Oh, it is very quiet this weekend and week beyond with not much happening in the UK though we do have an explosive encounter in Germany to look forward to…
Tonight, Saturday the 1st April we have a battle of heavyweights at Crystal Palace as Dominic Akinlade and Nathan Gorman face each other. I like Akinlade a lot and reckon he shall triumph tonight.
Domestically in Southend we have 3 fights.
Over in Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany Marco Huck will take on Mairis Briedis for the full WBC and IBO cruiserweight titles. With Tony Bellew having been made the Emeritus Champion, many fancy, as I do, Briedis taking his title. We saw Briedis on the Bellew/BJ Flores undercard and we were impressed. He should take this tonight.
On Friday 7th April, we are back to domestic action in Newport where there are 7 fights
Saturday 8th April Manchester Arena, Manchester – Terry Flanagan v Petr Petrov for the WBO lightweight title, Liam Smith v Liam Williams for the interim WBO light-middleweight crown, the debut of Nicola Adams v Virginia Noemi Carcamo, bantamweight Zolani Tete v Arthur Villanueva, the WBO intercontinental scrap between Jack Caterall and Martin Gethin at super lightweight and the super welterweight fight between Jimmy “Kilrain” Kelly and Rick Godding.
National Harbour MGM, Maryland, USA – Vasyl Lomachenko v Jason Sosa for the WBO super-featherweight title and Oleksandr Usyk v Michael Hunter for the WBO cruiserweight crown.
Swindon – welterweight Ryan Martin v Michael McKinson for the WBC Youth title.
Dudley – 6 fights, Bournemouth – 7 fights and in York Hall cruiserweight Ratu Latianara from Edinburgh
Sunday the 9th April
Osaka, Japan – we have Nehomar Cermeno against Shun Kubo for the WBA super-bantamweight belt.