British Super-Featherweight Champion Gary Buckland makes his BoxNation debut this summer in an exciting clash against Scottish rival John Simpson.
Welsh star Buckland defends his title against Simpson at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 17th August, LIVE on The Channel of Champions, BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
The 26-year-old, who is promoted by British great and former two-weight world champion Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton, will feature on an action-packed card headlined by WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly’s title defence against the dynamite punching Russian Sergey Kovalev.
Buckland won the title in 2011 following a thrilling 12 round encounter with Dewsbury’s Gary Sykes and has made two successful defences of the belt against Paul Truscott and Stephen Foster.
Simpson comes into the fight with an edge in big experience and after his recent victory over Choi Tseveenpurev to win the vacant WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight belt in May this year he’ll be keen to go to war.
*Ricky Hatton has put forward an application to the British Boxing Board of Control for this contest to be on the card and is subject to final approval.