This Veterans Day Weekend, you can celebrate the birth of the Marine Corps by watching a proud Marine veteran turned boxer defend his world title for the first time. This Saturday night, Top Rank Boxing has a full card of exciting fights including this main event and it is only available online. You can watch it all by streaming Herring vs. Roach Jr. exclusively on ESPN+.
When is Herring vs. Roach?
Herring vs. Roach is being held at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif. This night of Top Rank Boxing will be available exclusively on ESPN+. The undercard fights begin at 6:30 p.m. The main card will be at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. The main event of Herring vs. Roach is expected to start around 11 p.m. Eastern.
Herring vs. Roach — The Main Event Preview
Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring (20-2) is a hero in life and in boxing, and he's faced more pain and danger outside of the ring than in it. Herring served in the United States Marine Corps for two tours of active duty. This excellent profile by Mark Kriegel of ESPN details his experiences as a gunner, seeing others killed in combat, and dealing with the tragic loss of his infant daughter after returning home. Somehow Herring kept boxing as his constant, with a promising career that has built to a WBO World title. Now Herring is defending his title for the first time, and thinking of the fighter he saw in action last weekend.
Herring would like to unify titles at Junior Lightweight by facing Miguel Berchelt, and they are both promoted by Top Rank so it should be doable, but Berchelt has declined offers so far. Until then, Herring hopes to keep winning until the biggest shot comes his way.
Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0-1) is an undefeated young boxer, and a quick rising star in the sport. Roach has held lower level titles, including International and NABO regional belts as he climbs the ranks among Junior Lightweights. Roach is ten years younger than Herring, which could give him an edge in stamina if he is well conditioned. However, he will have to deal with being three inches shorter, and having two inches less in reach compared to Herring. A win this weekend would earn Roach more than just a world title. He would quickly flip from underrated up-and-comer into the fighter everyone is talking about.
Herring vs. Roach Schedule and Fight Card
Here's the schedule for this Top Rank Boxing championship event on ESPN+:
All times shown are Eastern
- Prelims 6:30 p.m.
- Main Card 10:30 p.m.
- Herring vs. Roach Main Event approx 11 p.m.
- Post Show Following Main Event
The full event card, as always subject to change, is as follows
- Jamel Herring (20-2) vs. Lamont Roach (19-0-1)
- Kubrat Pulev (27-1) vs. Rydell Booker (26-2)
- Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0) vs. Albert Onolunose (24-2-1)
- Equiva Falcao (24-0) vs. Manny Woods (16-8-1)
- Gabriel Flores Jr. (15-0) vs. Aelio Mesquita (19-4)
- Amir Imam (21-2) vs. Marcos Mojica (16-4-2)
- David Kaminsky (5-0) vs. Travis Jerig (3-3-1)
- Robeisy Ramirez (0-1) vs. Fernando Ibarra (2-1)
How to watch the Herring vs. Roach on ESPN+
ESPN+ is a standalone sports streaming service with so much sports to see that it is hard to keep track. It includes many of the best Top Rank boxing events like Herring vs. Roach. ESPN+ also has UFC fights including PPV events and Fight Nights every month. Sports on ESPN+ goes beyond the ring, with pro team sports like MLB, NHL and MLS, and college sports, including NCAA football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and more.
The ESPN app is where you go to see ESPN+ live sports and on-demand content. You can stream Herring vs. Roach and more on the go using Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and Fire Tablets. It's also a snap to watch ESPN+ on your TV too, using Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It also works with AirPlay and Chromecast.
How much will Herring vs. Roach cost on ESPN+?
You can see Herring vs. Roach streaming live on ESPN+ for $5 a month, or $50 for a one year subscription. If you don't have ESPN+, it is easy to sign up in time for the big event this Saturday, and you can cancel anytime.
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How to watch Herring vs. Roach with a VPN if you're outside the United States
We've all been there. You're traveling outside of the United States, or stationed overseas but you still want to watch your favorite Top Rank Boxing. Streaming the fights can turn from a one-two combination to being flat on the canvus. It's all because streaming services often block their feeds if you're not in America. Blame the lawyers, contracts, or greedy fat cats!
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