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Terence Crawford faces Kell Brook, Katie Taylor headlines a women’s tripleheader, BKFC is back, and more.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
ESPN+, 2:00 pm ET, Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs Macaulay McGowan. This MTK Global card was supposed to be led by a better main event between Lee McGregor and European bantamweight champ Karim Guerfi, but McGregor tested positive for COVID so that has to be rescheduled. Kulakhmet is a 26-year-old junior middleweight from Kazakhstan who turned pro on Aug. 23, and this will be a 10-round bout with McGowan, who is 25 and originally from Manchester. Any real interest in this passed when Guerfi-McGregor was postponed, in all honesty. We might have live coverage, might not. Depends on my schedule, really. BLH may have live coverage.
Friday, Nov. 13
BKTV, 8:00 pm ET, BKFC 14: Luis Palomino vs Jim Alers, Dat Nguyen vs Reggie Barnett. BKFC is back! Toe the line, fools! Both of these fights should be bangers. The 154-pound title is on the line in Palomino-Alers, and Nguyen-Barnett is for an interim 135-pound title after champ Johnny Bedford had to pull out of his defense with Nguyen. If you remember Nguyen’s name and you don’t mean the ex-NFL linebacker, it’s because Dat was something of a standout on undercards and sort of B-level shows for a while some years back. He’s now 38, and bare knuckle seems to really, really suit the Vietnamese-American fighter. He’s always had a lot of charisma and been fun to watch. There will be a lot more on the show. I’ll be here, as I truly enjoy BKFC, and I hope some of you join in. BLH will have live coverage.
Saturday, Nov. 14
DAZN, 2:00 pm ET, Katie Taylor vs Miriam Gutierrez, Terri Harper vs Katharina Thanderz, Rachel Ball vs Jorgelina Guanini. Three women’s titles on the line here. Taylor defends the undisputed lightweight crown, Harper her WBC 130-pound title, and Ball and Guanini are fighting for the vacant WBA 118-pound belt. We’ll also see super middleweights John Docherty and Jack Cullen in a 10-round bout. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN+, 7:00 pm ET, Crawford-Brook prelims. Joshua Greer Jr will be back against Edwin Rodriguez, top 140-pound prospect Elvis Rodriguez is back again, and more Top Rank prospects like Tyler Howard, Raymond Muratalla, and Duke Ragan. BLH will have live coverage.
ESPN, 10:00 pm ET, Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook, Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney 2. Crawford-Brook has at least a little intrigue going in, if you want to be optimistic, and why not? We just came off of watching a night where the headline fights were Haney-Gamboa and Ortiz-Flores, Crawford-Brook is looking pretty good by comparison. Brook is a former titleholder and if he makes 147 without trouble, it could really be a pretty good fight, even with Crawford still a strong favorite. Brook making weight comfortably is a big question mark, though; he hasn’t done 147 in over three years. Franco-Moloney 2 is a rematch of a very good fight from June, where Franco lifted the secondary WBA 115-pound belt from Moloney. BLH will have live coverage.