Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info oddschecker best bets

Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Wednesday, October 7, 2020By Tim Rickson

All the details you need to watch the Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez title fight

‘Sandman’ vs ‘Titiere’

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch the championship clash between Lewis Ritson (20-1, 12KOs) and Mexican Miguel Vazquez (42-9, 16KOs) on the same day in history that Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Price in 1979.

 

Date

The bout takes place on Saturday, October 17, although the pair were originally scheduled to meet six months earlier on April 4.

 

Venue

It takes place behind closed doors at the East of England Arena in Peterborough.

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute championship rounds at super-lightweight (140lbs).

 

Titles

The vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-lightweight title is on the line. Ritson was the holder of this title during March to October 2019.

 

Ringwalks

The ring walks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage for Ritson-Vazquez starts live on Sky Sports Arena from 7:00pm, then it moves to Sky Sports Main Event at 9:30pm, and will be broadcast on DAZN in the US.

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch

BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE

There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com 

 

Price

Free to view for Sky Sports subscribers.

 

Undercard Highlights

Hartlepool's Savannah Marshall (8-0, 6KOs) and Glasgow's Hannah Rankin (9-4, 2KOs) clash for the vacant WBO World Female middleweight title.

Full fight preview HERE

 

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Quotes

Lewis Ritson: “I've had no time off. I've been in the gym the full year training hard, staying ready and waiting for a date to be confirmed. Nothing has really changed and now it’s full steam ahead for October 17.

“If I bring my A game then I'll be very hard to beat and that’s what I'm planning on doing. We know what Miguel Vazquez is all about, he’s going to be a real test for me. I’ve had top level sparring with the likes of Josh Taylor that has kept me fresh.

“Once I get the win on October 17 I’m going to have a week off and then get straight back in the gym. I want to fight again by the end of the year, hopefully Eddie can keep the big fights coming. I want to keep pushing towards that WBA World Title, that’s the main goal for me.”

 

Predictions

Ryan Walsh, British featherweight champion: "Ritson will win on points in a great learning fight with a very experienced operator and former multiple-time champion.

Ritson is on the up and looks to be improving and will take a lot of confidence from that win against Robbie Davies Jr. He’ll be a better, more confident fighter after such a good performance.

Great matchmaking and the perfect step up before pushing for world honours."

Read the full article HERE

 

Background

Lewis Ritson (20-1, 12KOs) returns from an enforced year-long ring absence to face former long-reigning IBF World titlist Miguel Vazquez (42-9, 16KOs) over 12-rounds for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-lightweight title.

As a lightweight, Newcastle’s wrecking ball smashed his way through the 135lbs division by blasting away 11 of his 17 opponents until he was stopped in his tracks when he stepped up from British to European level and was beaten convincingly by Belgian Francesco Patera (23-3, 8KOs).

He immediately stepped up a division and claimed the vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-lightweight title, which defended once then relinquished for Josh Taylor victim Ivan Baranchyk (20-2, 13KOs) to contest and subsequently claim, and now he aims to regain the same belt against Mexican Vazquez.

Since losing his IBF World lightweight title to Mickey Bey in 2014, which he had held for four years and six successful defences, he has won only eight from his last 13 contests. In the last two years, he has only won three from seven contests, including that debatable defeat to Ohara Davies.

He has quietly assumed the position of gatekeeper for the 140lbs division, so Ritson has a chance to add a well-respected name to his resume on the 290th day of what has been a tumultuous year.

Full fight preview HERE

 

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

1/9 Lewis Ritson
6/1 Miguel Vazquez
28/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Lewis Ritson vs Miguel Vazquez
12x3 WBA Inter-Continental super-lightweight title

Savannah Marshall vs Hannah Rankin
10x2 WBO World Female middleweight title

Qais Ashfaq vs Marc Leach
10x3 Super-bantamweight contest

Thomas Patrick Ward vs Jose Martin Estrada Garcia
10x3 Super-bantamweight contest

Joe Laws vs Rylan Charlton
6x3 Welterweight contest

Ellie Scotney vs Bec Connolly
4x2 Featherweight contest

Kash Farooq vs TBA
6x2 Bantamweight contest

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