Joining the Top Rank stage for the first time, George Kambosos (20-2, 10 KOs) is stepping into the ring against Maxi Hughes (26-5-2, 5 KOs) this Saturday at FireLake Arena, Shawnee, Oklahoma for a thrilling 12-round IBF world title eliminator.
U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (8-0, 6 KOs) is cranking up the heat as he faces off against former European champ Francesco Patera (28-3, 10 KOs). Buckle up for a power-packed night, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ from 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The ESPN+ undercard beginning at 6:15 p.m ET/3:15 p.m. PT also features welterweight hotshot Giovani Santillan, homegrown heavyweight Jeremiah Milton, and rising star Troy Isley stepping back into the limelight.
Watch as Santillan (30-0, 16 KOs) locks horns with the skilled Erick Bone (27-6, 14 KOs) from Ecuador. Meanwhile, Oklahoma’s own Milton (9-0, 6 KOs) makes his second 2023 outing against Willie Harvey (4-2-2, 3 KOs), while 2020 U.S. Olympian Isley (9-0, 4 KOs) tussles with Antonio Todd (14-8, 8 KOs).
Two more heavyweight clashes are set to ignite the ESPN+ stream, with Orlando’s Amron Sands (12-2, 9 KOs) facing off against New Zealand powerhouse Hemi Ahio (20-1, 15 KOs), and Stephan Shaw looking to bounce back against Australia’s Joe Goodall (9-1-1, 8 KOs).
During a pre-fight press conference, the boxers shared their journey and ambitions:
George Kambosos stated, “I’m here, I’m ready, and I’m excited. I’ve never let a loss shake me. I’m now even greedier, hungry to seize every opportunity. I’m laser-focused on Maxi Hughes, ready to bring him down.”
Maxi Hughes expressed, “I’ve earned my right to be here. After each fight, I get back to the gym within a week. I’m not just training for fights, but learning all the time. George’s face and name are imprinted in my brain – I’m ready for him.”
Keyshawn Davis exuded confidence, stating, “You guys haven’t seen the best of me yet. Every time someone fights me, it’s a life-changing moment for them. But when they step into the ring, it’s a different story.”
Francesco Patera said, “A win here will put me in a world title spot. I’ve done it before, and I’m sure I can do it again on Saturday.”
Jeremiah Milton shared, “I’ve come a long way really fast. I carry the weight of my home state wherever I go. Now everyone who ever doubted me can watch me perform on this stage.”
Giovani Santillan expressed, “I feel good and ready. How I perform on Saturday will determine my next big shot. I plan on showing that I’m ready for big fights against the big names.”