Posted by timrickson on May 16, 2013
Billy Morgan V Marc Callaghan
Billy Morgan, 23 from Canning Town will take a big step up in his professional boxing career when he fights at Wembley Arena in front of a capacity crowd on 15th June. The Eastender has not fought outside of his home venue, York Hall in Bethnal Green since turning pro in 2010. This fight will take him out of his comfort zone in front of the biggest crowd yet but it’s a challenge the youngster is relishing.
“I can’t wait to step up to a massive show at Wembley and showcase my boxing skills in front of a wider audience. I signed professional to box on big shows like this and now the time has come to step up to the plate and deliver for all my fans.”
The opponent is yet to be confirmed for the event at Wembley Arena in June but the rising star from the TKO Gym has been working hard with trainers Jimmy and Mark Tibbs.
“I’ve been training hard under the guidance of Mark and Jimmy for a good few weeks now, even before this show was announced we was working on new things in the gym. I’ve grown and developed a lot since my last fight and had some top sparring with Colin Lynes and Dan Naylor so everything has gone according to plan.”
Billy Morgan with Team Tibbs
A win in June could take the Londoner to his 9th professional victory closing in on double figures and is looking to challenge for titles by the end of the year. Morgan turned pro in 2010 and will be approaching a full 3 years in the pro ranks by October this year.
“It’s now coming to a time in my career where I will be stepping up the level of opponents and hopefully challenging for titles in the near future. I’m relishing the opportunity and that extra excitement has given me a new lease of life for the sport and I am now even more hungry for success than I have ever been.”
Top of the bill sees an explosive Trans-Atlantic heavyweight showdown between Britain’s bad boy Dereck Chisora and unbeaten American star Deontay Wilder in a ten-round international contest. Wilder, dubbed the Bronze Bomber for his knockout style has blasted 26 out of 28 opponents away within the first 3 rounds with the last casualty being Audley Harrison.
The chief support fight on the night will be the highly anticipated clash at welterweight between Commonwealth champion Denton Vassell and British champion Frankie Gavin.
Vassell, 28 from Lancashire has an impressive unbeaten record of 20 wins and 10 knockouts. Nicknamed Achilles, he is also famed for being the half brother of former England striker Darius Vassell.
Opponent, 27 year Frankie Gavin from Birmingham won the Lonsdale belt from Junior Witter last November and can also boast an impressive unbeaten record of 15 wins with 11 coming by way of knockout. Nicknamed Fun Time Frankie, the Brummie was the first ever English amateur world champion and his performances in the ring have been living up to the hype outside the ring. Gavin will fight for the second time this year having stopped Jason Welborn in January but Vassell meanwhile will fight for the first time since he beat Ronnie Heffron on the undercard of Andrew Flintoff’s debut in Manchester last November.
Tickets are on sale now and likely to be a sell out with boxing fans watering at the mouth at the line up of talent featuring on the blockbuster show.
Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler returns to London, bringing his all-action style to thrill fans when he challenges for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Super-Flyweight title. Butler, who holds the British title, won the Commonwealth belt last month at Wembley Arena with a devastating performance against Yaqub Kareem, stopping the champion inside five rounds.
Liverpool warriors Paul Smith and Tony Dodson meet again in a brutal rematch with the British Super-Middleweight title up for grabs.
Unbeaten London super-middleweight star Frank Buglioni features in an eight-round contest on the undercard as he targets his first title shot. The hard-hitting 24-year-old made it six KO’s out of eight fights with his third round KO of Darren McKenna last time out at Wembley Arena.
An action-packed undercard features unbeaten light-heavyweight and 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion Calum Johnson from Boston; Southern Area Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete; Former Southern Area Light-Middleweight Champion Steve O’Meara; Wembley Light-Welterweight Gary Corcoran; Harrow Weald Super-Featherweight Mitchell Smith; Chingford’s unbeaten Tom Baker, Essex southpaw John Dignum plus Islington super-featherweight Joey Taylor.
Tickets, priced at £40, £50, £70, £100 and £150 are available now from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or http://www.eventim.co.uk and Wembley Arena on 0844 815 0815 or http://www.wembleyarena.co.uk
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