Wednesday, April 10th 2024

Top Rank Presents Heavyweight Doubleheader: Jared Anderson vs. Ryad Merhy Efe Ajagba vs. Guido Vianello

Saturday, April 13
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(April 10, 2024) — Top Rank Boxing on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Anderson vs. Merhy and Ajagba vs. Vianello will be presented live Saturday, April 13, at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The event takes place at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.

In the 10-round heavyweight main event, unbeaten knockout artist Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson takes on Belgian contender Ryad Merhy. 

Anderson (16-0, 15 KOs) is coming off an impressive 2023, where he notched three victories with two knockouts. In April, he brought George Arias’ undefeated run to an end. Less than three months later, he celebrated his triumphant return to Toledo, squaring off against former world titleholder Charles Martin and earning a 10-round unanimous decision. Anderson then dispatched Andriy Rudenko in five rounds in August.

Merhy (32-2, 26 KOs) makes his U.S. debut following his best win yet, a December victory over hometown hero and Olympic gold medalist, Tony Yoka in Paris.

In the 10-round heavyweight co-feature, Nigerian puncher Efe Ajagba (19-1, 14 KOs) and Italian standout Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (12-1-1, 10 KOs) will collide in a duel of 2016 Olympians.

The eight-round televised opener features three-time world title challenger Robson Conceicao (17-2-1, 8 KOs), as he looks to keep his junior lightweight world title hopes alive against the upset-minded Jose Guardado (15-1-1, 5 KOs).

Undercard action begins at 5:50 p.m. ET/ 2:50 p.m. PT exclusively on ESPN+.

Calling the action will be ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, Hall of Famer, Timothy Bradley, Jr., Mark Kriegel, and Bernardo Osuna.

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Anderson vs. Merhy (All Times ET)

Date Time Event Fights Platform
Thu. Apr. 11 2 p.m. Main Card Press Conference ESPN+
Fri. Apr. 12 2 p.m. Weigh-in
Sat., Apr 13 10 p.m. Main Jared Anderson vs. Ryad Merhy ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+(simulcast)
Co-Feature Efe Ajagba vs. Guido Vianello
Opener Robson Conceicao vs. Jose Guardado
5:50 p.m. Undercard Julian Delgado vs. Juan C. Tamez ESPN+
Undercard Ruben Villa vs. Cristian Cruz Chacon
Undercard John Rincon vs. Yainiel Alvarez
Undercard Abdullah Mason vs. Ronal Ron
Undercard Charly Suarez vs. Louie Coria
Undercard Jalen Walker vs. Alejandro Guerrero
Undercard Ali Feliz vs. Anthony Woodson III