This afternoon at 3:00 pm EDT on Sky Sports in the UK, Luke Campbell will make his pro debut in the main event from Hull, England, with a good undercard to back him up.
Campbell, 25, will be facing Andy Harris (2-5, 0 KO) in the four-round feature bout. If you're wondering why this is the main event, it's simple: Campbell, a Hull native, is the draw here, and Matchroom is hoping to make the city a new boxing destination with Campbell leading the charge. It's kind of like the Zou Shiming thing in Macau.
But those of you who, like, watch boxing regularly will probably be more interested in the undercard. Welterweight contender Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO) will rematch American Carson Jones (35-9-3, 25 KO) in the featured undercard fight of the evening. Brook is coming off of a frustrating series of injuries that saw him lose an IBF title shot against Devon Alexander this year, so he's just trying to get himself back in the ring here, first and foremost. Jones was available, and the two made for a very good fight last year. If Brook is rusty, this could be a trap fight.
Also on the card, Tommy Coyle (15-1, 6 KO) will face veteran Derry Mathews (32-8-2, 17 KO) for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title; Lee Selby (15-1, 6 KO) will take on Romania's Viorel Simion (16-0, 7 KO) for a secondary WBC featherweight trinket; and 2012 bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo (2-0, 1 KO) will take on gritty Gary Boulden (7-9-2, 2 KO). The Selby and Ogogo fights will air on Sky Sports Red Button.
Off television, middleweight John Ryder (14-0, 8 KO) will stay busy with a tune-up fight ahead of his September date with British champ Billy Joe Saunders; Curtis Woodhouse (18-5, 12 KO) faces Joe Elfidh (7-3, 0 KO); Rocky Fielding (14-0, 8 KO) takes on Youssouf Doumbia (8-17-3, 1 KO); and Zak Collins and Joel Haigh are also in action.
We'll be splitting attentions between this and the Monaco card, but this is the place to talk about the Sky broadcast.