Heaney vs Pauls Undercard, UK Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

Heaney vs Pauls Undercard, UK Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

British middleweight champion Nathan Heaney (18-0, 6 KOs) will make the first defence of his Lonsdale belt, against Brad Pauls (18-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday, March 16 at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, live on TNT Sports.

The Stoke fan-favourite is fresh from his stunning victory over Denzel Bentley to claim the title in November. Pauls lost for the English title against Tyler Denny last February but picked up the vacant belt against Mitchell Frearson later that year.

Heaney vs Pauls Undercard

Jumping back on the heavyweight horse after rare career setbacks is the Juggernaut, Joe Joyce (15-2, 14 KOs), who returns in 10-round action against the former IBF European champion Kash Ali (21-2, 12 KOs).

Liam Davies (15-0, 7 KOs), the British, WBC International and European champion, will challenge for the IBO world super bantamweight championship when he takes on the holder Erik Robles Ayala (15-1, 9 KOs) from Mexico.

Also on the card is former WBO International super middleweight champion Zach Parker (23-1, 17 KOs), who will take on the former WBA world champion Tyron Zeuge (27-1-1, 15 KOs).

In a cracking domestic duel, also at super bantamweight, Commonwealth champion Dennis McCann (14-0-1, 8 KOs) faces the also undefeated WBO European champion Brad Strand (11-0, 3 KOs) with the vacant WBO Intercontinental title on the line.

Another battle of undefeated talents will take place at welterweight, with Eithan James (12-0) defending his WBO European title, along with battling for the vacant English belt against Owen Cooper (9-0, 3 KOs), the Midlands Area champion.

Prospects Pierce O’Leary (13-0, 7 KOs) and Ezra Taylor (7-0, 5 KOs) step up the competition in ten-round fights. O’Leary meets Belgium’s undefeated Hovhannes Martirosyan (16-0, 10 KOs) whilst Taylor faces Ghana’s Prince Oko Nartey (11-2, 10 KOs) in his first ten-rounder.

Heaney vs Pauls UK Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

Heaney vs Pauls TV Channel: TNT Sports (UK), ESPN + (US)

Heaney vs Pauls Start Time: 6:30 pm BST (2:30 pm ET)

Heaney vs Pauls Ring Walks: 10:30 pm BST (6:30 pm ET)

By Darshan Desai