Frank Lotierzo Looks at Saturday’s OTHER World Title Fight – This Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales WBA 115 lb champion Khalid Yafai defends his title against Japan’s Sho Ishida.
Yafai is making the second defense of his world title belt and in Ishida he is facing a fighter with an undefeated record who has fought his entire career in Japan. Yafai will enter the fight a heavy betting favorite and he is in the enviable spot of playing chief support to Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defense against Carlos Takam, a fight that will certainly fall among the biggest fights of 2017.
To be fair a third world title bout also appears on the card, but that fight comes in the women’s ranks. Popular Olympian Katie Taylor (6-o) makes her first bid at a world title as she faces WBA world lightweight champion Anahi Esther Sanchez (17-2) of Argentina. Check out “Joshua Holds Court in Cardiff This Saturday” right here at TBC for more details on Saturday’s live event line-up. The main events are set to air on SKY BOX Office in the U.K. and the Joshua vs Takam main event is also slated for Showtime in the United States. Check your local listings for start times.
In this latest TBC segment our analyst Frank Lotierzo shares his thoughts on Yafai vs Ishida. Do not miss what Frank had to say.
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