Two of the most progressive young talents in the lightweight division are set to meet in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday as Michel Rivera and Frank Martin do battle.
The bout is a WBC lightweight eliminator and both men will be looking to send a message to the other members of one of the most exciting divisions in boxing.
The bout between Michel Rivera and Frank Martin is due to take place in the early hours of Sunday 18th December.
The fight between Michel Rivera and Frank Martin is set to take place on Sunday 18th December, ring walks are expected to take place at 3am GMT. Although the length of the fights on the undercards could change the timings for the fight.
This fight between Michel Rivera and Frank Martin is taking place at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The venue is an entertainment space that hosts concerts and events. Premier Boxing Champions run a series of boxing events there throughout the year with Hector Lusi Garcia and Chris Colbert fighting there earlier in the year.
Michel Rivera’s bout with Frank Martin is on Showtime, which is available to UK customers.
There are no belts on the line for this bout, but this is a WBC lightweight title eliminator and will move one of them one step closer to the 135 pound title.
Michel Rivera is unbeaten in 24 professional fights, winning 14 of those by way of knockout. His latest win was a unanimous decision victory over Jerry Perez at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in October.
Before that the Dominican recorded victories over Joseph Adorno, Jose Matias Romero and Jon Fernandez.
The 24-year-old won the IBF-USBA lightweight title in 2020 with a victory over Ladarius Miller and before that took the WBC Continental Americas lightweight title against Fideel Maldonado in the same year.
Frank Martin has a professional record of 16 wins and no defeats, with 12 of those wins coming by way of knockout. His most recent victory was a TKO win over Jackson Marinez at the Alamodome in San Antonio in July.
Before that, Martin beat Romero Duno, Ryan Kielczweski and the man that Michel Rivera also recently defeated, Jerry Perez.
The 27-year-old won the 2016 Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.
There are three fights on the main card of this bout between Michel Rivera and Frank Martin.
Jose Uzcategui takes on Vladimir Shiskin in an IBF super middleweight title eliminator in the final bout before the main event.
Before that, Vincent Astrolabio and Nikolai Potapov face off in an IBF bantamweight title eliminator.
There are 14 fights on the preliminary card, the highlights of which sees Omar Juarez and Austin Dulay do battle in the super lightweight division while Kevin Johnson and Cristian Baez face off in the same weight class.
Bakhram Murtazaliev and Brandun Lee are set to take on as of yet unnamed opponents while Elijah Lorenzo Garcia and Nicolas Pablo Demario will take each other on at super lightweight.