Wasserman Boxing return this weekend with a show at the Bolton Whites Hotel which will see the return of former Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Lyndon Arthur (19-1-0, 13KOs). The thirty-one-year-old hasn’t fought since the first professional defeat of his career when he was stopped in the fourth-round of his rematch versus Anthony Yarde last December, and will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday night against Walter Sequiera (25-9-1, 17KOs) of Argentina.
The event will also act as ‘King Arthur’s’ debut bout with Wasserman following his split from Frank Warren as he looks to kickstart his career again by getting back in the hunt for major titles in 2023. The Mancunian is one piece of an intriguing puzzle at 175lbs domestically in what is surely the strongest division currently operating on British shores, with Callum Smith, Joshua Buatsi, Callum Johnson and the aforementioned Yarde a number of strong names hoping to land shots at world titles in the near future. Arthur cannot however lose focus on the task ahead of him this weekend against an unknown quantity in Sequiera who, despite holding nine losses to his name, has won seventeen of his twenty-five victories inside the distance so far.
Newly-crowned British and Commonwealth lightweight champion Gavin Gwynne (15-2-0, 3KOs) also returns for the first time since picking up his titles at 135lbs with a unanimous decision victory against Luke Willis back in April. Craig Woodruff (12-6-0, 4KOs) is the man looking to dethrone the Welshman at the first time of asking in a twelve-round lightweight contest this weekend.
Further down the card, Nathan Gorman (19-1-0, 13KOs) fights for the second time in three months as a British title fight against Fabio Wardley grows closer, and British super-welterweight champion Troy Williamson runs out over eight rounds versus David Benitez (8-7-0, 2KOs) before a huge all-North-East scrap against Josh Kelly in the near future. Kane Gardner (14-2-0, 7KOs), who was initially set to face-off against Conah Walker before the Wolverhampton suffered a broken metacarpal in training this week, will now take on Miguel Antin (20-10-1, 8KOs) at welterweight. Sticking with the 147lb division, James Moorcroft (16-2-0, 5KOs) returns in a six-round contest versus Olaide Fijabi (16-4-0, 8KOs), and lightweight prospect Joe Howarth (5-0-0, 3KOs) takes on Engel Gomez (8-13-1, 4KOs) across six.