Fight Night Preview 4th August 2018

Ok fight fans it’s that time of the week again fight night preview time. This week we are in Cardiff for another JDNTEN Show. All the action is live of Sky Sports Mix from 7pm.

Joe Cordina V Sean Dodd

This fight is for the vacant Commonwealth title. Joe Cordina comes into this fight looking to continue his perfect start to his professional career as he comes into this fight with a record of 7-0 with 6 knockouts. He’s knocked out all but one of his opponents in his last fight he knocked out Hakim Ben Ali in the 3rd round.

Sean Dodd comes into this title fight with a record of 15-3-1 with 3 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights, but only one of them by knockout. In his last fight he lost the Commonwealth title after been knocked out by Tommy Coyle in the 6th round.

On paper many people would see this fight as a bit of a miss match, but that’s why fights are not fought on paper. Although vastly more experienced then Cordina you still have to make Cordina the favourite. Due to the fact that he’s only 26 and his got incredible hand speed and the power to go with it. However Dodd is a very skilful boxer and if he can keep the fight at distance he might be able to win on points. If he tries to go toe to toe with Cordina then I can see him getting knocked out inside 6 rounds. If Dodd does lose this fight I really think he should hang up the gloves cause at 34 I don’t know where he goes from here.

Natasha Jonas V Viviane Obenauf

This fight will be Natasha Jonas’s 1st defence of her WBA International title, she comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 6-0 with 5 knockouts. She’s knocked out all but one of her opponents. In her last fight she knocked out Taoussy L’ Hadji in the 7th round to win the title.

Viviane Obenauf comes into this fight with a record of 12-4 with 6 knockouts. She has only won 3 out of her last 6 fights, 2 of them by knockout. In her last fight she was stopped in the 6th round by Chantelle Cameron.

This fight should be an easy win for Jonas as she is the far superior boxer to Obenauf. However Obenauf does have a lot more experience, but I don’t think she has the boxing skills to keep Jonas off her for the whole fight. So I can see Jonas winning on points or by late stoppage. If she does win this fight she will take one step closer to taking on Jelena Mrdjenovich for the WBA world title.

Daniyar Yeleussinov V Gabor Gorbics

Daniyar Yeleussinov will want to continue his perfect start to his professional career as he comes into this fight with a record of 2-0 with 1 knockout. In his last fight he won on points over an overmatched Zoltan Szabo

Gabor Gorbics comes into this fight with a record of 24-11 with 14 knockouts. He’s only won 1 of his last 6 fights and that was a split decision victory. Last time out he lost a unanimous decision to Shakhram Giyasov on his professional debut.

This is a good fight for Yeleussinov because it will give him a chance to showcase his skills against an opponent who should be able to take him a few rounds, I think he will go looking for the knockout.

Also on the bill:

Sean McGoldrick and Anthony Sims Jr but at the time of writing this preview their opponents had not been confirmed.

Hope you enjoy the fights and please comment below and let me know your predictions.

Fight Night Preview 28th July 2018

Ok fight fans it’s that time of the week again fight night preview time, this week we are at the O2 in London for a night packed with action. All the action is live on Sky Sports Box Office from 6pm.

Dillian Whyte V Joseph Parker

There is only one place to start and that is with this huge heavyweight fight, although there is no world title on the line it’s got the air of a title fight surrounding it.

Dillian Whyte comes into this fight with a record of 23-1 with 17 knockouts. He’s won all of his last 6 fights, 3 of them by knockout. His only loss came in that fight of the year candidate against Anthony Joshua when he was knocked out in the 7th round back in 2015. In his last fight he scored that stunning knockout over Lucas Browne in the 6th round.

Joseph Parker comes into this fight with a record of 24-1 with 18 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights, but only 2 of them by knockout. His last fight was that big unification fight with Anthony Joshua back in March when he lost by unanimous decision, and it wasn’t his best performance.

Boxing fans are really looking forward to this fight and I think it’s because nobody knows who’s going to win. It could also be the fact that outside of a world title fight this is one of the biggest fights out there in the heavyweight division. If I had to pick a winner I would say Whyte might just edge it because he’s more of a come forward fighter, and he’s not afraid to take a shot to give one back. I have written a blog post building up this fight so you should check that out.

Dereck Chisora V Carlos Takam

Dereck Chisora comes into this fight with a record of 28-8 with 8 knockouts. His recent form has been a bit hit a miss because he’s only won 3 of his last 6 fights, however all 3 of those wins have come by knockout. Dereck Chisora’s biggest problem is you never know which Chisora is going to turn up. It’s ether going to be the one that comes out looking for a fight or it’s going to be the one that’s just looking for a payday.

