Garcia vs Murray

Roberto Garcia Martin Murray

Garcia Murray

The O2, London

On air @ 7pm

23

Jun

The WBC Silver Middleweight Title

Roberto Garcia will defend his WBC Silver Middleweight Title against Martin Murray at The O2 in London on June 23rd, live on BoxNation.

Murray will be looking to put the frustrations of missing out on a shot at the WBO Middleweight World Title behind him when he challenges Mexico's 41-3 Garcia later this month.

Garcia is currently enjoying a 13-fight winning streak that stretches back to 2010 and will be heading to London full of confidence.

"I was gutted about Billy Joe Saunders pulling out of our fight for a second time but this is a great replacement," said Murray. "Roberto Garcia is the Champion and he’s willing to travel to the UK so we know he is well up for it.

"He’s been calling me out on Twitter for a while and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to make the fight so quickly. This means that several months of hard training won’t got to waste and I’ll be out on June 23 topping a great show.

"A good win against Garcia will put me in a strong position with the WBC so there's everything to fight for. It has been a frustrating period of my career and I’ll be taking my anger out on Garcia on June 23rd before moving on to even bigger fights."

"I’m not like Saunders," said Garcia. “I’m not afraid of Murray. I’m willing to risk my title and come to London to beat Murray in front of his own fans. My promoter Don King will be in London to watch me win in style. Let’s get it on!"

Yarde vs Sek

Anthony Yarde Dariusz Sek

Yarde Sek

On air @ 7pm

The WBO European & Inter-Continental Light-Heavyweight Titles

'The Beast' Anthony Yarde (15-0, 14 KOs) will put his WBO European & Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight Titles on the line against his first southpaw opponent Dariusz Sek (27-3, 9 KOs) on June 23rd.

Yarde is already ranked number two by the WBO but faces a long night against his Polish rival. Sek, 31, has lost just three times in 33 contests and never been stopped in a nine-year professional career.

It is the sort of experience 26-year-old Yarde needs according to his trainer Tunde Ajayi, who hopes this test will give his man valuable rounds.

Ajayi said: "100 per-cent, this is the type of fight that Anthony needs at this stage of his career.

"Sek is a credible opponent and lost a close fight to Robin Krasniqi who won the European Title earlier this year.

"Hopefully we will get some rounds, but we don’t know whether we will the way Anthony has been performing.

"People say Anthony needs to step up, but this is one. Hosea Burton is mentioned as an opponent for Anthony, but Sek is ranked higher than Hosea on Boxrec.

"I know people want to see that jump, but there is no rush. Angelo Dundee said the same thing about not rushing Sugar Ray Leonard and that has stuck with me."

Sek is the first southpaw that Yarde has faced in his amateur or professional career.

Tunde added: "I have been asking for a southpaw for a few months and this ticks that box before we move on and eventually fight for and win a World Title."

Dubois vs Little

Daniel Dubois Tom Little

Dubois Little

On air @ 7pm

The English Heavyweight Title

Heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois (7-0, 7 KOs) takes on Hatfield’s Tom Little (10-5, 3 KOs) for the vacant English Title.

Dubois will be aiming to continue his seven fight KO streak when he fights at The O2 for the first time. Little is looking to return to winning ways after a loss against Hungarian 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Filip Hrgovic.

"I’m looking forward to fighting in my hometown of Greenwich on June 23rd," said Dubois. "Tom is another step up in level for me on my journey to the top of the Heavyweight division. I’m determined to add the English belt to my collection in front of my home crowd.

"I’ve seen that he’s been very vocal towards me on social media but I do my talking in the ring. I seem to remember Tom making similar claims ahead of his fight against Filip Hrgovic back in January and look what happened to him there."

"I’m delighted to get the opportunity to stop the hype machine in its tracks," said Little. "This is a fight that I truly believe I will win. I’m not taking anything away from Daniel, he’s very talented but I’ve seen gaps in his armour and things that I can exploit, he’s tailor-made for me!

"This is the perfect time for me to face Daniel. I see him as a child trapped in a man’s body and on June 23rd I’m going to out-man him and stop him late."