Kabayel vs Sanchez Date, Time and TV channel as WBC Eliminator is CONFIRMED

Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez is now SET with a date and venue confirmed for yet another heavyweight boxing blockbuster.

The two unbeaten top-10 heavyweights will lock horns on the undercard of the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk unification battle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia later this year.

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It’s another key bout in shaping the future of the sport’s marquee weight class, with the WBC giving it Final Eliminator status for the belt currently held by the aforementioned Fury.

Here are all the details for a fight which is sure to have the boxing purists salivating as they look forward to that huge night in the desert.

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel Results Day of Reckoning Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Agit Kabayel lands against Arslanbek Makhmudov en route to a fourth-round stoppage victory in their heavyweight bout on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card in Saudi Arabia (Photo – Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing).

When is Kabayel vs Sanchez?

The big fight will go down on Saturday May 18 on that Fury vs Usyk show in Riyadh’s Kingdom Arena. Another W for that man Turki Alalshikh and the Saudi General Entertainment Authority.

There are no confirmed details yet around running order and ring walk times, but the bout will take place late Saturday evening in Europe – late afternoon on the East Coast of the United States and early afternoon PST if you are watching on the West Coast.

How to watch the fight live

If you are watching in the UK you have a multitude of options for this one, with three outlets all carrying the PPV. You can watch on DAZN, on TNT Sports Box Office (formerly BT Sport) or on Sky Sports Box Office. Take your pick.

If you are watching in the United States, then DAZN or ESPN+ are your platforms of choice.

Kabayel vs Sanchez weights

The weigh-in for the big showdown will take place in Riyadh on Friday May 17, 2024. We’ll carry it live here on Furyjoshua.com.

Agit Kabayel record

European heavyweight champion Kabayel has a perfect pro resume of 24-0 with 16 of those wins coming inside distance. The 31-year-old German, who stands 6ft 3ins tall, produced probably his best ever performance last time out when stopping the giant Russian Arslanbek Makhmudov inside four rounds on that ‘Day of Reckoning’ card in Riyadh last December.

Frank Sanchez record

Cuban slickster Sanchez is a thing of technical beauty to watch – somebody the purists should love. He too has a 24-0 record in the paid ranks with 17 KOs. Like Kabayel, he is 31 years of age and he stands 6ft 4ins tall.

Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa Results Day Of Reckoning Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Frank Sanchez lands a right hand in his heavyweight victory vs Junior Fa on the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Photo – Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing).

Last time out Sanchez took a little time to warm to his task before stopping Junior Fa in Round 7 of their showdown on that ‘Day of Reckoning’ card. His best win as a pro outside of that was a convincing decision over highly-regarded Nigerian Efe Ajagba on the Fury vs Wilder 3 undercard in October 2021.