Gorman vs Salek How To Watch, Undercard Fights, Running Order, Start Time, Weights

Gorman vs Salek: How To Watch, Undercard Fights, Running Order, Start Time, Weights

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Gorman vs Salek: How To Watch, Undercard

Britain’s Nathan Gorman (18-1, 12 KOs) and the Czech Republic’s Tomas Salek (17-3, 13 KOs) will fight for the IBF International Heavyweight Title in the main event of the second card of the new Channel 5/Wasserman Boxing Partnership. Gorman vs Salek takes place on Friday, June 17 at the 10,000+ Capacity M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool live on Channel 5 from 9 pm UK Time.

Gorman has not fought since March of 2021 when he produced a second-round TKO win over Pavel Sour (12-3) on BT Sport. Gorman then left Queensberry to team up with Wasserman and was meant to return earlier this year against Scott Alexander but unfortunately had to pull out with sickness. Now Gorman gets the opportunity to headline against the reigning Czech Champion for a title.

On the Gorman vs Salek co-feature, Sunderland’s Josh ‘PBK’ Kelly (10-1-1, 6 KOs) returns to action for the first time since his sole defeat, a sixth-round stoppage to European Champion David Avanesyan, in February of last year. PBK takes on Hungarian Peter Kramer (12-5-3, 8 KOs) over 10 rounds at a 154-pounds.

Elsewhere on the undercard, we see the professional debut of Aaron Chalmers and former Team GB fighter Chloe Watson (2-0) against Fara El Bousairi (5-2, 1 KO). The undefeated Paddy Lacey (2-0) and John Edwardson (2-0) will both be looking for wins in front of their home crowd, with Mason ‘Nutty’ Cartwright (17-3, 7 KOs) and heavyweight’s Hosea Stewart (2-0) and giant ‘Magic’ Matty Harris (2-0, 1 KO) also promising to provide Liverpool with more highlight moments

The first bell for Gorman vs Salek is approximately 6:30 pm, you can watch the undercard on the SportBible Facebook Page and Boxing Social YouTube channel with the main event expected to be anywhere after 10 pm on the Channel 5 Main broadcast.

Gorman vs Salek: Press Conference Quotes

Nathan Gorman

“I’m feeling great to be honest, one of the best camps I’ve ever had. There’s no excuses, I’ve left no stone unturned for this one. I walk through the press conference doors today and could see my big face everywhere on the backdrops, live on Channel 5, I’m living the dream. An unbelievable feeling really, and I’m just excited for Friday night.”

“I believe this is Nathan Gorman’s time. I can go back 300 or 400 years of fighting heritage within my family. I believe I’m here fighting for a reason, and everyone will be able to see that reason come Friday night.”

“I have had a brief period away from the ring, but I’m only 25 years old and I have a long career ahead of me. It has been 15 months out of the ring, but I’ve spent those 15 months grafting hard, perfecting my boxing skills day in, day out. Like I said before, there’s no excuses. When I walk out of the M&S Bank Arena come Friday, every box has been ticked.”

Tomas Salek

“I feel amazing, and I hope you’re all looking forward to this fight. I’m looking forward to fighting for this title.”

“I’m not solely reliant on my punching power. I’ve prepared for all the ways this fight could go, and the focus will be on me performing to my best.”

“This fight will end however it is supposed to end on Friday night.”

Josh Kelly

“I can’t wait to be live on Channel 5 and competing in the city of Liverpool. The arena is somewhere where I’ve boxed before, I know how good the Liverpool crowd are, so I can’t wait to put a performance on and show off my skills.”

“After the disappointing issue with my opponent in London, I just locked into this one. I just told myself that there’s 5 weeks until the Liverpool card so just keep working hard in the gym, keep sparring, and keep everything ready – that’s exactly what I did. I believe in myself and I believe that I am one of the best, so I just need to prove it on the night and I’m sure I will.”

Peter Kramer

“Like any fighter, I’ll be relying on my heart first and foremost. I’ve been preparing hard for this, and I’m fit and ready to perform. If I combine my heart, my preparation and my conditioning – I give myself a good chance of taking a big win back to Hungary.”

Gorman Vs Salek: Weigh-In Results, Running Order

IBF INTERNATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
NATHAN GORMAN – 19 Stone, 3 Pounds, 2 Ounces
TOMAS SALEK – 16 Stone, 8 Pounds, 2 Ounces

Super-Welterweight Bout – 10 X 3 Minute Rounds
JOSH KELLY – 11 Stone, 2 Ounces
PETER KRAMER – 11 Stone, 1 Ounce

Flyweight Bout – 6 X 2 Minute Rounds
CHLOE WATSON – 8 Stone, 4 Ounces
FARA EL BOUSAIRI – 7 Stone, 12 Pounds, 7 Ounces

Middleweight Bout – 4 X 3 Minute Rounds
AARON CHALMERS – 11 Stone, 7 Pounds, 1 Ounces
ALEXANDER ZELEDON – 11 Stone, 3 Pounds, 2 Ounces

Super-Welterweight Bout – 8 X 3 Minute Rounds
MASON CARTWRIGHT – 11 Stone, 3 Pounds, 5 Ounces
ANGEL EMILOV – 11 Stone, 2 Pounds, 4 Ounces

Heavyweight Bout – 4 X 3 Minute Rounds
MATTY HARRIS – 19 Stone, 7 Pounds, 5 Ounces
PAWEL STRYKOWSKI – 15 Stone, 6 Pounds, 8 Ounces

Middleweight Bout – 6 X 3 Minute Rounds
PADDY LACEY – Weigh-In Scheduled Tomorrow
RYAN BROTEN – Weigh-In Scheduled Tomorrow

Super-Lightweight Bout – 6 X 3 Minute Rounds
TOM FARRELL –  10 Stone, 6 Pounds, 9 Ounces
OLAIDE FIJABI –  Weigh-In Scheduled Tomorrow

Super-Lightweight Bout – 6 X 3 Minute Rounds
TOM AITCHISON – 10 Stone, 3 Ounces
EZEQUIEL GREGORES – 10 Stone, 1 Pound, 5 Ounces

Super-Featherweight Bout – 6 X 3 Minute Rounds
MARCOS MOLLOY – 9 Stone, 11 Pounds
GADATAMEN TAYLOR – 9 Stone, 10 Pounds, 3 Ounces

Featherweight Bout – 4 X 3 Minute Rounds
JOHN EDWARDSON – 9 Stone, 5 Pounds
STEFAN NICOLAE – 9 Stone, 2 Pounds, 1 Ounce

By Darshan Desai

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