BOXXER is heading to Birmingham! Witness a night of 'Crowning Glory' as new major signing Joshua Buatsi headlines at the Resorts World Arena
BOXXER’s terrific trio of electrifying events kicks off with ‘Crowning Glory’ on Saturday, May 6th at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham when newly-announced BOXXER signing Joshua Buatsi (16-0, 13 KO’s) makes his eagerly-anticipated promotional debut.
On the day King Charles III is coronated, the former British light-heavyweight champion – who is ranked No.1 in the world by the WBA – faces Pawel Stepien (18-0-1, 12 KO’s) in the headline bout and looks to end his Polish rival’s undefeated record in emphatic fashion as he kicks off his conquest for a world title.
Lauren Price MBE and Kirstie Bavington become the first female professional boxers in history to compete for the inaugural British Female Championship and a coveted Lonsdale Belt.
Generational prodigy Ben Whittaker (2-0, 1 KO’s) returns to the ring following an enforced injury layoff which has seen him sidelined since August last year.
For his third outing as a professional light-heavyweight, he faces Jordan ‘The Game’ Grant (6-3, 1 KO) who brings triple Whittaker’s professional experience to the ring and has a well-deserved reputation for unbelievable toughness thanks to such feats as going the distance and winning a unanimous decision despite breaking his right hand in the first minute of a fight.
Kaisee Benjamin (16-2-1, 6 KO’s) faces Ireland’s Sean McComb (15-1, 5 KO’s) in what will undoubtedly be an all-action encounter from bell to bell.
And Birmingham’s Cori Gibbs (17-1, 3 KO’s) is out for revenge when he faces Jimmy First in an immediate rematch of their December encounter.
Former British light-heavyweight champion Shakan Pitters (17-2, 6 KO’s) faces former English champion Joel McIntyre (20-6, 5 KO’s), with both fighters looking for a win to return themselves to the contender conversation.
And current British middleweight champion Tyler Denny (16-2-3), competing in his native Birmingham for the first time since 2019 in a non-title match against Natasha Jonas stablemate Macauley McGowan (17-3-2, 3 KO’s), who came away with a controversial draw decision in Paris last month after seemingly clearly bested the home fighter over eight rounds.
Order and fight card subject to change
JOSHUA BUATSI – W
LAUREN PRICE – W
Inaugural Vacant British Female Welterweight Championship
TYLER DENNY – W
Vacant EEU Middleweight Championship
SEAN McCOMB – W
WBO European Super-Lightweight Championship
SHAKAN PITTERS – W
CORI GIBBS – W
DANNY QUARTERMAINE – W
CHRISTIAN LOPEZ FLORES
VENUE, TIMES & TRAVEL
Resorts World Arena
FIRST BOUT: 17:00PM
MAIN CARD: 20:00PM