Undisputed super-featherweight champion Alycia Baumgardner looks to overturn her sole professional defeat against Greece’s Christina Linardatou in Detroit on July 15th.
Matchroom Boxing announced the fight tonight as Baumgardner hopes to right the wrong from her first encounter with Linardatou from July 2018.
Since then, the Ohio-born Baumgardner has claimed all four major governing body titles at 130lbs, most recently adding the WBA belt against Elhem Mekhaled in January.
The 28-year-old is ringside in Dublin tonight to witness Katie Taylor’s homecoming bout against super-lightweight ruler Chantelle Cameron and had teased an announcement earlier in the day.
Baumgardner tweeted: “Got something special for y’all tonight” prior to the fight being announced, and later expressed her eagerness to avenge the only loss on her record inside 15 fights.
Linardatou is a two-time champion at super-lightweight having re-claimed the WBO belt she initially lost to the aforementioned Taylor in 2019.
The 35-year-old hasn’t fought since July last year.
The card also sees the professional debut of Cuban amateur sensation Andy Cruz who penned a long-term promotional deal with Matchroom and Eddie Hearn last month.
Cruz is rated among the greatest amateur boxers of all-time, bragging three World Championship gold medals alongside the gold he claimed in the Tokyo Olympics two years ago.
Featured image: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing.