It could be argued that after last weekend’s excitement we have some poor fair on offer this weekend but without the massive headlines we have some honest toil, none so bashful bashing and a whole lot of noise going on throughout the country. Of course we also have, seconds out, Gervonta Davis…
Tonight, Saturday the 9th of February in Belfast we have super featherweight James Tennyson back in the ring to build his world title ambitions again with a decent contest against an unbeaten Gary Neale. On paper it looks like a tough contest, but undefeated records can be misleading, however given the recent spate of upsets and results, Tennyson shall be taking this very seriously indeed.
On the same bill, lightweight Paul Hyland Jr returns to face Miroslav Serban and this should be a straightforward W added to his record.
Once again, across the pond to the USA we have world title action, and in Indio, California the super featherweight title fight is between Alberto Machado and Andrew Cancio for the WBO belt. The fancied fighter appears to be Machado whilst on the undercard we have the super bantamweight bust up between Rey Vargas and Franklin Manzanilla for the WBC belt. Vargas is an exciting fighter and there is certainly no fanfare or expectation for a Manzanilla win.
Over in Carson, California, the baddest boy in his own head, Gervonta Davis is in against Hugo Ruiz. Davis had to step on the scales twice to make the weight, but he now has done and again we expect much from him…
Staying in California – who wouldn’t – but now in Fresno, on Sunday the 10th of February we have a super lightweight battle between Jose Carlos Ramirez and Jose Zepeda for the WBC crown. I have no idea who will win but I expect someone will predict it right… OK I will go for Ramirez on points, then… pure guess.
Late in the week on Friday the 15th of February wehave, in Sheffield, a further 3 fights whilst in Minnesota the WBA middleweight battle is between Rob Brant and Khasan Baysangurov. I am definitely going for Brant here…
Saturday 16th February
Los Angeles – super featherweight showdown for the WBA super title between Leo Santa Cruz and Miguel Flores
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow – BIBA bring welterweight Dougie Vincent v Michael Kelly, light heavyweight Paddy Reilly v Kyle McNicholas, middleweight Brian Douglas v Marty Kayes, cruiserweight Ben McGivern v Ryan Kilpatrick and super middleweight Alexander White v David Calveley.
Walsall – 9 fights
Aberdeen – Northern Sporting Club provide super bantamweight Billy Stuart, super bantamweight Kristen Fraser, light heavyweight Boris Crighton and super lightweight Andrew Smart – all unbeaten fighters
Friday 22nd February
York Hall – WBO European title fight at welterweight between Paddy Gallagher and Freddy Kiwitt
York Hall – 13 fights