Following up from last Saturday’s mega-fight boxing returns with three really good fight cards this Saturday. Of the three major fight cards iTs the most loaded card, The Matchroom Card, that gets their weekend’s action started.
IBF World Featherweight champion Kid Galahad makes the first defense of his newly acquired belt, a belt that he won back in August by stopping Jazza Dickens in the 11th round. Gallahad sports a 28-1 (17) with his only loss a respectable one, a close and competitive split decision loss to Josh Warrington back in the summer of 2019. Galahad has won two fights since. Both by way of stoppage. He battles former Super Bantamweight world titleholder Kiko Martinez, Martinez captured the 122-pound strap all the way back in 2013, when he beat up Colombian contender Jonathan Romero over six one-sided rounds on the undercard of Daniel Geale vs Darren Barker. Martinez successfully defended his strap twice, stopping both Jeffrey Mathebula and Hozumi Hasegawa, before getting beat up and dropped in a one-sided points loss to Carl Frampton in 2014. Since then Martinez has lost most of his big fights, having lost to Leo Santa Cruz, Scott Quigg, Gary Russell Jr, and others to move his record to 42-10-2 (29). He most recently fought two months ago in his native Spain and outpointed Jayro Duran.
The undercard features a battle for the EBU cruiserweight title as the current champ Chris Billam-Smith takes on Dylan Bregeon. Billiam-Smith 13-1 (10), won the belt via split decision over Tommy McCarthy at Eddie’s Garden back in July. Bregeon, 11-1-1 (3) will enter the fight as a live dog, his only loss was a close and competitive one to highly touted Italian cruiserweight Fabio Turchi back in April. Bregon, of Nantes, scored his best win back in 2018 when he outpointed a then-undefeated Aboulaye Diane by split decision. The Card also features WBC Super Featherweight champ Terri Harper 11-0-1 (6), defends her belt against hard-hitting American contender Alycia Baumgardner 10-1 (6). Baumgardner last fought in the US back in August and scored a decision victory over Vanessa Bradford. Teri Harper bounced back from the only blemish on her record, a draw with Natasha Jones, with a spectacular ninth-round stoppage of Katharina Thanderz at Wembly Arena last November.
The boxing action moves to the US in Arizona as the undefeated, former two-time super middleweight champ David Benavidez battles Kyrone Davis in the main event. Benavidez sports a perfect 24-0 (21) won his first world title all the away back in 2017 when he outpointed Ronald Gavril to earn the WBC 168-pound title. he was stripped of that belt for failing a drug test, testing positive for cocaine in 2018. He won that point back in 2019 by beating up Anthony Dirrell and then was stripped of the belt in 2020 when he badly missed weight in his initial title defense against Roamer Alexis Angulo a fight he won via 10th round stoppage. Benavidez last fought in march and destroyed Ronald Ellis in eleven rounds. He takes on Kyrone Davis 16-2-1 (6)who is coming off a tune-up win against Martez McGregor, in Minnesota two months ago. Prior to that Davis was robbed badly of a career-best win when the judges scored his fight with Anthony Dirrell a draw. A fight most think he won and won
The co-main event features the older brother of Benavidez and former world title challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. The elder Benavidez last fought three years ago and was stopped in the 12th round by pound for pound elite Terence Crawford. It’s the only loss on the resume of Benavidez Jr, who has highly impressive wins over Frank Rojas, Mauricio Herrera, and Francisco Santana. He sports a record of 27-1 (18) and takes on a respectable challenge against Francisco Emanuel Torres, of Argentina. Torres, 17-3 (5) has won nine fights in a row since being stopped by Sebastian Horacio Papeschi in two rounds. Torres last fought in June when he outpointed Alexi Rivera of Colombia.
Saturday night’s final card takes place in the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California, and promises to be an all-action barn burner! The undefeated former super middleweight champion Jaime Munguia of Baja California, Mexico puts his perfect 37-0 record o the line against fan-favorite Philly-based slugger Gabe Rosado. Rosado is coming off of, a knockout of the year and upset of the year type performance against the highly touted, blue-chip prospect, Bektemir Melikuziev. Rosado scored a shocking third-round knockout. Scoring with a perfect right hand the put Melikuziev’s lights out. Munguia held the WBO 154-pound title from 2018-2019. He won it from Sadam Ali and defended it successfully defended it five times before vacating it and moving up to 160. He has gone 3-0 (3) as a middleweight including his most recent win a sixth-round TKO of Kamil Szeremeta in