Light heavyweights Eleider Álvarez and Michael Seals will headline a boxing event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY, on Saturday night.
The undercard fights start at 7 p.m. ET and will be exclusively on ESPN+. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.
If you don’t have cable, here’s a rundown of how to watch a live stream of all the fights on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device:
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How to Live Stream Álvarez-Seals Main Card
The main event, as well as Felix Verdejo vs Manuel Rey Rojas, will be on ESPN starting at 10 p.m. ET.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include ESPN. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the main card fights on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app. You can also watch the fights on the ESPN app if you sign in using your AT&T TV Now credentials.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package comes with 32 channels, including ESPN. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with the ESPN channels if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the main card fights live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app. You can also watch the fights on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Sling credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes with 10 hours of cloud DVR storage.
ESPN is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the main card fights on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch the fights on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
How to Live Stream Álvarez-Seals Undercard
The undercard fights begin at 7 p.m. ET.
In the United States, the undercard fights won’t be on TV anywhere, but you can watch them all live on ESPN+:
ESPN+ is the digital streaming service from ESPN that has exclusive coverage of most Top Rank fights, plus other live sports every day, all the 30-for-30 documentaries, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $4.99 per month.
Or, if you plan on watch UFC 246: McGregor vs Cowboy on Saturday night, you can get a special bundle that includes a year of ESPN+ ($49.99 value) and the UFC 246 PPV ($64.99 value) for $84.98, which works out to about 26 percent savings:
Another option, if you also want the new Disney+ streaming service and Hulu, you can get all three for $12.99 per month, which comes out to 25 percent savings:
Once signed up for ESPN+, you can then watch the undercard fights live on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the ESPN app.
Álvarez vs Seals Preview
Álvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) hasn’t fought since February, when he lost the WBO light heavyweight title via unanimous decision in a rematch with Sergey Kovalev. Six months earlier, Álvarez took the belt from Kovalev with a seventh-round TKO.
“I am very happy to get back in the ring after this long layoff,” Álvarez said in November, according to BoxingScene.com. “I am looking at Jan. 18 to reboot my career against a strong puncher, Michael Seals, and begin my campaign to once again be on top of the boxing world. I have a lot of respect for my opponent, but in 2020, nothing will stop me from becoming a world champion again.”
After Kovalev reclaimed the title, he defended it with an 11th-round stoppage of Anthony Yarde in the August, then lost it to Canelo Álvarez via 11th-round knockout three months later.
“In the Canelo fight, I didn’t recognize Kovalev,” Eleider Álvarez said this week, per BoxingScene.com. “That was not the same guy that I fought twice.”
Canelo Álvarez, the unified middleweight champion, vacated the WBO light heavyweight belt just six weeks after claiming it from Kovalev, leaving Saturday’s victor in a great position to contend for the vacant title.
“This fight is not a matter of pressure, but a challenge to deliver a good performance,” Eleider Álvarez said in December, per BoxingScene.com. “I want to show last year’s Eleider Álvarez [who knocked out Kovalev].
“I’m going to have to be alert. [Seals is] a real hitter. I’m going to have to be very active and I should be able to keep him at bay with my jab. Basically, to use the style that has always given me success.”
Seals (24-2, 18 KOs) took the first loss of his career in November 2015, when Edwin Rodríguez knocked him out in the third round.
“I went into that fight with a torn left rotator cuff,” Seals recently told ESPN. “I hurt it about a week before the fight. I was like, ‘I can beat Edwin. He’s aggressive; I can get him with just my right hand.'”
After the defeat, Seals underwent surgery and didn’t fight again until February 2017, when he stopped Dennis Sharpe in the third round. He was disqualified from his next fight for hitting Michael Gbenga while he was down, but Seals has won all four of his fights since, taking the last three with stoppages.
“It will definitely be a hard-fought fight, full of guts; both of us have that,” Seals said, per ESPN. “It’s going to be tough; it’s going to be a good fight.”
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