- English Heavyweight Champion Solomon Dacres Returns To The Ring On Aug 19
- Dacres Will Face South African Southpaw Chris Thompson In Birmingham
- The DAZN Card Will Be Topped By 2020 Olympic Gold Medallist Galal Yafai
NoSmokeSport.com has learnt that English Heavyweight champion Solomon Dacres (6-0, 2 KOs) will face 28-year-old South African southpaw Chris Thompson (12-4-1, 7 KOs) over ten rounds in his next fight.
Dacres vs Thompson will land on the undercard of Matchroom Boxing’s NXT GEN card on August 19 at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, England live on DAZN.
S-Jam managed Dacres to claim the English championship with a second-round stoppage over Robert Ismay and will hope to land a shot at the prestigious Lonsdale belt next year.
South African Thompson is coming off a points loss to 18-0 Russian hope Evgeny Romanov, who famously knocked out Deontay Wilder in the unpaid ranks back in 2008.
An approach was made to BOXXER-promoted Jeamie TKV for an English title fight on this card but the undefeated Heavyweight declined it due to insufficient preparation time, asking for a September bout instead.
Other Fights On The Card Which Features Solomon Dacres-Chris Thompson
The show is topped by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Galal Yafai (4-0, 3 KOs) who defends his WBC International Flyweight Title against Sheffield’s former British champion, Tommy Frank (15-3-1, 3 KOs).
Bolton Super-Lightweight Khaleel Majid (10-0, 3 KOs) makes his Matchroom debut against an undetermined opponent.
Team GB star Cyrus Pattinson (6-0, 4 KOs) clashes with local favourite Conah Walker (11-2-1, 3 KOs) for the WBA International Welterweight Title and Jordan Flynn (9-0, 1 KOs) and Kane Baker (19-10-1, 3 KOs) rematch in an eliminator for the English Super-Featherweight Title.