Danny Dignum vs Gino Kanters golden contract

Undefeated Danny Dignum takes on Dutch champion Gino Kanters

Published On Monday, November 2, 2020By British Boxing News

Danny Dignum faces Gino Kanters on Golden Contract card

Undefeated Danny Dignum will go up against dangerous Dutchman Gino Kanters on the huge #GoldenContract finals card on Wednesday 2 December.

Dignum (13-0, 7 KOs) meets Kanters (8-3-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round battle at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, live on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

It's the latest addition to the must-see Golden Contract finals event next month, with 28-year-old Essex boxer Dignum looking to build on his stoppage win over Alfredo Meli (17-1-1, 5KOs) in March, while Dutch no.2 middleweight Kanters has lost just one of his last seven contests.

Southpaw Dignum said: "I'm really excited to be back. It’s been a while and I’ve been training through lockdown so I’m looking forward to getting out now.

"I’ve seen Kanters a lot and he’s a very strong fighter who will be in my face putting the pressure on looking for big punches, but I’m too smart for that and it’s showed in my last two fights.

"I believe he’s going to walk on to too many punches, but I have to be switched on for what’s coming back. He is strong and durable so it will be a good fight."

Netherlands' Kanters said: "I'm looking forward to fighting Dignum. He's really well ranked, but I’m sure I have got a great chance of winning this fight and making a name for myself.

"I’ve seen him fight a couple times, and I see this as my big chance to breakthrough. He holds the WBO European title, and while this isn't a title fight, a win here would mean I've beaten the champion."

24-years-old from Purmerend, Neyherlands, Kanters is the current Dutch middleweight champion, winning the national title in just his seventh fight. In August last year he challenged for the WBC Youth World middleweight title against unbeaten Swiss Ramadan Hiseni (13-0, 4KOs) but was defeated 98-92 on points.

British fight fans may remember Kanters from his fight with Kieron Conway (15-1-1, 3KOs), when 'Too Class' was 8-0 in September 2018. Conway defeated Kanters in a standard four-rounder on the undercard of Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas in Birmingham.

Promoter Lee Eaton added: "We're thrilled to add this brilliant fight between Danny Dignum and Gino Kanters to the huge Golden Contract finals card.

"We've been trying for months to match Dignum and a lot of fighters haven't fancied it, so huge credit must go to Kanters for stepping up and taking this challenge.

"Dignum has gone from strength to strength in his career over the past few years and we have some high hopes for him, but Kanters is always involved in exciting fights and has operated at a high level, so this looks set to be a great battle."

The fight between Dignum and Kanters is part of the massive #GoldenContract card on December 2, which sees Jazza Dickens take on Ryan Walsh in the featherweight final, while Ricards Bolotniks clashes with Serge Michel in the light-heavyweight final. A superb battle between two undefeated fighters also take places at super-lightweight, as Daniel Egbunike clashes with Harlem Eubank.

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