This Saturday night, Top Rank Boxing has a full card of exciting fights including a main event that changed just a day prior. The drama of the weigh-in can't overshadow the quality fighters climbing in the ring. This fight night is only available online. You can watch it all by streaming Valdez vs. Lopez Jr. exclusively on ESPN+.
When is Valdez vs. Lopez?
Valdez vs. Lopez is being held at The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. 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 p.m. Eastern. The main event of Valdez vs. Lopez is expected to start around 11 p.m. Eastern.
Valdez vs. Lopez — The Main Event Preview
This wasn't the first that we were expecting. The originally scheduled matchup had been Oscar Valdez vs. Andres Gutierrez. At the weigh in just one day before the fight, Gutierrez came in a full 11 pounds over weight the required weight. That would have put him over two full weight classes above the scheduled fight class. The promotion team, and team Valdez were very upset, and Valdez himself called Gutierrez unprofessional. Adam Lopez, already scheduled to fight on the card vs Luis Coria agreed to move up to the Main Event.
Oscar Valdez (26-0) is an undefeated former WBO champion, and he has had his own issues with weight limits in the past, as is discussed in the ESPN article above. He deserves credit for taking this replacement fight with so little time to adjust game plans for a different style of fighter. Adam Lopez (13-1) is getting a huge opportunity to step up against world class competition after facing lighter competition previously.
Valdez vs. Lopez 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 10:00 p.m.
- Valdez vs. Lopez Main Event approx 11 p.m.
- Post Show Following Main Event
The full event card, as always subject to change, is as follows
- Oscar Valdez (26-0) vs. Adam Lopez (13-1)
- Carl Frampton (26-2) vs. Tyler McCreary (16-0-1)
- Carlos Adames (18-0) vs. Patrick Teixeira (30-1)
- Arnold Barboza Jr. (22-0) vs. William Silva (27-2)
- Andy Hiraoka (14-0) vs. Rogelio Casarez (13-8)
- Brian Mendoza (18-0) vs. Larry Gomez (9-1)
- Guido Vianello (5-0) vs. Colby Madison (8-1-2)
- Jared Anderson (1-0) vs. Stephen Kirnon (2-2-1)
- Xander Zayas (1-0) vs. Virgel Windfield (2-2-1)
How to watch the Valdez vs. Lopez 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 Valdez vs. Lopez. 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 Valdez vs. Lopez 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 Valdez vs. Lopez cost on ESPN+?
You can see Valdez vs. Lopez 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 Valdez vs. Lopez if you're outside the United States
Does the holiday weekend have you visiting folks outside of the United States but you still want to watch Top Rank Boxing? Streaming Valdez vs. Lopez can switch from a thriller to a disqualification. It's all because streaming services often block their feeds if you're not in America. Blame the lawyers, contracts, or greedy fat cats!
There is a way to get things working again by using a VPN. Those three little letters mean "Virtual Private Network," and that sends your internet traffic from wherever you are through a specific set of servers. Then it pops your internet traffic back into the United States even while you're abroad. That means you can sail away while your internet stays on the shores of the USA.
Does a VPN sound appealing to you? It's easy to get a great one with subscription services that, for a few bucks a month, tunnel your traffic through your choice of a variety of locations. It can also give you security and peace of mind on open WiFi connections, because a VPN protects you against snoopers on any network. Give one a try to see if it works for you, and then put it to good use. Even enjoy your football from a half a world away.
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