Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing are at the Ice Arena in Hull for a big eleven fight boxing card that sees the main fights air on SKY TV in the United Kingdom. promoter Eddie Hearn making use of the “England versus Mexico” rivalry for the event’s two featured fights. – Ice Arena – Hull, England Super Bantamweight 12 rounds – Rey Vargas -200 Gavin McDonnell +170 Note: The vacant WBC world title at super bantamweight is on the line in the main event between undefeated fighters as Rey Vargas 928-0) of Mexico takes on hometown hero Gavin McDonnell (16-0-2). Vargas is 26 years old and with 22 KOs on his resume, he has big stopping power. He has experience fighting in the United States but this is his first trip to England for a fight and that may be an x-factor in this one. McDonnell is a hard working British fighter who has worked his way up from regional to British to European titles as he built himself up for this world title opportunity. – Lightweight 12 rounds – Jairo Lopez +2500 Luke Campbell -5000 Note: Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (15-1) returns to defend his WBC Silver lightweight belt against Mexico’s Jairo Lopez (21-6). Lopez is fighting his first fight outside of his native Mexico and he is on a three fight winning streak that came on the heels of losing three in a row. Campbell has been one of the high profile fighters in England that started their careers after the 2012 Olympics and he has a lot of support. It was a letdown when he took his only career loss back in December of 2015 to veteran French slugger Yvan Mendy but he has won three fights since then, inculding an October of 2016 win over Derry Matthews that saw him defend his WBC Silver belt and the BBBofC Commonwealth belt. The tall, lanky Campbell will enjoy his usual height and reach advantages and he is a prohibitive favorite heading into Saturday’s fight. – Super Lightweight 12 rounds – Kofi Yates +415 Tommy Coyle -525 Notes: Yates has been scratched from this fight against the popular Coyle (22-4) and he has been replaced by Rakeem Noble (11-1). Coyle is looking to bounce back from a loss in his last outing back in July when he lost a unanimous decision to Tyrone Nurse. He has lost two of his last three as August of 2015 saw Coyle get stopped by main event fighter Luke Campbell. – Bantamweight 8 rounds – Joseafat Reyes +3500 Ryan Burnett -10000 Note: Ireland’s Ryan Burnett is 15-0 and logging some ring time against trial horse Joseafat Reyes of Spain, who brings a 6-7 1 mark to the table. Burnett has not scored a KO in four fights and Reyes has not been stopped in any of his seven losses so an over/under line may be interesting to some if it opens up as we get closer to fight time. – Heavyweight 6 rounds – Lukasz Rusiewicz +2850 David Allen -9950 Note: heavyweight David Allen has been doing hard work for promoter Hearn, taking on both Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz in his last two fights to see his record fall to 9-2-1. Rusiewicz is a trial horse with a 22-28 record so the fight should see Allen stay busy and get back on the winning track. – —– Click below to bet the fights now!
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