No matter where you are in the world, there are some cracking fights on offer tonight. We start in the 02, London, where again the heavyweight scene lights up. We have Fabio Wardley on down the bill against Mariano Ruben Diaz Strunz before 3 great fights.
Derrick Chisora will be answering critics in the ring against former world title challenger, Artur Szpilka, David Allen and David Price will stop being the Chuckle Brothers for 12 rounds and Dillian Whyte puts it all on the line against Oscar Rivas. These are all very good fights on paper but need to set light to the night. It’s a night with plenty on the line for all 4 British fighters as Chisora needs a statement, Allen and Price are at a crossroads – though a decent showing from each would be fine enough and Whyte is in a really risky fight.
On the same bill we also have a cruiserweight contest between Richard Riakporhe and Chris Billam-Smith with many believing that it might be too soon for Riakporhe as they scrap over the WBA intercontinental strap. Also, at cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie takes on Mariano Angel Gudino for the WBA continental title. I reckon two home wins can be expected.
In Brentwood, super lightweight Harlem Eubank takes on Michael Isaac Carrero, lightweight Thomas Patrick Ward takes on Brayan Mariena whilst the WBO European title will be decided between Michael McKinson and Evgeny Pavko and lightweight Chantelle Cameron seeks to get her hands on the WBC silver female belt against Anista Basheel. Eubank, Ward, McKinson and Cameron are the fancied fighters.
In York Hall, super lightweight Cherelle Brown has Kirtsie Bavington in the opposite corner when they scrap for the WBC international crown – Brown should be good enough…
Internationally we are in Las Vegas for the double world title bill as super middleweight Caleb Plant takes on Mike Lee with the IBF belt on the line and Manny Pacquiao is back with Freddie Roach in the corner to try and take the WBA super welterweight title from Keith Thurman. It is always hard to see beyond a fighter like Pacquiao but this might be the time to realise Old Father Time waits for no man and Plant would be the real favourite for me in the scrap with Lee.
The super welterweight fight in Marseille sees Michael Soro take on Magomed Kurbanov for the WBA crown – Soro seems the most likely…
On Monday the 22nd of July in Moscow, the WBA continental title will be decided at super middleweight between Fedor Chudinov and Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna. Chudinov is most likely to leave with the belt.
On Friday the 26th of July in Bury there are 6 fights and a further 6 in Eccles.
Saturday 27th July 2019
York Hall – Kynoch boxing are in town with heavyweight Lucas Browne taking on Tom Allen, super featherweight Jackson Jon England faces Taka Bembere and heavyweight Jay MacFarlane is up against Matt McKinney
Nottingham – 4 fights
Ardeer – BIBA is in Scotland with the OBC world middleweight fight with George McIlroy against Daniel Lartey
Texas – Super lightweight Jose Carlos Ramirez takes on Maurice Hooker in a unification fight for the WBC and WBO titles. The IBF title will be between Tevin Farmer and Guillaume Frenois
Baltimore – Super featherweight Gervonta Davis is in against Ricardo Nunez for the WBA super title
Sunday 28th July 2019
Dudley – 9 fights
Friday 2nd August 2019
Liverpool – super bantamweight Qais Ashfaq, super lightweight Robbie Davies Jr are on a Matchroom bill that also includes bantamweight Sean McGoldrick against Thomas Essomba, heavyweight Martin Bakole Ilunga takes on Ytalo Perea, the WBA continental title is on the line for a returning Lewis Ritson in against Joe Hughes and middleweight Anthony Fowler and Brian Rose finally clash.
Las Vegas – featherweight action between Eva Wahlstrom and Ronica Jeffrey for the WBC female world crown.