Probellum promote from the Newcastle Enviornment this Friday night time, with a number of North East favourites in motion. Lewis Ritson is the invoice topper right here, and he takes on Dejan Zlaticanin, a former world champion, in an excellent light-weight ten rounder.
Eurosport televise Ritson vs Zlaticanin dwell within the UK.
Ritson (22-2, 13 KOs) has largely flattered to deceive at ten stone since transferring up a weight class, and is seeking large fights within the division.
The 28-year-old received a light-weight Lonsdale Belt outright in lower than 4 rounds, and large issues have been anticipated, however he was derailed in a European title tilt in opposition to France’s Patera, harm badly all through earlier than shedding on the playing cards, and that prompted a transfer to tremendous light-weight.
The spotlight of his 4 straight wins within the new division was a factors victory over Robbie Davies Jr, however he was lucky to be given a choice win over Miguel Vazquez in a combat many thought the Mexican received.
June 2021 noticed a second profession defeat, when Jeremias Nicolas Ponce had him over 3 times in a tenth spherical stoppage.
‘Sandman’ rebounded beneath the Probellum banner in December, forcing Christian Uruzquieta to retire after nine rounds after being floored.
He now meets Zlaticanin (24-3, 16 KOs), who’s transferring up from light-weight, the place he had a short spell WBC champion.
The 37-year-old is coming to the top of his profession, and has misplaced three of his final 5, struggling a knockout defeat to Mikey Garcia in January 2017, wherein he misplaced his world title.
The Montenegro man was halted in two by Roberto Ramirez in 2018, and he was final out in September final 12 months after practically two years away from the game, shedding a choice to Zaur Abdullaev over twelve out in Russia.
Prediction: Ritson must push on if he’s to make the step as much as the following degree, and can need to placed on a efficiency right here. Zlaticanin could hold round although, and Ritson would possibly must settle for a factors win.
Williamson defends British belt
Darlington’s Troy Williamson is lastly getting some lengthy overdue publicity, and ’The Trojan’ defends his British tremendous welterweight title for the primary time on this invoice in opposition to Mason Cartwright.
Williamson (17-0-1, 13 KOs) received the belt in his final combat, travelling to Liverpool and showing on a rival promoter’s card to cease Ted Cheeseman within the tenth spherical of an absolute thriller.
The 30-year-old now makes a maiden defence in opposition to Cheshire-based, ’Nutty’ Cartwright (17-2-1, 7 KOs), whose two defeats have come inside schedule.
The 29-year-old has received two since a 3rd spherical stoppage defeat to Danny Ball in October 2019, and his final win got here in November 2021, a primary spherical retirement win over Daniel Lartey.
Prediction: Williamson is a tall, rangy operator, and Cartwright could battle to get inside his lengthy attain. I count on Williamson to retain in model, scoring a stoppage win inside six.
Patrick Ward returns
At featherweight, Thomas Patrick Ward remains to be seeking significant fights, as he maintains lofty rankings with the assorted governing our bodies, and he doesn’t actually get that right here as he takes on Alexis Boureima Kabore (29-5, 8 KOs) over a scheduled ten rounds.
Ward (31-0-1, 4 KOs) has one of many longest, lively unbeaten streaks in British boxing, however has but to make the step up, and was final out in December, successful a choice over ten in opposition to Leonardo Padilla.
Prediction: Burkina Faso’s Kabore is finest recognized for shedding each spherical of ten in opposition to Archie Sharp on the again finish of final 12 months, and it ought to be a close to shutout win for Ward on this one.
McCormack makes debut
2020 Olympic Silver medalist, Pat McCormack makes his skilled debut, and the person from Sunderland ought to take a factors win in his six rounder with Nicaragua’s Danny Mendoza (6-7, 4 KOs).
Dickinson faces Kramer
Mark Dickinson (2-0, 1 KO) takes half in skilled combat quantity three, and he can halt Peter Kramer (11-4-3, 8 KOs) inside the gap of their tremendous middleweight encounter.
Newcastle favorite, Joseph Legal guidelines, tremendous flyweight, Joe Maphosa are set to characteristic on the invoice in opposition to opponents to be confirmed and there’s a skilled debut for Ben Rees, in opposition to an opponent as effectively to be confirmed.