Detroit’s very own Tony Harrison is set for his first taste of Championship boxing this coming Friday, when he takes on the highly experienced, former WBO/UBO/IBA Champion, Bronco McKart for the Interim World Boxing Union Middleweight title, at the Cobo Centre in Downtown Detroit.
Oklahoma City’s Downtown Airpark, located off I-40 and Western, usually alive with the sounds of rock and roll, will on June 6 be the scene of a majestic “Battle Under the Stars” as WBU World Lightweight Champion and Oklahoma City native Noah Zuhdi (17-1, 13 KOs) defends his title against Eduardo Pereira dos Reis (13-1, 8 KOs), Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is Zuhdi’s second defense of the vaulted title – the same one earned by Micky Ward in the film “The Boxer.” In September, 2012, Zuhdi won the WBU Championship belt in a twelve round decision over German Jurado (12-2) of Changuinola, Panama. Zuhdi successfully defended his world title in August, 2013, in a second round knockout of Gyula Vajda (12-3), from Hajduhadhaza, Hungary.
World Boxing Union President, Mr. Don Lewis, announced earlier today that the WBU will be sanctioning no less than five Championship bouts on a mega event being promoted by Dave Fisher, that takes place at the Lighthouse in Poole, Dorset, UK on Saturday 19th April 2014.
Heading up the show sees Bournemouth’s multi title winning Steven Bendall back in Championship action, when he challenges for the World Boxing Union Middleweight World Championship against Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Sleek’ Clottey.
Mr. Vencislav Nikolov, General Secretary of the Professional Boxing League of Bulgaria, recently informed the WBU Europe office, in London, UK, that they are unable to provide permission for Galina Gumliiska to box England’s Marianne Marston for the World Boxing Union European Super Bantamweight Championship in London this coming weekend, due to a medical issue.
Professional boxing’s first British-born Indian fighter, Suz Member, will take his first step towards a shot at a title on 01 March 2014 when he lines up against Lithuania’s Tadas Stulginskas at London’s legendary York Hall.
The welterweight, who has been touted as a future world champion, is determined to smash even more records, and will be unveiled at the Bethnal Green arena as promoters Acourtier Events’ newest acquisition, and will fight on an international televised card featuring WBU European Championship bouts.
Former World Boxing Union (WBU) Champions Wayne Elcock and Tony ‘Oakey Kokey’ Oakey are set to go toe to toe this coming Saturday, when they headline the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, in association with the World Boxing Union, special Charity Spar-Box event, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, at the Menzies Prince Regent Hotel, in Chigwell, Essex on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
World Boxing Union President, Mr Don Lewis, today announced that London, England’s Marianne Marston and Sofia, Bulgaria’s Galina Gumliiska, will be the first to compete for the new WBU European Championship crown.
Marston versus Gumliiska, for the vacant WBU Female Super Bantamweight European title, will take place at the York Hall in London on Saturday 1st March 2014.