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Commey-Buckland: Best Weekend Fight, Says Goodwin

By John MacDonald

On a weekend that sees bitter rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly in action in separate contests ahead of their inevitable rematch, Steve Goodwin of Goodwin Promotions believes the fight of the weekend isn’t taking place at the Echo Arena, Liverpool instead it’s happening at York Hall.

The main event of the promoter’s “Azonto Time” card pits undefeated, Ghanaian knockout artist Richard Commey 17-0 (17 KOs) against the all-action Gary Buckland 28-4 (8 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

“It’s a great fight isn’t it? I think it’s the best fight of the weekend in the UK. There isn’t a more competitive fight on in this country,” Goodwin told Boxing Scene earlier this week.

London fight fans appear to be in agreement with Goodwin as there are no tickets left for world famous, Bethnal Green venue. The entire bill will be broadcast exclusively live and free on www.boxingevolution.tv.

“It’s sold-out, absolutely. We have no tickets left, there’s no tickets on the door, which for us as a small hall promotional outfit I think it makes a statement. Basically, if someone turns up without a ticket they won’t be getting past security.

“If you haven’t got a TV contract, this is what small hall shows are about. I honestly think since that this show is TV worthy.”

The chief support sees Miles Shinkwin 8-0 (3 KOs) and Joel McIntyre 11-0 (1 KO) put their unbeaten records on the line as they contest the vacant Southern Area light heavyweight title. In the third title fight of the night, Freddie Turner 10-0 defends his Southern Area light middleweight title against Kris Agyei-Dua 7-2-2 (2 KOs). The bill also features Tony Conquest 13-2 (5 KOs) making his first in-ring appearance since losing his Commonwealth cruiserweight title to Ovill McKenzie 23-12 (12 KOs) in April and former Prizefighter champion Larry Ekundayo 6-0 (2 KOs) returns to action after a 14 month absence.

“The good thing about this card is that it’s not all about the main event. We have a couple of area title fights that are brilliant and the fact that it’s sold-out shows they are fights people want to watch,” said Goodwin about the rest of the card. “It’s great to be promoting this level of fights and I’m looking to make other big fights later in the year as well so hopefully this will be the first of many at this level.”

In the little over four years Goodwin Promotions have been putting on shows but this is by far and away the biggest the promotional outfit have staged. In 2012, Goodwin delivered Ali Adams, who he was then managing, a shot at former Olympic Gold medallist, Audley Harrison. Since then the promotional venture has gone from strength to strength but Goodwin hopes to keep moving forward.

“I now manage 38 boxers, it’s booming. In London, we are now definitely the main point of call. I don’t think we have competition. We are not as good as the top ones because they are much better than us.

“Dave Coldwell is right up there. He’s not our competition because he’s from the North but he puts on brilliant shows. That’s the level we are aiming for. I would put us just behind Dave Coldwell right now. We are really happy where we are.”

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