Spokane resident Patrick Ferguson is taking on one of the world’s top cruiserweights Saturday.
All it took was a flight to South Africa to make it happen.
Ferguson (17-2-1, 13 knockouts) faces defending International Boxing Organization champion and South Africa-native Kevin Larena (28-1, 12 KOs) at Emperors Palace in Kemptron Park, South Africa.
The bout headlines a six-fight card that begins at 9:15 a.m. on UFC Fight Pass.
The IBO’s 75th-ranked Ferguson, considered a major underdog going into Saturday’s fight, defeated Miguel Cubos on Aug. 8 in Mexico in his previous fight.
Larena holds the IBO belt and is ranked No. 2 by the World Boxing Association and No. 3 by the International Boxing Federation.
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