Weigh-In: WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel Casimero weighed 117 ¾ and undefeated challenger Duke Micah 117 ¼ for tomorrow night @ Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA #CharloDoubleheader Showtime #PPV

WEIGH-IN: WBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion Dina Thorslund 121.6 Vs. Nina Radovanovic 118.2 LBS for tomorrow night @ Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark

WBO Atomweight World Champion Mika Iwakawa weighed 101 lbs and challenger Nanae Suzuki weighed 100 lbs for tomorrow night @ Central Gym, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. The fight will be broadcast live on the official YouTube channel “BOXING REAL”

Weigh-In: WBO European Jr. Featherweight Champion David Oliver Joyce weighed 121 lbs and Ionut Baluta 121 lbs for tomorrow night @ BT Sport Studio, Stratford, London, United Kingdom.

WBO European Light Heavyweight Champion Ricards Bolotniks faces Hosea Burton tomorrow night at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia

Davey Oliver Joyce has warned Ionut Baluta that he’ll be taken out of his comfort zone during their showdown on Saturday.

Joyce (12-1, 9 KOs) defends his WBO European Jr. Featherweight title against Baluta (13-2, 2 KOs) on the undercard of Josh Taylor’s world title defence against Apinun Khongsong – live on BT Sport and ESPN+.

Baluta heads into the fight on the back of his huge win over TJ Doheny earlier this year, but Joyce feels he’s seen plenty of weaknesses to exploit.

Joyce said: “I’ll be setting a higher pace against him and taking him out of his comfort zone. He doesn’t like getting attacked to the body and I’ll exploit that.

“I’m used to fighting in empty arenas as I’ve been boxing as an amateur all my life. You do that in some different parts of the world for Ireland with nobody cheering you on.

“Winning this fight will bring me one step closer to a world title. I have a great team with me in MTK Global and I have complete faith in them.”

Saturday’s huge card will also see Charlie Edwards make his bantamweight debut against Kyle Williams, plus Jordan Flynn goes up against Jamie Quinn.

Via mtkglobal.com

The upcoming trio of stacked MTK Fight Night events will each take place 24 hours later – after the shows were moved to Wednesday evenings.

The new dates for the upcoming behind-closed-doors shows at the LS-Live in Wakefield are August 12, August 26 and September 2, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.

WBO bouts on Wednesday 26 August, and sees unbeaten star Lewis Crocker (11-0, 6 KOs) go up against former Southern Area champion Louis Greene (12-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO European Welterweight title.

David Oliver Joyce (12-1, 9 KOs) defends his WBO European Junior Featherweight title against recent TJ Doheny conqueror Ionut Baluta (13-2, 2 KOs), while amateur sensation James McGivern makes his professional debut against an opponent to be announced.

MTK Global Chief Strategy Officer Paul Gibson said: “There are a lot of unique challenges to pulling a card together in the current climate but these fifteen matches guarantee some cracking fights.

“The remit was to make as many quality 50-50s as possible and the fact we’ve been restricted to matching domestically only adds to intrigue of the contests. It’ll be action from first bell to last.”

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan added: “Our first show on August 12 sees Jono Carroll returning following his incredible victory against Scott Quigg in March.

“Sean McComb and Siar Ozgul always bring excitement, so having them face each other is certain to lead to fireworks, and then we have two outstanding 50-50 fights as Craig MacIntyre faces Darren Surtees, and Sahir Iqbal goes up against Maredudd Thomas.

“Pierce O’Leary rounds off our first show, and he has looked tremendous in his career so far, so we can’t wait to see him back in the ring.

“Our second card on August 26 is just as packed, with Lewis Crocker competing for his first title in a terrific fight against Louis Greene, and it’s great to have Lee McGregor back too after his brilliant bout with Kash Farooq in November.

“Gary Cully against Kieran Gething is an extremely interesting fight that I can’t wait to see unfold, and the fans will see a star for the future when James McGivern is in action.

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David Oliver Joyce has fired out a warning to the rest of the featherweight division after stopping Stephen Tiffney in the seventh round of their clash in Dubai.

Joyce (10-0-KO8) earned the first title of his professional career by winning the WBO European belt during a historic night at the sold out Emirates Golf Club, live on ESPN+ and iFL TV, and the unbeaten star is now ready to target big things.

Joyce said: “A lot of people see where my pedigree is, and I know I can mix it with the best. To all of the featherweights out there in England and Ireland, I’m in town now.

“I boxed Oscar Valdez as an amateur in 2009, and I’ve mixed it with Carl Frampton too. They all know I can compete with the top level boxers at featherweight.

“It was an unbelievable performance, so thank you to MTK Global and all of the Dubai people who came out to see it. I was confident going into the fight because I was on weight, and everything was perfect.

“For the past 14 weeks I’ve lived like a professional. For the first time ever I’ve had all of the right meals and the right amount of training and sleep, so I have to credit my nutritionist for getting me in this fantastic shape.”

The magical night in Dubai also featured wins for the likes of Aliu Lasisi, Sultan Zaurbek, Shakhobidin Zoirov, Mateo Tapia, Majid Al-Naqbi, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani and many more on a fantastic night of action.

David Oliver Joyce became the new WBO European featherweight champion after defeating Stephen Tiffney on a historic night in Dubai.

A stunning view of the Dubai skyline was the backdrop for the iconic sold out event live on ESPN+ and iFL TV, with HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also in attendance.

Joyce (10-0-KO8) overcame a cut early in the fight to stop Tiffney in the seventh round of their fight, picking up his first title as a professional in the process.