Fight Week Preview

Hardcore fight fans will have a completely full weekend of high-level boxing to fill their weekend. Four different weekend cards in three different continents headline the weekend’s boxing action.

The boxing begins on Saturday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as Martin Bakole, 16-1 (12), originally of the Republic of Congo but now fighting out of Airdrie, Scotland returns to the ring for the first time in 2021 to take on Ghanaian heavyweight Haruna Osumanu,11-2 (7) in a 10 round affair. Osumanu has been knocked out in his last two fights. He was stopped by Ebenezer Tetteh in six rounds back in March and prior to that was stopped by undefeated Russian prospect Arslan Iallyev in just four rounds. Bakole is on a five-fight winning streak including his most recent win a 10 round UD victory over Sergey Kuzmin last December. The co-main event features touted hometown lightweight prospect Anthony de Bruijn who battles journeyman Giorgi Gachechiladze of Vani, Georgia in an eight-round affair.

The action moves to Sheffield, England as Flyweight Tommy Frank looks to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Rosendo Hugo Guarneros as he battles Matt Windle in the main event for the British Title. Windle is coming off a career-best win against the undefeated Neil McCubbin just three months ago. Dropping the prospect on his way to taking a competitive hard-fought decision. The card also features the 19-1(10) Kash Ali, who will fight for the IBF heavyweight title against Roman Gorst of Bayern, Germany. Levi Giles of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom also returns to action and puts his perfect 9-0 record on the line against Shaun Cooper, in what is a massive step-up fight for Giles. Cooper most recently went the distance against Mark Chamberlain last October.

Finally Bakersfield, California will play host to two prospect-heavy PBC cards on consecutive nights. On Saturday night undefeated lightweight prospect Jose Valenzuela puts his 9-0 record on the line against Deiner Berrio, originally from Colombia but now fighting out of Los Angeles, California. Berrio is looking to bounce back from a UD loss to Juan Pablo Romero back in April. In the co-main event undefeated featherweight blue-chip prospect Rajon Chance from New Jersey takes on another undefeated prospect called Elon De Jesus of New York in a six-round affair.

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The next day PBC boxing returns to the same venue as the 10-0 (10), super featherweight, Maliek Montgomery headlines the night in a big step-up fight against Aleem Jumakhonov of Horog, Tajikistan in a 10 round affair. It will be the first scheduled 10-rounder for either man. Montgomery has gotten every opponent out within four rounds. In the Co-main event highly touted 140-pound prospect “El Relampago” Omar Juarez of Brownsville, Texas, returns for the first time since his shocking and controversial loss to All Rivera back in June. Juarez is 11-1 (5) and will take on veteran Jairo Lopez, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico in a scheduled eight-rounder.


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