Lucas Bahdi vs Juan Carrasco

Top-ranked light-weight competitor “Prince” Lucas Bahdi is on an objective to bring a world title to his home town of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. That mission advances June 1 at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre when he fights fellow world-ranked 135-pounder Juan Javier Carrasco, headlining an occasion aired live on DAZN internationally, and in Argentina on TYC Sports.

Bahdi (15-0, 13 KOs) has actually separated himself from the pack in the Canadian boxing scene, becoming among the nation’s real title hopefuls. A three-time nationwide amateur champ, Bahdi has actually established a credibility not simply as a competent professional, however as a real power puncher. Two battles back, Bahdi got in the world rankings with a bloody interruption triumph over Jesus Amparan in his very first look on DAZN. In his newest getaway, he knocked out Eliot Chavez in 5 rounds in Montreal, Quebec.

Over the in 2015 approximately, Bahdi has actually called out significant names such as previous WBA 140-pound titleholder Rolly Romero, however his vision might be a lot more focused. Now ranked No. 12 by the IBF, ahead of names such as Andy Cruz and Angel Fierro, Bahdi discovers himself in an IBF title image that is ending up being clearer by the week. On the very same night he headings in his home town when again, Vasyl Lomachenko and George Kambosos will fight for the uninhabited IBF title, providing Bahdi an apparent target down the roadway.

“Lucas Bahdi isn’t simply Canada’s prospective next world champ, he’s currently among the most valuable fighters in the nation,” stated promoter Lee Baxter. “There’s a factor he can heading in Niagara Falls, and there’s a factor the tv electronic cameras are beginning to follow him. Lucas has the prospective to bring not simply gold back to Canada, however some genuinely huge occasions together with it.”

The 30-year old will fight Argentina’s Carrasco (20-1, 12 KOs), who is on a seven-year unbeaten pursue suffering the only loss of his profession in 2017. Carrasco has actually delighted in dominant run as the South American light-weight champ—in reality, all 4 of his defenses of the title have actually not gone the range. As an outcome, he discovers himself ranked No. 10 in the star-studded IBF rankings. With a wealth of experience combating in 10 rounders, and extra pro-style experience fighting the leading beginners worldwide such as Arlen Lopez in the World Series of Boxing, Carrasco wants to ruin the Prince’s homecoming and the future strategies that feature it.

“This is a genuine Top-15 light-weight fight,” stated Baxter. “This isn’t a circumstance where the home town fighter has a cherry-picked challenger to make him look great. This is a fight against a Top-10 ranked challenger to see who takes the next action to join the elite at the top of the department.”

In the co-feature, world-rated bantamweight Amanda Galle (9-0-1, 1 KO) will be back in action for the very first time considering that recording the IBO bantamweight title in December of in 2015. Galle controlled Niorkis Carreno to record the title, and now is targeting the department’s leading names, such as Dina Thorslund and Miyo Yoshida.

In the males’s very light-weight department, Steven Wilcox (10-1-1, 2 KOs) will be in action, seeking to develop back from his close choice defeat against world ranked Mathieu Germain for the IBF Inter-continental belt. Steven thinks this will be his do or pass away minute to return into contention.

The occasion was initially set up for May 11, nevertheless, continuous problems concerning Canadian visas for foreign professional athletes pestered the company of the occasion, as it has for promoters throughout the nation.

“We wished to be reasonable to all fighters included, without the danger of clerical choices cancelling a bout at the last minute, and chose that June 1 was the very best date to guarantee that whatever was cleared and in order well beforehand,” stated promoter Lee Baxter. “There are brand-new obstacles when it pertains to placing on a global quality boxing occasion in Canada, however we have the experience and credibility to still have the ability to bring the high-level battles fans wish to this nation.”

Live action will start at 9 PM ET on DAZN internationally and TYC Sports in Argentina.

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