Undefeated rising boxing star, Shabaz “Maverick” Masoud, a UK crowd favorite and career-long brand ambassador for Brains Bioceutical Corp., a leading NSF certified manufacturer of THC-free cannabidiol (CBD) products, will vie for his first professional title this Friday, November 11, at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, UK, when he challenges current belt holder and domestic rival Jack Bateson for his WBA Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship.
Presented by Probellum, Masoud (10-0, 3 KOs), from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, will face defending champion Bateson (17-0, 4 KOs) from Leeds in a 10-round showdown, as one of the main televised supporting bouts to the UK’s Sunny ‘Showtime’ Edwards (18-0, 4 KOs) defending his IBF World Flyweight Championship for the third time in a 12-round battle against hard-punching Nicaraguan challenger Felix Alvarado (38-2, 33 KOs).
Also, on the undercard will be Thomas Essomba’s and Marcel Braithwaite’s bout for the BBBofC British Super Flyweight belt.
In addition to the championship belt, the winner of Masoud vs. Bateson will also be presented with the Ali Tazeem Trophy – an annual award newly created by Probellum to honour the late Ali Tazeem, an 18-year-old prospect who was killed in a traffic accident last April.
Boxing fans in the UK can watch the fights on FITE TV, starting at 2pm ET/ 7pm GMT on Friday, November 11. You can win two VIP Ringside tickets to see the fights live, courtesy of Brains Bioceutical.