Jack Catterall, Vijender Singh & Golden Contract Super
Lightweight Quarterfinals LIVE On ESPN+
WBO No. 1 140-pound contender Jack Catterall and Indian
super middleweight contender Vijender Singh will co-headline
a special edition of #MTKFightNight Friday from Caesars
Palace Bluewaters Dubai.
Catterall will face Timo Schwarzkopf, while Singh will fight
Ghanaian veteran Charles “The Crusader” Adamu in 10-round
Catterall-Schwarzkopf and Singh-Adamu will stream live on
ESPN+, the leading multisport streaming service, beginning
at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT.
Catterall (24-0, 13 KOs) is a mandatory challenger for
unified champion Jose Ramirez, but he will have to wait
until 2020 to receive his title shot. The former British
champion had standout victories last year over domestic
rivals Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies and is looking to
maintain his ranking. Schwarzkopf (20-3, 12 KOs) is a
nine-year pro who has never been stopped and has won two of
his past three bouts.
Singh (11-0, 8 KOs) is a three-time Indian Olympian who won
his nation’s first Olympic boxing medal at the 2008 Beijing
Games. He made his Top Rank debut July 13 in Newark, N.J.,
knocking out Mike Snider in four rounds. Adamu (33-14, 26
KOs) has fought a plethora of top names during an 18-year
career. He won the Commonwealth super middleweight title in
2009 and is coming off a third-round stoppage win in
In other action from Dubai:
•Former world title challenger Muhammad “Falcon” Waseem
(9-1, 7 KOs) will battle former light flyweight world
champion Ganigan Lopez (36-10, 19 KOs) in an eight-round
super flyweight contest.
•Super bantamweight contender Thomas Patrick Ward (28-0, 4
KOs) will take on Mexican veteran Martin Casillas (20-11-1,
10 KOs), winner of four straight, in an eight-rounder.
Golden Contract Super Lightweight Quarterfinals
Friday, 2:30 p.m. ET
The Golden Contract Super Lightweight quarterfinals, a
single-elimination tournament presented by MTK Global, will
kick off Friday from London’s York Hall at 2:30 p.m.
ET/11:30 a.m. PT.
The eight fighters are as follows: former French and
European welterweight champion Mohamed Mimoune (21-3, 2
KOs), unbeaten British prospect Darren Surtees (12-0, 8
KOs), Welsh super lightweight champion Kieran Gething
(9-2-1, 2 KOs), Scottish fan-favorite Lewis “Kid Caramel”
Benson (12-2, 2 KOs), unbeaten Hawaiian contender Logan Yoon
(16-0, 12 KOs), former English lightweight champion Ohara
Davies (19-2, 14 KOs), British Southern Area super
lightweight champion Mikey Sakyi (8-2, 4 KOs) and WBC
International super lightweight champion Tyrone McKenna
(19-1-1, 6 KOs).
The quarterfinal draw was set Tuesday afternoon and will
feature the following bouts: Gething vs. Benson, Mimoune vs.
Surtees, Sakyi vs. McKenna and Yoon vs. Davies.