Hart/Barrera Set To Co-Main Fury/Schwarz Card

Hart/Barrera Set To Co-Main Fury/Schwarz Card

The light heavyweight division in boxing is crowded at the moment. Jesse Hart and Sullivan Barrera will look to clear the field when they face off on June 15th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The bout will serve as the co-feature under Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s bout against Tom Schwarz. You can watch both Top Rank fights on ESPN+.

The 29-year-old Hart (25-2) lost his last bout against Gilberto Ramirez back in December. That was a rematch from a bout in which he also lost in 2017. Before that fight, he was on a three-fight win streak.

On June 15, I’m coming to knock him out,” Hart said in a press release. “I refuse to lose. This is a legacy fight. I want the big names. I need a big name, and Barrera is the name. I don’t want to just win and coast to some boring decision. I’m coming to prove to the world that I can fight with these bigger guys. After I knock Barrera out, I’m coming for all the champions. The light heavyweights better watch out because ‘Hollywood’ Hart is here.”

Barrera (22-2) is on a one-fight win streak, beating Sean Monaghan back in November. With 14 wins via knockout, Barrera holds wins over Joe Smith Jr. and Felix Valera. Prior to facing Monaghan, Barrera lost to Dmitry Bivol for the WBA Light Heavyweight Title. He was on a four-fight win streak beforehand.

“I am excited to face Jesse Hart, a great fighter who has also been in there with world champions,” Barrera said. “This is a must-win fight. Simple as that. Camp has been great for me, and I am looking forward to June 15. It’s going to be a great card, and I am going to show everyone in Las Vegas and watching on ESPN+ what I’m truly made of.”

Also in action will be Mikaela Mayer (10-0), the current NABF Super Featherweight Champion. She is set to face Lizbeth Crespo (13-4) in a super featherweight bout.

Other fighters on the card include:

  • Guido Vianello (3-0) in a six-rounder
  • Isaac Lowe (17-0-3) in a 10-rounder
  • Cem Kilic (13-0) in an eight-rounder
  • Sonny Conto (2-0) in a four-rounder
  • Peter Kadiru (3-0) in a six-rounder
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