Boxing on the box
Busy schedule of boxing this weekend so here’s a little guide of what’s on where…
Ricky Burns vs Joseph Laryea
Saturday 12 March, 8pm, Sky Sports HD1
Exciting WBO super-featherweight champ Ricky Burns defends his title against mouthy Ghanaian Joseph Laryea. The Ghanaian upset the odds last time he was in Glasgow with a decision over highly touted prospect Paul Appleby but will Burns be a step too far? And British super-middleweight titleholder James DeGale returns to the ring for the first time since he snatched the belt off Paul Smith in such emphatic fashion last December.
Sergio Martinez vs Serhiy Dzinziruk
Andy Lee vs Craig McEwan
Sunday 13 March, 2.30am, Premier Sports TV, Sky channel 433
Across the pond in Connecticut, USA, the pundits’ favourite fighter last year Sergio Martinez will participate in his first outing of 2011. The WBC middleweight champion squares off against unbeaten Ukrainian Serhiy Dzinziruk in what should pose more than a stiff challenge. Plus the middleweight contest dubbed the ‘Celtic War’ between Ireland’s Andy Lee and Scotland’s Craig McEwan.