What a weekend we have…
It’s not the biggest of weekends for boxing but it is one of the most significant and it is in the UAE! On Saturday the 3rd of April in Dubai, we have the WBO international super lightweight contest between Zhankosh Turarov and Tyrone McKenna to prepare us for the main event. McKenna has the better experience and has boxed the better fighters and has been in a ten rounder on more than one occasion. He did not look imperious during the MTK Golden Contract tournament so there may be a possibility that he does not look the greatest here but having lost a majority decision to Ohara Davies in that final, McKenna will know what is at stake and what his forthcoming rewards are likely to be… This is likely to be a war…
The main event, which it is supporting, is the WBO super featherweight title fight that is history in the making between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton. Frampton is attempting to be the first man from the island of Ireland to be a three weight world champion. As a British fighter, it would be a group expanded to four should he achieve it. I am a massive Frampton fan. Given his style and his accomplishments in and out of the ring, it is hard not to be. It is, however, a tough ask, and Herring is nobody’s mug. I think Frampton shall do it but will have to endure some shaky moments…
Saturday 10th April
IBF super flyweight action between Jerwin Ancajas and Jonathan Javier Rodriguez.
With a venue yet to be revealed – very likely I would imagine, Wembley – it sees the return of bantamweight Ukashir Farooq, the WBO middleweight title fight between Savannah Marshall and Fenke Hermans, the battle of the lingerie insults for the WBA bantamweight title between Shannon Courtney and Ebanie Bridges and the main event is the welterweight contest for the WBA continental title between Connor Benn and Samuel Vargas.