Liam Walsh and Gary Sykes are both promising a war in their British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title showdown on Saturday 26th July at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester.
Dewsbury hero Sykes reclaimed the British title in a thriller last Saturday night against Jon Kays when he came back from a cut eye in the first round and a knockdown in the second to stop Kays in the tenth. Continue reading
Gary Sykes will have to repeat history if he is to win the Lonsdale Belt outright. The former British super-featherweight champion battles former victim Jon Kays for his vacant old title on May 24 in his hometown’s Dewsbury Leisure Centre. And having previously beaten Kays in an April 2013 English title fight, ‘Five Star’ knows his biggest enemy could be complacency.
Commonwealth Super-Featherweight king Liam Walsh gets the opportunity to add the British title to his collection in his first fight of 2014.
Cromer star Walsh will clash with rival Gary Sykes for the Vacant British title and also puts his Commonwealth belt on the line on the big Copper Box Arena show on Saturday 15th February, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Continue reading
In what will be a cracking Yorkshire derby fight, Bradford’s Femi Fehintola and Dewsbury’s Gary Sykes clash at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on December 21.
The pair go head-to-head on the undercard of Stuart Hall’s IBF world bantamweight title challenge against Vusi Malinga, and Fehintola is promising to derail the Sykes express. Continue reading
Gary Sykes gets a home assignment next when he lines up alongside Josh Warrington, Tommy Coyle, China Clarke and Adil Anwar on VIP Promotions’ ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ show at Elland Road on September 27.
The show, aired live and free on VIPBOXING.TV, is the perfect opportunity for the Dewsbury native to hone his skills, against light-welterweight Mark McKray, before challenging Liverpool’s Stephen Smith later this year for his old belt – the British super-featherweight crown. Continue reading