This weekend is set to be an action-packed one for boxing enthusiasts, with some must-watch bouts scheduled.
Tim Tszyu Defends Title Against Carlos Ocampo
Tim Tszyu (22-0, 16 KOs) is set to defend his Interim WBO World Super Welterweight Title against Carlos Ocampo (35-2, 23 KOs) this Saturday. Following an impressive 9th-round victory in March, Tszyu faces Ocampo, his toughest challenger to date. The bout will be aired live on FOX in Australia and Showtime.
Goodman vs Aleem
In Australia, the No Limit Boxing event on the Gold Coast features a high-stakes Super Bantamweight clash as Sam Goodman (14-0, 7 KOs) faces off against Ra’eese Aleem (20-0, 12 KOs). Goodman, 24, is coming off a unanimous decision victory in March, while the 32-year-old Aleem successfully defended his WBO NABA Super Bantamweight title last September. This bout is a major test for Goodman as it is his first 12-round fight, and he is up against the seasoned Aleem.
Giyasov vs Calderon
The undercard of Regis Prograis’ Matchroom debut showcases a promising matchup between Shakhram Giyasov (13-0, 9 KOs) and Harold Calderon (27-0, 18 KOs). Giyasov dubbed the “wonder boy” from Uzbekistan, boasts a decorated amateur career, including a gold medal at the World Championships and a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Calderon, however, has an unblemished record in his decade-long professional career. The bout is tipped to be a close one and will be broadcast live on DAZN Saturday night.
Purkiss vs Lane For The English Title
In Brentwood, Essex, Jordan Purkiss defends his English Bantamweight Title against veteran Ashley Lane. Purkiss, with a record of 6-0, is part of a new wave of fighters taking on early career challenges for domestic titles. In contrast, Lane is an experienced contender who has faced numerous notable opponents and previously won the Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title in 2017. This classic showdown of an emerging talent against a seasoned pro can be watched live and free on the BBTV YouTube channel.
With undefeated records on the line, these fights promise to deliver excitement and potentially career-defining moments.