Quigg v Carroll, Kownacki v Helenius, Headline Notable Action the Week of 3/8

After an eventful past two weeks in boxing, the fight schedule cools off quite a bit this week. Here is a look at a few notable bouts on deck.

Tuesday, March 3rd
Nakhon Sawan Municipality Ground, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand

This one is already wrapped up and official.

WBA Strawweight Champion Knockout CP Freshmart made the eighth successful defense of the 105-pound belt after dominating Norihito Tanaka, Tuesday in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.

🇹🇭CP Freshmart (21-0, 7 KOs) won on scores 120-107, 120-107 and 119-108. Japan’s 🇯🇵Tanaka (19-8, 10 KOs), was put down in the first round and was completely out of his league the rest of the way.

A unification with WBC Strawweight Champion 🇹🇭Wanheng Menayothin would be welcome anytime now…

CP Frsh

Saturday, March 7th
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Undefeated Heavyweight 🇵🇱Adam Kownacki (20-0-0, 15KO) will face 🇸🇪Robert Helenius (29-3-0, 18KO) in a WBA title eliminator. Kownacki, rated #4 by the WBA, is coming off of a 12 round unanimous decision victory over veteran Chris Arreola last August. Helenius comes in at #7 in the WBA, suffering a knockout loss to Gerald Washington last July, but bouncing back with a second round stoppage of Mateus Roberto Osorio in November.


Saturday, March 7th
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

On the undercard to Kownacki vs Helenius, rising Heavyweight prospect 🇳🇬Efe Ajagba (12-0-0, 10KO) takes the ring. The 25 year old Nigerian faced some adversity in his last fight against 🇷🇴Iago Kiladze (26-5-1, 18KO) in December, when he was forced to pick himself up off the deck and finish strong for a fifth round knockout.

In his first fight of 2020, Ajagba will take on Romania’s Razvan Cojanu in a scheduled ten round bout. Life has been rough for the 32 year old Cojanu who lost four fights in a row (Joseph Parker UD12 in 2017, Luis Ortiz KO2 and Nathan Gorman UD12 in 2018, and Daniel Dubois KO2 in 2019) before winning a six round decision in Monte Carlo last October.


Saturday, March 7th
Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

The tough as nails former Super-Bantamweight Champion 🇬🇧Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26KO) takes on scrappy world title contender 🇮🇪Jono Carroll (17-1-1, 3KO) in a 12 round super featherweight bout. Both men have a lot at stake to get back into the fold as contenders, so this one has the potential to become a firefight and is easily the best matchup of the weekend.





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