Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena plays host to Nathan Gorman’s (18-1-0, 12KOs) heavyweight return versus Tomas Salek (17-3-0, 13KOs) on Friday night as the Brit looks to kickstart his professional career again. Gorman lost to Daniel Dubois in 2019 for the British strap and has only fought twice since, unanimously outpointing Richard Lartey in 2020 before stopping Pavel Sour inside two in March of last year. Salek meanwhile also emerged victorious over Sour in his most recent fight in March, and British fight fans might recognise the Czech Republican from his 2021 defeat to fellow Brit Kash Ali in May of 2021.
Sunderland welterweight Josh Kelly (10-1-1, 6KOs) also returns in Liverpool in a ten-round contest versus Hungary’s Peter Kramer (12-5-3, 8KOs). Kelly was all set to face-off against Xhuljo Vrenozi before the Italian pulled out of the contest just hours before the ring-walk due to complaints surrounding the weight of the Sunderland man. The bout didn’t go ahead and Kelly was added to the card this weekend as he too looks to regain some momentum at 147lbs following his first pro defeat to David Avanesyan last year.
Further down the card, Ricky Hatton‘s flyweight prospect Chloe Watson (2-0-0) makes her third professional appearance in a six, two-minute round contest against Fara El Bousairi (5-2-0, 2KOs) as the Birkenhead fighter continues her professional development. Liverpool super-lightweight Tom Farrell (20-5-0, 5KOs) is also set to appear in a six-round contest versus Olaide Fijabi (16-2-0, 8KOs) following the former’s defeat to Cori Gibbs in the BOXXER super-lightweight tournament in November of last year. 130-pounder Marcos Molloy (5-0-0, 1KO) returns in his sixth contest versus Gadatamen Taylor (4-10-1), and Tom Aitchison (6-0-0, 1KO) fights again at 140lbs against Ezequiel Gregores (3-11-0).
Super-welterweight Mason Cartwright (17-3-1, 7KOs) takes on Angel Emilov (10-40-1, 6KOs) in his first fight back since his defeat to Troy Williamson for the British strap at 154lbs in an early contender for domestic fight of the year, and Liverpool’s Paddy Lacey (5-0-0) faces-off versus debutant Ryan Broten. Heavyweight Matty Harris (2-0-0, 1KO) returns against Pawel Strykowski (3-17-1), and Aaron Chalmers makes his professional debut against Alexander Zeldon (6-28-3) . John Edwardson (2-0-0) takes on Stefan Nicolae (3-33-2, 1KO) at 130lbs.
Wassermann Boxing promote, while Boxing Social (undercard) and Channel Five (main event) televise.