One of Wales’ premier talents, Jay Harris is ready to take the next step in his boxing career. The unbeaten Harris will battle former world title challenger Angel Moreno in a 12 round matchup for the vacant European flyweight title Saturday from Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff, Wales.
Harris-Moreno will headline an #MTKFightNight card on the multi-sport streaming service ESPN+ — live on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT. Additional action on this card can be seen as well on iFL TV.
Harris (15-0, 8 KOs), from Swansea, Wales, is a six-year pro who captured Commonwealth flyweight honors in February 2017 with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Thomas Essomba. He defended that belt in November 2018, overcoming a cut left eye to knock out Ross Murray in the third round.
Moreno (19-3-2, 6 KOs), from Madrid, Spain, is a former European flyweight champion who has fought at the upper reaches of the sport. He challenged WBC flyweight world champion Charlie Edwards on March 23, dropping a unanimous decision at Copper Box Arena in London.
In other action scheduled televised to air on the ESPN+ stream is the following:
Craig Evans (19-2-2, 3 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBO European lightweight title in a rematch against Stephen Ormond (27-5, 13 KOs). The two locked horns in June 2017, as Evans knocked down Ormond twice in the 10th and final round of an action-packed fight to win a unanimous decision.
Sultan Zaurbek (6-0, 4 KOs), the big-punching southpaw lightweight prospect from Kazakhstan, will see action in a six-rounder against an opponent to be named. This will be the fourth bout of 2019 for Zaurbek, who was last seen knocking out Chenghong Tao in Dubai on April 5.
Zhankosh Turarov (22-0, 15 KOs) will return from a nearly two-year layoff to face Richmond Djarbeng (29-3-1, 23 KOs) in an eight-round super welterweight bout. He will make his debut since signing with MTK Global last month.