Mayday! Mayday! Incoming………….Professional boxing returns to Walsall Town Hall on Friday, 16th May with EJKO Promotions’ bumper show.
British Masters and Midlands Area Light Middleweight Champion, Jason Welborn, tops the bill in an International ten round contest.
The Rowley Regis boxer goes into the contest on the back of victories over Birmingham duo Max Maxwell and Terry Carruthers. His 8th round stoppage of Carruthers, back in December, was also a British Title Eliminator, so his appearance on ‘Mayday! Mayday!’ is the perfect ‘keep busy’ fight as he plots a course that he hopes will lead to a crack at the Lonsdale belt later this year.
Also in action is Walsall’s Luke Paddock. ‘Cool Hand’ will be looking to build on his British Bronze Masters Light Welterweight Title victory, at the Town Hall, earlier this month. The Walsall fighter is unbeaten in his opening six professional contests and, with a big local following, is a popular hometown prospect.
“It’s another stacked card,” explained Promoter, Errol Johnson. “We’re bringing together a host of quality boxers.
“Jason and Luke are both in great form and promise one thing: entertainment. They’re popular fighters and, with a big undercard, it’s sure to be another great night of boxing in the Black Country.”
Stourbridge’s International Masters Welterweight Champion, Steven Pearce, will be looking to bounce straight back from his narrow British Masters points defeat at the hands of Ryan Hardy earlier this month when he competes in a six round contest.
‘Tipton Slasher’, Lee Glover, is back in ring action after his recent narrow split decision loss against Jon Kays for the English Super Featherweight Title and is joined by Staffordshire welterweight, Rob Hunt, and Cradley super featherweight, Chris Male. Hunt and Male are both back in the ring for the first time in 2014.
Young Ryan Nandha will have learnt from his professional debut defeat, at the Town Hall against Jason Nesbitt earlier this month, when the Leicester welterweight steps back in the ring.
Halesowen super middleweight Lennox Clarke will be looking to record a fourth straight win after putting James Child, Jody Meikle and Shaun Law to the sword in his opening three contests.
Stafford welterweight, Josh McLaren, will be hoping to make it 5-0 with a second successive Town Hall appearance having cruised to a points win over Matt Seawright earlier this month.
Wolverhampton super featherweight, Des Bowater, is gearing up for his first fight of 2014 after opening his professional account with four victories in 2013. He will be joined by his brother, Sid Bowater, who is set to make his professional debut at welterweight. Completing the card is another debutant, Birmingham cruiserweight, Olly Lambert.
The show will be aired live and exclusive on BBC WM’s DAB Digital Service and online at www.bbc.co.uk/wm.
“We are delighted to have BBC WM on board,” added Johnson. “It is great that they are supporting local boxing. The West Midlands is a hotbed of talent and BBC WM’s coverage will no doubt help to raise the profile of the sport.
“We thank them for their interest and hope this will be the start of a long association.”
Tickets, priced at £30 and £60 Ringside, are available from Walsall Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. The aftershow party takes place at the Pitch Sports Bar and Grill on Bridge Street, Walsall.