Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem will lock horns with former world title challenger Rober Barrera.
Some of the biggest name in the sport will feature when D4G Promotions hold their latest star-studded event in Dubai next month — with Badou Jack, Rocky Fielding, Ohara Davies and Muhammad Waseem all in action.
The highly-anticipated card will take place at MotoSpace on Friday, November 26, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
In the main event, Golden Contract winner Ohara Davies (22-2, 16 KOs) faces a tough test against hard-hitting Ismael Barroso (23-3-2, 21 KOs) for the WBA Gold super-lightweight title, with the fight also serving as a WBA super-lightweight title eliminator.
Badou Jack (24-3-3, 14 KOs) will make his return, as the two-weight world champion looks to begin his quest towards claiming world honours in another division, as he moves up to cruiserweight to take on Johnny Muller (23-9-2, 14 KOs).
Pakistan hero Muhammad Waseem (11-1, 8 KOs) attempts to earn another world title shot too, with the current IBF #4 going up against former world title challenger Rober Barrera (23-3, 13 KOs).
Rocky Fielding (28-2, 16 KOs) is also back after over two years out, when the former super-middleweight world champion returns at light-heavyweight, with an opponent announced shortly.
Some of the best up-and-coming prospects will compete on the card too, as Bader Samreen (3-0, 2 KOs) returns against Digari Mahesh (4-1-1, 1 KO), Faizan Anwar (8-0, 4 KOs) takes on Viktor Plotnikov (33-13, 15 KOs), former Muay Thai fighter Joshua Ridgwell makes his professional boxing debut, and Sameer Anwar Pandya (3-0, 3 KOs) is in action.
Ahmed A Seddiqi of D4G Promotions said: "I'm extremely excited for this very special night of boxing. There are many talented, great boxers on display. Ohara Davies will fight against Ismael Barroso in a WBA eliminator, and we are also proud and happy to have Badou Jack fighting in Dubai as he is a frequent visitor here.
"Of course we have Rocky Fielding too, and the most talented fighter in Pakistan Muhammad Waseem. This will be a night to remember."
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