Just when you thought that the circus was all over and done with, we got two weigh ins yesterday with discord and upset. In the USA heavyweight Frank Sanchez got into it with Jory Dawecko with words, pushing and shoving whilst over here Jono Carrol’s wee feel of Scott Quigg’s bicep caused a bit of an upset whilst he seemed rather intrigued by one of Quigg’s nipples at the face off…
Let’s hope the real drama is still yet to come…
Tonight, Saturday the 7th of March in Manchester there is a familiar feel of being back in action and back in the UK as standard bill of fayre is presented by Sky Sports, Matchroom and DAZN. We have WBA international title action between Anthony Fowler and Jack Flatley’s replacement Theophilus Tetteh. Fowler is being backed by new trainer Shane McGuigan and we shall see how this all pans out…
There is also heavyweight action between Hughie Fury and Pavel Sour. With Joseph Parker having got back in the swing last weekend this is another fight that ought to put a heavyweight that was rated, back in the mix for bigger fights. If Fury doesn’t make an impression in the ring tonight, he won’t be making a dent in the heavyweight scene in 2020.
Then the is the WBO intercontinental title fight between super middleweight Zach Parker and Rohan Murdick. The former British title holder has had 18 fights without a loss and been on the fringes for a while. This should put him into bigger fights in the future should he impress.
Top of the bill is super featherweight Scott Quigg back and in against Jono Carroll. Carroll is the busier fighter in the ring of the two whilst Quigg is arguably the heavier handed. This is a clash of styles and one that could provide an explosive end to the night. Quigg is the one who starts favourite, but the mercurial Carroll will provide much by way of entertainment and could be a dangerous route for Quigg to stumble over.
Also, tonight in York Hall there are 12 fights, in Nottingham between 2 rival cards we have one with 11 fights and the other with 5, in Rotherham we have 9 fights and in Dunstable another 5 fights.
In Barrow-in Furness BIBA bring four fights including a PBC international title fight at super welterweight between Callum Pearson and Daniel Aduku, a PBC Silver action between Lee Kellett and Maku Azuma at middleweight and the PBC international fight at welterweight between Paul Peers and Craig Kennerdale. BIBA fights can be very difficult to predict but they do tend to provide some serious talking points after the dust has settled.
We also have in Dunfermline and on the BOXREC site, the return of super middleweight Tommy Philbin and featherweight Billy Stuart. There are no opponents named however…
To end the night’s preview in Brentwood there are 12 fights including the WBO European title fight between Danny Dignum and Alfredo Meli at middleweight and I am firmly in the Dignum corner.
Finally, on Friday the 13th of March in Stoke-on-Trent middleweight Nathan Heaney takes on Christian Schembri for the IBO continental title in amongst 7 fights. Heaney will be much favoured…
Saturday 14th March
Madison Square Gardens, New York – WBO featherweight title fight between Shakur Stevenson and Miguel Marriaga
Bolton – 11 fights
Colne – 6 fights
Leicester – 5 fights
York Hall – 13 fights
Liverpool – 8 fights
Cardiff – 12 fights
Friday 20th March
Cleethorpes – 4 fights
York Hall – Commonwealth and British title fight between Phillip Bowes and Akeem Ennis-Brown at super lightweight and the light heavyweight semi finals of the Golden Contract contest between Hosea Burton, Liam Conroy, Sege Michel and Ricards Bolotniks
Glasgow – top of the bill Celtic bantamweight fight between Scott Allan and Gary Rae with an undercard of featherweight Craig Morgan, and super featherweights Andy Tham, and Jordan McCorry
Barnsley – 10 fights that include the IBO continental title fights at flyweight between Kyle Yousaf and Neil McCubbin and at super lightweight between Lee Appleyard and Ahmed Mweva.