Featherweight hot-shot Stephen Smith will headline the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 17th September in his first fight of the new boxing season.
Smith, one of Britain’s fast rising stars, makes the first defence of the British title and will also put his Commonwealth belt on the line against Welshman Lee Selby, live on Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old beat John Simpson in their rematch in April to claim the prestigious Lonsdale belt to become the first Scouser to hold the title since Gary Thornhill over a decade ago.
Selby, from Barry, won the Celtic title last month with a sixth round stoppage of Scotsman James Ancliff.
“I can’t wait to get back in the ring as British and Commonwealth champion and defend my titles,” said Smith.
He added, “I’ve got so many ambitions in my career; one is to win the Lonsdale belt outright as I would love to own one of my own; I also want the European title to complete the set and I want the ultimate which is a world title,”
“First I’ve got to deal with Selby who is a tough first defence and I was really impressed with his win over Ancliff, but he stepping up to a new league against me and he’ll know it on the night,”
Stephen’s older brother Paul, the former British Super-Middleweight Champion, continues his comeback on the card in an eight rounder against Bristol’s Danny Butler; plus the youngest of the brothers, Liam, is out in six round contest as he targets his first title opportunity.
The hugely popular super-middleweight Rocky Fielding, a former Prizefighter winner, is back in action as well light-middleweight talent Joe Selkirk who impressed with his first round stoppage of Terry Carruthers in his last fight.
Former amateur star Paul Butler from Ellesmere Port, currently unbeaten in three fights, features in a four-round super-flyweight contest.
Welsh light-welterweight Lewis Rees made an impact in his debut in May when he stopped Sid Razak inside two rounds and also completes the Olympia show.
Tickets, priced at £30, £40 and £60 are available from the Liverpool Olympia Box Office on 0151 263 6633, online at www.liverpoololympia.com or www.frankwarren.tv
Tickets on Sale for Tyson Fury vs. TBA on September 17th
London (23rd August) Tickets for the upcoming “The Only Show in Town” Boxing Bonanza which is taking place at the famous King’s Hall, Belfast on Saturday 17th September are now on Sale.
Tickets priced from £28.00 are available to purchase from the Ticketmaster box office on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour). Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets, and online from www.ticketmaster.ie.
£28.00 Unreserved floor seating
£28.00 Unreserved Balcony Seating
£50.00 Silver Ringside Seating
£100.00 Gold Ringside Seating
Official “The Only Show in Town” Press Conference
Hennessy Sports would like to take this opportunity to invite the media to this week’s (Wednesday 24th) press conference at the King’s Hall, Belfast ahead of “the Only Show in Town” event which will be headlined by Heavyweight Sensation Tyson Fury at the Kings Hall on Saturday 17th September.
The fight will be shown live in the UK on Channel 5.
Wednesday 24th August
11.30pm for 12pm start
The Octagon Suite,
King’s Hall Complex,
Promoter Mick Hennessy, Heavyweight Sensation Tyson Fury, former WBC Champion Junior Witter, former Irish champion Stephen Haughian and all other fighters in attendance will be available for one on one interviews and photo opportunities.
If you would like to attend the press conference please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undercard to date:
12 x 3 min rounds – Tyson Fury (Galway / Nutts Corner) vs. TBA
10 x 3 min rounds – Junior Witter (Sheffield) vs. Stephen Haughian (Lurgan)
8 x 3 min rounds – Ryan Greene (Lurgan) vs. Willie Thompson (Ballyclare)
6 x 3 min rounds – Kid Galahad (Sheffield) vs. TBA
6 x 3 min rounds – Phill Fury (Lancaster) vs. TBA
6 x 3 min rounds – Tommy Tolan (Belfast) vs. Philip Townsley
6 x 3 min rounds – Kevin O’Hara (Belfast) vs. TBA
For Channel 5 information, please contact Lesley Land at the Channel 5 Press Office on 0207 436 3633 or email@example.com
Teenage Boxing Star Dusty Harrison to Fight on Jimmy Lange Boxing show September 10; First Hometown Fight Since Turning Pro for Rising H.S. Senior
FAIRFAX, VA – Highly-regarded, teenage welterweight phenom Dusty Harrison (2-0) of Washington, DC will make his local professional debut on the Jimmy Lange Boxing card coming to the Patriot Center on Saturday, September 10. A rising senior at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, Harrison, who turned 17 on May 21, will face debuting Josh Rupard of Washington, DC in a four-round contest.
Beltway boxing fans have watched the maturation of the young fighter during a successful amateur career consisting of more than 200 bouts resulting in countless accolades and awards. Touted as the youngest pro boxer in America, he is trained and advised by his father, Buddy Harrison, who runs Old School Boxing (Temple Hills, MD). Harrison made his successful pro debut on June 11 against Alphonso Alexander and followed it up on July 30 with a win against Trenton Titsworth. Both bouts came on cards held in Mississippi.
In the evening’s Main Event, hometown fan favorite and former star of the boxing reality TV show The Contender Jimmy Lange (Great Falls, VA) will fight for a world title, taking on Raul “El Toro” Munoz (Topeka, KS) for the World Boxing Union (WBU) 154-lb Championship. The card will also feature Lange’s Contender teammate Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid facing George “Wartime” Rivera in the co-Main Event plus another Contender participant (Season 2) Michael “No Joke” Stewart. Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (Fairfax) will battle former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken (Washington, DC), while Zain Shah (Chantilly), Lawrence Jones (Reston) and Scott Sigmon (Lynchburg) will also be showcased.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), can be bought through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change. Jackie “First Lady of Boxing” Kallen serves as promoter with matchmaking duties handled by J.D. Brown.