THE World Boxing Super Series has exceeded expectation since it kicked off in September and this Saturday (February 17) holds one of the most intriguing fights in recent British boxing memory. The main event at the Manchester Arena has British boxing fans excited but the George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr undercard also has some intriguing match ups.
Birmingham’s Tommy Langford (18-1) [pictured below] clashes with Blackpool’s Jack Arnfield (24-2) in his first British middleweight title defence
The ‘Baggies Bomber’ won the belt back in October 2016 and has since lost to Avtandil Khurtsidze for the vacant WBO Interim middleweight title, and beaten Miguel Aguilar in October of last year, he’ll be hoping to put his name back into world contention with a win on Saturday.
Also on the undercard sees Ryan Walsh (22-2-1) defend his British featherweight title for the fourth time, against Isaac Lowe (14-0-2). Both fighters see themselves as world title contenders and the winner will be in the mix with fighters like Carl Frampton, Lee Selby and Scott Quigg.
Arfan Iqbal (12-0) defends his English cruiserweight title, the Derby man takes on Simon Vallily (12-1), a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist and his only professional loss came against World Boxing Super Series semi-finalist Mairis Briedis last year.
Undefeated British super-middleweight Zach Parker (14-0) has been confirmed as the reserve for the main event, if he is not called upon he faces Spain’s Adasat Roriguez (16-6-2) in a 10-round contest.
Danny Craven (3-1) takes on Luther Clay (6-1) in six rounds of British welterweight action, both fighters will hope to add to their short professional careers with another win.
Three belts are on the line on Saturday’s undercard in a hotly anticipated night for British boxing in Manchester.