This week we are in a very domestic mood with fights the length and breadth of the UK but little of world title note, either here or abroad.
Tonight, Saturday the 21st of September in Bournemouth we have a card with 6 fights, whilst in Manchester there are 7fights including Aberdeen’s very own light heavyweight Boris Crighton but without a named opponent on Boxrec.
In Rotherham in amongst 6 fights, we have the IBO continental welterweight contest between Anthony Tomlinson and Rob Hunt whilst journeyman Joe Beeden drops his scissors to take on Razaq Najib. Expected wins for Tomlinson and Najib.
In Derby there is a BIBA bill with WBL title action for the super lightweight title with Paul Peers and Amos Mwamakula and the welterweight title fight between George McIlroy and Iddi Mkwera is for the WBL title and the PBF one. Peers and McIlroy enter the ring as the most likely to take home lesser world titles.
York Hall will play host to 8 fights whilst in Liverpool we have 11 fights scheduled and in Liverpool there is more BIBA action with 10 fights slated.
Overseas, in Guateng, South Africa, the IBO cruiserweight title is on the line between Kevin Lerena and Sefer Seferi – remember him? Lerena is expected to win…
Also overseas in Charlotte, a certain Mr Chris Glover, formerly of Strathclyde University, now a resident in new York, gym mate to the boxing elite and all round good guy, though he IS a blue, makes his debut against Knowledge Robinson Speight. We predict a Glover victory!
The following night, Sunday the 22nd of September in Manchester, in amongst 8 fights we have the middleweight Marcus Morrison facing Edwin Palacios and Paul Butler fighting at featherweight.
Over in Leeds there are also 5 fights.
Later in the week on Friday the 27th of September in The Royal Albert Hall Frank Warren is back from the USA as Queensberry bring us super middleweight Willy Hutchison against Borislav Zankov, the WBO world title fight for Nicola Adams in her 6th professional contest against Maria Salinas and the Commonwealth top of the bill clash with Daniel Dubois and the unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh.
Hutchison should win, we should get a new world champion and Dubois will have to shine – that may not be a problem though…
Also, on Friday in Glasgow there is an impressive bill with debuts for super welterweight Adam Tweedie, welterweight Ryan Gall – facing Gary McGuire, super lightweight Sean McKiddie in against Ibrar Riyaz, cruiserweight Mohammad Ali Bayat Farid, heavyweight Jay MacFarlane facing Josh Sandland and super lightweight Ahmed Ibrahim taking on Mark Laskowski. There are a few tasty encounters in there and given that the Autumn seems to be about shocks one or two might have a real fight on their hands but the home boys should come through.
Also, in York Hall there are 9 fights.
Saturday 28th September
Los Angeles – We have a massive fight for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter. There is also the WBC super middleweight battle between Anthony Dirrell and David Benavidez. The WBA super lightweight belt will also be on the line between Mario Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov.
Maidstone – super featherweight Alex Dilmaghani takes on Francesca Fonseca for the WBA international title.
Bolton – 10 fights
Middleton – 3 fights
York Hall – 20 fights
Stoke – 7 fights
Newcastle – 15 fights including Thomas Patrick ward at featherweight taking on Yesner Talavera.
Swindon – 11 fights
Walsall – 8 fights
Friday 4th October
York Hall – Matchroom bring more featherweights than anyone can handle with Tyrone McCullough, David Oliver Joyce, James Dickens, Hairon Socarros, Leigh Wood and Ryan Walsh all fighting anyone but each other!
Doncaster – In amongst 8 fights we have Gavin McDonnell at lightweight against Nathan Kirk!