Elite boxing is returning to the Principality with the Monte-Carlo Showdown set to storm to the Casino this coming autumn.
The event, born from a collaboration between Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo, will return to the Principality on Saturday 4th November. A star-studded line-up has been announced, which notably includes Joe Cordina, who will be looking to defend his IBF Super Featherweight Championship title. The Welshman, one of the biggest names in British boxing, will face American rival Edward Vazquez.
Cordina, a two-time champion of the world in just 16 professional bouts, returns to Monaco, where he overcame Mario Enrique Tinoco back in 2019. Vazquez, meanwhile, gets his shot at glory after four consecutive victories.
“It is an honour to be returning to Monaco”
Three other fights are on the billing. South African Sive Nontshinga will put his IBF Light Flyweight Championship on the line against Mexico’s Adrian Curiel Dominguez, whilst one of the rising stars of French boxing, Souleymane Cissokho, will be looking to defend his WBC Siver Welterweight title against Mexican boxer Isaias Lucero.
Finally, Ramla Ali will seek to bounce back from the first defeat of her professional career in a rematch with Julissa Guzman as the pair contest the IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship. Guzman beat Ali in Round 8 of the fight in New Orleans in June. Ali, an activist who fled war-torn Somalia, was selected as one of Time Magazine’s Women of the Year for 2023.
“It is an honour to be returning to Monaco and to the incredible setting of the Casino de Monte-Carlo,” said Hearn, who has constructed the stellar cast for the 2023 edition of the Monte-Carlo Showdown. “It is exciting to be coming back on 4th November in what promises to be a memorable evening of elite, championship boxing.”
The Monte-Carlo Showdown isn’t the only blockbuster boxing event to take place in the Principality before the end of the year. Monegasque boxer Hugo Micallef announced earlier this month that he would be fighting in the Principality for the first time on Saturday 23th September. The ‘Fresh Prince of Monaco’ will meet Denis Bartos in his eighth professional fight at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille, and will be looking to continue his unbeaten run (7-0).
Make sure you’re never left out of the conversation.
Photo source: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer