Jay Harris vs Jaba Memishishi

Commonwealth champion Jay Harris next opponent revealed

Published On Tuesday, February 12, 2019By British Boxing News

Jay Harris second Commonwealth title defence announced

Jay Harris (14-0) plans on showing everybody just what he is capable of when he takes on Jaba Memishishi (8-10) at the Vale Sports Arena in Cardiff on March 1.

Undefeated Commonwealth flyweight champion Harris (14-0) wants to make a big statement against the Georgian, who once challenged for the Belgian super-flyweight title, and is expecting to take full advantage of the fight being streamed live on iFL TV.

Harris, 28 from Swansea, said: “I do see it as a good platform to show everybody what I am can do. I haven’t had much TV exposure since turning professional, so with iFL TV broadcasting this fight, I get to show a lot more people my skills.

“I had a look at Memishishi’s record and he has been in with some decent fighters like Thomas Masson and Vincent Legrand who have both held European titles.

“I know he’s a southpaw and it seems like he’s on the move all the time, but I don’t think I should have many problems with him. We’ll see on the night.”

Jaba Memishishi, 28 from Batumi, comes into the fight with a losing record, but has won eight of his nine fights in his native country. He has never won abroad, however, and was stopped in the third-round of his last fight against an opponent with a similar unbeaten record to Harris.

The Welshman could be on a collision course with domestic rival Sunny Edwards for the British title, should he continue his unbeaten run.

The main event of the show in Cardiff sees a clash between undefeated fighters, as Akeem Ennis Brown defend his IBF European welterweight title against Bilal Rehman.

There is also a featherweight battle between Jacob Robinson and Jonny Phillips, while the likes of Kieran Gething, Alex Hughes, Jacob Lovell, Sultan Zaurbek, and Nurtas Azhkenov are also in action.

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