There is more and more happening worldwide and we have this week some UK based action as well as the continued presence of twice weekly shows in the Bubble in Las Vegas thanks to Bob Arum who seems to be finding this a thriving opportunity – HOWEVER – it does not come without some form of controversy but more of that later… though not much later…
On Saturday the 4th of July, in Mexico City, which of course is tonight we have more unsanctioned action with Jackie Nava facing Estrela Valverde and whilst the odd nature of having a series of fights under the cloud of your government saying they should not happen, Nava should get his win.
Over in Wiesbaden, Germany there are 8 fights to add to the night’s action.
Then on Tuesday the 7th of July in Las Vegas under Arum the main event is featherweight Andy Vences facing Luis Alberto Lopez Vargas whilst Jose Zepada gets back in against Kando Castaneda. It is probably the best of the week’s fighting but certainly not the biggest headline grabber…
That comes on Thursday the 9th of July, back in Las Vegas where the heavyweight Jarrell Miller was due back after his ban. He has failed another test and whilst he seems to be using the Dillian Whyte, the truth will all come out and I shall be cleared defence, there is little doubt that this looks like the end for him. Carlos Takam has stepped in to take on Jerry Forrest. We shall look on hopeful that the event makes the drugs speculation disappear, but I doubt that.
Finally on Friday the 10th of July in Stratford, London, lightweight Mark Chamberlain, and heavyweight David Adeleye complete a bill that has the Commonwealth and British super bantamweight title fight between Brad Foster and James Beech Jr whilst Hamzah Sheeraz takes on Paul Kean for the WBO European super welterweight title. As a test of where we are with things this looks a tasty beginning. Both of the headline fight should provide us with our appetite being whetted. They may end up being very tight in terms of decisions because I believe that both Beech and Kean will give tremendous accounts of themselves and might just nick it.
Over in Pionki, Poland there are also a further 8 fights.
Saturday 11th July
We have quite a few cards worldwide with 5 fights in Toowoomba, Australia, 11 in Dusseldorf, Germany, 32 in Riga, Latvia, 2 in Auckland, New Zealand, 8 in Missouri, 8 in Mississippi and 9 in Houston – all in the USA.
Sunday 12th July
5 fights in Kunming, China
Tuesday 14th July
Mikaela Mayer takes on Helen Joseph at super featherweight
Friday 17th July
12 fights in Florida, 10 in Houston, USA.