Friday 8 June 2012

Box Academy heads to London!

On Thursday 5th July, Queensberry Promotions' new concept show Box Academy will debut in the capital. The show consists of some of Britain's best young prospects, all battling it out to try and prove that are one to watch out for in the future.

Star of the show Ashley Sexton.
The main event is British super-flyweight title eliminator between two of the best up and coming fighters in Britain right now, Ashley Sexton (12-0) and Paul Butler (7-0). Sexton has already tasted an English title at flyweight and is looking to prove he is just as effective at the slightly higher weight. He is the favourite going into the fight but he sure does have his work cut out against fellow British prospect Paul Butler, who is also desperate to become British champion.

This is what Queensberry Promotions are trying to do. Make young and undefeated boxers fight each other instead of journeyman who they are guaranteed a win against. This gives the young men a chance to progress instead of looking good in a fight that is nowhere near a tough challenge.

Another great fight on the card is Stephen Ormond (11-1) and Micky Coveney (13-5). Ormond last outing was a loss in a very exciting fight with Paul Appleby, where the decision could have gone either way.

Also on the card are local prospects; Daryll Williams, Joey Taylor, Tom Baker and Charlie Hoy. Once again, Rainham Steel will be awarding £1000 to the boxers involved in the 'Fight Of The Night'. This means that the fighters have to put on a great performance as well as win, which means that the fans are guaranteed excitement.

The shows main promoter Francis Warren gave his thoughts on the upcoming show: "It’s going to another great night where we’re able to showcase some of the best young domestic talent that the Queensberry Promotions and Frank Warren Promotions stable has in its ranks. We’re putting two of the UK’s best unbeaten SuperFlyweight prospects together in Sexton and Butler, as the two bid to show who best positioned to challenge for British Honours. Ashley vs Paul is really what BoxAcademy is all about, a great learning fight for both guys, and a chance for one to really fast track their career."

I’m also glad that our title sponsors Rainham Steel will be providing a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus once again. It’s clear from the first BoxAcademy event in Oldham that the ‘Fight of Night’ bonus makes everyone come to fight and work their hardest to try to win the extra cash incentive."

As usual, the action will be shown live on BoxNation (SKY 456).

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