The fight between the Spanish Kerman Lejarraga and the British James Metcalf for the vacant continental title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) will take place this Friday at the Bilbao Arena, in Bilbao, Spain.
It will be a great occasion for the Iberian country and the opportunity to have one of its stars disputing the regional championship in the main fight of the event organized by Matchroom Boxing.
Lejarraga arrives with a six-fight winning streak and with the intention of showing off in front of his home crowd and making a leap to better opportunities in the world arena. The 30-year-old fighter has finished his last three fights before the limit, which speaks to how consistent he has been.
Metcalf is a 33-year-old veteran who has been in several tough fights and plans to use that experience to pull off an upset in Bilbao. He has fought for regional championships of different bodies, so the occasion is not new to him and he wants to close out a win that will help him get his career back on track.
Bilbao is celebrating and this week the last promotional activities will take place before the fight. Lejarraga has 34 wins, 2 losses and 26 knockouts, while Metcalf has 22 wins, 2 losses and 14 knockouts.