Once again, after the high spot of an explosive weekend the headlines domestically become all about the weekend following this or daft and crazy offers from one fighter to fight another fighter for another shed load of cash which might exist but might not…
This side of the pond it is quiet but over in the USA there are fireworks and debates all raging…
Firstly, at home and tonight, Saturday the 28th of April in Brentwood we have 16 fights including the BUI Celtic clash at super lightweight between Sean Creagh and Kirkintilloch’s Ally Black. I last saw Black in against the very durable Craig Kelly when he lost in a British Masters fight but he seems to be looking for something to kick start things again and this could well be it.
Meanwhile in York Hall we have a mammoth 24 fights and in South Shields no fewer than 9 fights.
Over in Derby BIBA bring super middleweight action for the PBC international belt between Nathan Decaster and Philip Kotey in a 4 fight bill. In Colchester BIBA again provide the action with super welterweight title action between Tommy Jacobs and Matar Sambou for the WBF European, International and British Masters Bronze belts whilst they headline 3 fight bill. Hopefully the recent call offs from which BIBA have suffered a little – though pulled things out the bag each time – will not strike again this weekend as they are really building their brand nationwide.
Over in New York we have Matchroom, trying to negotiate through the Narnia like antics of Deontay Wilder as well as promote a decent bill in the Barclays Center with heavyweight Darrell “Big Baby” Miller in against Johann Duhaupus – expect Miller to continue punching his credentials in at world level here.
Then we have the return of Daniel Jacobs at middleweight as he chases a rematch with Golovkin with a final WBA eliminator against Maciej Sulecki. I don’t think it will be as quick as Khan but it might be as effective for Jacobs.
We also have a world title unification fight for the WBA and IBF lightweight crowns between the pride of Ireland, Katie Taylor and Victoria Noelia Bustos in what we expect Taylor to win … but it’s a very real contest.
Later in the week on Friday the 4th of May in Walsall middleweight Tommy Langford is in against Jason Welborn for the British title and heavyweight Dave Allen, now out the Commonwealth title picture is back at a small hall fight. I think Langford has the win here. You have to feel sorry for Allen. He has been great in trying to make a name and career for himself but now it looks like small halls beckon again. Another big fight must be out there surely…
Also on Friday in Derby there is lightweight English title action between Myron Mills and Marcus Ffrench in amongst 5 fights
Saturday 5th May
02 Arena – light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi is back, Commonwealth heavyweight action between Joe Joyce and Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight fight between John Ryder and Jamie Cox, super featherweight action between Martin Joseph Ward and James Tennyson for the EBU and WBA international titles. Bantamweight world title fight between Paul Butler and Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF belt and the heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye.
Manchester – 12 fights
Birmingham – 6 fights
Friday 11th may
Bradford – 6 fights