Chacon In, Ramos Out Of McDonnell Challenge

Javier Chacon will challenge Jamie McDonnell for the WBA world bantamweight title at the sold-out ECHO Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night (November 22), live on Sky Sports Box Office.

McDonnell is defending his WBA crown for the first time after he landed the belt with a spectacular KO win over Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat at Wembley Stadium in May, and the Doncaster star will take on Tomoki Kameda in a unification bout if he defeats Chacon this weekend.

Chacon tackled Super champion Anselmo Moreno earlier in the year, taking the Panamanian the distance, and the Argentine replaces Walberto Ramos on the bill after the Columbian had visa complications.

The 28-year-old’s clash with Chacon is one of two WBA world title fights on the Nathan Cleverly vs. Tony Bellew rematch bill, as Bury star Scott Quigg defends his super bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake.

There’s a trio of British super middleweight stars in action as James DeGale MBE faces Marco Antonio Periban, local star Callum Smith meets Nikola Sjekloca in a WBC world title eliminator and George Groves takes on Denis Douglin.

Olympic heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua MBE takes on Michael Sprott in a British title eliminator, Matchroom Boxing’s newest signing Bradley Saunders aims to extend his unbeaten run in the light welterweight division while German KO star Vincent Feigenbutz makes his UK debut.

Courtesy of the Matchroom Boxing press office

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