2020’s last big fight also figures to be one of its best. This Thursday morning at 4:00 AM Eastern, 25-year-old Kosei Tanaka attempts to become a four-division champion against countryman Kazuto Ioka, who became the first male Japanese boxer to achieve the feat last year. The bout airs live on Japanese channel TBS, but luckily for us gaijin, there are a few ways to tune in.
USA: Unfortunately, no American network or streaming service has acquired broadcast rights at the time of writing. That doesn’t mean piracy is the only option, though: Asian Boxing has a guide on how to subscribe to iSakura, which allows access to TBS and other local channels. Conveniently, iSakura offers a three-day trial, which you don’t have to manually cancel afterwards, for $2.50. Just be sure to order by the end of the day; going by the website, it can take a while to process your payment.
This weekend the top two middleweights will be in action. The top man, Canelo Alvarez fights on Saturday in a super middleweight bout on Saturday, while the No. 2 man, Gennady Golovkin faces off against a mandatory middleweight challenger when he puts his IBF and IBO titles on the line Friday evening.
GGG is facing Kamil Szeremeta with the main card getting underway at an early 5 p.m. ET slot. We can expect the main event ring walks some time around 8 p.m. The fight will air via live stream on DAZN.
How to watch Gennady Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta
GGG will challenge Szeremeta in the ring at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This title fight will live stream exclusively on DAZN, where you can sign up for a monthly or annual subscription. A monthly subscription is $19.99, while an annual subscription is $99.99. With a DAZN login, you can watch the fight on your computer, smart TV, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Xbox and PS4. You can also use your Android or Apple cell phone stream the Golovkin vs. Szeremeta fight using the DAZN app.
Ring walks for Golovkin vs. Szeremeta are expected at around 8 p.m. ET
Golovkin enters the fight with a 40-1-1 record and 35 KOs in his professional career. He opened his career 37-0 before running into Canelo Alvarez. The two battled to a draw in September 2017 and then Alvarez won a majority decision in September 2018 to claim the WBC, WBA, IBO, and The Ring Magazine middleweight titles. Golovkin has since won two straight, defeating Steve Rolls via KO and winning the IBF and IBO titles in a unanimous decision victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Szeremeta enters the fight with a 21-0 record and 5 KOs in his professional career. Prior to October 2019, he had fought 18 of his 20 career fights in his native Poland, along with a fight each in Italy and France. In October 2019 he made his American debut, defeating Oscar Cortes via second round TKO at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of GGG’s win over Derevyanchenko.
IBF middleweight boxing champion Gennadiy Golovkin takes on mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta on Friday in the main event of a boxing card streamed live on DAZN.
Golovkin vs. Szeremeta takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The main-card action begins at 5 p.m. ET on DAZN, with the main event expected to begin around three hours later.
But before “GGG” returns to the ring against Szeremeta this weekend, Bleacher Report’s combat sports crew got together to predict how things will go down in the center of the ring on fight night.
Golovkin returns to the ring for the first time in over a year on Friday against undefeated Polish middleweight contender Szeremeta.
Golovkin, 38, is one of the most accomplished middleweight boxing champions in history, and his opponent appears to be a 31-year-old with a glossy record and regional-level credentials intended to help “GGG” look more like the menace he once was than he probably is.
Last time out against a durable contender with elite skills in Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Golovkin didn’t look like the fighter most people considered one of the scariest punchers in 160-pound history. Instead, Derevyanchenko appeared to get stronger as the fight progressed and Golovkin had to settle with escaping with a close victory on the scorecards in a fight that could have gone either way.
So it really seems like Golovkin’s handlers are pitting him against Szeremeta so that the fighter can whack somebody like the old days. Szeremeta hasn’t competed at the world level before, and even on his regional circuit, he’s not much of a puncher. Golvokin should have no problem steamrolling Szeremeta within the first few rounds.
Following a tumultuous 2019 that saw him lose his trio of heavyweight titles via upset knockout only to be criticized for how safe he fought in winning them back, Anthony Joshua has learned to let the criticism of others slide off of him.
Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) believes he’s a better person for having experienced his two-fight series with Andy Ruiz Jr. and plans to show that on Saturday when he faces mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) in front of a quarantined attendance of 1,000 fans inside London’s Wembley Arena (DAZN, 2 p.m. ET).
“The pressure I went through last year was tough but it made me stronger mentally with thicker skin,” Joshua said during Thursday’s final press conference. “I have always been tough and wanted to fight the best, that’s not the issue. What have I to lose? I only have to gain.”
