Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Kerman Lejarraga vs. Tyrone Nurse Set For August 8 in Marbella

Kerman Lejarraga already had the date, and now he's been informed of the opponent.

Lejarraga will return to the ring on August 8 at the Marbella Arena in Puerto Banús. The Morga fighter will face former British champion Tyrone Nurse in a ten round bout agreed-upon at the super welterweight limit of 154-pounds.

The fight against Nurse will be the third for Lejarraga in the super welterweight division. Lejarraga made the jump in weight after losing two fights to David Avanesyan in 2019.

Avanesyan captured the European welterweight title from Lejarraga in March and defeated him again in September in the rematch.


At the new weight, Lejarraga beat Anderson Clayton in Barcelona in late November by knockout and he won again on February 29 over José de Jesús Macías in Navarra Arena by unanimous decision of the judges. Two weeks later the coronavirus pandemic hit, which immediately halted activity in the sport for everyone.

In total, Lejarraga accumulated a record of 30 wins, 24 of them by knockout and two losses.

His opponent in the Marbella event turned 30 in January and has 37 victories, seven of them by way of knockout, two draws and six defeats. Nurse has never lost inside the distance.

According to MGZ, promoter of Lejarraga, it is "a classic clash of styles, swordsman versus stylist. [Lejarraga] began a journey at super welterweight, in which he accumulated two victories and will seek the third."

For the Huddersfield boxer, Nurse, it will be the first fight of 2020. Last year, he had his first two fights in the super welterweight division, winning in July over Óscar Amador on points and in September, with the same result, over Fernando Valencia.

Those wins snapped a four fight losing streak at welterweight, two of which were razor-close decisions.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Scopedog on 07-14-2020

I've always quite enjoyed watching Nurse, he's got an interesting style. He could have been more of a commodity if he tried a bit harder. Lejarraga needs to beat him and beat him well though if he wants to be…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 07-14-2020

Nurse will be undersized at 154. He’s only ever fought between 140-47. I favour Lejarraga by mid to late stoppage. Nurse will likely outbox him in spots early on, but at some point Lejarraga will catch up to him.

Comment by mlac on 07-14-2020

Kermin destroys another brit via bodyshots. He will likely walk straight through Nurse.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 07-14-2020

Let's see how Kerman Lejarraga fight after those 2 defeats of David Avanesyan. Hope him for the best. :boxing:

Top Headlines
Troy Williamson Grinds To Decision Win Over Harry Scarff David Benavidez-Alexis Angulo: Stats & Stakes Israil Madrimov: I Do Want a Title Fight as Soon as Possible Michael Conlan: I'd Be Happy To Challenge For WBO 122-Pound Title Next Daily Bread Mailbag: Lomachenko vs. Lopez, Canizales, More Jackson Marinez: I'm Not Afraid Of Rolando Romero's Power At All Angulo: The Pandemic Gave More Time To Prepare For Benavidez Fight Wallin: Everybody Will See Against Kauffman That The Fury Fight Wasn't A Fluke Braekhus Expects Katie Taylor To 'Edge' Delfine Persoon In Rematch Frampton: I Can't See Santa Cruz Beating Davis, But You Have To Admire His Balls Felix Cash Beats Down, Stops Jason Welborn in Five Rachel Ball Drops, Decisions Shannon Courtenay in Stunner Zelfa Barrett Comes From Behind, Blasts Out Donovan Russia Round-Up: Chudinov, Papin-Fayfer, Abdullaev-Malikov, More McCaskill: I Always Did Expect To Fight Braekhus Since 2017 Frampton Likes The Scenario of Facing Herring on Fury-Wider Card What If Deontay Wilder Had Accepted DAZN's $100 Million Offer? Ricardo Espinoza Decisions Brandon Valdes Over Ten on Telemundo Pulev: I Will Fight Tyson Fury - Because Joshua is Going To Lose Abel Sanchez: Braekhus in Top 3 of All Fighters I’ve Trained in Terms of Effort, Desire Frampton: I Would Be Ireland's Greatest Ever Fighter if I Win Third Divisional Title Yildirim: We Are Getting Our Title Shot, Hoping It Would Be Against Benavidez EA Brings Back Boxing Via "UFC 4," But Game Comes With A Twist - And Promise Felix Cash Drops, Batters, Stops Jason Welborn in Fifth Zelfa Barrett Drops Eric Donovan Three Times, Stops Him in Eight Joshafat Ortiz Tests Positive For Banned Substance, Suspended By Nevada Commission Rachel Ball Drops, Shocks Shannon Courtenay To Win Decision Kieron Conway Impresses in Decision Win Over Mansouri Israil Madrimov, Eric Walker - Set For Tulsa Scrap Cecilia Braekhus, Jessica McCaskill - Ready For Tulsa Fight Rolando Romero, Jackson Marinez - Set For Title Clash John Docherty Stops Anthony Fox in Seventh Round Otto Wallin, Travis Kauffman - Ready For Battle David Benavidez, Alexis Angulo - Ready For Showdown Benavidez On Missing Weight: I Was Dry As A Bone, Nothing Else I Could Do Braekhus-McCaskill DAZN Weigh-In Report From Tulsa Braekhus: The Best Fighters Will Adapt To The New Conditions Frank Warren Expects Big Things in Future For Dennis McCann Benavidez Almost 3 Pounds Overweight; Loses WBC 168-Pound Title At Scale Nikita Ababiy Aims To Be World Champion and a Youtube Star
Latest Forum Threads