“The Tartan Tornado” Josh Taylor will defend his WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine belt after winning the title back in October 2019 when he takes on Apinum Khongsong. Charlie Edwards will also be on the card fighting on his first Queensberry Show.
What Event is this?
FIGHT NIGHT Live Queensberry Promotions
Where is the Venue Located?
BT Sport Studio, London, England
How many bouts are going to be on the Undercard?
Former WBC Flyweight champion Charlie Edwards is fighting on his first Fran Warren show at Bantamweight against Kyle Williams. There will be four undercard fights included on FIGHT NIGHT.
What time will the event take place? Where can you watch it?
Live on BT Sport 1 from 7:30 UK time
FIGHT NIGHT Main Event – Josh Taylor (UK) vs Apinum Khongsong (Thailand)
The unified world Light-Welterweight champion Josh Taylor will make his first defense after winning the Muhammad Ali Trophy against Regis Prograis against the resilient former Muay Thai fighter from Thailand after being postponed because of the COVID pandemic.
Josh Taylor (16-0)
Taylor will finally make his first defense of his unified titles since winning the WBSS final against the American Regis Prograis in London back in October. After that fight, his market value enhanced precipitously and signed a very lucrative deal with Top Rank Promotions and figure out a solution to fight Jose Ramirez.
However, the pandemic put Taylor’s career on hold and had to postpone the undisputed fight to challenge his number one mandatory so he can polish his ring rust a little. It will be his first fight with his trainer Ben Davison, who was the former trainer of Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.
Apinum Khongsong (16-0)
Khongsong (better known as Downua Ruawaiking) is a Thai professional boxer who has an impressive amateur pedigree with over 100 amateur fights. He is currently undefeated as a professional, but most of his fights have been in Thailand and he has never boxed outside of the Asian continent.
FIGHT NIGHT – Charlie Edwards (UK) vs Kyle Williams (Thailand)
Charlie Edwards (16-0)
Charlie Edwards makes his Queensberry debut and it will not be a simple task for him either. Edwards won the WBC Flyweight title back in 2018 and lost it again in 2019 against the formidable Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez by stoppage. He has to get the old cobwebs out of his system after ending his contract with Matchroom and signing with Frank Warren moving up to Bantamweight and he is in with an opponent that fancies his chances.
Kyle Williams (11-2) has not had many competitive bouts at a domestic level and has lost his previous fights by split decision. He will give it his all to end Edwards’ World title hopes and become a prominent athlete.
Super-Middleweight Hutchinson will challenge for his first professional title for the IBF European title.
Joyce will also make his first defense of his WBO European Super-Bantamweight title against Spaniard Ionut Bluta.
There will also be a four round Super-Welterweight between George Davey and Jeff Thomas, including Super-lightweight novice Ethan James will be on the bill.
Giulio’s Betting Tips
This could be a potential banana skin for Taylor. Even though many consider the Scotsman the favourite, we do not know too much about Khongsong who will give it his all to win two belts and become one of the biggest stars in world boxing. However, I expect him to overcome the Asian contender. Taylor is a clear favourite at 1/25* to win with Mark Jarvis.
“He’ll be bringing his best game. It’s his big chance to get two belts. He can be world champion. He’ll be right up for it and that gives me that fear factor and you need that on fight night. The atmosphere will make it feel like a sparring session. But my belts and record are on the line.” – Josh Taylor.
Taylor to win by KO/TKO/DQ/TD is 1/4* with Mark Jarvis, whilst the Scotsman is 14/5* to Win the bout in Rounds 7-9 with Mark Jarvis.
*Odds as of time of writing (Friday 25th September) and subject to change
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