Sheeraz vs Torres Preview, Start Times, Full Undercard, Main Event Ring Walks

Sheeraz vs Torres: Preview, Start Times, Full Undercard, Main Event Ring Walks

Sheeraz vs Torres – Middleweight Championship Fight Tops July 16 London Card

Unbeaten London-based Middleweight Hamzah Sheeraz (15-0) looks to add the prestigious WBC Silver Title to his collection as he takes on Argentina\’s Francisco Emanuel Torres (17-3-1) over 10 rounds in the main event this Saturday, July 16 from the Copper Box Arena, London Live on BT Sport.

Sheeraz, ranked number #13 with the WBO, is looking to add a WBC world ranking as he targets a fight with British champion Denzel Bentley in the near future. Torres does not have any notable wins on his resume but does have a draw with David Benavidez\’s brother Jose Benavidez Jr (27-1) in his last fight in November 2021.

Torres has only been stopped once by Sebastian Horacio Papeschi, who is 1-1 with Marcelo Estaben Coceres who arguably beat Edgar Berlanga and gave Billy Joe Saunders all sorts of problems in their 2019 bout. The Argentinian is unbeaten in 5 years and marks a real test for Sheeraz, a stoppage victory would be extremely impressive.

The Sheeraz vs Torres Card begins on BT Sport 1 (UK) at 6:30 pm BST (1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT). Main Event Ringwalks are expected no earlier than 3 hours later at 10 pm BST (5 pm ET/2 pm PT) with an approximation of 10:30 BST.

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Sheeraz vs Torres Undercard Breakdown

On Chief support, Birmingham Super Middleweight Lennox Clarke (20-1-1) defends his British and Commonwealth championships against two-time British title challenger at middleweight, Oldham\’s Mark Heffron (27-2-1). Clarke sprung to notoriety when he upset top prospect Hutchinson in early 2021 but has not competed since. Heffron is most recently known for 2-fights with Denzel Bentley where he was 0-1-1.

Liverpool\’s unbeaten, exciting featherweight Nick Ball (15-0) announced himself to the world when he stopped Isaac Lowe in under six rounds on the Fury-Whyte undercard at Wembley Stadium. He was announced to face Nathaniel Collins on this card for the British and Commonwealth titles but Collins would not be ready for the date and they could do the later this year instead.

Ball defends his WBC Silver Featherweight Title against 14-3-1 Namibian Nathanael Kakololo. Kakololo has never been stopped in 18 contests going the distance wth 27-0 Oleg Malinovskyi (MD loss) and 13-0 Andranik Grigorian (UD loss) within 6 weeks of each other last year. An inside-the-distance result for Ball would further ramp up the hype behind him and make a real statement in the division.

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Dennis McCann (12-0) takes a significant step up in competition when he faces British title challenger James Beech Jr (14-2) for the WBC International Silver Feather Title. McCann looked very impressive early in his career but in his recent few fights, the hype train has stopped slightly and many feel this could become an early acid test where McCann might not come through especially since he\’s never competed at 126 and typically fought fighters at least one weight class below.

8-0 Ryan Garner takes his last comeback fight before going on to challenge for titles later this year. Garner takes on Christian Lopez Flores (13-18-2) over 8 rounds. New-Signing Pierce O\’Leary (9-0) makes his Queensberry debut against Robin Zamora (17-14). 4-0 Masod Abdulah fights a fellow unbeaten fighter in 3-0 Tinko Banabakov and 2018 Youth Olympic Champion, light heavyweight Karol Itauma (7-0) faces journeymen Michal Gazdik (6-23-1)

Other Preliminary Fights

Umar Khan (3-0) vs Engel Gomez (8-12-1)

Sonny Liston Ali (3-0) vs Chris Adaway (10-72-4)

Khalid Ali (2-0) vs Des Newton (8-24)

Sean Noakes (1-0) vs MJ Hall (2-84-2)

By Darshan Desai

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