Let’s start with tonight, being Saturday the 2nd of June in Bayern, Germany with the EBU super middleweight action between Robin Krasniqi and Stanislav Kashtanov. Krasniqi is a name that we recognise because he lost to Nathan Cleverley. He has also lost to fellow compatriots, Arthur Abraham and Jürgen Braehmar so this might be a tough ask for him but this is about two very experienced guys in a fight that could, maybe should, be a cracker… Time shall tell…
Also tonight, in York Hall we also have 12 fights if you fancy watching some dust ups…
It is all a bit of an appetiser for the midweek Next Gen show from Matchroom and live on Sky beaming on Wednesday the 6th of June from the spiritual home of British boxing, York Hall. Matchroom have provided some cracking nights with these new talent shows, and this promises to be another one as there are some tasty tussles.
We have light heavyweight Craig Richards, who goes in against Bosko Misic in an attempt to show off some of his skills whilst middleweight Felix Cash returns but is without an opponent for the moment.
We have the very exciting welterweight Daniyar Yeleuinov, who wants to be better than GGG in against Gabor Gorbics. This isn’t a test for him but an opportunity for us to see him in action and take another Eastern European with Olympic pedigree to our hearts.
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 are where the excitement is truly to be found.
Cheeseman is very exciting and this should be another tough contest which he manages to get through with headlines attached. Bellotti has a real tough one with Doyle but that pales into insignificance with what awaits Okolie.
Watkins is fierce and this could be the fight of the night – it’s the headline, of course it ought to be. Okolie may come of age that night – let’s hope Watkins pushes him all the way…
In Glasgow, during the week on Thursday the 7th of June with the St Andrew’s Club we have bantamweights Scott Allan and Jamie Wilson both still awaiting opponents and debuts from David Kelly and cruiserweight Boris Crighton with both sitting wondering who they are going to face…
Finally, on Friday the 8th of June in Bristol there are no fewer than 6 fights to get the juices going…
Saturday 9th June
Staples centre, Los Angeles – WBA featherweight action between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz as well as super welterweight action between Jermell Charlo and Austin Trout for the WBC crown
Yucatan, Mexico – super featherweight Miguel Berchelt faces Jonathan Viktor Barros for the WBC title
MGM Grand, Los Angeles – welterweight action between Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn for the WBO strap
Manchester Arena – Frank Warren brings super featherweight Zelfa Barrett, middleweights Troy Williamson and Jack Flatley clash, heavyweight Nathan Gorman faces Sean Turner, the much anticipated heavyweight Tyson Fury returns against Sefer Seferi, middleweight Mark Heffron is up against Andrew Robinson, the WBC international super welterweight strap will be decided between James Metcalf and Jorge Fortea whilst the WBO title fight for the super lightweight belt is between Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker.ookerHooker
Millenhall – bantamweight title action for the English strap between Errol Johnson and Kyle Williams in amongst 9 fights
Stoke on Trent – 7 fights
Liverpool – BIBA bring 10 fights
Friday 15th June
Kuala Lumpur – welterweight title action between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Mathysse for the WBA title
York Hall – Hayemaker brings super middleweight Savannah Marshall, the female Commonwealth battle between Sam SJ Smith and Anisha Basheel for the lightweight belt and heavyweight Joe Joyce is down to defend his Commonwealth title
Middleton – 5 fights