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Ben Whittaker joins Usyk vs Joshua card

Ben Whittaker joins Usyk vs Joshua card

Fresh from his incredible debut, rising British boxing superstar Ben Whittaker returns to the ring for his second fight this weekend as he faces a former foe in Saudi Arabia.

The Team GB Olympic silver medallist had everybody talking when he began his professional career in blistering fashion in Bournemouth just three weeks ago.

In a dazzling display, ‘B£NZO’ – who is also known as ‘The Surgeon’ – showed why many believe he is destined for world title glory as he blasted away Greg O’Neill with a devastating second-round stoppage.

Trained by SugarHill Steward, the 25-year-old matched his impressive in-ring prowess with an entertaining combination of bravado and showboating to immediately get fight fans excited about him.

And they won’t have to wait long for his next outing with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics hero now confirmed for a fight at the state-of-the-art King Abdullah Sports City Arena, Jeddah on Saturday’s Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard.

Birmingham light-heavyweight Whittaker, 25, will go toe-to-toe with unbeaten Croatian boxer Peter Nosic (6-0, 3 KOs) in a six-round contest as part of an action-packed undercard, before the main card airs live and exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office

Nosic, 23, boasts a 50% knockout record since turning pro back in June 2021.

Nosic and Whittaker are no strangers. On his amateur debut in 2015, the Croatian was stopped inside round two by the Brit – and Whittaker will be determined to repeat that feat in Jeddah.

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FRAZER CLARKE MAKES QUICK RETURN TO RING

FRAZER CLARKE MAKES QUICK RETURN TO RING

Fresh off his stunning stoppage win in Bournemouth last month, Burton battler Frazer ‘Big Fraze’ Clarke (2-0, 2 KO’s) is making a quick return to the ring for more heavyweight havoc. 

The massive Midlander has been added to the line-up for the BOXXER event taking place Saturday, 3rd September at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

Clarke, who captained the Team GB boxing squad at the 2020 Olympic Games and won a bronze medal for his country, will be making his third professional outing when he enters the ring in Liverpool.

Last month, he stopped twenty-fight Argentinian veteran Ariel Esteban Bracamonte in the final seconds of the second round, unleashing a combination which showcased his trademark mixture of ferocious power and technical boxing ability.

“I’m so excited to be fighting again so soon, especially in Liverpool which is one of my favourite fight cities in the world,” said Frazer Clarke.

“Liverpool is full of great characters and fighters. And it is a city which I have very fond memories in, notably when I won my ABA title there. 

”I’m looking forward to bringing an exciting performance to the city on what is a great show which has some great fights on the card.”

Ben Shalom, BOXXER Founder and CEO, said: “We’re massively excited about ‘Big Fraze’s’ future with us at BOXXER. There are so many big fight nights to look forward to. For now, it’s important to see him back in action as we build upon that journey. But it was clear for all to see in Bournemouth just how devastating he can be, with his impressive knockout victory over Esetaban Bracamonte. Frazer will fire another warning to the heavyweight division when he fights on what is an unmissable card in Liverpool on 3rd September.”

BOXXER: Liverpool sees the homecoming of former WBO world light-middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith  (31-3-1, 18 KOs), who recently signed an exclusive promotional agreement with BOXXER. He kicks off his campaign for a second world title in a clash with heavy-handed Hassan Mwakinyo (20-2, 14 KO’s).

Clarke’s fellow Olympian Tasha Jonas – who made history for Britain and her home city of Liverpool when she became the first British female to box at the Olympics – is gunning to add the WBC world title to her collection. WBO champion Jonas (11-2-1, 8 KOs) faces Sweden’s unbeaten defending WBC world champion Patricia Berghult (15-0, 3 KOs).

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Undercard announced for historic all-female fight card

Undercard announced for historic all-female fight card

Olympic gold medalist and Welsh wonder, Lauren Price, has been confirmed on the card for Shields v Marshall on Saturday 10 September.Stylish southpaw Price opened her professional career with an impressive points victory over Valgerdur Gudstensdottir at Wembley back in June and will be hoping for another victory when she faces Hungary’s Timea Belik in only her second professional bout.Price’s partner and fellow Olympian Karriss Artingstall and lightweight superstar Caroline Dubois have also been confirmed with the Olympic trio hoping to continue their winning runs in front of a huge crowd at London’s O2 Arena.Ebonie Jones, April Hunter, Georgia O’Connor, Shannon Ryan, Ginny Fuchs and Sarah Leigmann will also fight on what is now a stacked card full of highly rated female boxing talent joining headline fights Mikaela Mayer v Alycia Baumgardner and, of course, Claressa Shields v Savannah Marshall.

