Promoter Eddie Hearn and the SBM have announced the Monte-Carlo Boxing Showdown, a night of World Championship Boxing, which will take place at the Casino de Monte-Carlo on Saturday, November 30, to be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
Last year Kal Yafai successfully defended his WBA World Super-Flyweight crown against Israel Gonzalez, Michael Hunter downed Heavyweight giant Alexander Ustinov to claim the WBA International title and Russian great Denis Lebedev fought his final contest, outpointing America’s Mike Wilson, boxing scene.com reports. A bout that may take place on the night would be a heavyweight contest between Alexander Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) and Michael Hunter (17-1, 12 KOs).
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I’m delighted to return to Monaco on November 30 for another night of World Championship boxing. The event has become an important date on the Monaco sports and entertainment calendar and fighters, media, broadcasters and fans all love the experience. We will announce the fight line up shortly with a real international flavour of talent looking to collect those World Championship belts.”
Pascal Camia, Executive Vice President, Gaming Operations at SBM added: “The Casino de Monte-Carlo and Matchroom Boxing once again create a prestigious event dedicated to premium guests, confirming one more time that Monaco is the most exclusive gaming destination in Europe. High-class entertainment, bespoke events and memorable moments are proposed all year long by the Casino de Monte-Carlo to its demanding clientele. Much more than championships, the Monte-Carlo Boxing Showdown promises to be a thrilling show celebrating the Great Art of gaming and the Great Art of boxing in an outstanding setting.”
PHOTO: Alexander Povetkin ORIGINAL SOURCES: boxingscene.com, ringside24.com