Bravose Previews: Fights happening in May 2023
by Kate Rosindale on May 01, 2023
For a proud Lancashire-based firm such as ourselves there’s one boxing match that sticks out above all other fights during the month of May.
That match sees Chorley boxer Jack Catterall scheduled to meet Darragh Foley in a Super-Lightweight bout on Saturday 27 May.
The clash is on the undercard to Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood II.
Being as he comes from just down the road, we will be rooting for Catterall, aka El Gato, as he looks to find a victory just a few miles further along the motorway at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The 29-year-old goes into the fight with a 26-1 (13 KOs) record, as compared to 34-year-old Foley whose record stands at 22-4-1 (10 KOs).
Sydney-based Irish fighter Foley comes into the bout off the back of five wins. He is riding on the momentum of his latest victory, a TKO against Robbie Davies Jr in March of this year.
This is in contrast to England’s Catterall, whose most recent fight ended in defeat. That bout took place last year against Josh Taylor, when he narrowly lost via a debatable 12 round split decision.
Now Catterall is looking to bounce back from that loss – the first of his career – and take care of business against the tough Foley. With a top 10 world ranking, Catterall will be looking to put his impressive movement and fight IQ to to the test.
Saturday 6 May at Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK - Ben Shalom's BOXXER
- Joshua Buatsi vs Pawel Stepien (Light-Heavyweight)
Saturday 6 May at Akron Stadium, Jalisco, Mexico - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Canelo Alvarez vs John Ryder (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Middleweight World Titles)
Saturday 13 May at Wembley Arena, London, UK - KSI's Misfits Boxing
- KSI vs Joe Fournier (176lbs Catchweight)
- Deji vs Swarmz (172lbs Catchweight)
- Salt Papi vs Anthony Taylor (185lbs Catchweight)
Saturday 13 May at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA - Al Haymon's PBC
- Ismael Barroso vs Rolly Romero (WBA Super-Lightweight World Title)
Saturday 20 May at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Chantelle Cameron vs Katie Taylor (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Lightweight World Titles)
Saturday 20 May at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA - Bob Arum's Top Rank
- Devin Haney vs Vasyl Lomachenko (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Lightweight World Titles)
- Adam Lopez vs Oscar Valdez 2 (Super-Featherweight)
Wednesday 24 May at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia - George Rose's No Limit
- Faiga Opelu vs Joseph Parker (Commonwealth Heavyweight Title)
Saturday 27 May at AO Arena, Manchester, UK - Eddie Hearn's Matchroom
- Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 (WBA Featherweight World Title)
- Jack Catterall vs Darragh Foley (Super-Lightweight)
Saturday 27 May at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, UK - Ben Shalom's BOXXER
- Chris Billam-Smith vs Lawrence Okolie (WBO Cruiserweight World Title)
Saturday 27 May at SSE Arena, Belfast, UK - Bob Arum's Top Rank
- Michael Conlan vs Luis Alberto Lopez (IBF Featherweight World Title)