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TWO MAJOR HOMECOMINGS INCLUDING HUGE WORLD TITLE FIGHT AS NATASHA JONAS AND LIAM SMITH LIGHT UP LIVERPOOL ON 3RD SEPTEMBER

TWO MAJOR HOMECOMINGS INCLUDING HUGE WORLD TITLE FIGHT AS NATASHA JONAS AND LIAM SMITH LIGHT UP LIVERPOOL ON 3RD SEPTEMBER

Liverpool’s own WBO super-welterweight champion Natasha Jonas will fight WBC holder Patricia Berghult for the unified world titles on a night of homecomings and world-class professional boxing, presented by BOXXER and Sky Sports at the M&S Bank Arena.

Fellow Merseyside favourite Liam Smith returns to the world title trail as he makes his debut under the BOXXER banner.
The former world champion is currently on a win streak which will take him into the reckoning for another world title shot – if he can get past dangerous power-puncher Hassan Mwakinyo, who is heading to Liverpool intent on silencing the home crowd and shattering Smith’s dreams.

These unmissable homecomings top a stacked card featuring some of the most anticipated bouts of the year.

‘Super’ Dan Azeez defends his British Light-Heavyweight Championship against former champion Shakan Pitters and Adam ‘The Assassin’ Azim continues his rise in a mammoth night of top-tier boxing.

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‘On the Inside’ with Johnny Nelson

‘On the Inside’ with Johnny Nelson

Boxing insider Johnny Nelson and bet365’s trading professional Ian Vickers have been dissecting BOXXER’s ‘Battle on the Beach’ card, offering expert analysis and betting tips on Saturday night’s headline bout.

Chris Billam-Smith vs Isaac Chamberlain (European and Commonwealth title bout)

Johnny’s Inside View:

Starting with the main event, of course. This to me is a great trade fight if anything. It’s for the European and Commonwealth title, let’s not forget, so there is a lot at stake for both men. They both come into this fight with one blotch on their records. Chris Billam-Smith is here in his hometown of Bournemouth. He’s wanted this forever and a day down here and he finally has it.

But what an opponent to pick in Isaac Chamberlain, who has only been beaten by Lawrence Okolie in his professional career – and that was six fights ago. He’s had to go back and lick his wounds, and maybe hasn’t been as active as he would have liked since then with four fights being cancelled on him.

Chris though, let’s not forget, trains alongside Lawrence Okolie, the WBO champion. He has had activity, he has had consistency and looks in great shape, may I add. What are his strengths? Well, he is very strong, he is very fit and very determined. What are Isaac’s strengths? He has great hand-eye-foot coordination and very good speed, but I don’t think he is as strong as Chris Billam-Smith.

In saying that, this fight can go two ways. Isaac Chamberlain is easily talked into having an absolute tear-up, standing toe-to-toe with somebody. If he does that, then eventually he is going to come a cropper. To do that in this fight would be wrong. What he needs to do is do what he does best, show good hands, good footwork and use his hand speed. Chris Billam-Smith’s team will ask him to step up the fight from seven rounds on, wear him down, deny Isaac Chamberlain any time to breathe and look to take the win on points.

Isaac Chamberlain is taking a big risk in taking this fight alone, so in my head he must see something in his opponent to suggest this is a safe bet to take. Plus, it’s for the marbles as well – the Commonwealth and European titles. I think it goes the distance and I am going to go with what I know! I am very familiar with Isaac Chamberlain, and I think he will steal a points victory. I don’t see a stoppage, but I do see an amazing fight because these two fighters want it, and this is a huge moment in each of their careers.

The Trader’s Tip:

I agree with Johnny, this is going to be a real fight – a very tight fight. I’ve watched a lot of Isaac Chamberlain and he is a very difficult fighter to pin down, and is more than capable of spoiling Chris Billam-Smith’s work. However, Chris is the more aggressive fighter of the two and that, for me, is likely to play heavily in his favour if we go the distance to the judges’ scorecards.

