On Friday No. 1 ranked WBC lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney out of Las Vegas, NV, and No. 2 ranked Zaur Abdullaev of Ekaterinburg, Russia, will be in the main event for the interim WBC World Lightweight title in an eliminator promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing’s at the Madison Square Garden Theater, New York City, New York. Matchmaker is Eric Bottjer.
Haney, 22-0 (14) and Abdullaev, 11-0 (7), will be scheduled for 12 rounds. In the co-feature the defending WBO World Female Featherweight champion and interim WBC titles Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 22-0 (4), of Brooklyn, NY, defends against former WBO and WBC champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, 36-1-1 (27), of PR out of Brooklyn, NY, over 10 rounds.
“First I want to thank God. After this fight after I defeat Abdullaev and then defeat Lomachenko is my career dream,” said Haney.
Heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, 17-1 (12), of Las Vegas, NV, meets Sergey Kuzmin, 15-0 (11), of St. Petersburg, Russia, over 10 rounds.
Super Lightweight Larry Fryers, 11-1 (4), of Ireland out of New York, meets Wesley “El Bongocero” Ferrer, 13-1-1 (7), of Brooklyn, NY, over 8 rounds. 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist now Super Bantamweight southpaw Murodjon Akhmadaliev, 6-0 (5), UZB out of Indio, CA, meets Wilner “Wilber” Soto, 22-6 (12), of Canalete, Col, over 8 rounds.
Super Bantamweight Darren “DC” Cunningham, 9-0 (5), of Las Vegas, NV, meets southpaw Jonathan Lecona Ramos, 18-24-5 (6), of Mexico City, MEX, over 6 rounds.
Two-time Olympian heavyweight Mahammadrasul Majidov, of Russia and Baku, AZE, makes his debut meeting southpaw Ed “Tex Trismigistus” Fountain, 12-6 (5), of St. Louis, MO, over 6 rounds. Majidov has a win over Anthony “AJ” Joshua for the 2011 World Amateur championship.
Super Featherweight Raymond Ford, 3-0 (1), of Camden, NJ, meets Rafael Castillo, 1-3 (0), of the Bronx, NY, over 4 rounds. Super Featherweight Christian Bermudez, of New York debut’s against Jonathan Conde, 1-2 (1), of Miami, FL, over 4 rounds.
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist southpaw Daniyar “Kazakhstan Thunder” Yeleussinov, 7-0 (3), of KAZ and Miami, FL, meets Reshard Hicks, 12-0-1 (6), of Killeen, TX.