Over night we were informed of the official announcement regarding the November 1st card at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago, a card dubbed "The Homecoming".
Of the bouts announced for the show we already knew one of them, the mandatory defense of the WBO Bantamweight title by the unbeaten Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19) against interim champion Alejandro Hernandez (28-10-2, 15). This bout was announced weeks ago after Warrior boxing won the purse bid for the fight with an amazingly large offer for a Bantamweight title bout.
Since then we've seen two interesting bouts added to the card. At Super Featherweight it's been announced that the unbeaten Javier Fortuna (25-0-1-1, 18) will battle against Abner Cotto (18-2, 8) who is really fighting for career at the moment. We suspect the winner of this one will be linked to fights with Takashi Uchiyama next year though sadly neither is likely to want to share a ring with KO Dynamite.
The third main bout announced for the show is a Light Heavyweight contest between US based Polish fighter Andrzej Fonfara (25-3-0-1, 15) and French based Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12). Fonfara is best known for his fight with WBC Light Heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and although Fonfara lost that one he made life very difficult for the champion who was dropped himself.
From the bouts that have been announced it's clear this show has a cosmopolitan feel with a Japanese fighter, a Mexican, a Puerto Rican, a Dominican, a Pole and a Frenchman and it's great to see such a mix of fighters being showcased on US TV courtesy of showtime. The show may not be a super card but it is a very interesting one and one we're lucky forward too.
(image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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