Elwin Soto will defend his WBO World Mild-Flyweight title towards Katsunari Takayama because the chief help bout to the blockbuster Tremendous-Middleweight unification conflict between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders on Could 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, dwell worldwide on DAZN (besides Mexico).
Soto (18-1 12 KOs) fights beneath the Matchroom banner for the primary time on the present having penned a take care of Eddie Hearn final week. The Mexican makes the third protection of the crown he ripped from Angel Acosta in dramatic vogue with a final-round KO win in California in June 2019 and has seen off the challenges of Edward Heno in October 2019 and Carlos Butrago final October.
The 24-year-old now places the crown on the road towards the seasoned Japanese Takayama (32-8 12 KOs). The five-time Minimumweight champion made his return to skilled motion in December in Osaka, Japan has left the paid ranks as a World ruler in 2017 to goal for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo – and now the 37-year-old has switched his focus to turning into a two-weight World champion.
There’s a stacked card beneath the 2 World title fights, led by Kieron Conway defending his WBA Intercontinental Tremendous-Welterweight title towards Souleymane Cissokho.
Conway (16-1-1 3 KOs) picked up the title with a powerful win over Navid Mansouri at Matchroom’s Combat Camp in Brentwood, Essex in August. Conway and Cissokho (12-0 8 KOs) have been on account of meet on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s win over Kubrat Pulev in London in December, however the bout needed to be shelved, so Conway took his frustrations out on Macauley McGowan on that card as a substitute, with a shut-out win over ten rounds.
French Olympian Cissokho shrugged off his ache at lacking the unique battle date on the undercard of his supervisor Joshua by recording his eighth KO win from 12 outings with a sixth-round stoppage of Daniel Echeverria in Dallas in March, organising a rescheduled conflict with Conway that is stuffed with intrigue and significance for his or her respective careers.
Frank Sanchez (17-0 13 KOs) let his palms go for a seventh-round KO win over Julian Fernandez on the undercard of Alvarez’s win over Callum Smith in San Antonio, Texas in December, and the large Cuban Heavyweight shall be seeking to repeat that feat towards Nagy Aguilera (21-10 14 KOs).
Sanchez is ranked at a lofty #6 with the WBO, and the 28-year-old Eddy Reynoso cost shall be plotting a path to the crunch clashes along with his fellow big-hitters, however Aguilera shall be planning to provide him a tricky night time and the 34-year-old comes into the bout on the again of a twenty first profession win in November.
Mexican-American expertise Marc Castro (2-0 2 KOs) makes it three Canelo undercard appearances from three since making his professional debut on the Canelo-Smith card in Texas. The stellar novice recorded a third-round stoppage that night time and adopted that with a second-round KO in Miami on the Canelo-Yildirim invoice – the 21-year-old shall be seeking to shine on the most important stage as soon as once more over eight rounds towards an opponent to be named quickly.
Castro’s outdated novice foe Keyshawn Davis (2-0 2 KOs) made his debut on the Laborious Rock Stadium and he seems alongside Castro as soon as once more in his third professional outing. The Virginia starlet grabbed a second-round win that night time over Lester Brown and adopted that by forcing Richman Ashelley to retire after 4 rounds of their battle in Dubai earlier this month, and Davis will face Jose Antonio Meza (6-4 1 KO) over six rounds. It’s a household affair on the night time with Keyshawn’s brother Kelvin Davis (1-0 1 KO) fights for the second time within the paid ranks after a second-round KO win on his debut in December in Los Angeles, taking up Jan Marsalek (8-2 7 KOs) over six rounds.
Rounding off the undercard, Mexican Welterweight Christian Alan Gomez Duran (19-2-1 17 KOs) is on one other Canelo undercard after stopping Angel Hernandez in three rounds in San Antonio in December, and he’ll rejoice Cinco De Mayo weekend over eight rounds towards an opponent to be named quickly.
“It’s a stacked night time of motion on the house of the Dallas Cowboys on Cinco De Mayo weekend,” mentioned promoter Eddie Hearn. “Elwin Soto is a superb addition to our secure and the Mexican World champion will wish to dazzle on the most important stage towards the skilled Takayama.