Saturday, November 27 2021



British junior lightweight competitor Archie “Sharpshooter” Sharp has designs on a world title shot, but he needs to keep his unbeaten record intact. Sharp, ranked No.2 by the WBO, will defend his WBO Global belt in a 10 round this Friday, October 29 at York Hall in London against Alexis Boureima Kabore.

In the 10-round co-feature, Kazakh prodigy Tursynbay Kulakhmet will defend his 154-pound WBC International belt against Dominican veteran Juan Carlos Abreu.

Sharp-Kabore and Kulakhmet-Abreu will headline live streaming exclusively in the US on ESPN + at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.

Sharp (20-0, 9 KOs) is a former European WBO belt holder who fought on a Michael Conlan / Carl Frampton doubles program that aired on ESPN + in August 2020, edging Jeff Ofori by just one point. He made his 2021 debut on July 10 and survived a pair of cuts to dominate Mexican upstart Diego Andrade Chavez by unanimous decision. Kabore (28-4, 7 KOs) of Burkina Faso has played the majority of his fights in his home country and is making his European debut against Sharp. He is a former champion of the African Union and WBC International at 122 pounds.

Former amateur Kulakhmet (4-0, 3 KOs) won the WBC International belt in his second professional fight with a dominant decision over Macaulay McGowan. He defends this belt in his toughest test yet at Abreu (23-6-1, 21 KOs), a 10-year-old pro who fought former world champion Humberto Soto, Jamal James, Jesus Soto Karass, Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, Alexander Besputin and Jaron “Boots” Ennis.

In other ESPN + streaming actions:

Junior middleweight prospect Jordan Reynolds (2-0) is looking to make it three-for-three against Italy’s Rodolfo Paterno (2-4-2, 1 KO) in a six-round game.

Shiloh Defreitas, a Jamaican-born fighter now residing in England, will make his professional debut in a six-round junior welterweight tilt against 123-fight veteran Fonz Alexander.

Former Southern Region welterweight champion Sam Gilley (11-1, 5 KOs) is hoping to bounce back from his first career loss to Daniel Lartey (14-5-1, 12 KOs) in a six rounds in the junior middleweights.

Dublin-born junior welterweight Pierce O’Leary (7-0, 3 KOs) will be aiming for his third knockout in four fights against Siar Ozgul (15-6, 3 KOs) in eight rounds.
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