Croseo, welcome to another BoxingWales podcast. Our daily podcast mini-series continues the count down to a big night of fights in the capital as MTK Global stage another show in Cardiff on Saturday 1 June.
The two main title fights at the Vale Sports Arena both have a European feel to them. Blackwood’s Craig Evans (19-2-2, 3KO) takes on Ireland’s rough and tough Stephen Ormond (27-5, 13KO), a rematch of their bruising encounter in 2017. Evans prevailed in that one, taking a Unanimous Decision in Belfast. The Welshman’s WBO European title is on the line, it may not be a prestigious belt but the way our sport is, it does mean a world ranking is up for grabs.
In the headliner, Swansea’s Commonwealth Jay Harris (15-0, 8KO), son of former Welsh and British champion Peter Harris, aims to add another strap to the family collection. The flyweight can win the vacant EBU European title against Angel Moreno (19-3-2, 6KO) and really make a statement as a flag bearer for Welsh boxing in what’s hopefully a new chapter.
In this episode, we speak to Jay and his manager Gary Lockett to preview the crunch clash with Moreno. We also touch on the importance of the promotional backing Jay has secured and what that means for Welsh boxing as a whole.
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We’ll be back tomorrow to speak to Lee Eaton, promoter of the show and the perfect person to cap our podcast countdown to MTK Global’s show in Cardiff on Saturday, live on iFL TV and ESPN in the United States.
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