• Dexter Hastings

BcB’s Clarke & Robinson both made mandatory challengers for British Titles

Black Country Boxing’s Lennox Clarke and “D'Animal” Andrew Robinson have both been made mandatory challengers for the British title at there respective weights by the British Boxing board of control. 

Unbeaten Clarke who has won 18 fights and drew 1 has been scheduled to take on Lerrone Richards who is also unbeaten in 12 fights for the vacant Super Middleweight British title by the end of the year. Purse bids for the fight are to be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions to the board’s head office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 11th September 2019. This looks like it will be a cracking fight with Clarke having previously won the IBO Continental super Middleweight title and Richards winning the WBO European, the WBO international and also the Commonwealth titles. Andrew “D'Animal" Robinson has 

also been made mandatory challenger for the British title at Middleweight. Robinson who has won 23 and drew 1 out of 28 fights will be taking on current champ Liam Williams who has won 21 fights and drew 1 out of 24 with the fight happening by the end of the year. Robinson has won the IBO continental and the WBC International Middleweight titles with Williams claiming the Commonwealth, British, WBO European all at super welterweight. Williams then beat Mark Heffron to win the British Middleweight title and has defended it once, in his last fight he won the WBC silver Middleweight title against Karim Achour. Dexter's Thoughts 

Both fighters are well deserving of there Mandatory statuses for there respective weights and I am looking forward to two new British champs coming from the Midlands. Clarke who was a former Bbcolumn boxer of the year has not fought since the end of last year and I’m sure he will be itching to get a crack at the British title. I watched Richards last fight which was against former British Middleweight champ Tommy Langford. He frustrated Landford on that night with his awkward southpaw style to win the WBO international and also the Commonwealth titles. I’m sure Clarke and his team will formulate a plan to deal with Richards and win the British title. Robinson has been asking for this shot at the title for years now and if anyone deserves a crack D’Animal does. Robinson will have to be at his best when he takes on Williams who’s 2 defeats came back too back against the world class Liam Smith at super Welterweight. This will be a challenge for Robinson but this is what he has been working for and now he has got it I’m sure D'Animal will be feasting on the Lonsdale belt. If both fighters win they will be given the biggest honour of being placed in the Birmingham Boxing Column’s Hall of Fame 

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