The hard-hitting heavyweight Dubois, who’s ranked No. 1 by the WBA, will face Joe Cusumano in a 10-round matchup, and Fury, the youthful brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, will sq. off in opposition to fight sports activities veteran Anthony “Fairly Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight struggle to open the pay-per-view telecast.
Extra motion at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse consists of top-10 ranked junior middleweight and 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell taking over Lucas Bastida of Argentina in a 10-round struggle. Paul, Love and Conwell shall be combating important bouts in entrance of their hometown followers on the Cleveland enviornment.
Tickets beginning at $45 are nonetheless obtainable through RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com. The occasion is co-produced by SHOWTIME PPV and Most Beneficial Promotions and promoted by Tony and Bryce Holden of Holden Productions. The pay-per-view telecast is produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. Barstool Sportsbook is the official sports activities betting accomplice for the occasion and shall be integrated in a novel, totally built-in model activation that’s to be introduced in additional element.
The Belarusian Baranchyk now fights out of Oklahoma and can look to maneuver nearer to a different world title alternative with a win August 29. Sporting a 20-2 file with 13 knockouts, the 28-year-old returns to the ring after combating within the 2020 Struggle of the Yr in opposition to Jose Zepeda final October. The 2 fighters mixed to attain a staggering eight knockdowns within the on the spot traditional received by Zepeda. Baranchyk grew to become a world champion in 2018 by stopping then unbeaten Anthony Yigit in seven rounds. He steps in in opposition to Love, a graduate of the ShoBox: The New Era collection who owns a 15-0-1 file with seven knockouts. A extremely completed beginner, Love shall be combating in his hometown of Cleveland for the second time in his profession.
“It is a massive step for me,” mentioned Baranchyk. “I’m grateful to get again within the ring with somebody like Montana after my loss. I wish to present everybody that I’m again, I’m stronger, and I’m a brand new model of myself. I wish to thank my followers for the assist you’ve at all times given me. On August 29, it’s SHOWTIME, child!”
“I do know Ivan is a robust younger fighter, however he has some ugly habits,” mentioned Love. “We’re having a grueling camp proper now and I’m going to maintain it ‘Too Fairly’ on struggle evening. Cleveland deserves the present I’m about to placed on.”
A promising heavyweight contender at 23 years previous, Dubois has compiled a 16-1 file with 15 knockouts since turning professional in 2017. Dubois had a powerful beginner profession as a five-time British junior nationwide champion. A London-native, Dubois’ lone skilled loss got here in opposition to high heavyweight contender Joe Joyce in November 2020. Dubois rebounded rapidly with an emphatic second-round knockout of Bogdan Dinu in June to seize the Interim WBA Heavyweight Title. Now, he takes on the 33-year-old Cusumano, who has received 4 of his final 5 bouts with all of these victories coming by stoppage. With a file of 19-3, his 17 knockouts give him a powerful 77% KO ratio. Preventing out of Danville, Virginia, Cusumano most not too long ago knocked out Gregory Corbin in November 2020.
“I’m prepared now to push on and construct on the WBA interim title I received in my final struggle,” mentioned Dubois. “I’m thrilled to take the present on the highway and look to win the American public over. I’m advised the American public love heavyweight boxing, so it’s time to introduce them to Daniel Dubois. I’ll be certain it’s a title they received’t overlook.”
Already a crossover star after his runner-up end on the hit U.Okay. actuality TV present “Love Island”, Fury will look to observe within the footsteps of his boxing-rich household and set up his personal championship legacy. The 23-year-old from Manchester is 6-0 with 4 knockouts, having most not too long ago earned a unanimous choice over Jordan Grant in June. Fury shall be opposed by Alameda, California’s Taylor, an skilled MMA competitor who dropped his sole professional boxing look in 2017 by split-decision. The 32-year-old’s MMA expertise consists of 5 Bellator fights and a 7-5 total file with wins in his final 5 fights. Taylor is presently coaching in Puerto Rico and is an everyday sparring accomplice of Jake Paul as he prepares for his bout in opposition to Woodley.
“American followers can, as at all times with me, count on a giant soiled knockout,” mentioned Fury. “That’s what I say and that’s what I attempt to convey. I wish to placed on a masterclass efficiency and present ranges once more and present how a lot I’m bettering. That is one other step on my journey to world titles.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Government Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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