This is a very tight one to call – Chris is the odds-on favourite, but I do like Isaac too. The big contributing factor for me is Isaac’s run of opponents leading into this fight. If they had been of a better quality, I’d be edging in his favour, but as things stand, Chris Billam-Smith ‘By Decision or Technical Decision’ at 13/10 would be my pick! If you fancy being brave, the same fighter by virtue of Majority Decision (16/1) in our ‘Method of Victory’ market could prove to be a smart call.

Johnny knows his stuff though, and an Isaac Chamberlain victory by virtue of ‘Decision or Technical Decision’ at odds of 7/2 is very, very appealing.

*All quoted odds, courtesy of bet365, were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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BOXXER AND MBC GROUP ANNOUNCE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP TO AIR BOXXER EVENTS LIVE ACROSS MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

BOXXER AND MBC GROUP ANNOUNCE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP TO AIR BOXXER EVENTS LIVE ACROSS MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Exclusive MENA Rights Deal Includes LIVE BOXXER Events Plus Full Suite Of Shoulder Programming

LONDON, UK (July 8 2022)

BOXXER, the UK’s next-generation boxing promotion, is pleased to announce the signing of a new media rights partnership with media conglomerate MBC GROUP, to bring LIVE BOXXER programming to 25 territories across the Middle East and North Africa.

MBC GROUP is the largest and leading media company in the MENA region and the partnership will see BOXXER events air LIVE and exclusively to subscribers of MBC’s premium SVOD service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform.

Alongside LIVE event broadcasts, the deal also includes pre- and post-event coverage and a range of shoulder programming, giving millions of viewers in MENA a new level of access to top-tier international boxing while enabling the new generation of elite British boxers to showcase their skills to a region with a rapidly-growing combat sports fanbase.

BOXXER shows air LIVE and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, after the leading UK sports broadcaster signed BOXXER as its exclusive British provider of boxing content in a landmark four-year deal in 2021.

BOXXER is home to a world-class stable of fighters which includes world champions and Olympic gold medallists, along with the unique BOXXER Series tournament events which bring together Britain’s brightest prospects for one-night, eight-man tournaments.

Commenting on the partnership, BOXXER’s founder and CEO Ben Shalom said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with MBC GROUP and bring our events and fighters to viewers throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Our international growth is very exciting and the innovative Shahid VIP platform is the perfect home for BOXXER in the region.”  

Tareq Al Ibrahim, Director of Content, Shahid VIP: “We’re thrilled to become the home for BOXXER in the MENA region. This partnership is the latest as part of our mission to bring more premium and exclusive sports content and offerings to Shahid VIP’s ever-growing catalogue. BOXXER is a recognisable brand that offers top-tier boxing that we look forward to showcasing to our audiences, plus introducing the sport to future generations as well.”

BOXXER’s next event takes place on July 30 in Bournemouth, headlined by Chris Billam-Smith v Isaac Chamberlain in a highly-competitive cruiserweight clash for the European and Commonwealth championship, which will see the winner firmly within shot of a world title. Also on this stellar card will be the much-anticipated professional debut of Olympic silver medallist and amateur standout, Ben Whittaker; and fellow Olympians Frazer Clarke and Caroline Dubois.

About MBC GROUP

MBC GROUP is the largest and leading  media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment.

MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels; MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid and its premium subscription-based service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly-rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top-watched LIVE Arab TV channels.

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BOXXER AND K4 GLOBAL ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AHEAD OF BATTLE ON THE BEACH ON JULY 30

BOXXER AND K4 GLOBAL ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP AHEAD OF BATTLE ON THE BEACH ON JULY 30

London, England – (July 4, 2022) – BOXXER, the exclusive boxing promoter on Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland, is pleased to announce a new partnership with K4 Global, ahead of a stacked card on July 30 in Bournemouth, headlined by Chris Billam Smith v Isaac Chamberlain. 

K4 Global is a UK-based investment company with a proven track record of establishing and developing businesses across a range of sectors, including technology, media and property. Founded by entrepreneur Joseph Ashford-Ellis, the company strives to identify unique investment opportunities, drive continued growth, improve margin and reduce risk of numerous global businesses. 

BOXXER’s event on July 30, coined “Battle On The Beach”, will take place at the Bournemouth International Centre and be shown LIVE and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK&I. Topping the bill is a 50-50 clash that pits two of the top-ranked British cruiserweight fighters against each other in Billam-Smith (who hails from the South Coast) and Chamberlain, both of whom are on a run of excellent form and carry knockout power – with the winner of the contest firmly within shot of a world title. 

