Abass Baraou (15-1-0)  vs Macaluv McGovern (20-4-2)

Abass Baraou (15-1), promising super welterweight and current EBU Super Welterweight champion, has announced his first defence will come by way of Scottish fighter Macaulay McGowan (20-4-2). The first fight of the night is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. UK. The main event is expected to take place at 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. UK time but this may change depending on the length of fights on the undercard.

The bout, said to be airing on DAZN globally and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, will be taking place at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester; in a fight billed as ‘Extra Time’. It will take place on Friday June 14th.

Baraou, a seasoned amateur and impressive super welterweight contender, comes off a stirring, well-fought majority decision fight with former EBU, WBC Silver and IBO World champion Sam Eggington (34-9). In a contentious bout, Baraou would beat the hardened Brit in Telford in March.

The only loss for the high-flying German came by way of Jack Culcay (33-5), who – at the height of COVID – would deliver a spirited effort, beating the newcomer Baraou by a split-decision.

Meanwhile, Macaulay McGowan will be looking to successfully challenge at the next level, after two previous attempts left the Scotsman empty-handed; first against Tursynbay Kulakhmet – only 1-0 at the time – for the WBC International Super Welterweight belt, then against Tyler Denny (18-2-3) three years later for the EBU External Super Welterweight title.

So far, despite heaps of heart, McGowan has displayed little in the way of skills, let alone anything that could disrupt the progress of the European champion. Although, stranger things have happened and there is always the chance of an upset, particularly when the scales are tipped; after all, McGowan does have more professional ring experience. This, however, is hampered by a severe layoff that will definitely play into a sport as time-sensitive as boxing.

Baraou, who only has one blemish on his record, will be looking to make a simple first defence as he eyes the world level, whilst McGowan seeks to finally find success beyond a national level.

6×3 Flyweight contest Mikie Tallon 113.82lbs Marius Vysniauskas 115.5lbs

6×3 Lightweight contest Ellis Price 137lbs Christian Lopez Flores 142lbs

8×3 Super Lightweight contest Ben Marksby 141.9lbs Miguel Cesario Antin 141.6lbs

6×2 Super Flyweight contest Chloe Watson 114.2lbs Kate Radomska 111.3lbs Commonwealth Silver Middleweight Title

10×3 Middleweight contest Ryan Kelly 159.32lbs Gerome Warburton 159lbs WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title

10×3 Super Middleweight contest Lerrone Richards 167.64lbs Steed Woodall 167.84lb

EBU European Super Welterweight Title 12×3 Super Welterweight contest Abass Baraou 152.82lbs Macaulay McGowan 153.6lbs

8×3 Super Welterweight contest Dan Toward 155.22lbs Ali El Said 157.14lbs


Abass Baraou versus Macaulay McGowan, 12 rnds, for Baraou’s European JMW title

Lerrone Richards versus Steed Woodall, 10 rnds, SMW

Ryan Kelly versus Gerome Warburton, 10 rnds, MW

Dan Toward versus Ali El Said, 8 rnds, JMW

Ben Marksby versus Miguel Cesario Antin, 8 rnds, JWW

Ellis Price versus Christian Lopez, 6 rnds, LW

Chloe Watson versus Kate Radomska, 6 rnds, female FW

Mikie Tallon versus Marius Vysniauskas, 6 rnds, FW

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