Bravose Previews: Title fights happening in September 2019

by Kate Rosindale on Sep 01, 2019

Bravose Previews: Title fights happening in September 2019

Daniel Roman v Murodjon Akhmadaliev WBA Super and IBF super-bantamweight world titles

On Friday 13 September, Murodjon Akhmadalievchallenges champion Daniel Roman for the WBA Super and IBF super-bantamweight world titles at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Roman has already defended his crown four times, with the latest victory coming against TJ Doheny in April. For this latest clash his mandatory challenger Akhmadalievis a dangerous one, having ended five out of his six professional fights in a knock out. Roman said: “Anyone that knows me understands that I’m a real fighter. I’ll fight anyone they put in front of me. Akhmadaliev is hungry, but so am I.”  But his opponent is looking forward to the match up, and thinks others should be too. Akhmadaliev said: “I know that we are both warriors and this will be a real war! Don’t miss this fight!”

Brad Foster v Lucien Reid British super bantamweight title

Lucien Reid will challenge Brad Foster for the British super bantamweight title at York Hall in London on Saturday 14 September. Reid and Foster feature on an exciting card that also includes Sunny Edwards taking on Hugo Rosendo Guarneros for the vacant IBF International flyweight crown, and Dec Spelman fighting Shakan Pitters for the English light-heavyweight championship. At just 21 years of age, former kickboxer Foster is looking for a victory to cap a successful 2019, after he became the youngest British champion in a decade. But Reid is ready after waiting for a title opportunity such as this: "I've been calling for a title fight for years because, not being funny, with my amateur background I have done everything, boxed all different styles and I know what I am capable of."

Andrew Selby v Jay Harris British flyweight title

Andrew Selby is set to defend his British flyweight title on Saturday 21 September when he comes up against Jay Harris at London’s Copper Box Arena. Back in February undefeated Harris, who holds the European and Commonwealth belts, was made mandatory challenger. Selby has lost just one fight, in his last match up with Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar. This is the second all-Welsh British title fight to happen in a matter of weeks since Joe Cordina defeated Gavin Gwynne on points to keep his British and Commonwealth lightweight titles on 31 August. Harris said it’s good for Welsh boxing: “It shows there is a lot of opportunities, so we will see what comes of these exciting times.”

Daniel Dubois v Ebenezer Tetteh Commonwealth heavyweight title

On Friday 27 September, London’s Royal Albert Hall will see Daniel Dubois take on Ebenezer Tetteh for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title. British heavyweight champion Dubois put on an impressive demolition job to knock out Nathan Gorman last month and will now headline this event against the undefeated Tetteh. Dubois is confident about the fight. He said: "It is obviously a prestigious title on the line so I have got to approach it seriously because he will be trying his best. I've got to make myself ready. It is going to be buzzing again and I am sure it is going to be an amazing night of boxing. I am looking forward to putting on a show at the Royal Albert Hall. It is going to be another devastating performance from me.”

Errol Spence v Shawn Porter WBC & IBF welterweight world titles

On Saturday 28 September Errol Spence will face Shawn Porter at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a unification fight for the WBC & IBF welterweight world titles. Porter beat Danny Garcia to win the WBC belt in 2018. Spence is unbeaten, and this this is the first time either boxer has fought a unification before.The co-main event features Anthony Dirrell and David Benavidez matching up for Dirrell's WBC super-middleweight world title. Porter has spoken of the energy and excitement needed for the fight, while Spence has promised an action-packed spectacle. He said: “I’m not gonna give you that Shawn Porter type energy but I’ll tell ya’ll, everybody make sure you tune in September 28th. It’s gonna be an amazing event; it’s gonna be fire’