Also on the card will be the much-anticipated professional debut of Olympic silver medallist and amateur standout, Ben Whittaker, who is trained by SugarHill Steward and widely touted to be a future star of the sport. Fellow Olympians Frazer Clarke and Caroline Dubois, and Southampton-based knockout-artist Joe Pigford, will bolster an action-packed night of boxing. 

Under the new partnership, K4 Global branding will be integrated into all pre-promotional activity related to the event, including the fight week open workout, press conference, and weigh-in – which are set to take place at several iconic locations in the seaside town. 

On fight night, K4 Global will then feature across the ring toblerones, arena screens and press boards; along with brand mentions by the MC during the live broadcast. 

BOXXER’s founder and CEO Ben Shalom said: “It’s great to be partnering with K4 Global on this huge domestic bill. I’ve known Joe for some time and he played an instrumental role in us coming to Bournemouth with Sky Sports. We’re looking forward both to working closely with K4 on this event, and to collaboratively bringing tier-one professional boxing to the South Coast.” 

Joseph-Ashford Ellis, owner and founder of K4 Global, said: “We are delighted that we have agreed this landmark event to take place in Bournemouth, I am passionate about the sport and this is fantastic news for the town in terms of the event itself and the opportunities it will bring.” 

To find out more about K4 Global and their business portfolio, visit k4 global.co.uk.

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ADAM AZIM SCORES SECOND CONSECUTIVE 1ST-ROUND STOPPAGE TO CLAIM FIRST PROFESSIONAL TITLE AND CONTINUE ASTRONOMIC RISE

ADAM AZIM SCORES SECOND CONSECUTIVE 1ST-ROUND STOPPAGE TO CLAIM FIRST PROFESSIONAL TITLE AND CONTINUE ASTRONOMIC RISE

20-year-old lightweight sensation Adam ‘The Assassin’ Azim took another victory in the very first round with his TKO victory over skillful opposition in Anthony Loffet.

Azim floored Loffet within 35 seconds of the very first bell, after a series of inch-perfect 1-2 combinations, before piling on the pressure with powerful shots and forcing Loffet’s corner to throw in the towel, just 1 minute and 6 seconds into the first round, claiming the WBC Youth Intercontinental Super-Lightweight Championship.

The Assassin has put the public on notice with this stunning stoppage, while also headlining the first card of his career in only his 5th professional fight.

Shane Mcguigan’s claim that Azim is:”the greatest talent he’s ever trained,” is being proved correct and the young showstopper will be hungry to get in the ring again after two stunningly fast victories in his most recent fights. 

Adam Azim has now cemented himself as one of the most exciting, talked-about prospects in boxing, and looks to have the potential to reach World Championship glory in his professional-boxing career. There will be a huge number of people watching his career with interest after tonight’s perfect performance.

Sam Eggington def. Przemysław Zysk UD 12/12 (119-109, 119-109, 117-111)

Multi-time Fight Of The Year winner Sam Eggington took a clear decision victory over the undefeated Przemysław Zysk to win the IBO Super Welterweight Championship.

Eggington pushed hard in the early rounds of the fight to find a way to stop Zysk, landing devastating combinations across the first four rounds of the fight. Eggington looked set for an early night and a stoppage victory but Zysk showed tremendous grit and determination to survive Eggington’s destructive onslaught.

Eggington used his boxing skill in the second half of the fight to win every single round of the final six. Allowing the new IBO World Champion to dominate the all three judges’ scorecards and claim victory. Zysk fought valiantly across all 12 rounds, despite the huge punishment taken early on in the fight, and made all of the last six rounds competitive.

Sam Eggington always leaves the crowd going home happy with his aggressive, hell-for-leather fight style, and did so again tonight with this fluid, intelligent performance. Eggington’s status as IBO Champion may be the key to earning even bigger fights soon.

Dylan Cheema def. Stu Greener PTS 4/4 (39-37)

Coventry’s own Dylan Cheema took a successful first victory among his passionate supporters since his victory at the BOXXER Series in April, moving his professional record to 6-0. Cheema outworked and outbattled a tough, game opponent in Stu Greener, who made the Sikh star fight hard for his victory.

