*(JUNE 21, 2018)* — ESPN+ will have a full day of boxing on Saturday, June
23, with a pair of broadcasts from two continents.
From the O2 Arena in London, Martin Murray will face off against Roberto
Garcia in the main event for the WBC Silver middleweight title. Also
appearing on the broadcast will be undefeated heavyweight sensation Daniel
Dubois (7-0, 7 KOs) against Tom Little for the vacant British title,
unbeaten light heavyweight Anthony Yarde (15-0, 14 KOs) versus Dariusz Sek
(27-3-3, 9 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title, and
140-pound contender Ohara Davies (17-1, 13 KOs) will challenge WBC
International super lightweight champion Paul Kamanga (21-1, 12 KOs).
The broadcast will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET, with the Murray-Garcia bout
expected to air shortly after 5:30 p.m. ET.
Then, at 11 p.m. ET, from Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, WBC
super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (33-1, 29 KOs) will make the
third defense of his title against Jonathan Barros (41-5-1, 22 KOs).
Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs,), a four-time world title challenger, is riding a
three-bout winning streak. He lost a split decision to Arthur Abraham for
the WBO super middleweight title in November 2015 and has had three
previous cracks at middleweight world titles. He was held to a
controversial draw against Felix Sturm for the WBA crown in 2011, lost a
disputed unanimous decision to WBC champion Sergio Martinez in 2013, and
was knocked out in the 11th round by unified champion Gennady Golovkin on
Feb. 21, 2015 in Monte Carlo.
Berchelt will be making the third defense of his title against Barros, an
Argentine who once held the WBA featherweight title. Berchelt won the title
via 11th-round KO against Francisco Vargas on Jan. 28, 2017 in what was one
of the year’s best fights. Less than six months later, he outboxed former
world champion Takashi Miura en route to a unanimous decision. In his last
bout, Feb. 10 in Cancun, Mexico, Berchelt stopped Maxwell Awuku in the
third round. Barros will be hitting the road for a title shot once again.
He came up short in his last bout, on July 15, 2017 in London, losing a
unanimous decision to Lee Selby for the IBF featherweight crown.
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