TRAD TKO Boxing Gym supremo Johnny Eames today announced the line-up of the first event, from the promotional arm of the famous East London fight factory of the new season, the appropriately titled BROTHERS IN ARMS, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday, 18th October 2013.
Heading up the show is a real barnstormer, as Nathan Graham defends his BBBofC Southern Area Light Middleweight title, against TRAD TKO’s very own Freddie Turner.
Nathan makes not just his first defense of the crown, that he won back in December 2012, following Kris Agyei-Dua’s unfortunate fourth round retirement from a painful dislocated shoulder, but also his first ring appearance of 2013.
No such potential ring rust for Freddie, as he will be making his third outing since signing with the esteemed Mr. Eames earlier this year.
In his two previous outings, under the TRAD TKO banner, young Freddie has scored resounding points victories over Costas Osben and former British title challenger Max Maxwell.
Heading up the support sees TRAD TKO’s sensational, big punching, Heavyweight prospect Paulius Kasiulevicius back in action, against a yet to be named opponent.
No doubt once again Johnny will be looking to give the former two-time Lithuanian National Amateur Heavyweight Champion another serious test, especially after the short work he made of his previous pair of opponents.
Back in June, on his pro debut, Paulius stopped Czech Republic’s Frantisek Kynkal in just two minutes and twenty five seconds of the first round, no mean feat considering Kynkal also has a knockout reputation, stopping both his previous opponents early also.
Then back in July Paulius stopped another equally big hitter, Janis Ginters, who in May stopped Ivo Apsitis and then just two weeks before locking horns at York Hall with Paulius also stopped Deniss Grocevs, no soft option as both these Ginters victims fell in the first.
Another of the TRAD TKO stable of unbeaten prospects that will be in action, on October 18th, is Middleweight Festim Lama.
With just two fights under his belt young Festim is proving to be quite a crowd pleaser, due to his all action, non-stop pressuring, fight style. In his first outing Festim stopped Didier Blanch in the third, then back in June scored a shut out points victory over Dan Blackwell.
Teen Lightweight sensation Tommy Martin makes his fifth outing in under a year, since signing with the aforementioned Johnny Eames.
On his last outing, on the TURF WAR event in July, young Tommy put on one of the best performances of his career to date, on way to scoring a shut out points victory over Kristian Laight.
Nineteen year old Tommy will be looking to put in yet another seriously impressive performance, as he is hoping to persuade Johnny it’s time for him to step up to six rounders.
Making his pro debut will be another TRAD TKO teen, this time Basildon, Essex, Super Flyweight Joe Stevens. Johnny has high hopes for Joe and feels the kid has got what it takes to become a future title contender.
The event is titled BROTHERS IN ARMS for a very good reason, as the event will feature not just one pair of brothers but two.
The first sibling pairing is the Romford based Upton brothers, Paul and Anthony. Both were outstanding amateurs, with a host of amateur accolades under their belts.
Paul made his pro debut back in June, scoring a superb 40-37 points victory over the highly experienced Brummie Dee Mitchell, whilst Anthony will be making his pro debut on the BROTHERS IN ARMS event.
The second pairing are Onder and Siar Ozgul, who just like the Upton boys, both have world class amateur credentials, having both represented Turkey in international competition and secured an array of accolades during their amateur careers.
Onder also represented Turkey in the AIBA World Series of Boxing, so in a way already has a level of pro boxing experience.
So there we have it, once again it seems Johnny and the TRAD TKO team are serving up another sensational night of boxing, with lashings of all action, equally matched bouts, just what is needed to warm the cockles of any discerning fight fan on what will surely be a chilly mid-Autumn night in the Capital.
Nathan Graham versus Freddie Turner Southern Area Light Middleweight Title clash headlines the Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted ‘Brothers In Arms’ event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Friday 18th October 2013.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available on line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town or from any of the fighters named. For further information, or to by tickets by phone, call 07960 850645