Domestically it is a tad quiet and again we have to look abroad for the big action. Mind you there are plenty of fights out there locally for people to dip into and they have some very good contests on show up and down the UK.
This evening Saturday the 26th of May in York Hall we have no fewer than 12 fights to get the juices going, in Darlington super bantamweight Thomas Patrick Ward is back in against Miguel Aguilar amongst 7 scheduled contests whilst in Ipswich light weight Stephen Ormond returns in a 6 fight bill.
But it is in Fresno, in the small hours of Sunday morning we turn to see WBA super flyweight champion, Khalid Yafai face tough Mexican David Carmona in his latest defence and possibly his toughest contest. Yafai is on the cusp of making himself a go to guy for unification which makes this, his US debut even more important. He does not struggle to make weight, he looks terrific and this could catapult him into big fights globally, so all eyes will be on him. I think he was what it takes to keep the belt but this last week we see Jamie McDonnell and Lee Selby give up their world titles and old style wisdom always talks about disasters coming in threes…
Saturday 2nd June
Bayern – EBU upper middleweight action between Robin Krasniqi and Stanislav Kashtanov
York Hall – 11 fights
Wednesday 6th June
York Hall – Matchroom are back with light heavyweight Craig Richards, middleweight Felix Cash, welterweight Daniyar Yeleuinov, the WBA international fight between super welterweights Ted Cheeseman and Paul Upton, the Commonwealth featherweight clash between Reece Bellotti and Ryan Doyle and the WBA continental and Commonwealth clash between Luke Watkins and Lawrence Okolie.
Thursday 7th June
Glasgow – The St Andrews Club bring us bantamweights Scott Allan and Jamie Wilson both awaiting opponents and debuts from David Kelly and cruiserweight Boris Crighton.
Friday 8th June
Bristol – 7 fights