Fight Previews

Friday 12th July from Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan on ESPN+

Rob Brant (25-1) v Ryota Murata (14-2) WBA Middleweight Title

Rob Brant goes to Osaka, Japan to face Ryota Murata in a middleweight rematch, for the WBA “world” title that Brant took from Murata last October.

Brant (25-1, 17 KO) was the underdog last fall when he took on Murata in Las Vegas, and pulled off not just a surprise win, but a surprisingly dominant performance, winning a very wide (and deserved) decision.

Brant says that he feels it’s fair to go to Japan for the contractually-obligated rematch, and that it doesn’t give him any nerves at all, as he’s simply confident in his ability:

Ken Shiro (15-0) v Jonathan Taconing (28-3-1) WBC Light Flyweight Title

Shiro only turned pro 5 years ago. Won WBC title in his 10th fight

King Abdullah Sports City Arena, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Channel 5 in the UK

Amir Khan (33-5) v Billy Dib (45-5) WBC International Welterweight Title

Dib last fought April 26th at 135lbs KO1 over Surachet Tongmala

Prince Patel (19-0-1) v Michell Banquez (18-1) Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title

Patel a polarizing figure fought in Egypt, Hungary, Latvia, Czech republic- fought 11 times in 2018- not all fights on boxrec

Hughie Fury (22-2) v Samuel Peter (38-7) peter lost 2 of 4

Saturday 13th July from Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson on DAZN

Rey Vargas (33-0) v Tomoki Kameda (36-2) WBC Super Bantamweight Title

Vargas beat Kameda in Mexico Golden Gloves final in 2007. Vargas has held the title since beating Gavin McDonnell back in Feb 2017

Rigondeaux will target the winner of this fight.

Diego De La Hoya (21-0) v Ronny Rios (30-3) Interim WBA Featherweight

Alexis Rocha (13-0) v Berlin Abreu (14-2)

Joet Gonzalez (22-0) v Manuel Avila (23-1-1)

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey on ESPN

Shakur Stevenson (11-0) v Alberto Guevara (27-4)

Two-time bantamweight title challenger Alberto Guevara has stepped in for Franklin Manzanilla, who himself stepped in for Hairon Socarras, against Shakur Stevenson in Newark on July 13th.

Joshua Greer Jr (20-1-1) v Nikolai Potapov (20-1-1) this fight is an IBF Elimination match. Fight for the no2 spot in the IBF 118 LB rankings

02 Arena, London, UK

Joe Joyce (9-0) v Bryant Jennings (24-3)

Joyce 1/6 favorite to win

Daniel Dubois (11-0) v Nathan Gorman (16-0) Vacant British Heavyweight Title