World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino welterweight champion, unbeaten prospect Luis “Lucho” Verón, will face WBO European welterweight champion, undefeated Michael “The Problem” McKinson, in a highly expected clash between two top world classified welterweights, that will serve as a virtual eliminator bout, at one of the main events of an exciting boxing night on Saturday, November 9th, at the York Hall of Bethnal Green, London, England, promoted by MTK Global, and a new challenge for Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian, which will be televised live on TyC Sports and ESPN at 5 pm., for Argentina and the whole American continent.
In the other main event of the evening, former four division world champion Anahí “La Indiecita” Sánchez will face World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver lightweight champion, unbeaten Chantelle “Wham Bam Chan” Cameron, in a WBC World super lightweight final title eliminator.
In a highly expected clash of top world classified prospects that will leave the winner on the verge of a world title, Verón (17-0-2, 8 KOs), 27 years old, from José León Suárez, Buenos Aires, current # 6 of the WBO welterweight world ranking and former member of the Argentinean amateur national team, who has defended four times his WBO Latino belt, comes after last June 7th from a draw against Maximiliano Verón by split decision in Cutral Có, Neuquén, will have his great chance. Now he will face McKinson (17-0, 2 KOs), 25, from Portsmouth, England, but resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland, # 12 of the WBO welterweight world ranking, former WBC Youth and WBC International Silver welterweight champion, comes after last July 20th, when he beat Rusian Evgeny Pavko by unanimous decision to obtain his WBO European crown in Brentwood, England.
On Friday afternoon, both fighters made the weight on the scales at the popular Repton Boxing Club of Bethnal Green, leaving everything ready for their bout. Verón weighed 65,700 kg. -144.8 lbs.-, and McKinson weighed 66,650 kg. –147 lbs.-.
“I want to jump on the ring right away. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a great fight. McKinson is a talented fighter, but I came here to make a statement. I have trained very hard for this. I have never been as strong, fast and well prepared as this time. This is the great challenge I have been waiting for. I thank my manager and promoter, Mario Margossian, for getting it to me. I am ready. I came only to win, and I’ll do everything to do it”, said Verón.
In the other main event, former four division world champion “La Indiecita” Sánchez (19-4, 11 KOs) will face World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver lightweight champion, “Wham Bam Chan” Cameron (11-0, 7 KOs), in a WBC World super lightweight final title eliminator.
Sánchez weighed 62,500 kg. –137.7 lbs.–, and Cameron weighed 63 kg. –138.8 lbs.-.
Sánchez, 28, from Pergamino, Buenos Aires, former World Boxing Association (WBA) World featherweight interim, International Boxing Federation (IBF) World super featherweight, WBA World lightweight, and WBA World super lightweight champion -also former South American featherweight monarch-, comes after last May 25th lossing against Jessica McCaskill by unanimous decision for the WBA and WBC World super lightweight titles in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA. Cameron, 28, form Northampton, England, with a major amateur past, former International Boxing Organization (IBO) lightweight champion, comes after last July 20th, when she dominated Anisha Basheel by unanimous decision to defend her WBC Silver lightweight belt in Brentwood.
“I feel great, really calm since I am in a great shape for this fight. Cameron is an excellent opponent, but I trust my skills and my experience, and I’m sure I can beat her. I have faced the best in the planet, I have been a world champion and I know what this is about. It is going to be a complicated fight but I am ready to win”, indicated Sánchez.
The ring officials designated by the WBC are: the referee will be the British Ian John Lewis. The judges will be the British Kieran McCann, Lee Cook and Chas Coakley. The supervisor will be Oksana Semenishina, from Lithuania.