Unbeaten New Zealand Heavyweight Junior Fa headlines the live BoxNation televised card on Saturday 2nd March, when our cameras are in Columbus, Ohio for a very special edition of Broadway Boxing.
Fa (16-0, 9 KOs) is up against Frenchman Newfel Ouatah (16-2, 9 KOs) when they meet at the Voinovich Centre in a scheduled 10-rounder.
It will be a fourth American appearance as a professional for Fa, who stands at an impressive 6ft 5in tall and weighs in around 18 stone.
An all-Kiwi showdown against former WBO Champion Joseph Parker would be a big attraction in their homeland. They met four times as amateurs but neither man was able to establish their dominance over the other, with both claiming two wins apiece.
He represented Tonga at the 2010 Commonwealth Games winning a bronze medal and has a strong amateur pedigree.
Fa is no stranger to British fans. In 2013 he boxed in the World Series of Boxing for the British Lionhearts and lived in Sheffield training alongside Anthony Joshua and Joe Joyce.
He finally turned professional in February 2016 and has been kept busy by his promoters. Fa won the New Zealand Heavyweight Title in March 2017 and last boxed in December, stopping Rogelio Omar Rossi inside a round.
The prospect is promoted by Lou DiBella and currently ranked at eight in the latest WBO standings for Anthony Joshua’s Title.
Ouatah, 33, has been a professional for almost 10 years and both losses came at a decent level.
Back in 2014 he was beaten in six rounds by Erkan Teper in a European Title challenge and just over two years ago he came off second best in a domestic clash against Johann Duhapas.
Ouatah last boxed in December stopping Tamaz Zadishvili inside three rounds.