Cheema once again had huge support in the Coventry Skydome from his zealous supporters, with his proud membership of the Punjabi Sikh community attracting followers from across Coventry and across the country.

‘The Natural’ signed with BOXXER after his BOXXER Series victory and will continue to build his young career to the very top of the Lightweight division across BOXXER shows in future.

Karriss Artingstall def. Vaida Masiokaite PTS 6/6 (60-54)

Olympic Bronze medalist and special female Featherweight talent Karriss Artingstall made a successful professional debut that saw her take a shutout victory on the referee’s scorecard over an experienced opponent who’d been in the ring with top talent like Natasha Jonas and Caroline Dubois.

Artingstall didn’t put a foot or a punch wrong across the six rounds of the fight, landing stiff shots and fast combinations from the first to the last bell, dominating her opponent.

The Tokyo 2020 medalist has now experienced a professional fight, without the head guards of amateur boxing, and experienced the process of a professional fight week. She now looks set to soar through the ranks of women’s boxing at 126lbs and find World Championship glory very soon.

Tyler Denny def. River Wilson Bent SD 10/10 (97-93, 96-93, 94-96)

The Coventry Skydome came alive for this 10 round war between passionate rivals Tyler Denny and River Wilson-Bent, whose bad blood only built between this fight and their first that ended in a controversial draw.

Tyler Denny left no question in the minds of the public after this fight however, taking the victory in this close, explosive fight via a split decision on the judge’s scorecards. Tyler Denny can now proudly call himself the English Middleweight Champion.

Denny consistently landed the more damaging shots across the fight, but was especially able to pin Wilson-Bent down in the first half of the fight. River Wilson-Bent had success across the fight, and every single round was competitive, but Tyler Denny took victory, handing Wilson-Bent the first loss of his professional career.

The fight lived up to the expectations that built around it during the fiery exchanges between both men in the lead-up to the competition, and the 10th and final round especially electrifying the crowd and the viewing public, as both men gave absolutely everything until the final bell.

Cori Gibbs def. Carlos Perez PTS 8/8 (79-73)

Former BOXXER Series winner Cori Gibbs returned to the ring for the first time since that tournament victory last November to extend his perfect record to 17-0. Gibbs produced a strong performance against high-quality opposition in Carlos Perez, who came into this fight with a strong winning record and was undefeated in his last four fights. Gibbs won all but one round on the referee’s scorecard and shook off any signs of ringrust after his recent layoff within seconds of the first bell ringing, landing fast combinations while making sure to receive little in return throughout the fight.

Gibbs will now look forward to more impressive fights under the BOXXER banner, first looking to step up to even stronger opposition and challenge for domestic titles against the best Super Lightweights in the UK.

Kaisee Benjamin def. Serge Ambomo PTS 6/6 (60-55)

Former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion Kaisee Benjamin gave a measured, intelligent performance in his six-round victory over a highly experienced opponent in Serge Ambomo. This performance sets Benjamin up well for big fights in future and ended a period of over half a year out of the ring.

Shakiel Thompson def. Bartosz Glowacki PTS 6/6 (60-54)

Tall, powerful Middleweight, and new BOXXER signee, Shakiel Thompson convincingly won every single round in his fight with dangerous opposition in Bartosz Glowacki, who had won four of his career victories by stoppage.

Thompson used his natural size and range to dominate the fight on the outside, but also showed the grit and skill to land shots from closer ranges, doing serious damage to Glowacki when he did. 

Thompson now looks on to better opposition and exciting opportunities in his new partnership with BOXXER.

Aaron McKenna def. David Benitez TKO 7/8 1:40

Ireland’s Aaron McKenna proved once again why he is one of the hottest prospects in world boxing by moving to 15-0 as a professional at only 22 years of age. Mckenna consistently outclassed his opponent across the first six rounds, and produced a whirlwind of powerful shots to force the stoppage victory, becoming the only man to stop Benitez across his 15 professional bouts.

Scott Forrest def. Toni Visic TKO 4/6 1:35

Powerful Cruiserweight and former Team GB amatuer star Scott Forrest took another devastating stoppage victory in only the second fight of his career, moving to 2-0.

Visic’s corner was forced to throw in the towel in the 4th round after a brutal right hand from Forrest sent him tumbling to the canvas. Forrest has already shown serious boxing skill and fierce punch-power in these first two fights, and looks set to continue to do so in future.

