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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Two Big Shows 4 Big Titles

Telford and Coventry will both be hosting televised boxing shows with some big titles on the line which will have West Midland’s fighters competing for them. Queensberry promotions will be holding there show live on BT sports at the Telford International Centre on Saturday June 11th with two British titles on the line. The main event will be for the Super Bantamweight British title with holder Marc Leach from Salford taking on the unbeaten Telford boy Liam Davies. Leach won the title in his last fight in March beating Chris Bourke in a unanimous points decision at the York Hall Bethnal Green London and has a record of 18 wins 1 draw and 1 defeat. Davies is the current super Bantamweight English champ and won the WBC International Silver super-bantamweight title in his last contest in October of 2021 beating Dixon Flores in a unanimous points decision taking his record to 11 without defeat.

Also on this card and joint main event we have the WBO & IBF European Super Flyweight champion Ijaz Ahmed who will be taking on Quaise Khademi for the vacant Super Flyweight British title. Both fighters met in August of 2021 for the same British title which ended in a split draw. Ahmed has won 10 of his 13 contests with 1 draw, Quaise has won 8 and drew 1 in 10 contests.

On Saturday 25th June Boxxer Promotions will be at Coventry’s Skydome which will be aired live on Sky Sports. There are two big title fights on this show with Birmingham well represented on the undercard as well. On the undercard you have the hard-hitting Kaisee Benjamin having his 18th fight of his career in his new weight division of Super lightweight, Benjamin has won 15 and drew one of his 17 contests so far. Also on the undercard you have two Boxxer Series winners both from Birmingham with Super lightweight winner Cori Gibbs and lightweight winner Dylan Cheema both competing. Both fighters are unbeaten with Gibbs being 16 without defeat and Cheema is unbeaten in five bouts.

The first big title fight on this show is for the English Middleweight title and will be contested between Coventry’s River Wilson-Bent and Rowley Regis's Tyler Denny. These two boxers have fought before for this title in November of 2021 where the fight was stopped in the seventh round as Wilson-Bent sustained a really bad cut over the left eye from a clash of heads and a technical draw was called. Wilson-Bent has an unbeaten record of 12 wins and one draw with Denny winning 13 and drawing 3 out of 18 fights. This is a true 50/50 contest and could possibly be a contender for fight of the year.

The main event of this show is a big one with ‘The Savage’ Sam Eggington finally getting his shot at a World title. Eggington will be taking on unbeaten Przemyslaw Zysk from Poland for the vacant IBO super Welterweight world title. Birmingham’s Eggington (28) has a very impressive record winning 31 fights out of 38 contests taking on some of the best in the world like Paulie Mallignaggi, Frankie Gavin and Liam Smith. Zysk (30) has a unbeaten record of 18 without defeat and has 6 knockouts to his name but this is a massive step up in opponent for the poll.

Dexter’s Thought’s

Two massive shows to be held in the West Midland’s showcasing some of the best talent we have to offer. Liam Davies has a fantastic chance of being crowned the British Super Bantamweight champ. He has impressed me from the start, when he made his debut in December of 2018 but he will be up against a very tough Southpaw who will be looking to hold on to this prestigious title. Davies will know what is at stack here as he has saw fellow Queensberry promotions stable mate Brad Foster win this title outright and then go on to claim the Commonwealth title. I’m sure Davies will want to emulate Foster’s success and move beyond European titles and aim for world honors. He will also earn a place in the bbcolumn ‘Hall of Fame’ when he wins the British title.

Ahmed against Khademi is a right tasty contest if it in anything like there first encounter. I am suspecting another close fight that could go either way, but I can see the two-time European Champ getting the nod in this fight and cement his legacy.

Wilson-Bent v Denny has got to be the most highly anticipated rematch there is in domestic fights at the moment. I have to say that I had Wilson-Bent up at the time the last fight when it was called, but after looking back at the clash of heads I have to say the cut was definitely done by a punch from Denny. I honestly think time it could be a contender for fight of the year and hopefully we get a definitive result so the winner can go on and fight for British honors. I really can’t wait for this one.

‘The Savage’ has finally got his shot at a World title and I honestly can’t see him letting this chance go. He is still only 28 but seems to have been around forever as he made his debut back in September of 2012. His opponent is unbeaten but I really don’t think he is going to be able to handle Eggington at his best. I am confident that Eggington will win the IBO world title which will lead him to bigger world title fights and cement his legacy.

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