Christmas comes early with the news that WBA World Lightweight king Jorge Linares will defend his belt against Mercito Gesta, live on BoxNation on January 27.

Plus, Argentine warrior Lucas Matthysse fights for the WBA World Welterweight crown versus 38-0 Tewa Kiram.

It’s been an amazing year on the Channel of Champions with plenty more to come in 2018, featuring the world’s best, as well as our emerging UK talents.