Kennedy to keep busy with London bout while waiting for British title shot; Gwynne and Jones appear on undercard

Kennedy to keep busy with London bout while waiting for British title shot; Gwynne and Jones appear on undercard

While Cardiff’s Craig Kennedy (15-0, 8KO) waits for a British title shot, the cruiserweight will keep busy with a short notice appearance.

The unbeaten 31-year-old will headline a Sanigar Events dinner show at the Sheraton Grand Park Hotel in Mayfair, London on Monday 21 November.

Kennedy, known as ‘The Kid’ by his followers, will face 26-year-old Latvian southpaw Arturs Kulikauskis (18-30-6, 9KO) in a six round outing.

Kulikauskis has fought a number of the world’s best cruiserweights. On his most recent visit to Britain, he was stopped by now WBC champion Tony Bellew. However, Kulikauskis has proved to be a handful on his travels, once upsetting the world rated banger Youri Kalenga.

This weekend, Kennedy will learn who he faces for the vacant British title. Lancashire’s Matty Askin (20-3-1, 13KO) and Belfast Tommy McCarthy (9-0, 5KO) compete in a 12-round final eliminator at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday.

On the same show, Trelewis’ Gavin Gwynne (2-0, 1KO) will have his third professional fight. The six-foot lightweight will close out the year against Gloucester’s handy journeyman Andy Harris (3-40-1).

Aberdare’s light-heavyweight Morgan Jones (8-0, 3KO) will fight for the fifth time in this calendar year. The 25-year-old will face ‘Lucky’ Jevgenijs Andrejevs (10-76-2, 4KO) over four rounds – the Latvian who lasted the distance with 2014 Commonwealth Games medallist Nathan Thorley earlier in 2016.

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