Monday, December 14, 2009

Boxing returns to London in 2010

Promoter Frank Warren will start the new decade with a blockbuster show on Saturday 13th February in London. The venue will be announced shortly, but the main event will be the big heavyweight clash between British champion Danny Williams and Commonwealth king Sam Sexton. Chief support is the long awaited British Welterweight Championship showdown between reigning champion and outright winner of the Lonsdale belt Kell Brook and the former champion Michael Jennings. They were due to meet in Liverpool in October, but Brook withdrew from the fight after he picked up a virus. Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Derek Chisora will also get his first title opportunity on the card, further details will be announced on this shortly. The Olympians James DeGale, Frankie Gavin and Billy Joe Saunders, who all won last Saturday night in Newcastle, will open their 2010 campaign that could see them challenge for titles before the year is out. Also on the card will be Vinny Mitchell, the undefeated younger brother of Kevin, and the Walsh brothers Liam, Michael and Ryan. Hall of Fame promoter Warren, now entering his fourth decade as a licensed promoter, said, "I'm delighted to bring such a fantastic show to the capital for my first show of the year," "The card is packed with quality fighters and their are some intriguing title fights on there," "I promoted Williams for many years and the one thing he can do is produce an upset, but he faces the rising young star of the domestic scene in Sexton who recently defeated Martin Rogan for the second time," "Brook versus Jennings is mouthwatering fight that the public have been waiting for for a long time and I'm delighted that it will happen on this show," "Our unbeaten Olympian's DeGale, Gavin and Saunders have had a great first year in the professional ranks and next year is going to be a big one for all of them," "British boxing is on a high at the moment and this card is an example of that and we will be announcing more big shows for 2010."

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