Dennis McCann and Ionut Baluta headlined the Queensberry Promotions card at York Hall in London, UK, on August 18, 2023.
McCann returned to the ring for the first time this year. He beat Joe Ham on the undercard of Zack Parker vs John Ryder to win the Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title. He looked to continue with his 14 bouts unbeaten streak. Ionut Baluta defeated Andrew Cain in March this year to win WBC International Silver Super Bantamweight title via split decision. Here, they battled over WBO Intercontinental title.
The card also featured 3 more regional titles. Nathaniel Collins and Raza Hamza fought over British & Commonwealth featherweight titles. Ryan Garner and Juan Jesus Antunez fought over WBC International super featherweight title. Raven Chapman and Lila Furtado fought for WBC International featherweight title.
The show started at 2:30 PM ET on TNT Sports and Discovery+ streaming in UK. Tune in below as we post results live from Dennis McCann vs Ionut Baluta with a complete fight card and more details.
- Joel Kodua def. Eligio Palacios via points (60-54)- 6 rounds, Super Welterweight Bout
- Umar Khan def. Kevin Trana via points (58-56)- 6 rounds, Featherweight Bout
- Khalid Ali def. Nikola Stoyanov via points (57-56) – 6 rounds, Super-Welterweight Bout
- Raven Chapman def. Lila Furtado via unanimous decision (98-91, 96-93, 97-92) – 10 rounds, WBC International Featherweight Championship Bout
- Ryan Garner def. Juan Jesus Antunez via TKO in rounds 3 – 10 rounds, WBC International Super Featherweight Championship Bout (Watch Video)
- Nathaniel Collins def. Raza Hamza via KO at 0:24 of round 1 – 12 rounds, British & Commonwealth Featherweight Championship Bout (Watch Video)
- Dennis McCann vs Ionut Baluta (Draw (86-85 86-86 86-86)- 10 rounds, WBO Intercontinental Super-Bantamweight Championship Bout