THE undercard for Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury’s heavyweight clash is looking fairly sparse. Heavyweight Hughie Fury, Tyson’s cousin, was without an opponent as of today’s weigh-in.
Ireland’s quality 8-0 Jono Carroll, a Prizefighter champion, gets a big platform, boxing the 13-3 (11) Miguel Gonzalez from Honduras.
In a new move two AIBA Pro Boxing competitors will be on show. The APB, a new format, is essentially a pro competition for Olympic boxers and this is the first time it’s been combined with a regular professional event. Germany’s David Graf with box Kazakhstan’s Anton Pinchuk in an eight-round bout on this bill before they resume attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games next year. This is perhaps the start of ‘amateur’ and professional boxing working more closely together.
The rest of the undercard is comprised of:
Robert Tlatlik versus Said Rahimi
Samy Musa versus Jay Spencer
Patrick Korte versus Moises Distino
Dominik Tietz versus Javad Sadeghi