(Almost) a Huge Day for Boxing (May 13)

Who else thought Haney vs Loma was this week? I sure did. Now I’m kind of disappointed, but there’s still a few pretty good cards for predicting. Just took way more time than I wanted to updating the fight schedule for 2023, so I’ll just be doing basic predictions for fights this week (apologies for those who actually read my breakdowns).

Thursday’s Unknown Stream card in France

  • Bastien Ballesta vs Yvan Mendy (12 @ Super Light): Ballesta via KO/TKO round 7

Friday’s BT Sport card in London

  • Ellis Zorro vs Hosea Burton (10 @ Cruiser): Zorro via Decision
  • Ezequiel Maderna vs Willy Hutchinson (10 @ Light Heavy): Hutchinson via Decision
  • Karol Itauma vs Khalid Graidia (8 @ Light Heavy): Itauma via Decision
  • Sean Noakes vs Robin Zamora (6 @ Welter): Noakes via KO/TKO round 2


DAZN card in Canada

  • Zsolt Daranyi vs Alejandro Barrera (10 @ Welter): Daranyi via KO/TKO round 8

Fite TV PPV in the Philippines

  • John Riel Casimero vs Fillipus Nghitumbwa (12 @ Super Bantam for WBO title): Casimero via Decision
  • Takeshi Inoue vs Weljon Mindoro (12 @ Super Welter): Inoue via KO/TKO round 6

ESPN+ card in California

  • Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs Steven Butler (12 @ Middle for WBO title): Alimkhanuly via Decision
  • Jason Moloney vs Vincent Astrolabio (12 @ Bantam for WBO title): Moloney via Decision
  • Robson Conceicao vs Nicolas Polanco (10 @ Super Feather): Polanco via KO/TKO round 9

Showtime card in Nevada

  • Rolando Romero vs Ismael Barroso (12 @ Super Light): Romero via KO/TKO round 3
  • Botierzhon Akhmedov vs Kenneth Sims Jr (12 @ Super Light): Sims Jr via Decision
  • Rances Barthelemy vs Omar Juarez (10 @ Super Light): Juarez via KO/TKO Round 7
  • Estueri Metiver Suero vs Starling Castillo (10 @ Super Light): Castillo via Decision

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Almeida

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Jailton Almeida (Heavyweight): Almeida via Decision
  • Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker (Light Heavyweight): Walker via KO/TKO
  • Daniel Rodriguez vs Ian Garry (Welterweight): Garry via KO/TKO
  • Tim Means vs Alex Morono (Welterweight): Means via Decision
  • Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman (Heavyweight): Williams via Decision
  • Cody Stamann vs Douglas Silva de Andrade (Bantamweight): Stamann via Decision
  • Carlos Ulberg vs Ihor Potieria (Light Heavyweight): Potieria via KO/TKO
  • Nathan Levy vs Pete Rodriguez (Lightweight): Rodriguez via KO/TKO
  • Bryan Battle vs Gabriel Green (Welterweight): Battle via Submission

How I’d Prioritize watching these events

  1. ESPN+ card (2 title fights, pretty big fan of Zhanibek. Should be a fun event)
  2. UFC Fight Night (Banger of a main event, fun card throughout. Elite depth of the card which has been a staple of UFC cards this year)
  3. FITE PPV card (Not worth spending money on but still should be a fun event.)
  4. BT Sport card (Not a great main event but big fan of Karol Itauma, want to see him fight well in his bounce-back fight)
  5. Showtime card (Mid main event on a loaded Saturday, easily the most forgettable event on that day)
  6. France card (Would love to watch the main event if it is streaming. I don’t think it is but I’ll update y’all if I find anything out beforehand)
  7. DAZN card (Wouldn’t have been listed if it wasn’t easily accessible via DAZN)
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10-5 with 3 cards left to go. Nothing crazy happening yet but Casimero robbed the decision W

Also holy smokes Ian Garry for my fellow UFC fans. Putting the top 15 on serious notice

Also solid performance out of Karol Itauma, can’t ask for much better for a return fight after getting KTFO last time out. Went through the gears and won a clear decision. Good stuff

15-6 on the weekend as a whole. Man what a bad card for Showtime. BS decisions and stoppages on 3 fights on the same card may be a new record.

166-63 on the year