Saturday’s buffet of boxing fights will finish out with a welterweight clash from the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino in Indio, CA. Welterweight contender Alexis Rocha (22-1, 14 KOs) is wasting no time and is staying active as he faces Anthony Young (24-2, 8 KOs) in a ten-round bout.
After a seventh-round KO victory over George Ashie in January, Rocha was part of a rumored fight with WBO champ Terence Crawford. Although the rumors grew further after Crawford took a picture with Golden Boy Promotions’ own Oscar De La Hoya, a deal wasn’t done, and Rocha decided to move on and stay busy instead of waiting around. As we all have seen, activity matters, and when Rocha does get the call for a title fight in the future, he will be sharp and at his best. But he can’t count his chickens before they hatch, as Young is known to spoil ready-made plans.
Young is a 35-year-old veteran best known for stopping former junior middleweight champion Sadam Ali in the third round during their 2019 fight. Young is not young and knows this could be his last opportunity to catapult himself to a potential title shot. Can Young play spoiler once again live on DAZN?
⚠️IT'S FIGHT WEEK⚠️— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 22, 2023
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ALEXIS ROCHA VS. ANTHONY YOUNG BETTING ODDS
Built different from Santa Ana 💪@AlexisRocha777 back in action NEXT WEEK at @FantasySprings. Tickets available NOW!— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 18, 2023
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Per BetOnline.ag, Alexis Rocha is the favorite at -1250, while Anthony Young is the underdog at +700.
ALEXIS ROCHA VS. ANTHONY YOUNG DATE, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, May 27
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT
These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS ALEXIS ROCHA VS. ANTHONY YOUNG?
- U.S.: DAZN
- UK: DAZN
ALEXIS ROCHA VS. ANTHONY YOUNG FIGHT CARD
- Alexis Rocha vs. Anthony Young; welterweight
- Oscar Collazo vs. Melvin Jerusalem for WBO minimumweight title
- John Ramirez vs. Fernando Diaz; super-flyweight
- Jonathan Canas vs. Jose Alvarado; lightweight
- Oscar Jurado vs. D'Angelo Keyes; lightweight
- Eric Priest vs. Ricardo Villalba; middleweight