Today at 3:30 pm EDT on Sky Sports 1 (UK), Anthony Joshua will return to the ring to face veteran Denis Bakhtov, Lee Selby takes on Joel Brunker, John Ryder is in action, and prospect Ricky Boylan returns as well. Bad Left Hook will be here with live coverage.
Joshua (8-0, 8 KO) was the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist in London, and has thus far bowled over the opposition. Bakhtov (38-9, 25 KO) is a step up on paper, but at 5'11", the 34-year-old Kazakh veteran will be at a distinct size disadvantage, and isn't expected to be a serious challenge.
Selby (19-1, 7 KO) and Brunker (27-0, 15 KO) may put on the better fight, though Joshua may still put on the best show. The 27-year-old Selby has won 15 straight since an early career upset loss, and has held the British, Commonwealth, and European featherweight titles. Now, he's looking to step up to world level. Brunker, an Australian, is also looking to take the next steps, and this is two hungry, young fighters looking to make a statement at 126 pounds. It's worth noting that the 28-year-old Brunker hasn't fought since August 2013, though, when he outpointed Mike Oliver in Atlantic City.
Ryder (18-1, 10 KO) will meet Ghana's Theophilus Tetteh (16-6-2, 9 KO) in a 12-round middleweight bout. Tetteh has an extremely thin record, and has lost to his better opponents, such as Grzegorz Proksa and Lee Purdy.
Junior welterweight prospect Boylan (12-0, 4 KO) will face Tyler Goodjohn (10-3, 4 KO) in a 10-round bout for the English title, which is currently vacant.