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Rikar Urrutia vs. Ander Amatriain

After the comfortable victory of Athletic Club against CA Osasuna in the LaLiga Santander match played in San Mamés, a new Biscayan-Navarre duel ar


After the comfortable victory of Athletic Club against CA Osasuna in the LaLiga Santander match played in San Mamés, a new Biscayan-Navarre duel arrives in Bilbao, but this time with leather gloves and in the middle of the rope. There is good boxing ahead. The swords are high. “I have trained hard to fight Amatriain”, the undefeated Biscayan super lightweight boxer said before the battle Rikar Urrutia.

The boxer from Mungia (5-0) faces the also undefeated Navarrese Ander Amatrian (7-0) next Friday, May 20, at the Bilbao Arena in Miribilla supporting the fight between Kerman Lejarraga, the ‘Revólver de Morga’ and the Englishman from Liverpool James Metcalf, known in the world as ‘Kid Shamrock’ .

It is a 6-round clash in the macro evening next Friday in Miribilla, but it could lead any powerful local boxing event.

The fight between the Biscayan Urrutia, 25, and the Navarrese Amatrian, 31, is one of those that generates expectation and heated discussions about the possible winner in boxing circles. Having married him is one more success of Matchroom in the face of supporting the exciting Lejarraga vs. Metcalf for the WBA Continental Super Welterweight.

Rikar Urrutia, the boxer from Mungia who fights in the Super Lightweight, will be at the Bilbao Arena in Miribilla.

Rikar Urrutia has kept zero in his losing locker since he made his debut at Club Deportivo de Bilbao in December 2019.

Ander Amatriain will be the first great challenge of his career

Both have known each other since their amateur stages. “That will not influence; in the end it is one more fight, we have both changed since we were amateurs and it is a completely different situation,” says Urrutia, who emphasizes that “we have completed a good preparation, I have trained hard for this fight” .

Amatriain is an older boxer, with more experience, he debuted in 2017, whom the Biscayan claims to have “seen boxing live a few times, but from what I’ve seen he’s a tall and warrior boy.”

Poster for the fight between Kerman Lejarraga and the English boxer James Metcalf at the boxing evening on May 20 in Bilbao.
Poster for the fight between Kerman Lejarraga and the English boxer James Metcalf at the boxing evening on May 20 in Bilbao.

Karat boxing for the demanding Biscayan public

Urrutia predicts “a good fight, I have trained well to make the public enjoy” and defines himself “motivated, I like this type of fight, they make me train hard; it will be seen on May 20, I really want to get back in the ring in Bilbao”.

He concludes with a message “for the fans of Bilbao and Castro: you are the greatest, whenever I fight I feel very supported by you, I will make you enjoy boxing”. The Liberian based in Mallorca, Gadatamen Taylor, is the person who with the best criteria can advance a favorite for this confrontation: he has been the last rival of both.