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ILLNESS FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF FURY vs HUNTER CLASH

ILLNESS FORCES POSTPONEMENT OF FURY vs HUNTER CLASH

New date to be announced for key heavyweight contender clash as Hughie Fury pauses training camp to recover from illness

Manchester, England (June 15, 2022) – The heavyweight contender clash between Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter has been postponed from its originally-scheduled 2nd July date due to illness.

Fury, who has staged this training camp in Cannes, France, had been attempting to train through the illness but his father and trainer Peter Fury today made the decision to suspend the camp to allow his son time to fully recover.

“On behalf of myself and my son, we apologise to the fans but most of all to Hunter and his team, because like us, they’ve gone through a hard camp and this news is the last thing anyone in boxing wants to hear,” said Peter Fury.

“Hughie struggled on through the illness but physically broke down. We look forward to this fight being rescheduled as it’s a great fight for both men and for the fans around the world.

Once again we apologise to everyone involved, but health is paramount in boxing.”

Fury vs Hunter is a WBA World Championship Eliminator bout which will send the winner forward for a shot at the WBA World Heavyweight Championship. We are working to schedule a new date for the fight at the AO Arena Manchester.

“Boxing fans all over the world have been looking forward to this fight and so have the two fighters. Nobody will be more disappointed than Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter by today’s news, but health is more important than anything. We wish Hughie a speedy recovery while we arrange a new date for this bout in Manchester,” said Ben Shalom, BOXXER founder and CEO.

All tickets purchased for the 2nd July event will be valid for the newly-rescheduled date when announced. Fans unable to attend the new date can also obtain a full refund on any tickets purchased for 2nd July.

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DUBOIS, AZIM AND REA TO LIGHT UP AO ARENA MANCHESTER ON 2 JULY

DUBOIS, AZIM AND REA TO LIGHT UP AO ARENA MANCHESTER ON 2 JULY

Unbeaten Prospects Join Action Packed Card Featuring Whittaker Pro Debut 

And Crucial Heavyweight Collision Between Fury And Hunter 

Manchester, England – 8 June 2022 – Fast emerging BOXXER talents Caroline Dubois, Hassan Azim and Brad Rea will showcase their talents on the undercard of the crunch heavyweight showdown between Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter at the AO Arena Manchester on Saturday 2nd July, live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

The trio of prospects will join another red-hot talent who makes his highly-anticipated entry into the professional ranks, 2020 Olympic silver medallist Ben ‘B£NZO’ Whittaker. Trained by SugarHill Steward, multi-decorated amateur Whittaker was one of the most sought-after Tokyo Olympians. With his sublime talent and unique flair, he aims to become this generation’s face of the sport.

Manchester prospect Brad Rea (13-0, 5 KO’s), who defeated Lukas Ndafoluma last time out in April, fights in front of his home fans’ for the second time this year when he features in an eight-rounder against Welshman Morgan Jones (14-3, 5 KO’s)

The all-action middleweight flattened Craig McCarthy for the count with one left uppercut on his last visit to the AO Arena Manchester on the Khan-Brook undercard in February. Prior to that he enhanced his growing reputation with an impressive victory over Jez Smith in a pulsating eight-round battle last October.

Lightweight sensation Dubois (2-0, 1 KO) has looked superb since turning pro last year and is now unbeaten in two fights at just 21 years old. ‘Sweet Caroline’ registered her first stoppage – a blistering first round TKO of Martina Horgasz in March – and will continue to show her rapid development under trainer Shane McGuigan again as she marches towards her first title.

Hard-hitting prospect Azim (4-0, 3 KO’s) and his brother Adam – who also both train under McGuigan – are two of the most highly-touted sibling talents in world boxing. Hassan has two first round KO’s from his four wins and aims to make it a knockout hat-trick as he continues to blaze a trail in the welterweight division. 

Also confirmed for the card are heavyweight Steve Robinson (4-1, 3 KO’s) and super-welterweight April Hunter (5-1), training partner of middleweight champion Savannah Marshall. 

BOXXER: Fury v Hunter, headlines a stellar card presented by BOXXER in association with official partners bet365, Everlast, WOW HYDRATE and Village Hotels. 


Fury and Hunter headline the card in a high-stakes WBA World Title Eliminator which will send the winner forward for a shot at the world championship currently held by WBA World Champion Trevor Bryant, who faces British challenger Daniel Dubois in the US this Saturday.

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