Carlos Takam comes into this fight with a record of 35-4-1 with 27 knockouts. He’s won 4 out of his last 6 fights, 3 of them by knockout. In his last fight he put in a brave effort at short notice against Anthony Joshua before been knocked out in the 10th round.

This fight could be another 50/50 if Chisora comes out wanting to fight then it should make it a good fight, and if Takam can put in the same sort of performance he did against Joshua then that will make it an entertaining fight. One thing’s for sure for both men this fight could be the last chance saloon for both men’s careers.

Katie Taylor V Kimberly Connor

This title unification fight will be Katie Taylors 2nd defence of her WBA title and the 1st defence of her IBF title. She comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 9-0 with 4 knockouts. She’s knocked out 2 of her last 6 opponents in her last fight she won a unanimous decision over Victoria Noelia Bustos to unify the division. This is going to be a busy few months for her as she is scheduled to fight Cindy Serrano on the 6th October in Chicago.

Kimberly Connor comes into this huge title unification fight with a record of 13-3-2 with 4 knockouts. She’s won 4 out of her last 6 fights, but only 1 of them by knockout. In her last fight she beat Jasmine Clarkson by unanimous decision to help set up her second shot at a world title.

You have to make Taylor the favourite for this one because she’s the champion and the crowd is going to be behind her. She is a very good boxer because she’s got the power to get the stoppage, and box to a game plan.

Conor Benn V Cedric Peynaud

This is a fight that I have been looking forward to since it was announced because their first fight was so competitive, and Benn only just got the decision.

Conor Benn comes into this rematch with a perfect professional record of 12-0 with 9 knockouts. He’s knocked out 5 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he knocked out Chris Truman in the 4th round.

Cedrick Peynaud comes into this rematch with a record of 6-5-3 with 4 knockouts. He’s won 4 out of his last 6 fights, 3 of them by knockout. In his last fight he knocked out Christopher Legendre in the 6th round.

Although Pyramid pushed Benn to the limit and he became the first man to put him on the floor, Benn has improved since then. I think he took this rematch to prove a point so I can see Benn coming out looking for the knockout to prove that their first fight was just a bad night at the office. Whoever wins it should put them in the world title picture as this fight is for the WBA Continental title.

Joshua Buatsi V Anderejs Pokumeiko

Joshua Buatsi will be looking to continue his perfect start to his professional career as he comes into this fight with a record of 6-0 with 4 knockouts. In his last fight he knocked out Stephene Cuevas in the 5th round. He’s made the O2 something of a fortress as this will be his 4th fight there and all of his wins have come by knockout.

Anderejs Pokumeiko comes into this fight with a record of 17-14-1 with 13 knockouts. He’s won 4 out of his last 6 fights all of them by knockout. Last time out he lost a unanimous decision to Enrico Koelling.

This should be a good fight for Buatsi as Pokumeiko should be able to take him a few rounds. However if he wins this fight it would be nice to see him stepped up so that he’s fighting someone who can give him a real challenge. It’s no good padding a fighter’s record because ether the fans will lose interest or when they do step up they won’t know how to handle it.

Anthony Fowler V Craig O’ Brien

Anthony Fowler will also be looking to continue his perfect start to his professional career, and he comes into this fight with a record of 6-0 he has knocked out all but one of his opponents. In his last fight he scored a 2nd round knockout over Ryan Toms.

Craig O’ Brien also comes into this fight with an undefeated record of 8-0 with no knockouts. All of his fights have gone the distance. In his last fight he won a unanimous decision over Jay Byrne to become the new BUI Ireland National champion.

It’s exciting to see two young undefeated fighters putting their undefeated records on the line. This could be a very close fight but I think you have to make Fowler the favourite, because he’s shaping up to be a good all round boxer. He’s shown superb boxing skills particularly his jab and his foot work, but he also carries knockout power.

Nick Webb V David Allen

Nick Webb comes into this fight with a perfect record of 12-0 with 10 knockouts. He’s knocked out 5 out of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he won by knockout over Ante Verunica in the 2nd round.

David Allen comes into this fight with a record of 13-4-2 with 10 knockouts. He has only won 3 of his last 6 fights, however all of those wins came by knockout. He will be desperate to get back to winning ways, as he was knocked out last time out in the 10th round by Tony Yoka.

