ESPN3.com has picked up the rights to carry the live stream of this Saturday’s interesting and diverse boxing card from Monaco.
Headlining the five-fight card will be UK middleweight Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) against Italy’s Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs).
Murray,32, whose career-best efforts have thus far earned him a tough decision loss to Sergio Martinez in 2013 and a controversial draw against Felix Sturm in 2011, is being mentioned as Gennady Golovkin’s next possible opponent. As a matter of fact, Golovkin will reportedly be at ringside to witness the bout just one week after stopping Marco Antonio Rubio in Carson, California.
Spada, meanwhile, will merely be a warm body for a Murray showcase. The 34-year-old Italian is just one fight removed from a tenth round KO loss to recent Golovkin fall guy, Rubio.
Here’s the line-up for the rest of the card:
• Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) will meet the UK’s Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) for the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
• WBA strawweight titlist Hekkie Budler (26-1, 9 KOs) of South Africa will make his second defense against former world champ Xiong Zhao Zhong (24-5-1, 14 KOs) of China.
• From Colombia by way of Canada, light heavyweight prospect Eleider Alvarez (15-0, 8 KOs) will take on South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg (16-0, 11 KOs).
• UK middleweight Nick Blackwell (15-3, 6 KOs) will face Sergey Khomitsky of Belarus (29-11-2, 12 KOs) in a six-round contest.
The live stream on ESPN3.com will begin at 1 PM ET.