Ashley Sexton, Paul Butler Land on BoxAcademy, July 5th

Some of Britain’s best young prospects will be in action at London’s legendary York Hall on  Thursday 5th July, as the second installment of Queensberry Promotions’ new concept show, BoxAcademy, hits the capital.

The feature for the evening, sees a clash of two of the best up and coming domestic Super-Flyweight prospects, as Ashley Sexton(12-0) takes on Paul Butler (7-0) in an eliminator in for the British Championship. Cheshunt’s Sexton has already tasted an English Title at Flyweight, and will be looking to put his name at the top of the list for British honours at Super-Flyweight at York Hall. However he’s sure to have his work cut out against unbeaten Merseyside resident Butler, who has British title aspirations of his own.

Pitting unbeaten prospects against each other, is one of the characteristics Queensberry Promotions are hoping to make typical of the BoxAcademy format, as they attempt to bring on fighters at a faster rate with tougher match ups, specifically chosen to help them develop their ring craft.

Also featured on the BoxAcademy London bill is a Super Featherweight, 10 round dust up between Irish prospect Stephen Ormond (11-1)and West Ham resident, Mickey Coveney (13-5). Last time out Ormond was just shaded by Paul Appleby, in an extremely close fight and he’ll be looking to get his title aspirations back on track with a tough learning fight against Coveney.

Mitchell Smith gets his second pro outing in 5 weeks on July 5th. Smith had a terrific debut at York Hall last month, prompting BoxNation’s Steve Bunce to label Smith as performer of the night. Other local prospects from the London area, Daryll Williams, Joey Taylor, Tom Baker and Charlie Hoy are also all in action.

And once again sponsors Rainham Steel will be providing a bonus of £1,000 to each  of the fighters involved in the ‘Fight of the Night’. Both winner and loser of the contest will get the cash bonus in an innovative move that Queensberry are hoping will ensure the fans see their favourite fighters in competitive contests.

First time out in Oldham, the ‘Rainham Steel Fight of the Night’ meant that every fight was fiercely contested, with Joe Selkirk’s win against Jason Ball being crowned the winner by the BoxNation studio team.

Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotions said, “ It’s going to another great night where we’re able to showcase some of the best young domestic talent that the Queensberry Promotions and Frank Warren Promotions stable has in its ranks. We’re putting two of the UK’s best unbeaten Super Flyweight prospects together in Sexton and Butler, as the two bid to show who best positioned to challenge for British Honours. Ashley vs Paul is really what BoxAcademy is all about, a great learning fight for both guys, and a chance for one to really fast track their career.

He continued “ I’m also glad that our title sponsors Rainham Steel will be providing a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus once again. It’s clear from the first BoxAcademy event in Oldham that the ‘Fight of Night’ bonus makes everyone come to fight and work their hardest to try to win the extra cash incentive.

The action will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation, Sky Ch. 456 and Virgin Ch. 546. Subscribe at

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 06-09-2012

Daryll Williams needs to stay active.

Comment by knockoutkid on 06-08-2012

Ashley is a good boxer with good technique and build he should go far, not sure what happened with Booth, but he dont need to run around he can box.

Comment by D-MiZe on 06-08-2012

Exciting fight, about time Warren matched his prospects against eachother! Can't wait to see Smith & Williams too.

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