Resorts World in Las Vegas hosts world class motion this Saturday evening, and on the prime of the High Rank invoice, the vacant WBO Interim title is at stake at middleweight, with England’s Danny Dignum enterprise a giant check in opposition to Kazakh expertise, Janibek Alimkhanuly.
ESPN+ televise Janibek vs Dignum reside within the USA, while the cardboard is obtainable to viewers outdoors of the USA on the High Rank YouTube channel.
The present WBO middleweight title state of affairs is unclear, with full champion, Demetrius Andrade, pulling out of a scheduled tremendous middleweight contest with Zach Parker at Derby’s Satisfaction Park this month as a consequence of harm.
It’s not clear whether or not Andrade will vacate his belt, however Alimkhanuly and Dignum will hope to be upgraded to full champion, or obtain a shot at Andrade, with a win right here.
A former world novice champion, Janibek (11-0, KO7) additionally appeared on the 2016 Olympics, eradicated on the quarter closing stage.
He has made serene progress within the paid ranks thus far, and 2021 was a breakout yr for the 29-year-old based mostly in Oxnard, California.
First, ‘Qazak Type’ pressured former world champion Rob Brant to retire after eight rounds of motion, and his final outing got here in November final yr, the place he dominated and stopped one other former world champion in Hasan N’Dam N’Jikam, also in eight.
It’s a tall order then for Essex’s Dignum (14-0-1, 8) KOs, who has been climbing the WBO rankings since profitable the vacant WBO European belt in November 2019, stopping Conrad Cummings in 5 rounds.
After a profitable first defence, the 30-year-old had a tricky nights’ work in opposition to Andrey Sirotkin, the place he was badly minimize and finally needed to accept a break up draw.
The unbeaten southpaw was final out in February, stopping Grant Dennis in six frames.
Prediction: It’s a primary scheduled twelve rounder for Dignum, and he’s dealing with a large prospect in Janibek. I feel the Kazakh might be too skilful for the Londoner, and he can finish issues by the midway mark.
— High Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 18, 2022
Herring returns at light-weight
Former world champion, Jamel Herring (23-3, 11 KOs) continues his profession, and the 36-year-old strikes as much as light-weight to tackle Jamaine Ortiz over ten rounds.
Herring’s spectacular reign as WBO tremendous featherweight champion got here to an abrupt finish in his final battle, the place he was dominated and stopped by Shakur Stevenson, and Ortiz (15-0-1, 8 KOs) ought to be a mild introduction to the 135 pound division.
‘The Technician’ drew with Joseph Adorno in April final yr, the place he was on the canvas twice, and he returned with a ten spherical resolution win over Nahir Albright in February.
Prediction: Herring, who has switched trainers from Brian McIntyre to Manny Robles, can get again to profitable methods on the scorecards.
At tremendous featherweight, former WBO tremendous bantamweight world champion, Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) ought to have an excessive amount of for Edy Valencia Mercado (19-6-6, 7 KOs), however may have the gap for the win.
At featherweight, Adam Lopez (15-3, 6 KOs) can take a factors verdict in opposition to William Encarnacion (19-2, 15 KOs).
Karlos Balderas (12-1, 11 KOs) can notch an early win in opposition to Colombia’s Ruben Cervera (13-2, 11 KOs) at tremendous featherweight, and at gentle heavyweight, Louis Rose (17-3-1, 7 KOs) may discover Steven Nelson (17-0, 14 KOs) an excessive amount of to deal with, and I favour Nelson for a stoppage win.
In six spherical motion, Duke Ragan (5-0, 1 KO) ought to have the ability to outpoint Victorino Gonzalez (5-2, 2 KOs) at featherweight, whereas at welterweight, Delante Johnson (3-0, 2 KOs) can do the identical in opposition to Argentina’s Agustin Gerbaldo Kucharski (8-4-1, 3 KOs).
— High Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 16, 2022
Giovanni Cabrera (19-0, 7 KOs) can stay unbeaten in his light-weight contest with Elias Damian Araujo (21-4, 8 KOs) with a factors win.
At tremendous light-weight, Kasir Goldston (4-0, 1 KO) can win early in opposition to Yainiel Alvarez Telemaco (2-1, 1 KO).
The only real 4 rounder is at light-weight, the place Charlie Sheehy (2-0, 2 KOs) ought to deal with Burnell Jenkins (2-1, 1 KO) inside schedule.