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As preparation for both Friday and Saturday’s fight night’s draws closer, we take a look at the schedule of what we can see this weekend, with something old, something new and something borrowed to be heading to our screens. 

On Saturday night we have an evening of world level boxing as we see the return of Adrien Broner as he takes on welterweight Adrian Granados. The fight was originally penciled in to take place at super lightweight, however Broner missed 140lbs for the third time in his career.

Granados at a price of 10/3 has potential to earn some big winnings. He has a record of 18-4-2 (12ko’s) however all 4 losses have been extremely close, and with the likes of Felix Diaz, and Brad Solomon being forced into a difficult fight going the distance.

Granados obviously has a tough chin and will be there all night answering the questions that Broner will be throwing his way, however the former world title champion has the more experience and tested resume on his side.

Being in with the faces of Marcos Maidana, Shawn Porter and Pauli Malignaggi will obviously help Broner as fighting on the world stage is something he is used to, and it’s in his home town of Ohio.

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On the undercard of this we have David Avanesyan v Lamont Peterson for the WBA Regular Welterweight title. This has potential to be an absolute cracker as both fighters need this desperately to continue their career at world level.

Avanesyan is coming off a career best performance against former multi-time world champion Shane Mosley whereas Peterson hasn’t been in the ring since 2015, ending the undefeated record of Felix Diaz.

The more tried and testing resume of Lamont Peterson brings him to the bout as the bookies favourite, and rightly so, however it’s got all the ingredients to be a decent scrap.

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados

David Avanesyan vs. Lamont Peterson

Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams Jr

(Click on the names of the fighters to see their boxrec profiles)


Tomorrow night we see the return of Roy Jones Jr as he faces bare knuckle boxing legend Bobby Gunn. The two face off for the vacant World Boxing Foundation Cruiserweight world title, which hasn’t been contested for in 4 years.

This will be Bobby Gunn’s first professional sanctioned fight since December of 2013 as he has since gone on to make his name in the underground boxing scene, with over 70 wins, all by knockout and still undefeated.

Gunn truly is the king of bare knuckle fighting and nobody has quite been as unstoppable as he has, however he will be facing in the ring, the former king of boxing. A former six-time, four-weight world champion. The 48-year-old Roy Jones Jr simply cannot hang up his gloves as his desire to continue fighting gets the better of him.

Jones Jr is coming in as the bookies favourite by a long shot, some having him 1/12 odds on, and Gunn the big outsider at odds of 15/2. This bout will be televised on pay per view however it won’t be accessible in the U.K.

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On the undercard of Jones Jr v Gunn we see an incredible exciting fighter Kanat Islam. The 32-year-old Chinese born who now is a citizen of Kazakhstan has an impressive record of 22-0 (18ko’s).

Islam has continued to look impressive as he embarks on his professional career around the world, and more recently his campaign in the super welterweight division progressed as he picked up the WBO Inter-Continental super welterweight title, beating Patrick Allotey by unanimous decision.

Islam has been talked about by boxing critics for a while now and is a fighter that has immense skill, and very deadly power in both hands. He is definitely a fighter to look out for!

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A questionable fight to be pay per view worthy, however its a busy weekend for fighting across the pond, but another dry weekend for British Boxing as the card including Jamie Conlan has been cancelled.

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Bobby Gunn

Frank De Alba vs. Ivan Najera

Kanat Islam vs. Robson Assis

(Click on the names of the fighters to see their boxrec profiles)

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