High-level boxing is in a bit of a mid-winter lull, but there are lower-order fights on that might sustain your interest.
- Mario Barrios vs. Devis Boschiero, Saturday, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, Trenton N.J. Six-foot tall junior lightweight prospect Mario Barrios takes on Italy’s Devis Boschiero in a step-up fight that he should win (and shine).
- Jose Ramirez vs. Tomas Mendez, Saturday, UniMas, Lemoore Calif. Ramirez, an Olympian in 2012, continues to chug along in the pro game with a development fight against Mendez, who has rarely fought outside the Dominican Republic.
- Albert Pagara vs. Cesar Juarez, Saturday, beIN Sports Español, San Mateo Calif. Undefeated Filipino junior featherweight prospect Pagara fights tough Mexican veteran Juarez, who gave Pagara’s countryman Nonito Donaire a hell of a fight last year.
- Antonio Moran vs. Juan Pablo Sanchez, Friday, Telemundo, Mexico City. A local show headlined by two Mexican lightweights