Jack Rafferty is steping up to the welterweight division to fight Sabari Jaishankar

Jack Rafferty, the undefeated Commonwealth super lightweight champion, is set to face Indian boxer Sabari Jaishankar on June 29th in Liverpool. The bout will be for the IBO Continental welterweight title. This marks Rafferty's move up from super lightweight to welterweight.

28-year-old Jack Rafferty, known as "Demolition Man," holds a record of 22-0 with 13 KOs. He hails from Shaw and has made significant strides in his boxing career. His opponent, Sabari Jaishankar, comes into the fight with a record of 11-2, including 5 KOs.

The event is promoted by Conlan Boxing and will be broadcasted on DAZN. Viewers can stream the match through the platform’s website. This upcoming fight presents a pivotal moment for Rafferty’s career as he steps up a weight class.

Tom Stalker, manager of Jack Rafferty, expressed his enthusiasm for the boxer's future. He stated, “He will go back down to super lightweight after this fight. We’ve got his opponent all locked in but he’s headlining on DAZN and it’s an amazing opportunity for him and one he deserves."

Stalker further adds to his fighter's praises by saying, “He is ready to go. We want to fight the best in Britain at super lightweight. It’s as simple as that. I understand boxing and I’m not just saying it but look at Jack Catterall and Josh Taylor at the weekend... Jack can get there.”

Rafferty reportedly plans to make a pronounced return to the super lightweight division post this fight aiming for high-profile bouts against Britain's top fighters in that category. His long-term aspiration lies with securing the British title shot which might become more attainable after Dalton Smith vacates it.