Australian fans will once again get the chance to see favourite son Tim Tszyu in action on home soil.
Tszyu takes on Mexico's Carlos Ocampo on the Gold Coast on Sunday, June 18, putting his mandatory challenger status and interim WBO super-welterweight world title on the line.
In addition to Tszyu, a host of top Aussie and international fighters will be in action, including a world title eliminator at super-bantamweight.
Here's the full Tszyu vs. Ocampo fight card breakdown:
Errol Spence, at welterweight, and Sebastian Fundora are the only men to have defeated Ocampo and the Mexican will be desperate to spoil Tszyu's party on home soil.
The Aussie is yet to find a match for his high-pressure style but Mexican fighters are notoriously stubborn.
A win over Ocampo will be another feather in the cap for Tszyu and see him retain his interim WBO super-welterweight title as he charts a course towards Jermell Charlo and the undisputed title.
The final bout on the card before the main event sees two of the top super-bantamweights in the world face off in an IBF title eliminator.
A win for either man will make them mandatory challenger for a shot at IBF champ at 122-pounds, Marlon Tapales.
Queensland-based Frost will be hoping his experience is the difference in the 10-rounder against the Jeff Fenech-trained Hamdan.
Both men are coming off significant layoffs from their last fights - 10 months for Frost and more than a year for Hamdan.
Ogden (5-0) may only have a handful of fights to his name but he's made an impressive start to his professional career.
Mixing boxing with Muay Thai and MMA, Ogden captured the Australian featherweight title in his second fight before doing the same with the super-featherweight title in his third.
The Gold Coast local steps out in a featherweight clash here against Schleibs (12-1), a man who hasn't fought since falling to Brock Jarvis in 2020.
Ogden and Schleibs stole the show at the open workout and had to be separated after some pre-fight trash talk got them hot under the collar.
Larfield, still just 21, has recorded an impressive seven knockouts as a professional.
"Lethal" will be hoping to put on a show in front of his home crowd in this one.
Hepi has had three fights since then, winning all by knockout, while Pilcher will be returning to action for the first time since September.
Both live on the Gold Coast and should have strong support on the day.
Talivaa has impressed in his early career and will hope to continue his rise up the ranks when he faces the Kiwi-born debutant.
Bouts and order subject to change
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Prelims: Fox Sports 5 (Ch. 505)
Main card: Main Event
Main card: Kayo (PPV)
Sat. June 17
Sun. June 18
Tim Tszyu vs. Carlos Ocampo takes place on Saturday, June 17. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEST. Tszyu and Ocampo should make their way to the ring around 12:45 a.m. ET | 5:45 a.m. GMT | 2:45 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.2023-05-30T06:04:54Z dg43tfdfdgfd