It’s oh so quiet… Nothing happening domestically AT ALL and what, in politics, would be described as the silly season, has us all talking Saudi Arabia, B samples and why Reigis Prograis has apparently pulled out of the World Boxing Super Series Final against Josh Taylor…
In terms of real fights, I am off down under – metaphorically, Talking Baws budget won’t stretch – because on Wednesday the 14th of August in Sydney as there is some super middleweight Australian title action between Cesar Mateo Tapia and Renold Quinlan. Quinlan has been in action against Buatsi, Eubank Jr and Daniel Geale, only winning the Geale fight, hence our interest. Looks like he is getting towards the end of his career and this may be his next loss – it’s for the Australian title so there is a belt on the line.
There is also the non title fight in support between Tim Tszyu and Dwight Ritchie. Tszyu is, of course, the son of Kosta and has a 13-0 record to defend. Ritchie has a bit of a pedigree with only 1 defeat in a 20 fight professional career. He has won the IBF Australasian title in 2018, having previously been the IBF Youth title holder from 2017. On paper this looks a decent contest for Tszyu.
Saturday 17th August
Glasgow – British bantamweight title fight headlines between Ukashir Farooq and Duane Winters with light heavyweight Boris Crighton on the undercard.