Undefeated commonwealth flyweight champion Jay Harris headlines an exciting bill of boxing on June 1st at Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff. Harris challenges Angel Moreno for the vacant European lightweight title.
Harris 15-0 with 8KO’s faces a tough challenge in Moreno. Moreno is a former European flyweight champion who has fought some good fighters and was outclassed but showed great heart in a World title challenge last March against Britain’s WBC flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards loosing on a unanimous decision.
This is a great opportunity for Harris to make a statement in the flyweight division, however this is a solid test for Harris and a possible banana skin on his rise. Moreno didn’t win a round against Edwards but did show his durability and has a walk forward style, and will hope to lure Harris in a scrap, this should play in to the hands of Harris though, who, if he sticks to using his superior skillset then I believe Harris will outbox Moreno to take the European title on points, if Harris does get a stoppage win then it’s a big statement.
Another incentive for Harris is ESPN+ in America are covering the fight which is great exposure for the Swansea man. If Harris does pull it off then next year we could be looking at a mouth-watering clash with Charlie Edwards for the WBC crown.
Saturday’s event at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff also features a battle for the WBO European title, as Stephen Ormond has a much-anticipated rematch with Craig Evans. If it’s exciting as the first fight which Evans won by unanimous decision sealing the win with 2 knockdowns in the tenth and final round then we are in for a treat!
A bustling undercard stars unbeaten Kazakh kings Zhankosh Turarov and Sultan Zaurbek plus some of the most promising fighters in Wales; including Sean McGoldrick, Jacob Robinson, Kieran Gething, Alex Hughes and many more.