The undercard for the fight between Devin Haney, the undisputed lightweight champion, and Vasiliy Lomachenko has been introduced, prompting plenty of hype amongst the fans.
One fight will feature Nico Ali Walsh, the unbeaten middleweight who also happens to be the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, but his opponent has yet to be confirmed.
Walsh, who has a record of 8 wins and five knockouts, last fought at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and won against Alejandro Ibarra in the first round.
A lifetime in the making. May 20th. pic.twitter.com/OZ8eUqgSms
— Nico Ali Walsh (@NicoAliX74) April 10, 2023
And given that he is carrying the legendary ‘Ali’ name, there has understandably been a lot of enthusiasm to see him doing well.
That card just getting better with you in it 🥳🥳🔥🔥
— Luis Martinez (@MartinezLuis209) April 10, 2023
Good luck can’t wait to see you get W
— Mikey Levs (@MikeyMikez10) April 11, 2023
Meanwhile, there will also be another monster clash led by the WBO junior bantamweight world title match between Andrew Moloney and Junto Nakatani.
Moloney, a boxer with a record of 25-2 and 16 knockouts, aims to win a world championship for the second time.
His opponent, Nakatani, is currently ranked as the top contender for the WBO junior bantamweight title, making this a meaty clash.
🚨 @ESPN televised prelims are SET.
– @AndrewMoloney vs. Junto Nakatani for the WBO Junior Bantamweight strap 🏆
– The return of fan favorite @NicoAliX74 🦋 pic.twitter.com/whDSQksrl7
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 10, 2023
As part of the PPV undercard, there will also be a junior lightweight co-feature between Oscar Valdez and Adam Lopez.
In addition, there will be a bout featuring lightweight Raymond Muratalla against Jeremia Nakathila.
📋 Announced: Devin Haney vs Vasyl Lomachenko undercard on May 20th in Las Vegas:
🥊 Oscar Valdez vs Adam Lopez II
🥊 Raymond Muratalla vs Jeremia Nakathila
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 4, 2023
With that being said, the card promises much. So the question remaining to be answered is can it deliver?