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Lewis Ritson, Ricky Burns lead December 18th Probellum show in Sunderland

Burns has not fought since a 2019 majority decision loss to Lee Selby

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One week after staging its inaugural event in Dubai, Probellum will head to Sunderland for its first card on UK soil.

The main event sees Lewis Ritson (21-2, 12 KO) fight for the first time since a one-sided stoppage loss to Jeremias Ponce in an IBF eliminator last June, which snapped a four-fight winning streak that probably should have snapped against Miguel Vazquez in his previous effort. He meets Mexico’s Christian Uruzquieta (20-4-2, 7 KO), who’s largely split his time between fighting in his home country and Canada. The 31-year-old’s career highlight is likely his 2019 draw with Will Madera.

Ritson should win, but the UK’s been doing rather poorly against Mexico in the ring of late.

In the co-feature, Ricky Burns (43-8-1, 16 KO) ends a two-year layoff against Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez (26-9-1, 10 KO), whose accolades begin and end with “has never been stopped.” Burns was last seen fighting Lee Selby to a competitive decision defeat.

Thomas Patrick Ward (30-0-1, 4 KO) will also take on Leonardo Padilla (20-3, 14 KO) in a fight that was supposed to happen this coming Saturday before Ward suffered a cut.

Mark Dickinson (1-0, 0 KO) and Joe Laws (10-1, 5 KO) number among the other UK talent on the undercard.