World champion Natasha Jonas will bid to unify the super-welterweight division against Marie-Eve Dicaire, whilst Dalton Smith and Frazer Clarke are both set to be in AO Arena action.
The Liverpudlian will make the short journey across the North West bidding to unify the super-welterweight division, with the WBC, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine titles all on the line in a blockbuster top of the bill bout with Marie-Eve Dicaire.
Jonas’ return to in-ring action against the Canadian, whose only defeat came at the hands of Claressa Shields last year, will come just a couple of months after conquering Patricia Berghult for the prized WBC belt in her home city of Liverpool.
Announcing the news, BOXXER CEO and Founder Ben Shalom said: “This will be a massive night of boxing for Manchester and Tasha Jonas can etch her name in the history books by winning the WBC, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine titles if she beats Marie-Eve Dicaire.
“This will be her toughest test to date and it promises to be a spectacular women’s fight, just weeks after the iconic all-female card in London.”
A fascinating night of boxing will also see two of the sport’s hottest super-lightweight prospects collide in a mouth-watering domestic dust-up, as the unbeaten Dalton Smith looks to defend his British title against Kaisee Benjamin.
Former Team GB star Smith notched up a third successive stoppage victory on home territory in Sheffield last month and will look to maintain his charge against a tough opponent who is riding the crest of a wave himself, on the back of 13 straight wins.
Shalom added: “Dalton is one of the finest young fighters in the country. We saw recently in Sheffield how his popularity continues to grow. Kaisee is a brilliant talent too and he’ll be hungry to pull off a major upset.”
Meanwhile, hard-hitting Frazer Clarke will face the toughest challenge of his career to date against the experienced veteran Kamil Sokolowski as he looks to continue his rise up the heavyweight world rankings.
‘Big Fraze’ has enjoyed a seamless transition from the amateur ranks with routine and brutal KO victories in each of his first three fights at professional level, and will hope to do the same against Barnsatple-based Sokolowski, who should offer more resistance than his previous opposition.
“Frazer Clarke will go right to the top of this very exciting heavyweight division,” Shalom said. “He has a huge personality and the talent and commitment to go all the way. This fight will offer a sterner test against experienced competition that fans will look forward to seeing.”
Manchester’s own Bradley Rea is also set to feature on the card, putting his unbeaten record on the line when he takes on English middleweight champion Tyler Denny, whilst former world champion Ricky Hatton will make his in-ring farewell in an exhibition bout against Marco Antonio Barrera – under the Europa Combat banner.
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