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Kerman Lejarraga says he has rediscovered his hunger for boxing ahead of his clash with undefeated Frenchman Dylan Charrat for the vacant European Super-Welterweight Title at the Palau Olímpic Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Spain tomorrow night, live on DAZN.

(Photo credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing)

Bilbao’s Lejarraga (32-2, 25 KOs), the former European Welterweight Champion, was involved in a Fight of the Year contender against Britain’s Jez Smith last time out in April, surviving knockdowns in the third and fourth rounds to stop Smith on his feet in the sixth.

The big hitting ‘Revolver’ continues his quest to win a World Title at 154lbs when he meets former European Union Super-Welterweight Champion Charrat (20-0-1, 6 KOs) for a chance to become a two-weight European Champion after winning the 147lbs crown against Bradley Skeete in 2018.

“I lost my passion for boxing”, admitted Lejarraga. “I needed a change in my life. I decided to change my corner team and I have rediscovered the desire to fight. For me this is a huge challenge to face an undefeated opponent. I prefer to take a risk against a young kid who has more to lose than me. I’ve been saying it for a while, ‘ask him to fight abroad, let’s go’. It’s a challenge I’ve been requesting for a while. He’s an undefeated fighter and a winner.

“I want to get in there and play. I’m 29-years-old. I want to get in there and fight. I’m really happy, and I truly have that hunger again, that hunger to fight. Watch out for the new Kerman because he’s hungry. I’m hungry again and that makes me tough opposition. I’m going to fight my style, everyone knows what that is. If it goes well or if it doesn’t, I’ll always fight on my terms. I never put pressure on myself. I keep loving what I do.

“This is the most important fight of my career. We have planned to fight twelve rounds, not for an early knockout. They have already given me up for retirement, but I’m 29-years-old and I want to continue giving my all to this sport. Boxing stopped being a passion and began to become an obligation, and I was no longer having fun. Now I am excited, wanting to return and enjoying boxing once more. I’m hungry again and the excited Kerman is back.”

Kerman Lejarraga – Bilbao, Spain – 32-2, 25 KOs – challenging Dylan Charrat for the vacant European Super-Welterweight Title:

“I lost my passion for boxing. I needed a change in my life. I decided to change my corner, and I have recovered the desire to fight. For me, this is a huge challenge to face an undefeated opponent who has good legs. It is a real motivation for me. This is the most important fight of my career. We have planned to fight twelve rounds, not for an early knockout. Barcelona is my second home, so I want a big performance.”

Dylan Charrat – Cannes, France – 20-0-1, 6 KOs – challenging Dylan Charrat for the vacant European Super-Welterweight Title:

“I have done everything possible to fight. I haven´t been able to box because of the pandemic. This is why I am so excited to fight for the belt against a great boxer like Kerman. I want to face big names. I’m not just a technical boxer. I’m ready to take his punch power. On Saturday, I will show my skills against a very strong opponent, but I am prepared for a tactical fight. I am very happy to fight on a show like this broadcast worldwide by DAZN.”

Mary Romero – Murcia, Spain – 6-2, 1 KO – defending her European Super-Bantamweight Title against Amy Timlin.

“The camp has gone well. I have worked so hard to give a good show on Saturday. For me, this is a dream to be here. Every woman who fights wants to box with Matchroom because it is the greatest promoter. I hope to do very well, and they call me again. Once we are in the ring, we will see what dangers my rival brings. I’m not going to give her my European Title.”

Amy Timlin – Southam, England – 4-0-1 – challenging Mary Romero for the European Super-Bantamweight Title:

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“I have trained very well, especially during these last two weeks. It is a great opportunity. You will see the best version of me on Saturday night. I am prepared for everything Mary brings to the table; I have studied her closely.”

Kiko Martínez – Alicante, Spain – 41-10-2, 29 KOs – fighting Jayro Duran in an eight round Featherweight contest:

“I`m well prepared, as always, because I train hard every day. When I get into a fight, I am excited. I am only excited about my daughters in this life and boxing. I have constantly had many ups and downs in my career, and that has taught me to be patient. I’ve had to train a lot outside my house, working very hard on my own. When something bad happens to me, I look for all the positives from that situation. I want to focus on Saturday. I have to fulfill my commitment on Saturday if I want to fight Zelfa Barrett again. I know that after this fight, great things are going to come for me again.”

Cristóbal Lorente – Barcelona, Spain – 12-0-1, 5 KOs – fighting Anuar Salas in an eight round Super-Featherweight contest:

“It is an honor to be fighting on this show with so many other talented boxers. Mentally I am more than ready to achieve great things. I think I will be able to keep my rival at the distance that suits me. I trained hard. I was preparing with Sandor Martín.”

LEJARRAGA VS. CHARRAT WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL

18:45 FIRST FIGHT

8 x 3 mins International Super-Featherweight contest
YOUSSEF KHOUMARI 133.6 lbs v VICENTE MARTIN RODRIGUEZ 132lbs
(Wembley, England) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

followed by

19:30 LIVE ON DAZN

6 x 3 mins international Welterweight contest
CYRUS PATTINSON 151lbs v DIMITRU VICOL 151.8lbs
(Ashington, England) (Suceava, Romania)

followed by

8 x 3 mins International Super-Featherweight contest
MOUSSA GHOLAM 131.1lbs v MAURO ALEX HASAN PEROUNENE 132.9 lbs
(L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain) (Santa Rosa, Argentina)

followed by

8 x 3 mins International Super-Featherweight contest
CRISTOBAL LORENTE 128.7lbs v ANUAR SALAS 127.8 lbs
(Barcelona, Spain) (Monteria, Colombia)

followed by

8 x 3 mins International Featherweight contest
KIKO MARTINEZ 128lbs v JAYRO DURAN 128.7lbs
(Alicante, Spain) (Gerona, Spain)

followed by

10 x 2 mins European Super-Bantamweight Title
MARY ROMERO 119lbs v AMY TIMLIN 120.3lbs
(Murcia, Spain) (Southam, England)

followed by

12 x 3 mins vacant European Super-Welterweight Title
KERMAN LERRAJA 153.4 lbs v DYLAN CHARRAT 153.4 lbs
(Bilbao, Spain) (Cannes, France)




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