Alex Hammerstone has a challenger for the MLW World Title.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports that Alex Hammerstone will defend the MLW World Title against Davey Richards at MLW SuperFight.
MLW SuperFight is scheduled for February 26 in Charlotte, NC.
Hammerstone won the MLW World Title at MLW Fightland in October 2021 when he defeated Jacob Fatu. Richards won the 2021 MLW Opera Cup, defeating Bobby Fish, Tom Lawlor, and TJP.
“This is a story people will invest in,” Hammerstone said. “Davey is a veteran with more experience than almost everyone on our roster. He’s now my new measuring stick, a test that’s providing a new challenge for me as heavyweight champion. We’re presenting a new era in MLW. Davey’s rise here has been meteoric, but I’m the top of the mountain. Both of us are at the top of our game, and both of us are going to deliver.”
Richard said, “An opportunity like this is why I chose to come back [to pro wrestling]. I did not come back to make friends. I came to make history. I came back to end things my way—and my way is being the best wrestler in the world. That will be signified by winning the MLW world title.”
The show will air on beIN Sports. A date for the airing will be announced soon.