Edwards vs. Bell Thriller Supported By Solid Undercard

This Friday, March 28, 2008 sees Chris Edward's first defense of the newest title in British boxing, the super flyweight, against English titlist Andy Bell at the Metrodome in Barnsley, England. This fight between the smallest active champion in Britain has caught the public's imagination and the venue is already 85 percent sold out on a bank holiday weekend..

Honest hardworker Edwards has risen from the ranks of journeymen in similar fashion to current British bantamweight champion Ian Napa and will give 110 percent to outwork the taller, more skillful Andy Bell, who has been sparring in Tenerife with super bantamweight prospect Danny Wallace.

Wallace will also be on the bill, scheduled for a six round warmup against an overseas opponent before taking on the undefeated Mark Moran for the English super bantam title this spring.

Chief support at the Metrodome is provided by a ten round super flyweight contest between former British bantamweight challenger Lee Haskins and English bantam titlist Jamie McDonnel. The winner will be looking to meet the winner of Edwards vs. Bell.

Also looking to stake a claim on a championship fight will be the winner of the ten round Central Area light middleweight title contest between Jason Rushton and Danny Reynolds. This fight could turn out to be a real small hall thriller, certain to have the crowd on their feet. Many are tipping Reynolds in the early rounds but the boxing skills of Rushton could outlast the pressure of Reynolds and win it on a points decision.

With the cancellation of the card that featured his greatly anticipated English title clash with John Murray, exciting lightweight John Fewkes, who some call the most skillful boxer in Britain today, has been added to the Metrodome bill in a six rounder against an overseas opponent in order to keep active until the rescheduled date of the Murray fight.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents "Northern Rock", featuring Chris Edwards vs. Andy Bell for the Super Flyweight Championship of Britain at the Metrodome in Barnsley, England on Friday, March 28, 2008 with full support.

Tickets are priced at 75 and 35 and are available by logging onto or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508. Doors will open at 6:15PM with first fight at 6:45PM. Sky Sports will televise live on SS1 starting at 9:30PM.

On Friday, April 18, 2008, Frank Maloney Promotions return to London when British light middle champion Gary Woolcombe faces the challenge of former titleholder Ryan Rhodes at historic York Hall on "Divine Retribution".

Also featured will be John McDermott and Pele Reid, who will argue the vacant English heavyweight title. Tickets are priced at 80 and 40 and are available by logging onto or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508. Sky Sports will televise live on SS1 starting at 10:00PM.

Article posted on 24.03.2008

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