Jack Cullen will face Zak Chelli in a 10-round contest at super-middleweight contest on Aug. 22 when Dillian Whyte defends the interim WBC heavyweight championship against Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s Fight Camp 4.
Cullen (18-2, 9 KOs) narrowly lost out to Commonwealth middleweight kingpin Felix Cash — who headlines the third card at Matchroom’s Mascalls HQ in Brentwood this Friday — in a thrilling war last November but bounced back by stopping Tomas Andres Reynoso in March.
The forrmer English middleweight champ will hope to return to winning ways at the expense of former Southern Area super-middleweight titleholder Chelli (7-1, 3 KOs), who comes into this clash off the back of defeat. The Londoner suffered the first loss of his professional career to Wales’ Kody Davies at light-heavyweight almost one year ago at York Hall.
The spotlight offered beneath Povetkin vs Whyte fight and Katie Taylor’s undisputed lightweight championship defence in a rematch with Define Persoon offers both Cullen and Chelli the chance make serious strides forward in a competitive domestic 168-pound division.
Also on the card, Luther Clay (13-1, 5 KOs) defends his WBO global welterweight strap against Chris Kongo (11-0, 6 KOs), and more fights are expected to be confirmed soon.