Big Fight Weekend: Preview of DeGale vs. Eubank Jr. and Dirrell vs. Yildirim

Big Fight WeekendOn a brand new Big Fight Weekend, we are ready for the Saturday Super-Middleweight (168 lbs.) battles on two continents to take place, and the winning fighters could end up facing each other.

First, from London it’s contenders James DeGale and Chris Eubank, Jr., who will battle on Saturday afternoon U.S. Time. They are both former belt holders in this division and the winner will have a chance to fight for the title again. Host T.J. Rives brings back David Payne, boxingwriter.co.uk, on the show to give an in-depth look at this one, including the implications for the future.

Then, T.J. and David discuss the state of the Heavyweight division with Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, and an opinion piece David has written about heavyweights past and them trying to manage risk vs. money and titles.

Next up is title fight in Minnesota Saturday night from PBC and Fox Sports 1. It’s Anthony Dirrell looking to regain a portion of the Super Middleweight title, when he fights Turkey’s Avni Yildirim, a top five contender, for the vacant WBC World Championship. T.J. welcomes back Antione Williams from GOAT Boxing Promotions in Houston to break down this match-up and the possible implications for Dirrell to fight the DeGale-Eubank winner or someone else?

Get ready for a double header that may have some serious punches being exchanged. It’s part of this latest Big Fight Weekend!

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