Hopefully the weak beginning of 2015 is finally over, now that we're nine months into the year. Yeah, it took a while, but now at least there seems to be solid blocks of decent boxing on.
There was that heavyweight clash on NBC between Deontay Wilder and Johann Duhaupas, and the fight between Juan Francisco Estrada and Hernan "Tyson" Marquez was fun, but this weekend looks more promising.
On HBO and live from the seemingly lucky StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Mucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol square off in what could be a trickily good fight, while Antonio Orozco vs Humberto Soto opens up the telecast. Unfortunately, the Showtime broadcast on Saturday night will go head-to-head with HBO, featuring Adrien Broner vs Khabib Allakhverdiev. The co-featur, Jose Pedraza vs Edner Cherry, isn't much to write home about, unfortunately.
As always, hosting the show are James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Fight City's Patrick Connor. We're sorry.
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