Harlem Eubank (15-0) looks to climb the UK super lightweight title as he faces a tough test in Liverpool’s Tom Farrell (21-5).
As World Cup fever sweeps across the nation, Wasserman Boxing kicks off a bumper weekend of boxing from the spiritual home of UK boxing, York Hall.
Eubank is on a tremendous run of form this year, and it all began in Cardiff on the undercard of his cousin, Chris Eubank Jr, where he defeated Viorel Simion.
The Brighton man returned three months later to take on the well-respected Liverpudlian, Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd. Eubank would produce a violent second-round knockout of Dodd, catching the eye of many observers.
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Eubank was slated to fight Farrell next in Newcastle, however, the bout would be cancelled due to an injury to Farrell, seeing a late change of opponent for Eubank. Eliot Chavez would be the replacement, and Eubank would be the victor via disqualification as Chavez hit him twice after the bell in a bizarre fight.
Farrell has only fought once in 2022, as he defeated Olaide Fijabi on a narrow points decision.
Prior to the Fijabi victory, Farrell reached the final of the super lightweight BOXXER series but would lose by split decision to Cori Gibbs.
Farrell has challenged for titles in the past but has come up short in his efforts but showed spirited displays, however, a victory here could throw him straight back into the title picture.
The undercard sees the return of popular Welshman Liam Williams (23-4-1). The former British champion has teamed up with his old trainer Gary Lockett as he looks to return to winning ways when he takes on Nizar Trimech (9-3-2).
Williams has lost his last two fights, but both were at world level, as he came up short against Demetrius Andrade for the WBO world title, before being on the losing end of a domestic grudge match with Chris Eubank Jr. Williams will be keen to impress and catapult his name back into the upper echelon of the division.
Chloe Watson (3-0) returns as she looks to continue her undefeated run under the watchful eye of trainer Ricky Hatton. Watson was slated to be on the huge Eubank Jr vs Benn card but finds herself fighting at York Hall following that bouts cancellation.
Swedish Featherweight Lucy Wildheart (10-1) returns and looks to continue her ascension towards world honours, as she is on a five-fight win streak since her sole defeat to Estelle Yoka Mossely in 2019.
Finally, both lightweight Mohammad Bilal Ali (6-1) and welterweight Lenny Fuller (12-1) look to deliver impressive performances this Friday as the continue their journeys through the pro game.
Eubank and Farrell collide this Friday at York Hall, which begins a stacked weekend in UK boxing. If you are in attendance, the boxing will be paused from 7 pm, as they will be showing England vs USA live at the venue, before the broadcast begins at 9 pm on Channel 5.