Fight-Size Boxing Update: Jose Uzcategui Returns, James Kirkland Fights This Month, BBBOfC Orders

Your fight-size boxing update:

- Former IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui will be fighting Dennis Douglin on September 21 in the main event of a PBC on FS1 card from the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.

- James Kirkland, who has not fought since a loss to Canelo Alvarez back in 2015, will return to the ring on August 24 and take on Colby Courter in a six-round fight.

- The British Boxing Board of Control has released the following orders regarding several of its British titles:

  • Cruiserweight (Champion: Lawrence Okolie): Okolie and Jack Massey will have a purse bid on September 11 to get a fight done before the end of December.
  • Light Heavyweight (Champion: Joshua Buatsi): Buatsi and Craig Richards will have a purse bid on September 11 to get a fight done before the end of December.
  • Super Middleweight (Champion: Vacant): Lerrone Richards and Lennox Clark will have a purse bid on September 11 to get a fight for the vacant title done before the end of December.
  • Middleweight (Champion: Liam Williams): Williams and Andrew Robinson will have a purse bid on September 11 to get a fight done before the end of December.
  • Junior Middleweight (Champion: Vacant): Ted Cheeseman and Scott Fitzgerald will fight for the vacant belt on an upcoming card promoted by Eddie Hearn yet to be announced.
  • Welterweight (Champion: Chris Jenkins): Jenkins will defend hs title against mandatory challenger Liam Taylor on an upcoming card promoted by Frank Warren yet to be announced.
  • Junior Welterweight (Champion: Vacant): After Robbie Davies Jr. vacated the title, Sam O'Maison and Kayamba Prospere will fight on September 7 in London with the vacant British title and O'Maison's English title on the line.
  • Lightweight (Champion: Joe Cordina): Cordina will defend his title against Gavin Gwynne in a previously-announced bout set for August 31 at The O2 Arena in London.
  • Bantamweight (Champion: Ukashir Farooq): Scott Allan and Marc Leach will fight in a title eliminator on September 19 in Glasgow, Scotland.

- Azat Hovhannisyan and Franklin Manzanilla will fight in a WBA super bantamweight title eliminator on September 5 in Los Angeles.

- Below is the latest edition of the Fightful Boxing Podcast which includes an interview with interim WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa ahead of his title defense against Javier Chacon on August 24 in the main event of a PBC on FS1 card.

- Billionaire Joe Tsai has officially become the new owner of the both the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center, leading to Brett Yormark, who had been integral in helping the venue become one of the premier boxing arenas in the United States, resigning from his position managing the Barclays Center.

- Undefeated prospect Edgar Berlanga has signed Andre Rozier to be his new trainer.

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