Matchroom’s Battle Camp sequence proved a smashing success final summer season, giving us quite a lot of extremely entertaining fights, and Eddie Hearn is gearing up for an additional go-round later this summer season. He might have inadvertently given us a sneak preview, nonetheless, as a fan’s selfie with him seems to have revealed the deliberate lineup.
High billing goes to what appears like a really enjoyable welterweight conflict between Conor Benn (18-0, 12 KO) and Adrian Granados (21-8-3, 15 KO). Benn made an announcement final April by torching Samuel Vargas in 80 seconds, whereas Granados might be trying to re-enter the win column after drawing with Jose Luis Sanchez on the Ruiz-Arreola undercard.
As well as, it appears like Rachel Ball (7-1, 0 KO) and Shannon Courtenay (6-1, 3 KO) will lastly get their rematch, which was purported to occur in April earlier than the previous withdrew attributable to lingering COVID points. Courtenay went on to battle her well past Ebanie Bridges as an alternative.
Hearn seems to have penciled in, then scratched out a rematch between Zelfa Barrett and Kiko Martinez. I can’t make out the reasoning.
Anthony Fowler (14-1, 11 KO) is in in opposition to TBA. He was recently ordered to fight Sam Eggington in a British eliminator, in order that appears to be the likeliest final result.
Tremendous middleweight Jack Cullen (19-2-1, 9 KO) will step up in competitors in opposition to former title challenger Avni Yildirim (21-3, 12 KO), final seen getting bodied by Canelo Alvarez. Cullen is 2-0-1 since falling to Felix Money in a bid for the Commonwealth middleweight title.
Campbell Hatton (1-0, 0 KO) and a “Ryan” whom I can’t place spherical out the cardboard.
Child Galahad (27-1, 16 KO takes on Jazza Dickens (30-3, 11 KO) for the vacant IBF featherweight title. This was purported to occur on the Canelo-Saunders undercard, however form of vanished and not using a hint, presumably attributable to visa troubles.
Up at welterweight, Florian Marku (8-0-1, 6 KO) appears to construct off his knockout of Ryan Charlton in opposition to fellow unbeaten Maxim Prodan (19-0-1, 15 KO), a daily on Matchroom’s Italy exhibits.
Subsequent up is “Bridges vs. Connolly”, which I take to imply the aforementioned, Ebanie Bridges (5-1, 2 KO) in opposition to Bec Connolly (3-9, 2 KO). Connolly’s one thing of a daily sufferer on the British scene, dealing with and falling to the likes of Terri Harper, Natasha Jonas, Rachel Ball, and Ramla Ali.
Lastly, there’s “Fisher,” presumably Romford heavyweight Johnny Fisher (2-0, 2 KO). The massive man’s 2-0 on Matchroom playing cards to this point this yr.
Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KO) makes what appears like a fast turnaround after demolishing Daniel Blenda Dos Santos final month, taking over Golden Contract winner Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KO). There have been rumblings earlier this yr of Bolotniks combating Dmitry Bivol, however I like this loads higher.
The remaining are, sadly, a bit too blurry to make out.
This might simply be intentional misdirection from Hearn, however I truly like a few of these matchups, so fingers crossed.