On Saturday April 22, the Cardiff International Arena will host a world title undercard, featuring Sandy Ryan and Marie-Pier Houle battling it out for the vacant WBO Welterweight Title. The fight will be broadcasted live on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand). Ryan, hailing from Derby, last fought in November, where she successfully defended her WBC International Super-Lightweight Title by outpointing Anahi Ester Sanchez. Meanwhile, Houle from Canada has yet to be defeated since she began her professional career in 2019. Ryan will be stepping up to the 147-pound division in hopes of becoming Britain's latest world champion. Both fighters expressed their excitement and appreciation for the opportunity to fight for the title. The event also features other world title action, including Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov defending his IBF Super-Featherweight World Title against Welshman Joe Cordina. The tickets for the event are available for purchase at different price points.
The event in Cardiff features a lineup of World Title matches, including Tajikistan’s Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov defending his IBF Super-Featherweight World Title against Welshman Joe Cordina in the main event. Welsh rivals Gavin Gwynne and Craig Woodruff will also have a rematch for the British Lightweight Title after their thrilling draw in September. Additionally, Zelfa Barrett will challenge for the vacant WBA Continental Super-Featherweight Title against Alex Dilmaghani, while Manchester Cruiserweight Jordan Thompson defends his IBF European Title against Luke Watkins from Swindon. The event also includes bouts for Swansea Featherweight Brandon Scott and Swansea Light-Heavyweight Sammy Lee. Tickets for the event range from £40 to £300 for VIP.