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BATTLE LINES: CHELLI DEFENDS BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH TITLES AGAINST SIMPSON ON AUGUST 3 AT OAKWELL STADIUM IN BARNSLEY

  • Battles lines drawn as Zak Chelli defends British and Commonwealth Super Middleweight Titles against Callum Simpson on Saturday, August 3rd in Barnsley
  • Reigning champion Chelli goes deep into enemy territory to defend his belts at Oakwell Stadium, home of Simpson’s beloved Barnsley F.C.
  • Stephen McKenna and Joe Laws clash for the WBC International Silver Super Welterweight Title on Saturday, August 3rd at Oakwell Stadium in Barnsley
  • Caroline Dubois will face Maira Moneo for the IBO and WBC Interim World Lightweight Championships
  • All the action is available to watch live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA

BARNSLEY, UK (June 13, 2024) – Battle lines are being drawn as Zak Chelli goes deep into enemy territory to defend his British and Commonwealth Super Middleweight Titles against his unbeaten mandatory challenger Callum Simpson on Saturday, August 3rd at Oakwell Stadium in Barnsley, presented by BOXXER live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland and Peacock in the USA. 

26-year-old Londoner Chelli (15-2-1, 7 KOs) will be making the first defence of the British and Commonwealth Titles he claimed with a unanimous points win over Jack Cullen at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool in January. 

Having earned the crown as the best in Britain, the Fulham fighter will be looking to solidify his position at the top of a highly competitive domestic division when he makes the long journey north to South Yorkshire where he will take on Barnsley bruiser Simpson (14-0, 10 KOs) in the challenger’s hometown. 

Undefeated in the professional ranks, 27-year-old Simpson has earned his shot at Chelli’s belts with a series of impressive performances, most recently scoring a fourth-round knockout win over Tanzania’s Dulla Mbabe at The O2 Arena in May to remain on course for his mandatory challenge. 

Ireland’s undefeated Stephen McKenna will face Joe Laws for the WBC International Silver Super Welterweight Title.

Caroline Dubois will be defending her IBO World Title, while Maira Moneo puts her WBC Interim World Title on the line with the winner set on a collision course to face Irish boxing legend and current WBC World Lightweight Champion Katie Taylor.

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