Top Rank Presents Lightweight Doubleheader – George Kambosos, Jr. vs. Maxi Hughes – Keyshawn Davis vs. Francesco Patera

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Top Rank Presents Lightweight Doubleheader – George Kambosos, Jr. vs. Maxi Hughes – Keyshawn Davis vs. Francesco Patera

Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT LIVE on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

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Top Rank on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Kambosos vs. Hughes will be live this Saturday, July 22 at 10 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The event takes place at Fire Lake Arena, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Former unified and lineal lightweight world champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-2, 10 KOs) makes his Top Rank debut in a 12-round IBF world title eliminator against English southpaw Maxi Hughes (26-5-2, 5 KOs).

Kambosos is a 10-year pro who has traveled the globe in his efforts to conquer the lightweight division. In a triumph that was named ESPN’s 2021 Upset of the Year, Kambosos toppled Teofimo Lopez via split decision and captured three lightweight world titles. Following his first career setbacks in 2022, Kambosos has ambitions of reclaiming his throne, but he’ll first need to get past Hughes.

Hughes, a 33-year-old veteran hailing from the United Kingdom, debuted in the paid ranks in 2010. He lost a November 2019 showdown for the WBO European title against Liam Walsh, but rebounded impressively, winning all seven of his subsequent fights, including a 10-round decision win against then-unbeaten Kazakh standout Viktor Kotochigov in 2020. Hughes is coming off a 12-round majority decision win against former world champion Kid Galahad last September.

In the 10-round co-feature, U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis (8-0, 6 KOs) takes a seismic step up in class against Belgian contender and former European champion Francesco Patera (28-3, 10 KOs).

Davis, from Norfolk, Virginia, went 3-0 in the pro ranks before capturing a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. In his most recent outing, the 24-year-old outclassed Anthony Yigit en route to a ninth-round TKO. Davis looks to continue his rapid lightweight ascent against his stiffest test to date.

Patera is an eight-year pro from Belgium. Since 2017, the 30-year-old has won 10 straight fights and is coming off a first-round knockout against Irakli Shariashvili in April.

The undercard streams exclusively on ESPN+.

ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will call the action with Hall of Famer, Timothy Bradley, Jr. Mark Kriegel and Bernardo Osuna will serve as reporters.

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 Kambosos, Jr. vs. Hughes (all times ET)

Date Time (ET) Event Bouts Platform
Thu., July 20 2 p.m. Press Conference ___  


Fri., July 21 Weigh-In ___
Sat., July 22 10:00 p.m. Main George Kambosos Jr. vs. Maxi Hughes ESPN, ESPN Deportes
ESPN+ (simulcast)
Co-Feature Keyshawn Davis vs. Francesco Patera
5:45 p.m. Feature Giovanni Santillan vs. Erick Bone ESPN+
Undercard Jeremiah Milton vs. Willie Harvey
Undercard Troy Isley vs. Antonio Todd
Undercard Amron Sands vs. Hemi Ahio
Undercard Stephan Shaw vs. Joe Goodall
Undercard Roney Hines vs. Michael Pirotton




Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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