Thomas Patrick Ward vs. Edy Valencia Mercado
Joe Laws vs. Nestor Maradiagia
Local heroes Thomas Patrick Ward and Joe Laws will both be part of next week’s huge Lewis Ritson vs. Jeremias Ponce show in Newcastle.
The Matchroom Boxing event takes place at the Vertu Motors Arena on Saturday and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and DAZN, with Ritson and Ponce colliding in a final eliminator for the IBF super-lightweight title.
The undercard has now been announced, with Ward (29-0-1, 4 KOs) making his return against tough Mexican Edy Valencia Mercado (17-5-6, 5 KOs).
Ward is back following his fight with Thomas Essomba last October, now turning his attention to Mercado, who in his last fight defeated previously unbeaten Jose Ramon Olmedia to win the vacant Mexico featherweight title.
The always-exciting Laws (9-1, 5 KOs) is in action too, going up against Italian-based-Nicaraguan Nestor Maradiagia (9-10-2, 5 KOs).
Maradiagia is coming off an impressive stoppage win over Ciprian Albert in April, and has also gone the distance with current European super-lightweight champion Sandor Martin.
Laws is looking to bounce back following his fight with Rylan Charlton, with ‘The Benwell Bomber’ going in search for his 10th professional victory.
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