In this month of April, the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and the entire family of sports are preparing to continue with great fights in 2017, which will undoubtedly continue to put boxing on top, giving us nights of excitement and adrenaline.
WBC Schedule of April
On April 8th from Cancun, Mexico, two former world champions will face the World Boxing Council featherweight silver belt. Cristian Mijares and Tomas Rojas. The winner of this fight will clearly approach a possible bout by the absolute belt of the division, that at the moment owns the North American Gary Russell Jr.
On 21 April from Hampshire, England, two young unbeaten prospects will face off for the WBC Youth crown in the superwelter division. Kazakhstan’s Yernar Yeshenov and Briton Michael McGurk will step into the ring in a reserved bout, as both youngsters have proven themselves to be great at boxing.
On 22 April from the Sporthallen, Sundsvall, Sweden, we will have an attractive women’s fight. World Boxing Council superwelter champion Ewa Piatkowska will attempt the first defense of her crown against former champion Mikaela Lauren.
That same night, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, two former welterweight champions will play in a tie-breaker to win the opportunity to face current WBC champion Keith Thurman. We refer to Andre Berto and Shawn Porter, two fighters who seek to demonstrate that they still have the quality to hold a world crown.
To close with a snap, on April 29 will play a tie breaker in the super middleweight division. The North American David Benavidez will face the Mexican Rogelio Medina, to obtain an opportunity by the absolute belt of the division.
In April six titles of the WBA will be at stake
April is another great month for the World Boxing Association (WBA) in which there will be six championship battles. Without a doubt, the most attractive of all is the one that will star the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko and the British Anthony Joshua for the super heavyweight championship. This contest is scheduled for April 29 and will break records, as 90,000 people are expected to fill the mythical Wembley Stadium in London, England.
On the same day as the Klitschko-Joshua will go up in the ring but in Las Vegas, Nevada the Kazakh Beibut Shumenov and the Cuban Yunier Dorticos, who will dispute for the Cruiserweight title that currently is in the possession of Kazakh and, in that primer, The Peruvian Carlos Zambrano will hold a battle before the Dominican Claudio Marrero for the interim WBA featherweight.
Also appealing to the crowd is the scout Ricky Burns, who will defend for the first time his WBA 140-pound scepter against Namibian Julius Idongo. Burns-Idongo fight is scheduled for April 15 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Although the starting battle that opens the current month will be between the Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno and the Japanese Shun Kubo in Japan on the 9th, when the regular scepter of 122 pounds will be in play. While, also in the land of the rising sun, Japanese Kazoka Ioka will defend his WBA fly belt next April 23 against Thai Noknoi Sitthiprasert.