Despite Pulev’s lack of a crossover name, Joshua has plenty of respect for the danger that the native of Bulgaria brings.
The 39-year-old Pulev attacked former unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko with reckless endangerment during his lone pro defeat in 2014 before Klitschko delivered a knockout blow. It was a fight in which Joshua, then just a handful of fights into his pro career, served as one of Klitschko’s chief sparring partners in training camp.
Two legendary boxing names will once again enter the ring this weekend when former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. meet in an 8-round exhibition match from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After months of buildup as well as a delay from the original date by two months, Tyson and Jones Jr. will finally meet in the ring in what the California Athletic Commission has deemed “sparring” in hopes that neither fighter goes for the knockout.
But don’t tell Tyson or Jones that because the two have said multiple times in the buildup that this is going to be a legitimate fight.
Tyson, of course, was one of the most feared heavyweights in history, dominating the division over the late 1980s, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history with brutal punching power that carried him to a 37-0 record before he fell victim to one of the greatest sports upsets in history when he was knocked out by James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo in February 1990. Tyson remained a star despite years spent in prison after being convicted of rape. Tyson would go on to infamous lows such as twice biting Evander Holyfield in their June 1997 rematch and quitting against Kevin McBride during his final pro bout. He has, in recent years, rehabilitated his image as a kinder, gentler version of himself, appearing in films, hosting a podcast and becoming an outspoken advocate for marijuana.
- Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — WBC Frontline Championship (8 rounds)
- Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson — cruiserweights (6 rounds)
- Badou Jack vs. Blake McKernan — light heavyweights (8 rounds)
- Viddal Riley vs. Rashad Coulter — cruiserweights (6 rounds)
- Jamaine Ortiz vs. Nahir Albright — lightweights
- Irvin Gonzalez Jr. vs. Edward Vasquez — featherweights
- Juiseppe Cusumano vs. Nick Jones — heavyweights
Odds via SportsLine oddsmakers
- Mike Tyson -220 vs. Roy Jones Jr. +170, Draw: +1200
- Over/Under 7.5 Rounds: Over +150, Under -180
- Date: Nov. 28 | Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
- Location: Staples Center — Los Angeles
- TV: Traditional PPV providers | Live stream: TysonOnTriller.com or FITE TV | Price: $49.99
Tonight beginning at 7 pm ET on ESPN+ for prelims and continuing at 10 pm ET on ESPN for the main card, Terence Crawford returns in the Top Rank Boxing main event to defend the WBO welterweight title against Kell Brook.
Wil Esco will be on the round-by-round call for the main fights starting at 10 pm ET, and we’ll be here with fight-by-fight results and discussion for the full card.
The unbeaten Crawford has been in need of a big fight, and while this isn’t exactly what anyone has been dying to see — they want him against the top PBC names — Brook can’t be overlooked, either. The veteran former titlist is returning to welterweight and brings some danger, some good skill and some real power, but he will for sure be the underdog here. But he’s not a guy Crawford can afford to just look past as if it’s a gimme, either.
How to Watch Crawford vs Brook
Date: Saturday, Nov. 14 | Start Time: 7:00 pm ET (Prelims) / 10:00 pm ET (Main Card)
Location: Top Rank Bubble, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPN | Stream: ESPN+ (Prelims)
In the co-feature, Joshua Franco will defend the WBA secondary “world” 115-pound title he won from Andrew Moloney in a rematch of their entertaining June bout. The prelims will feature bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr looking to bounce back from an upset loss in June, plus middleweight Tyler Howard, lightweight Raymond Muratalla, featherweight Duke Ragan, and bantamweight Vegas Larfield in action.
The PBR 2020 World Finals will be this weekend and Jasper’s Cooper Davis is among the field of 39 athletes.
Local fans won’t have far to travel to see Cooper and the 38 other bull riders competing for the PBR gold belt buckle and a $1 million dollar bonus. The PBR World Finals will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this weekend, from Thursday, November 12th through Sunday, November 15th.
You can purchase tickets online at ATTStadium.com or SeatGeek.com, or call PBR Customer Service at (800)732-1727.
You can watch the action online on the CBS Sports Network website.
Coverage will begin at:
8:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, November 12th
10:00 p.m. CT on Friday, November 13th
6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 14th
4:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, November 15th
You can also watch the action LIVE on the RidePass website or app.
Streaming will begin at:
8:15 p.m. CT Thursday, November 12th
8:15 p.m. CT on Friday, November 13th
6:15 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 14th
4:15 p.m. CT on Sunday, November 15th