Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are featuring “The Monte-Carlo Showdown” with an evening of World Championship Boxing. This event will be taking place in the stunning and unique Monaco setting on Saturday, November 30. Thew event will air live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
In the main event, we will see undefeated Russian contenders as Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9 KOs) takes on Radzhab Butaev (12-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBA Welterweight World title. Besputin was an elite amateur at international level before turning pro in 2015 and earning his No.1 ranking with the WBA by racking up 12 straight wins. Butaev is ranked #2 at 147lbs by the WBA. He will be aiming to take home his first World title.
The betting odds per BetMGM, have Besputin at -175 and his opponent Butaev at +145.
In the co-main event, British super-featherweight and Commonwealth champion Joe Cordina (10-0, 7 KOs) eyes for his fourth professional title and is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest prospects in British boxing. Cordina has won titles at lightweight – British, Commonwealth and WBA International. He drops down to super-featherweight for his fourth title opportunity. ‘The Welsh Wizard’ will have to be on point when he meets dangerous Mexican Enrico Tinoco (18-5-4, 13 KOs) for the WBA Continental Super-Featherweight title.
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The betting odds have Cordina at -1429 and his opponent Tinoco at +650.
Also on the card we will see undisputed female welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus (35-0, 9 KOs) defend her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO titles against Victoria Bustos (19-5, 0 KOs). Braekhus last fought in December, beating Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes by unanimous decision to retain her championships. Bustos has won four of her last five fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Enis Pacheco back in December.
The betting odds have Braekhus at -2500 and her opponent Bustos at +1000.
The Monte-Carlo Showdown Fight Card:
Alexander Besputin vs. Radzhab Butaev
Joe Cordina vs. Enrique Tinoco
Cecilia Braekhus vs. Victoria Bustos
Victoire Piteau vs. Raphaelle Lachaume
Sergey Kuzmin vs. Zhilei Zhang
Hughie Fury vs. Pavel Sour
Nayan Deslion vs. J. Peireira Mendoca
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