UK Boxing: Yassine El Maachi; Tony Jeffries; Stuey Hall

The 12 bout Summer Fight Night Explosion is only 2 weeks ago and it is a night that promises to be truly explosive. International Masters Light Middleweight Champion Yassine “The Showman” El Maachi has his final bout before a WBC ABU challenge in Morocco in July. Yassine takes on the tough Dee Mitchell. Former Olympic Bronze Medallist Bobby George (aka Boris Georgiev) has his second contest in the UK. Bobby has signed with Mervyn Turner at the Shamrock Gym in Luton who has entrusted fledgling promoter Steve Goodwin with the task of getting Bobby to a title shot within two years..

Ryan Barrett and Mark “The Flash” Alexander have their final matches before their eagerly awaited grudge match on September 11th at York Hall in a show entitled “IT’S PERSONAL”.

Former ABA Champion Bradley Evans fights at lightweight as does the exciting and undefeated Tony Owen (6-0).

Highly touted Michael Norgrove has his second contest at Light Middleweight against the tough Ryan Clark.

Goodwin Promotions give a debut to two welterweights from the Jim Evans camp. John Brennan was an ABA Semi Finalist and also Adam Battle who has power in both hands and will create a major impact.

Joe St John (2-0) bids to extend his winning sequence at Light Heavyweight and the nights barnstormer could be between “The Pride of Luton” Marco Stephenson and Matt Jack from Newmarket. Marco had a superb amateur record but was caught cold in his frst pro fight. He takes on the very exciting Matt Jack from Newmarket who is coming off a victory against Danny Goode.

Daryl Setterfield completes the line up against Matt Scriven.

Promoter Steve Goodwin said “We are proud of what we are achieving. This is our third show and what a show it is! We are providing the public with value for money, a fantastic on the night show, with top quality boxers. There are some tickets still available at £60 and £35 at or 01525 851150.”


ANGRY Tony Jeffries is vowing to make a twit out of bitter rival Matt Hainy on Friday (June 4).

The Olympic bronze medallist (6-0) faces the Derby battler in a six rounder at Peterlee Leisure Centre.

But Jeffries, 25, has been riled after mates of Hainy (6-0-1) gave him stick on social networking site, Twitter.

He revealed: “Within minutes of the Hainy match being made; his mates were on Twitter giving me a bit of stick.

“They were saying he was going to hammer me and all that. Let’s see if they are so brave behind a keyboard after the fight.

“We are both doing well as professionals and it is good that prospects aren’t avoiding each other all the time.

“We are both trying to reach the top and have ambitions. I am happy to have home advantage even though there is added pressure.”

The Sunderland star hopes to win his first professional title later this year and is setting his sights on English champion Paul David.

He said: “I'm not going to put pressure on myself by saying I'm going to do this or that. I'm still learning.

“If I can get the English title this year, I'll be happy and then look for bigger things.”

Heading the talent stacked Sky televised bill is a vacant British bantamweight title showdown between Ian Napa (19-8) and Stuey Hall (6-0-1)

Heavyweight Dave Ferguson (11-2) faces Paul Butlin (12-11) and leading British lightweight John Watson (12-0) is also in action.

Tickets are selling fast, but the last few £30 and £70 are available from, 0871 226 1508 or by calling Phil Jeffries 07747 611020


STUEY HALL has already be KO’d while preparing to face Ian Napa for the vacant British bantamweight title.

But Hall (7-0-1) who faces the former two-time champion at Peterlee Leisure Centre on Friday (June 4) hasn’t been troubles by sparring partners – the pain has come from not working.

Darlington’s Hall runs a roofing business, but has been forced to let his customers put up with leaks preparing full-time for two months at trainer Mike Marsden’s Leeds gym.

Hall who gatecrashed the domestic scene when he shocked Martin Power last September said: “It is my destiny to win this fight and the sacrifices will be worthwhile.

"I think I'm progressing well considering I left the amateur game relatively late in my career.

“For that I have a lot to thank Mick Marsden whose management has been unbelievable. I've had some very good sparring at Leeds and I’m in the condition of my life.”

The north-east has been a hot bed for British bantamweight with former champions including Hartlepool’s John Feeney and Sunderland ace Billy Hardy.

Hall, 30, added: "Napa is a class act but he's got to get to me on the night. He's only 5ft 1in and I'm 5ft 8in so the height advantage is clearly with me.

Also on the talent stacked bill is Sunderland’s Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries (6-0) who faces tough Derby battler Matt Hainy (6-0-1).

Heavyweight Dave Ferguson (11-2) faces Paul Butlin (12-11) and leading British lightweight John Watson (12-0) is also in action.

Tickets are selling fast, but the last few £30 and £70 are available from, 0871 226 1508 or by calling Phil Jeffries 07747 611020

Article posted on 01.06.2010

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