Bravose Previews: Fights happening in July 2021
by Kate Rosindale on Jul 01, 2021
In the month of July 2021, a number of boxing matches will take place in venues across Russia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Promoters including Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy, and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Fight Camp are continuing to bring boxing back to the masses.
But it is Al Haymon’s PBC behind the two title fights taking place this month.
First up, on Saturday 3 July at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, USA, Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert defends his WBA ‘Interim’ Super-Featherweight Title on home turf against Mongolia’s Tugstsogt Nyambayar.
Nyambayar is stepping up at short notice to fight Colbert after Yuriorkis Gamboa was forced out of the match by an injured rib.
Colbert (15-0, 6 KO) last fought in December 2020, when he defeated Panama’s Jaime Arboleda in Round 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, USA. Meanwhile Nyambayar (12-1, 9 KO) won out over Cobia Breedy from Barbados at the very same venue in September 2020.
Described as a slick boxer, Colbert will be hoping a win against the more rugged Nyambayar will bring him the chance of bigger opportunities against the likes of Roger Gutierrez who holds the WBA ‘regular’ championship and Gervonta Davis who is ‘super’ champion.
Two weeks later, on Saturday 17 July, junior middleweight champions Brian Castano from Argentina and Jermell Charlo from the United States will fight it out for the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Welterweight Titles at the AT&T Center in Texas, USA.
Charlo (34-1, 18 KO) will enter into the fight as the IBF, WBA & WBC champion, while Castano (17-0, 12 KO) goes in as WBO champion. Jeison Rosario from the Dominican Republic was Charlo’s latest victim in a September 2020 fight, again at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, USA. Castano’s latest victory was in February this year against Brazil’s Patrick Teixeira via unanimous decision at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in California, ISA.
Commentators have said Charlo wants the WBO belt to not only make him the undisputed champion, but to ‘validate’ his 14-year long professional career. That could be a lot of pressure to withstand, but let’s see if Charlo and the others who line up this month can keep their nerve and win their fights.
Saturday 3 July at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, USA
- Chris Colbert vs Tugstsogt Nyambayar (WBA ‘Interim’ Super-Featherweight Title)
Friday 9 July at Banc of California Stadium, LA, USA
- Sullivan Barrera vs Gilberto Ramirez (Light-Heavyweight)
- Jojo Diaz vs Javier Fortuna (Lightweight)
Saturday 10 July at Royal Albert Hall, London, USA
- Lyndon Arthur vs Davide Faraci (Light-Heavyweight)
Saturday 17 July at AT&T Center, Texas, USA
- Brian Castano vs Jermell Charlo (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Welterweight Titles)
Thursday 22 July at Moscow, Russia
- Murat Gassiev vs Michael Wallisch (Heavyweight)
Saturday 24 July at Wembley Arena, London, UK
- Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam (Heavyweight)
Saturday 31 July at Matchroom HQ Back Garden, Essex, UK
- Conor Benn vs Adrian Granados (Welterweight)
- Can Xu vs Leigh Wood (WBA ‘Regular’ Featherweight Belt)
- Tommy McCarthy vs Chris Billam-Smith (Cruiserweight)
- Campbell Hatton vs Jakub Laskowski (Super-Featherweight)