- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Promoter Eddie Hearn’s card on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London is a good one.
It includes three world title bouts -- welterweight titlist Kell Brook against Frankie Gavin, lightweight titlist Jorge Linares against Kevin Mitchell and featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich versus Lee Selby -- and elite heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua stepping up the level of his opposition against former title challenger Kevin Johnson.
The Linares-Mitchell and Gradovich-Selby fights in particular figure to be highly competitive between legitimate top 10 fighters in those divisions.
Unfortunately, there is no American television outlet to show the four bouts live. But at least we have this: Linares-Mitchell will air on same-day tape delay on Saturday night (11 p.m. ET) on beIN Sports Español, which has shown many quality fights over the past couple of years.
According to Zanfer Box promotions, which has a deal with beIN Sports, it made a deal with Hearn for the U.S. rights on Thursday. Zanfer said the Linares-Mitchell bout will be paired with Saturday’s beIN Sports Español main event, which is junior flyweight titlist Javier Mendoza’s defense against Milan Melindo from Ensenada, Mexico.
Zanfer also said that, time permitting, Brook-Gavin might also be televised on the broadcast.