After an 0-2 2018 and bounce-back victory over Jonas Segu in July, former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan is set for a quick turnaround, joining the October 11th Top Rank on ESPN+ card headlined by Jay Harris vs. Paddy Barnes. The 30-year-old Lancashire man does not yet have an opponent, and seeing as we’re just over a month out, don’t expect anyone significantly more intriguing than Segu.
Flanagan (34-2, 14 KO) claimed his former belt in 2015 with a freak injury stoppage of Jose Zepeda, defending it five times before making the move to 140 pounds last year in a bid for the vacant WBO title. Maurice Hooker proved far tougher than expected, defeating “Turbo” Terry by split decision, and Flanagan’s WBSS run ended in the opening round courtesy of Regis Prograis.
The Segu knockout marked his return to 135, where he remains unranked. With Vasiliy Lomachenko hell-bent on total lightweight conquest, reclaiming a belt will be quite the uphill battle for Flanagan. He’s definitely still good for some quality scraps, though.