On paper this looks like a bit of a miss match but it could be a very competitive fight. Although Webb will come into this one a big favourite but Allan is fighting for his career because if he loses I don’t know where he goes from here. Whoever wins will be next in line to fight Hughie Fury for the British title, this fight is an eliminator for that title.

Hope you enjoy all the action and comment below and let me know your predictions.

Fight Night Preview 14th July 2018

Ok fight fans it’s that time of the week again fight night preview time, this week we enter the lion’s den in Germany. All the action will be live on Sky Sports Arena from 9.45pm.

Tyron Zeuge V Rocky Fielding

This fight will be Tyron Zeuge’s 4th defence of his WBA world title. He comes into this fight with an undefeated record of 22-0-1 with 12 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights but only 2 of them by knockout. The only blot on his record came back in 2016 when he was held to a draw by Giovanni De Carolis. In his last fight he knocked out Isaac Ekpo in the 2nd round in their rematch. I do have one criticism of Tyron Zeuge I know he’s a world class fighter and a world champion, but how can you be champion of the world when you’ve fought your whole career in your home country.

Rocky Fielding comes into this fight his first shot at a world title with a record of 26-1 with 14 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights 3 of them by knockout the only blot on his record came in that all Merseyside clash with Callum Smith as Rocky was destroyed in the opening round. Last time out he won on points over Karel Horejsek.

So who’s going to win this huge world title fight you would have to make Tyron Zeuge the clear favourite for this one, because he’s a world class fighter and he’s in front of a home crowd which can make a big difference to a fighter. He’s also beaten British boxers before when he beat Paul Smith by unanimous decision back in 2017. However this is not going to be an easy fight for him because Rocky Fielding is a very good fighter. I believe that if he can stick to his boxing skills so his foot work and his jab, and if he can stick to his own game plan and not get drawn into Zeuge’s kind of fight then he may be able to win the fight on points. One thing’s for sure in order to bring the title home he’s going to have to put in a career best performance.

I would like to apologise for this brief preview but I will be writing a review of all the action. As always I love to hear what you guys think can Rocky Fielding pull off his own Rocky story.

Fight Night Preview 15th June 2018

Ok fight fans it’s that time of the week again fight night preview time. This week The Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle hosts a pack night of action, here’s my fight night preview of all the action. All the action is live on Sky Sports Action from 7pm.

Kris George V Josh Kelly

This fight is for the Welterweight Commonwealth title, this fight will be Kris George’s second defence of his title and he comes into this fight with a record of 14-1 with 8 knockouts. He has won all of his last 6 fights, 3 of them by knockout. In his last fight he knocked out Maximiliano Leonel Scalzone in the opening round.

This fight will be Josh Kelly’s first shot at a major title and he comes into this fight with a perfect record of 6-0 with 4 knockouts. He has made an impressive start to his professional career out classing all of his opponents, but this will be his biggest test to date.

This could be a very exciting fight to watch although George is the more experienced of the two, Kelly had a very successful amateur career culminating in representing team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I think that if Kelly can stick to his boxing and uses his movement he should win it on points.

Lewis Ritson V Paul Hyland Jr

This is a fight that I’ve been excited about since it was announced, this will be Lewis Ritson’s 3rd defence of his British title, and he comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 15-0 with 9 knockouts. He has knocked out all of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he knocked out Scott Cardle in the 2nd round to retain his title.

Paul Hyland also comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 18-0 with 7 knockouts. He has knocked out 3 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he knocked out David Birmingham in the 4th round.

This is the kind of fight that boxing fans love because we’ve got 2 undefeated fighters fighting for a title which can only mean one thing somebody’s 0 has to go. I think Ritson will come out looking to be on the front foot and control the ring if he can do that I can see him scoring the knockout in the middle rounds. However if he comes out the same way he did against Cardle I can see him getting out box by Hyland. This one is a real 50-50 fight it could also be fight of the night.

Gavin McDonnell V Stuart Hall

Gavin McDonnell comes into this fight with a record of 19-1-2 with 5 knockouts. He has won 5 out of his last 6 fights, but only 1 of them by knockout. In his last fight he won a unanimous decision over Gamal Yafai.

Former world champion Stuart Hall comes into this fight with a record of 21-6-2 with 7 knockouts. Although his recent form has not been the best as he has only won 4 out of his last 6 fights none of them by knockout. In his last fight many people thought it would be the end of the road for him as he lost a unanimous decision to Paul Butler.

This one is going to be one for the boxing purists among us because both men are quality boxers, and neither of them carry knockout power. This fight could also be a make or break fight for both men, because whoever wins will go into the world title mix but I’m struggling to see were the loser goes from here.

