Already one of the most impressive boxers in the world despite having just eight professional fights under his belt, Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KO) looks to continue his recent run of dominance when he defends his WBO World Super-Featherweight title against Jason Sosa on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old Ukranian phenom, who is the fastest two-division world champ in the history of the sport and has run through a slew of very good boxers over the last couple years, is worth the price of admission by himself, but there are a handful of other intriguing fights on the card.
Two of those feature Ukranians who starred with Lomachenko in the 2012 London Olympics. Undefeated World Cruiserweight champ Oleksandr Usyk defends his title against an also undefeated Michael Hunter, while Oleksandr Gvozdyk takes on Yunieski Gonzalez in fight between two guys looking to break through in the light heavyweight division.
Overall, it’s going to be a thoroughly entertaining night of fights (especially when you consider the loaded card over in Manchester on the same day). Here’s a look at the schedule from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland:
Note: Event starts at 7 p.m. ET. These fights won’t be televised
Junior Welterweight: Patrick Harris vs. Omar Garcia, 8 rounds
Welterweight: Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Ramses Agaton, 8 rounds
Super Middleweight: Jesse Hart vs. Alan Campa, 10 rounds
Super Lightweight: Mike Reed vs. Reyes Sanchez, 10 rounds
Note: This card starts at 10 p.m. ET. Viewers in the United States can watch on HBO East (10 p.m. ET) or HBO West (10 p.m. PT), while viewers in the UK can watch on BoxNation (3 a.m. GMT+1 on Sunday, April 9)
Light Heavyweight: Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 10 rounds
WBO World Cruiserweight Title Fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Michael Hunter
WBO World Super Featherweight Title Fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa