Gary Corcoran's challenge for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior-Middleweight Championship against English Champion Danny Butler will now headline the York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday 25th March, exclusively live on BoxNation.
Tom Baker’s showdown against Jack Morris for the Vacant English Light-Heavyweight Championship will feature on the card as chief-support.
Corcoran and Butler were due to meet in Dublin earlier this month, but with the show cancelled the pair will now lock horns at the home of London boxing in a highly anticipated all-action affair.
Wembley warrior Corcoran, known as the “Hellraiser” for his relentless, all pressure style, holds a perfect record of 14 fights with 6 KO’s and aims to capture the first belt of his career against Morris.
“I’m delighted that my title fight is still on against Butler and I’m going all out to win the title in front of my home fans at the York Hall. Butler is a good tough opponent, but there’s no way he’s taking that title. I’ll be in the best shape of my life for the biggest fight of my career and Butler won’t get in my way.” Said Corcoran.
Bristol’s Butler holds the edge in experience over Corcoran with 30 fights and has been in a hot run of form recently winning six fights - including the English title and IBO International titles - with five coming by knockout.
Butler said, “I’m really pleased that the fight against Corcoran is on. It’s given me more time to prepare and I’m intent on causing a big upset at the York Hall. There’s on doubt in my mind that I’ll bring the title back home with me to Bristol. I’m used to fighting in backyards, but I’ll have huge support with me from Bristol so it will be like fighting at home. I can’t wait.”
On the undercard, some of the best young prospects continue in their careers: unbeaten light-welterweight ace Romeo Romaeo takes on Prague’s Michal Dufek over eight rounds; Chingford super-featherweight Boy Jones Jnr and Dagenham lightweight Ediz Hussein, both in separate six rounders; West Ham super-welterweight Sammy McNess, Ilford light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde; Welling lightweight Archie Sharp; Chelmsford super-middleweight Billy Long and Sidcup super-featherweight D.P Carr, all compete over four rounds.
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Hosea Burton finally gets the British Light-Heavyweight title shot he’s wanted – and he’s warned Miles Shinkwin that he’ll win the vacant belt in brutal fashion when they clash at the sold-out Manchester Arena on February 27 on the undercard of the World title unification clash between Carl Frampton MBE and Scott Quigg, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Manchester man Burton boasts a 14-0 record but this is his first title action since joining the paid ranks in March 2012, and the 27 year old says he’ll take the frustration over that long wait on his ‘cocky’ foe from Bushey.
“I’ve been wanting for this fight for a very long time,” said Burton. “I’ve been training for all my whole life for this, everything I’ve done has been geared towards winning the Lonsdale belt. Once I’ve won on Saturday it can lead to some big things for me.
“Miles is a good little fighter, he’s tricky and awkward but I will be bigger, stronger and better man on the night. He’s the cocky type who like to run his mouth, I’m not a massive one on social media - but I’ve heard he’s been talking lots of rubbish about me.
“Empty vessels make the most noise as they say. I will do all my talking in the ring by taking him apart. We are both undefeated, but he has never been in anyone as good as me. If Miles stands there and wants to have a scrap with me, I will knock him out clean very quickly.
“He doesn’t have power so he chooses to box on the back foot, he’s limited and I’m going to do a job on him. Miles talks lots of crap and has an arrogance about him, which I don’t like whatsoever, and I’ll either KO him in devastating style or I will smash him up so bad he will quit on his stool.
“I’ve seen Miles loads of times over the years at amateur shows, he was taller than me when we were growing up – he’s had a growth spurt and shot up around 6ft. I’m now 6ft 4in so I will be towering over him, I’ve got a longer reach and hitting much harder than him.”
Burton’s British title clash with Shinkwin is part of a huge night of action in Manchester as Frampton and Quigg put their IBF and WBA Super-Bantamweight titles on the line in a blockbuster bout.
Gavin McDonnell faces Jorge Sanchez for the WBC Silver Super-Bantamweight title and an official eliminator for the WBC World title, Marco McCullough faces Isaac Lowe for the vacant Featherweight title and Belfast’s Ryan Burnett takes on Frenchman Anthony Settoul for the vacant WBC International Bantamweight title.
Unbeaten Flyweight Charlie Edwards meets Belfast’s Luke Wilton, while there’s action for Commonwealth gold medallists Josh Taylor and Scott Fitzgerald, Conrad Cummings, Marcus Morrison and Josh Pritchard.
Black Country Boxing are delighted to announce their latest show – ‘Cool Hand & The Gang’
The show, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, takes place at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 19th March 2016.
Walsall’s popular super lightweight, Luke Paddock, tops the bill and is joined by fellow Walsall favourite, Martin Gethin.
‘Cool Hand’ Luke will be looking to build on his December victory over Chris Adaway as he plots a course to reclaim his Midlands Area Title in 2016.
‘Quiet Man’ Gethin boxes on home soil for the first time since his World Title Eliminator defeat against Ammeth Diaz back in 2013. The former British Lightweight Champion has fought the likes of Terry Flanagan, Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle since and now, after a successful ear operation, is ready to make waves on the domestic boxing scene.
Midlands Area Light Middleweight Champion, Jason Welborn, is also in action as he looks to secure a third shot at a British Title. Although he suffered a narrow points loss to three-time World Title Challenger, Matt Macklin, last time out, the Rowley Regis fighter earned plenty of plaudits.
The Bowater brothers – super featherweight Des and welterweight Sid – are also in action alongside West Bromwich middleweight, Tom Stokes, Burton featherweight, Leon Gower, Newark super middleweight Chad Sugden, and Wolverhampton bantamweight, Kyle Williams.
Tickets are priced at £30 (general admission) and £60 (VIP Ringside), and can be purchased by calling 0845 111 2900 or directly from any boxer on the bill.
The weigh-in and aftershow take place at Grosvenor Casino Walsall, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall WS2 0LE (just off junction 10 of the M6). GC Walsall will have a presence at the Town Hall on the evening and have linked up with local taxi firm, Yellow Taxi’s, to supply a number of free taxi’s to take guests from the Town Hall to the casino post-fight.
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