In the United States, the main card will be broadcast on HBO East (regular TV, not PPV) at 10:15 p.m. ET and HBO West at 10:15 p.m. PT. In the UK, coverage of the main card starts Sunday morning at 2 a.m. and will be broadcast on BT Sport and BoxNation.
Boxing fans who have watched Terence “Bud” Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) evolve into one of the sport’s best all-around fighters may have the nagging feeling that something is lacking when he takes on Felix Diaz on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, New York.
This isn’t to say Diaz (19-1, 9 KOs) is a bad boxer or that the opportunity to fight at one of sports premier venues should be passed up, but Crawford has so thoroughly dominated the competition at the lightweight and junior lightweight ranks over the past few years one has to wonder when he will get the kind of fights that can launch him into the stardom his talent deserves.
The 29-year-old Crawford still has plenty of reasons to stick around in this division, but unless Diaz can make good on his promise and throw a wrench into Bud’s career path this weekend, fights like these will simply feel like a prelude to something more.