Hearn announces world title bouts

By Cain Bradley on July 12, 2017
Hearn announces world title bouts
Many saw the fight as controversially scored and the WBA ordered the rematch. (Reuters)

Jamie McDonnell won a Unanimous Decision against Liborio Solis at Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo at the end of 2016…

Terms have been agreed for the rematch between Liborio Solis and Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1) ordered by the WBA for the Bantamweight title. McDonnell won a Unanimous Decision against Solis in Monte Carlo at the end of 2016. Many saw it as controversially scored and the WBA ordered the rematch when the Paul Butler bout could not be made. Reports suggest the bout is likely to take place in Yorkshire and his brother Gavin will also fight on the card.

Another bout that Eddie Hearn has confirmed is Kal Yafai (22-0) defending his WBA Super-Flyweight title against his mandatory Sho Ishida (24-0). Ishida was the Japanese champion but Yafai will be a big step up for him and has to be the heavy favorite given how he has performed in winning and defending his title.

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:59am, 07/13/2017

    Jamie is top 5 UK fighter….his two wins over Tomoki Kameda ( I say that he did better in America than Frampton ) and the win over Solis are proof positive.

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