Charlie Edwards V Anthony Nelson

Charlie Edwards comes into this fight with a record of 12-1 with 5 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights, but only 2 of them by knockout. In his last fight he knocked out Ricky Little in the very first round.

Anthony Nelson comes into this fight with a record of 12-1 with only 2 knockouts. He has won 5 out of his last 6 fights but only 1 by knockout. In his last fight he won on points over Simas Voloinas.

This could be another fight that goes the distance as nether man are a big puncher. I think you have to make Edwards favourite because he has fought at a slightly higher level.

Arfan Iqbal V Simon Vallily

Aran Iqbal comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 12-0 with 5 knockouts. He’s knocked out 3, out of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he knocked out Wadi Camacho in the 4th round to win the English title.

Simon Valliy comes into this fight with a record of 13-1 with 4 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights, 3 of them by knockout. In his last fight he knocked out Blaise Mendouo in the 4th round.

I think this fight could come down to who makes the better start,I can see their styles gelling well but I can still see it going the distance with Iqbal coming out on top.

I hope you enjoy the fights and don’t forget to comment below and let me know your predictions.

Fight Night Preview 6th June 2018

Ok fight fans it’s that time of the week again fight night preview time. As The York Hall Bethnal Green hosts another NxtGen show, including two Commonwealth title fights. All the action is live on Sky Sports Action from 7pm on Wednesday,

Luke Watkins V Lawrence Okolie

This fight has developed a lot of buzz around it both in the trade and with boxing fans alike. This fight will be Luke Watkins 2nd defence on his Commonwealth title, and he comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 13-0 with 9 knockouts. He’s knocked out 5 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he stopped Mike Stafford in the 8th round to retain his title.

Lawrence Okolie also comes into this title fight with an undefeated record of 8-0 with 6 knockouts. He’s knocked out 4 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he won a unanimous decision over his arch rival Isaac Chamberlain in a fight of the year candidate and one that I would love to see again at some point.

Hopefully this fight will live up to the hype and if it does it could be a difficult one to call. Although Watkins is the more experienced of the two I think Okolie is the better technical boxer so if he can keep the fight at range and uses boxing skills he should win it on points. It’s good for the sport to see two young undefeated fighters fighting each other rather than padding out their records fighting journeymen.

Reece Bellotti V Ryan Doyle

This fight will be Reece Bellotti’s 2nd defence of his Commonwealth title and he comes into this fight with a perfect professional record of 12-0 with 11 knockouts. He’s knocked out all of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he knocked out Ben Jones in the 6th round.

Ryan Doyle comes into this fight with a record of 16-2-1 with 8 knockouts. He’s won 5 out of his last 6 fights, only 2 of them by knockout. In his last fight he beat journeyman Rafael Castillo on points.

You have to make Bellotti the clear favourite for this one because he has never lost as a professional and he is a big puncher. I think that Doyle’s best chance to win is to stay away from Bellotti’s right hand and hope that he runs out of steam as they go into the championship rounds. If he tries to go toe to toe with Bellotti he will get knocked out by the middle rounds.

Ted Cheeseman V Paul Upton

Ted Cheeseman comes into this fight with a perfect record of 13-0 with 8 knockouts. He has only knocked out 2 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he won a tough unanimous decision over the vastly experienced Carson Jones.

Paul Upton also comes into this fight with a perfect record of 15-0 with 3 knockouts. He’s only knocked out 2 of his last 6 opponents. In his last fight he beat Adam Jones on points.

This fight has the potential to be fight of the night because we’ve got 2 fighters both undefeated with excellent boxing skills. Nether man may not be a big puncher but it should be a good fight to watch. However I do think you have to make Cheeseman the slight favourite because he has fought at a higher level.

Daniyar Yeleussinov V Gabor Gabics

This fight will only be Daniyar Yeleussinov 2nd fight as a professional, however he did make the perfect start to his career with a knockout victory over Noah Kidd. He is also an Olympic gold medalist from the 2016 games.

Gabor Gobics comes into this fight with a record of 24-11 with 14 knockouts. He’s only won 1 of his last 6 fights and that was a split decision victory. In his last fight he lost to Shakhram Giyasov on his debut.

This should be a good fight for Daniyar Yeleussinov although he should win the fight, Gorbics should be more than capable of taking him a few rounds, so this should be a good learning fight for him.

Also on the Bill:

Felix Cash: However at the time of writing this preview his opponent had not been confirmed.

Hope you enjoy the fights and comment below and let me know your predictions.