Big time boxing is back across the globe tonight as we have some cracking action in Birmingham that should make Saturday the 8th of September a night to remember. There is super bantamweight Qais Ashfaq in his next chapter against Gary Austin, lightweight Lewis Ritson also taking on a keep busy opportunity against Oscar Amador and, super bantamweight Gamal Yafai, facing Brayan Mairena. All 3 home fighters should get in the ring dust themselves off and put on a show for their fans.
We then have the exciting and mercurial super welterweight Sam Eggington still on the comeback trail against Hassan Mwakinyo with expectations high that he will not disappoint – no matter the result!
Super welterweight Scott Fitzgerald then gets back to action against Craig Morris, and those in the know think this could steal the night!
The British middleweight title fight between Jason Welborn and Tommy Langford is a highly anticipated rematch where the last time a split decision went the way of Welborn. Former WBO world titlist Langford is in for revenge.
Top of the bill is the return of the man who would be the 147lb king, Amir Khan who faces Samuel Vargas in a fight that is destined to go longer than his last 39 second demolition of Phil LeGreco. Khan needs the rounds, but he also needs to send messages. With super fights against Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook in the offing this could be a real cracker, a damp squib or the entrée to a beautiful feast; what it cannot be is boring and perfunctory.
Whilst we tuck in at Birmingham, in New York Danny Garcia takes on Shawn Porter for the WBC welterweight crown and Garcia may be favoured but many think this is where we find out if he is a serious contender at welterweight. I would take Garcia all day long, but you discount Porter at your peril.
In California meanwhile the WBC super lightweight title shall be decided between Jose Carlos Ramirez and Antonio Orozco – Ramirez for me…
Also, this weekend we have in the home of British boxing, York Hall 17 fights, and in Dunston 9 fights.
Later on in the week on Friday the 14th of September in Glasgow Sam Kynoch brings lightweight Barry McCrorie on his debut along with debutant lightweight Sam McKiddie before Scottish title action between Paul Kean and Stefan Sanderson for the super welterweight belt and the Celtic title fight between super welterweights Marc Kerr and Jay Byrne followed swiftly by the bantamweight Commonwealth title which is on the line between Iain Butcher and Thomas Essomba. I favour a Kean, Kerr, Butcher trilogy but you never know…
On the same night in Ipswich there is a scheduled 1 fight…
Saturday 15th September
Las Vegas – Small matter of the WBA/WBC/IBO middleweight fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Undercard with David Lemieux at middleweight against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan and the super welterweight WBO fight between Jamie Munuai and Brandon Cook
Rheinland – Pfalz – super middleweight WBC International title fight between Arni Yildrim and Lolenga Mock.
Schleswig- Holstein – WBO European heavyweight action between Ali Eren Demirezen and Sergeij Werwejko
Leicester – 9 fights
York Hall – 17 fights
Manchester – 12 fights
Plymouth – 7 fights
Bournemouth – 7 fights
Nottingham – 3 fights
Sunday 16th September
Birmingham – welterweight Frankie Gavin is back
Friday 21st September
Brentwood – 15 fights
Southampton – welterweight Harlem Eubank returns