Welcome here Hello boxing fight fan’s Know That’s Jay Harris gets to prove he belongs at the highest level as he tackles touted American, Ricardo Sandoval. Welshman Jay Harris is desperate to become world champion. After a quiet rise through the pro ranks, Harris burst onto the scene back in 2019 when he emphatically stopped Paddy Barnes in four rounds. The following year, Harris tackled Mexico’s heavy-handed Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC flyweight belt but he lost on points. A win over Sandoval can elevate him back into the title picture.
The talented Californian arrives in Britain as one of America’s brightest hopes and he looks certain to provide Harris with a stern test. Backed by Golden Boy, Sandoval possesses a ton of potential and some of that will be realised if he’s succesful against Harris.
Jay Harris vs. Ricardo Sandoval start time
Date: Friday, June 2th
Time: 7pm BST
Ricardo Sandoval knows exactly what is at stake if he can defeat Jay Harris on Friday’s MTK Fight Night – as he targets a battle against IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards.
The card takes place at the University of Bolton Stadium this week, and will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
Sandoval (18-1, 13 KOs) collides with Harris (18-1, 9 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBF flyweight title, and the Californian has big ambitions of where a victory can lead.
Sandoval said: “I’m very excited for this fight. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity to fight with a top fighter and I finally got it. It makes it more exciting that it’s a final eliminator so it’s going to be a good one.
“I know Jay Harris is a fighter that likes to throw a lot of punches, utilize his jab, and throw with combinations. It’s going to be a fight where there’s going to be many punches thrown, and it’s going to be a all action fight.
“Winning this fight would mean everything for me and my career. This is the fight that would put me up there with the top fighters and would get me to fight for a world title which is what every boxer wants. This is why I have been training very hard and I’m ready to show what I could do in the ring.
“I saw Sunny Edwards’ last fight when he won the world title and he’s a fighter that moves very well and it very smart in the ring. If everything goes well against Jay Harris I will love to get in the ring against Edwards. He has the world title and I want it.
“My Training has been great. This is the first time I have had a full camp and it feels fantastic. In my previous fights I would have one month to prepare and for this one I had like two to three months so I feel very good coming into this fight.
“I look forward fighting in the UK too. It’s going to be a little different but I feel like it’s going to be a great experience and I can’t wait to be in the UK.
“The people should expect a great fight this week, and an all action fight. I am 100% ready and I’m going to give everything that I can to win this fight, so tune in on Friday.
The Harris vs. Sandoval card begins at 7pm BST. Harris and Sandoval are expected to enter the ring at around 10pm BST but that depends on the length of the other main card bouts.
How to watch, live stream Harris vs. Sandoval
You can watch the Harris vs. Sandoval event live on the official IFLTV YouTube channel. In America, the show is being screened on ESPN+.
Where is Harris vs. Sandoval?
Harris vs. Sandoval is taking place at the University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton.
Jay Harris record and bio
Born: August 25th, 1990
Height: 5ft 5ins
Total fights: 19
Record: 18-1 with 9 knockouts
Ricardo Sandoval record and bio
Born: February 22nd, 1999
Height: 5ft 6ins
Total fights: 19
Record: 18-1 with 13 knockouts
Jay Harris vs. Ricardo Sandoval fight card
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