Undefeated Australian Super Featherweight Will Tomlinson (21-0-1, 12KOs) is set to showcase his fan friendly style to the American public when he makes his US debut at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand this weekend.
Tomlinson, nicknamed ‘Wild Will’ became a regular on Australian televised programs with his aggressive, all action style. He looks to produce this same excitement on the US stage when he faces Texan Jerry Belmontes (18-3, 5KOs) over 10-rounds.
Tomlinson recently relocated to the United States after signing a five fight deal with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotional kingpin, Golden Boy Promotions.
Like Australian Light Heavyweight Blake Capparello, Tomlinson was the holder of the IBO’s version of the world title. Before making his US debut in January, Capparello was forced to vacate his IBO belt in order to chase the more recognised world titles. Tomlinson has done the same.
Steve Lovett (7-0,5KOs), another recently relocated Australian will also feature on the card in a 6 round contest.
Last year, Lovett was a contestant in the channel 9 cooking show, The Great Australian Bake Off and struggling to get fights in Australia. This influenced the Light Heavyweight’s relocation to Texas in order to chase every boxer’s dream of becoming a champion in America.
The main event sees Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) return to the ring after his first career defeat in September last year at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. He faces Alfredo Angulo (22-3, 18KOs).
Undefeated WBC Super Bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15KOs) defends his title against former Super Flyweight title holder Chriatian Mijares (49-7-2, 24KOs).
Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6KOS) looks to make the first defence of his IBF Light Middleweight belt against Jermall Charlo(17-0, 13KOs).
Alvarez’ older brother Ricardo (23-2-3, 14KOs) also fights on the card when he takes on Sergio Thompson (28-3, 26KOs), while Miguel Cotto’s cousin Abner Cotto (17-1, 8KOS) faces undefeated Francisco Vargas (18-0-1, 13KOs) in 10 round bouts.
2012 Olympian Joseph Diaz (8-0, 6KOs) also takes part on the undercard.