Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia headline a busy weekend in boxing.
Friday, March 15
DAZN, 9:00 pm ET, Tevin Farmer vs Jono Carroll, Katie Taylor vs Rose Volante, Gabriel Rosado vs Maciej Sulecki. Farmer is defending his IBF 130-pound title at home in Philadelphia against Dublin native Carroll, who is coming off of a draw against Guillaume Frenois. Taylor-Volante is a unification fight at 135, with Taylor defending her IBF and WBO belts, and Volante the WBO title. Rosado is another Philly native, a veteran scrapper taking on Sulecki, a middleweight contender who proved his ability in a competitive loss to Daniel Jacobs in April 2018. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, March 16
FS1, 8:00 pm ET, Charles Martin vs Gregory Corbin. The one-hour FS1 hype show for the Spence-Garcia pay-per-view will feature former heavyweight titleholder Martin in action against local club fighter Corbin, who is unbeaten but has never fought anyone and is 38 years old. BLH will have live coverage.
PPV, 9:00 pm ET, Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia, David Benavidez vs J’Leon Love, Luis Nery vs McJoe Arroyo, Chris Arreola vs Jean Pierre Augustin. Spence-Garcia is one of the most purely intriguing fights on the sport’s schedule right now, and here we are, it’s fight week as Mikey Garcia looks to move up two weight classes and take a welterweight belt from an unbeaten young star. These are two of the best talents in boxing today. The rest of the card is your average pay-per-view undercard fare, basically. Benavidez is coming back from a 13-month layoff (the result of a suspension after failing a drug test for cocaine), and he’s facing a guy in Love who was once a prospect and is now just hanging around, his career never really recovering from an upset KO loss to Porky Medina in 2014. Nery is a terrific young fighter who’s had some weight issues at 118, facing the capable Arroyo. And Arreola is a heavyweight vet, a likable brawler attempting a comeback in his late 30s, facing an unbeaten but unproven opponent who hasn’t fought since Dec. 2017. BLH will have live coverage.
Sunday, March 17
ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET, Michael Conlan vs Ruben Garcia Hernandez, Luis Collazo vs Samuel Vargas. Main card starts at 6:00 pm ET. Irish star prospect Conlan returns to New York for St. Patrick’s Day, in a fight that looks more or less like a sideways step from his December win over Jason Cunningham, at least on paper. Collazo and Vargas are a couple of veterans, and the show will also feature Vladimir Nikitin, Conlan’s amateur rival, and Paddy Barnes, among others. BLH will have live coverage.