing his general level of likely overmatched opponent in this one. Peterson just signed with Al Haymon, along with his brother Lamont, and this is just his second fight since 2011. BLH will have live coverage.
TV Publica (ARG), 10:00 pm EDT, Marcos Hector Vergara vs Gaston Alejandro Vega.
Telemundo, 11:35 pm EDT, Matthew Villanueva vs David Carmona, Manny Woods vs Marquis Davis.
Saturday, March 22
Sport1 (HUN), 5:15 pm EDT, Odlanier Solis vs Tony Thompson, Agit Kabayel vs Gbenga Oloukun. Solis-Thompson is a decent heavyweight matchup, and the two are fighting for a minor WBC trinket, which could mean the winner winds up in line for a title shot down the line.
Channel 5 (UK), 5:30 pm EDT, Kid Galahad vs Sergio Prado, Travis Dickinson vs Danny McIntosh, Matty Clarkson vs Lee Duncan. Galahad-Prado is for the vacant European super bantamweight title.
RaiSport 1 (ITA), 5:30 pm EDT, Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye vs Christopher Rebrasse.
DirecTV PPV ($39.99), 9:00 pm EDT, Jose Pedraza vs Alberto Garza, Reynaldo Ojeda vs Fernando Torres, Kenny Galarza vs Miguel Munguia. Only $40! What’s the catch? It sounds almost TOO good!
TyC Sports (ARG) / TV Max 9 (PAN), 10:00 pm EDT, Anselmo Moreno vs Javier Nicolas Chacon. Remember Moreno? Golden Boy doesn’t, either.
UniMas, 11:00 pm EDT, Jorge Melendez vs Richard Gutierrez, Felix Verdejo vs Juan Santiago. Richard Gutierrez is indeed still fighting. Obviously the reason to watch this show, if you do, is Verdejo, who should blast through another guy.
Televisa (MEX), 11:00 pm EDT, Humberto Soto vs Juan Carlos Abreu, Hugo Ruiz vs Ramon Maas. It’s Humberto Soto, doing Humberto Soto things.
Source: Bad Left Hook