With UFC London taking centre stage, boxing fans have just one major bust-up to enjoy on Saturday evening. Joet Gonzalez takes on Isaac Dogboe in a WBC featherweight title eliminator bout at the Grand Casino Hinckley Hotel in Hinckley, USA.
The WBC title is currently held by Rey Vargas, who snatched the green strap from Mark Magsayo earlier this month. Both men will be hoping to establish themselves as Vargas’ next challenger in a wide-open 126lb division.
Dogboe – a former WBO super bantamweight champion – has the opportunity to return to the world title picture after three consecutive wins since sustaining back-to-back losses to Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete in 2018 and 2019. He was last in action in November 2021, when he won a majority decision over Christopher Diaz.
His opponent, Gonzalez, will be hoping to earn his third world title shot having fallen short in two previous attempts at the WBO featherweight title against Shakur Stevenson and Emanuel Navarrete. The American is coming off a ninth-round stoppage victory over Joe Santisima in March and looked far stronger than Dogboe in his outing against Navarrete.
Joet Gonzalez vs Isaac Dogboe, 10 rounds, (WBC featherweight title eliminator)
Gabriel Flores Jr. vs Giovanni Cabrera 10 rounds, (lightweight)
Javier Martinez vs Pachino Hill, 6 rounds, (middleweight)
Guido Vianello vs Rafael Rios, 8 rounds, (heavyweight)
Haven Brady Jr. vs Aaron Echeveste, 6 rounds, (featherweight)
Colton Warner vs Jimmy Barnes, 4 rounds, (heavyweight)
Abdullah Mason vs Luis Fernandez, 4 rounds, (lightweight)
Antonio Mireles vs Dennys Reyes, 4 rounds, (heavyweight)
Dante Benjamin Jr vs. Corey Thompson, 4 rounds, (light heavyweight)
Antonio Woods vs Darryl Jones, 6 rounds, (middleweight)
*running order subject to change