Hugo Micallef, Monaco’s undefeated junior welterweight gem, is geared up to make noise in his U.S. debut. He’s on schedule to fight Austria’s adept Sergio Odabai in an exciting six-round skirmish on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the famed T-Mobile Arena. Enthusiasts can tune in to the Micallef-Odabai contest on the ESPN+ undercard broadcast.
The night presents a captivating ESPN-televised double-feature commencing at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. All eyes will be on the thrilling fight for the vacant WBC lightweight world title between Shakur Stevenson and Edwin De Los Santos. In another great moment, spectators will see the intense WBO junior lightweight world title contest, where the current champion Emanuel Navarrete will fight Brazil’s Olympic gold winner, Robson Conceição.
This fantastic boxing event is a joint venture of Top Rank, working alongside Sampson Boxing. Enthusiasts eager to soak up the live excitement can secure their tickets from AXS.com.
Micallef, the 25-year-old prodigy with a respectable 8-0, 1 KO track record, signed with Top Rank in 2021. Riding high on his fame in Monaco, he’s been backed by celebrated personalities, among them racing sensation Charles Leclerc, who is prepping for the Las Vegas grand race on November 18. Micallef’s odyssey has led him to display his skills in five different countries: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and certainly, Monaco. His rival, Odabai, holds a 6-1-1, 3 KOs record and comes from Vienna, Austria. Impressively, he’s been unbeaten in his recent trio of fights post a single hiccup.
A motivated Micallef remarks, “Taking on an opponent in Las Vegas, while the Monaco flag flutters proudly, has always been on my bucket list. Imagining myself in the ring during the grand race week, especially being part of Shakur Stevenson’s event, feels like living a fantasy. You can bet I’m training with utmost dedication to leave an unforgettable mark.”