Tonight at 7:00 pm ET streaming live on DAZN, Daniel Jacobs returns to action against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a fight that was probably a lot more trouble to make than it’s going to turn out having been worth.
Wil Esco will be here for round-by-round updates during the main card portion of the event, starting at 9:00 pm ET.
Without going into a ton of detail you likely already know, Jacobs-Chavez was originally targeted for Vegas, but Nevada suspended Chavez for evading VADA tests, so the fight was moved to Phoenix. There was a question of it actually happening until this week, when a Nevada judge ruled it could go ahead, basically. Then Chavez couldn’t make weight on Thursday, so they changed the limit from 168 to 173 at the last minute.
The show will also feature Julio Cesar Martinez facing Cristofer Rosales for the vacant WBC flyweight title, plus Maurice Hooker in a 144-pound catchweight bout against Uriel Perez, and more.
Prelims (DAZN, 7:00 pm ET)
- Liam Smith (28-2-1, 16 KO) vs Roberto Garcia (42-4, 25 KO), middleweights, 10 rounds
- Josh Kelly (9-0-1, 6 KO) vs Winston Campos (31-6-6, 19 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds
- Reshat Mati (5-0, 3 KO) vs Rakim Johnson (6-8-1, 5 KO), welterweights, 6 rounds
Main Card (DAZN, 9:00 pm ET)
- Daniel Jacobs (35-3, 29 KO) vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1, 33 KO), catchweight , 12 rounds
- Julio Cesar Martinez (14-1-1, 11 KO) vs Cristofer Rosales (29-4, 20 KO), flyweights, 12 rounds
- Maurice Hooker (26-1-3, 17 KO) vs Uriel Perez (19-4, 17 KO), catchweight , 10 rounds