The bout between Dunn and Sherrington will be held at the home of Aussie boxing, the Melbourne Pavilion, and will be the main event of the evening; with Dunn looking to successfully defend his WBC International Silver Super Middleweight title against the experienced veteran Sherrington.
Supporting the heavy-hitting Dunn will be the likes of fellow Victorians Jayde Mitchell and Ben Capps; with both fighters competing against credible opponents in important stages of their respective careers.
With Sherrington having competed against some real contenders and skilled opponents in his career; including the likes of American Antoine Douglas, and fellow Aussies Sam Soliman, Nader Hamdan and Shannan Taylor, he seems like an ideal fit for Dunn to test his ring calibre against a tough competitor, and get a gauge on how his progress is coming along at this point of his career.
Dunn brings 16 of his 20 recorded victories by way of KO; an impressive 80% KO ratio. He and will be hoping that his power will shine through on April 30th, when he looks to test the chin of Sherrington. With Sherrington coming off his most recent performance against Antoine Douglas wherein he was dropped 5 times over 4 rounds, Dunn will likely be looking to capitalise on what he may possibly view as a weak chin come fight night.
In the semi-main event of the evening, Victorian fan-favourite Jayde Mitchell (6-1) will be looking to put on a clinic when he competes for the vacant interim PABA Super Middleweight Title against Hungarian fighter Gabor G Farkas (10-8-1). After falling short to fellow Victorian Ryan ‘Bullet’ Breese last year in December over a highly competitive 10-round contest, a victory against Farkas, and winning the interim PABA Super Middleweight Title in the process, will likely give the Mitchell camp a legitimate claim for a rematch against Breese if they so choose.
Seasoned Victorian super welterweight sensation Ben Capps (12-3-2) is also gearing up for fight night, as he prepares to take on the undefeated Queenslander southpaw Kolby Johnston (7-0).
Coming off an 8-round TKO demolition of Victorian Mike Esgandari in July of 2015, Capps will likely be rearing to go, after a bout scheduled late last year with Yao Yi Ma was cancelled due to injury. As a result, he has been out of the ring since July, and will likely be looking to return to the sport with a bang. Meanwhile, his opponent Kolby Johnston is a relatively untested prospect that is yet to show any real flaws in his game.
Nevertheless, with Kolby willing to travel to Melbourne to fight Capps on his home turf, he is clearly confident in being able to expose an element of Capps’ style and secure victory. However, that will be no easy task, and come Saturday his ability will be tested in all elements by the always smart and highly skilled Capps.
Also featured on the April 30th card will be a Victorian Super Featherweight Ttitle bout; with Shaun Thomas (2-2) looking to defend his title against Sam Williams (3-1-2). To watch Dunn vs Sherrington, fans can tune in to Channel 31 to watch the main event and undercard live.
All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.