Franklin vs Forrest

Jermaine Franklin Jerry Forrest

Franklin Forrest

Tacoma, Washington, USA

On Air @ 3am

12

Jul

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We have a high class Heavyweight special from the Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma on Friday 12th July featuring unbeaten pair Jermaine Franklin and Otto Wallin.

Both have impressed on the Channel of Champions previously and will be looking to prove they are prospects to be taken seriously in their separate 10 rounders.

Jermaine Franklin (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on fellow American Jerry Forrest (25-2, 19 KOs) who is on an 18-fight winning streak.

He has only had one fight this year where BoxNation viewers saw him outpoint Rydell Booker on the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer undercard.

Forrest, conversely, has been kept busy this year and will be having his fifth fight of 2019 when he takes on the toughest contest of his career.

He’d have won eight fights on the spin inside three rounds, but has been taken the distance by Grover Young and Joshua Tufte in his last two fights.

Otto Wallin BJ Flores

Wallin Flores

On Air @ 3am

Heavyweight contest

Swedish hope Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) steps up a level and meets former World Title challenger BJ Flores (34-4, 21 KOs).

Wallin had a night to forget on his Stateside debut in April when his fight against Nick Kisner ended in the first round when his rival suffered a bad cut and the bout was ruled a no-contest.

That was his first fight for almost 12 months, when he beat Adrian Granat to claim the European Title.

Flores was defeated by Tony Bellew in a WBC Cruiserweight clash in October 2016 and then bounced back with two wins at Heavyweight.

He hasn’t boxed since last August when he came off second best in an Interim WBA Heavyweight Title fight against Trevor Bryan.

It would seem logical that if both Franklin and Wallin win in their respective bouts, we could see them meet soon when a world ranking could be on the line.

There is a third fight on the bill in the super-featherweight division when Chicago southpaw Giovanni Mioletti (16-0, 7 KOs) meets Ecuador’s Luis Porozo (14-0, 7 KOs) to see whose '0' must go.