This Weeks Guide To Boxing

Danish Domination

DINA Thorslund takes on Seren Cetin for the WBC and WBO World Bantamweight titles.

Thorslund is unbeaten with a 20-0-0 record and just recently unified the WBC and WBO Bantamweight titles.

The Danish international has fought almost exclusively out of Denmark with only one of her fights being outside of Denmark.

She will return to the Royal Arena in Copenhagen to take on Seren Cetin.

Seren is unbeaten herself being 11-0-0. 

The Turkish boxer has built her record fighting out of Turkey and Ukraine.

Thorslund is also crowned as Ring Magazine champion in the bantamweight division.

Proceedings with kick off Saturday 24th with a host of undefeated Danish prospects being on the undercard. 

Japanese Jubilance-

The next up in the week is a trip over to the eastern hemisphere in Japan.

This card sees three titles fights including two Bantamweight world titles (WBA and WBC) on the line.

First on the card is Alexandro Santiago vs Junto Nakatani for the WBC bantamweight title.

Title holder Santiago will take a first trip over to a new audience in Japan.

Mexican born Alexandro comes into the fight off the back of a Unanimous Decision win against Nonito Donaire.

He seems to be looking forward to the challenge saying “He’s been champion twice and I love this type of challenge because I know beating a fighter like this with a tremendous resume, I’m going to a bigger level and better fights.”

Nakatani will look to move up in weight after being a two time WBO Flyweight champion.

The Japan based fighter thinks this is the key to building his career “I think this fight will be one of the key fights that will build up my career for the future.”

Takuma Inoue takes on Jerwin Ancajas in the co main event of this card.

Inoue will attempt to defend his, recently crowned, WBA Bantamweight championship.

He looks to follow in the footsteps of his brother after capturing the title previously held by Naoya Inoue.

Japans most popular boxing family will have there work cut out for themselves with Ancajas.

Philippines number 3 ranked bantamweight is back in the title picture after moving up in weight from Flyweight. 

“Pretty boy” made this change in weight after losing in back to back title fights to Fernando Daniel Martinez.

Both Bantamweights will look to steal the show in the Teiken Promoted night.

The final title bout of this weekends card is a WBO Super Flyweight belt between Kosei Tanaka and Christian Bacasegua Rangel.

Tanaka returns to the ring with a almost perfect record of 19-1-0. 

His only loss comes to Kazoo Ioka where Ioka knocked out Tanaka.

The three time world champion said “I don’t want to win in an anticlimactic showing.” In a recent interview with The Japan Times.

On the other side of the ring will be Rangel who will be in a first world title fight after a string of victories in Mexico.

Like his country mate Santiago this will be his first Japanese trip for a fight and his first outside of Mexico.

Orlandos Oracle-

A return to the USA is on the schedule for Matchroom when they take there talents to Florida.

The card will be headed by Padraig McCrory who will take on Edgar Berlanga.

Berlanga returns the ring after beating Jason Quigley by Unanimous Decision.

Brooklyn born Berlanga is on a tear with 21 wins and 16 knockouts and is looking in great shape ahead of the weekend.

McCrory takes the trip overseas from Ireland to try and beat Berlanga even as a heavy underdog. 

Despite being a large underdog McCrory has found a interesting preparation technique.

 “I have been watching the Rocky movies. I am going to watch Rocky IV tonight,”

He will need a rocky like performance to beat the nicknamed “Chosen One”.

The undercard will also see massive pedigree when Andy Cruz makes his third appearance in the ring.

The Cuban based boxer has had gigantic success in the amateurs winning multiple world level titles including the Olympic Lightweight Gold Medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

He takes on Brayan Zamirripa Rodrguez in defence of Cruz’s IBF International title.

The remainder of this card has world title implications all over.

Uzbekistan born Shakhram Giyasov vs Mexican Pablo Cesar Cani in a WBA Welterweight eliminator.

Finally Antonio Vargas takes on Jonathan Rodriguez in a WBA Bantamweight title eliminator.

Ones to keep an eye on- 

The British scene looks to another quiet weekend but there are a few to keep a keen eye on.

Most interesting of all is a bout for the EBU European, Commonwealth and British Flyweight title.

Connor Butler faces Jay Harris in a big flyweight fight.

Butler is unbeaten and is on his third defence of his commonwealth title.

Whereas Harris comes back into the British scene after failing to capture the WBC flyweight title.

The other card sees York Hall host TM14 Promotions for a card full of up and comers.

This card also sees 50/50 fights littered on the top end of the card.

One to keep an eye on is big ticket seller Louie Muldowney who is back out after a master KO in his last fight.