Geordie Shore star Chalmers has fought in MMA seven times and will now make his long-awaited professional boxing debut as he competes for Liverpool
Aaron Chalmers continues his journey through the world of combat sports tonight as he makes his professional boxing debut at a Wasserman event in Liverpool.
The Geordie Shore star has been preparing for his first fight in the ring for two years under veteran trainer Adam Booth. Chalmers, who is fighting Alexander Zeledon in his debut, decided to switch to boxing after a short MMA career in which he finished with a 5-2 record.
Chalmers outlined a two-year boxing plan in which the ultimate goal is to fight YouTube star Jake Paul. Before stepping into the ring against “The Problem Child,” he’ll have to go through Zeledon, who has a 6-28-3 record.
Here’s everything you need to know about Chalmers’ in-ring debut tonight…
How to watch on TV and via live stream
The fight airs free for UK fight fans at 9pm on Channel 5. If you’re unable to watch it live on TV, you can catch Chalmers in action by streaming his fight on the network’s website player here.
What time will the fight start?
Liverpool’s event starts at 9 p.m. and Chalmers’ fight is expected to take place between that time and 9:45 p.m., depending on how long the undercard fights are scheduled before he steps into the ring.
Nathan Gorman vs Tomas Salek
Josh Kelly vs. Peter Kramer
Chloe Watson vs. Fara El Bousairi
Aaron Chalmers vs. Alexander Zeledon
Matty Harris vs. Pawel Strykowski
Mason Cartwright vs. TBC
Paddy Lacey vs. TBC
Hosea Stewart vs. TBC
John Edwardson vs. TBC
Aaron Chalmers: “I’m excited, it’s been a long time. I’ve had a few injury setbacks but I feel like now is the right time and what better place to start than Liverpool. For the first six months boxing, I was just stinging. It’s been 22 months in the making, so on Friday night, I’m excited to go and put on a show.
“I want to give that first thing away before I start making plans. It’s going to be two years [in boxing] and I want to try and succeed, do everything I can. Let’s get the ball rolling on Friday and we’ll do it again.”