After losing out on a world title fight against Sergey Kovalev, Marcus Browne will settle for a bout against Lenin Castillo as part of the Devon Alexander-Andre Berto undercard Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
The fight will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 2, with the broadcast starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the fight (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 2 is included in the main “Fubo Premier” channel package, which is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the fight live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch the fight up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including Fox Sports 2. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch the fight live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Fox Sports 2 is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the fight live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Browne, who is 21-0 with 16 KO’s and quickly rising the light heavyweight ranks, was supposed to take on Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev for the latter’s WBO belt. But due to legal issues stemming from two domestic violence incidents, Browne was removed from that fight.
“We learned that Marcus Browne had some legal issues,” Kathy Duva, the head of Main Events, said. “We recognized that he was in jeopardy of perhaps losing his freedom and that is an uninsurable risk that I was not able to take. The deal wasn’t done, yet.”
Now, instead of fighting Kovalev, a Top-10 pound-for-pound fighter, Browne will fight Castillo, a mostly unproven 29-year-old. Instead of fighting on the main event of an HBO card, he’ll fight on an undercard on Fox Sports 2.
It’s a downgrade, undoubtedly, but Browne, who is ranked seventh by BoxRec in the crowded 175-pound division, is hoping it only delays the inevitable. As long as he takes care of business as expected–he’s a significant favorite against Castillo–he should still eventually get his title shot.
“I feel good about fighting close to home in New York,” said Browne. “Lenin Castillo is definitely a good, hungry, up-and-coming fighter who has one loss to Joseph Williams. I’m not overlooking him, but right now I’m trying to keep my top position in order to vie for a title, so I have to destroy him.”
Source: Heavy Sports