BoxingAfrica.com has learned that undefeated bantamweight Duke Micah has an opponent for his December 7 bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Ghana’s Micah (23-0, 19 KOs) will take on Janiel Rivera (18-5-3, 11 KO’s) of Puerto Rico in a scheduled 10-rounder. The bout is likely to occur at the junior bantamweight limit of 115-pound.
The bout is part of a stacked card, headlined by undefeated WBC World Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo (29-0, 21 KOs) defending his title versus highly-ranked contender Dennis Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs). Hogan is coming off a controversial majority decision loss to WBO 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia; a bout that took place in Munguia’s native Mexico—most observors thought Hogan deserved the decision.
Also on the card, England’s Chris Eubank Jr., son of the legendary Chris Eubank Sr., makes his U.S. debut versus the dangerous Matt Korobov. Eubank is coming off the biggest win of his career, a January 2019 unanimous decision win over former two-time world champion James DeGale, a bout where Eubank dropped his fellow Brit twice and easily outpointed him.
Micah will look to make his own statement on this show. He ended a 14-month layoff last August with an impressive second-round TKO over Luis Roy Suarez Cruz. This will be his second straight appearance on a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card.
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