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News: Dylan Price, Ultimate Boxxer, Liam Cameron, More

This Saturday, undefeated super flyweight, Dylan "The Real Dyl" Price (5-0, 5 KOs) of Sicklerville, New Jersey will take the next progression in his pro career, as he takes part in his first scheduled six-round bout when he battles Edson Eduardo Neri (2-2, 1 KO) of Mexico City at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The bout will be part of a big night of boxing that is headlined by a bout of former world champions Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas.

The 19 year-old Price has been training very hard, and is looking forward to his next step in his career.

I would like to first thank Yahuah, my Elohim for putting me in such a great position to showcase the talent he has given me. My  entire team that is doing a phenomenal job. My promoters Floyd Mayweather and Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions. My management team Doc Nowicki, Dejuan Blake and David Price who is my dad/trainer/manager, plus my "Real Dyl" team Lake Tilghman and Will Sanders," said Dylan Price.
 
"I am super excited to be on such an action packed card once again. I can't wait to weigh in on Friday, and perform on Saturday. I have had a really good camp with some excellent sparring, and I'm looking forward to my first 6 round bout. Saturday night will be packed with some of the biggest stars in the business, and I'm looking to show that over the next few years I will belong in this company.

Price is managed by D and D Management and is promoted by Mayweather Promotions.

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ULTIMATE BOXXER, Britain’s first boxing entertainment brand, is delighted to announce that free-to-air TV channel 5Spike will broadcast the inaugural event from the Manchester Arena on Friday 27th April. LIVE across the UK.

The new and exciting boxing elimination tournament will provide raw, modern and exhilarating action for viewers to watch LIVE on Freeview Channel 31, Sky 160, TalkTalk 31, Freesat 141, BT TV 31 and Virgin Media 154.

Created to give untapped, talented and fiercely ambitious boxers a golden opportunity to become boxing’s next big stars across multiple weight divisions, ULTIMATE BOXXER has high profile legends involved including British greats Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla as well as former world champion and leading pundit Paulie Malignaggi. Spike programming is endeavouring to bring something cutting edge to the booming UK boxing scene.

ULTIMATE BOXXER I features eight undefeated boxers in the Welterweight division who will battle it out in toe-to-toe action in four quarter-finals of 3 x 3-minute rounds, followed by two semi-finals and one final to determine an ULTIMATE BOXXER champion in one night who’ll also win a life-changing cash prize from a pool of £50,000.

ULTIMATE BOXXER also aims to engage a younger audience utilising leading digital brands and social media to provide a different boxing experience. The quarter-finals will begin on Unilad at 7.15pm GMT before the live show on 5Spike begins at 9pm.

Benjamin Shalom, Founder of ULTIMATE BOXXER, said

“I’m thrilled to partner with 5Spike to make available on free-to-air TV the debut of ULTIMATE BOXXER I.  We believe that 5Spike is a great match for our brand and possesses the drive and energy for entertainment smarter, sharper and braver.

We want to give something to both the fans & the sport and I’m delighted that 5Spike share the same vision."

Caj Sohal, Head of Sport across the Channel 5 family said:

“Here at 5Spike we are always on the lookout for high impact and engaging sport content. We are excited about working with Ultimate Boxxer for this brand new fighting format and hope that it delivers knock out results”    

Live: Ultimate Boxxer I will be on 5Spike on Friday 27th April at 9pm.

Can Nicky Jenman cause a shock against Liam Cameron on April 27?  The Brighton fighter certainly believes so.

Jenman challenges champion Cameron for his Commonwealth Middleweight Title at the Ice Sheffield Arena – Cameron’s home city - following Danny Butler’s late withdrawal, with the show broadcast live on Freesports (Freeview 95, Freesat 252, Sky 424, BT 95, Talk Talk 95).

‘Cannonball’ Cameron seized the crown last October in dramatic fashion, stopping fellow ‘Steel City’ fighter Sam Sheedy in eight action-packed rounds, also in front of the Freesports cameras.  The former ABA champion, 20-5 (8), and his team, are now looking to push on and hopeful that a successful first defence of the Commonwealth belt will open up other title opportunities.

Southpaw Jenman, in action late March when losing an IBO Continental Middleweight Title bout to Andrew Robinson by majority decision, insists he will be in good nick on fight night.  The 32-year-old, may have lost 10 of 31 outings, but says he will thrive having no pressure on his shoulders and warns he has good ‘away’ form on his ledger.

“I’m absolutely over the moon to get this opportunity,” said Jenman, who works full time as a scaffolder but begins his day with a 4am training run.  “From my last fight against Andrew Robinson, which I thought I did enough to win, I didn’t think I’d be back in the mix.  So, this is a really good opportunity for me to take.

“After the Robinson fight, I was back in the gym the next day, and I’m always in the gym all year round.  So, when I got the call for this fight with just a few weeks notice, I thought I’d grab it.

“I haven’t really seen much of Liam.  Obviously, I’ve heard of him but I’ve not seen him fight.  He’s a tough lad and he’s the champion, so I respect him for that but I want to do my best and cause the upset.  I leave my opponents to my management team; I never watched one of Andrew Robinson’s fights, my team came up with a game plan and I thought I won that night.  So, we’ll have a good game plan for Liam.

“I’m fine about fighting in Sheffield.  I’ve caused upsets away from home.  And sometimes it’s nice not to have the pressure [of fighting at home].  I’m the away fighter, they’re expecting me to lose but my attitude is that I’ve nothing to lose and lots to gain.  Don’t get me wrong, he’s a tough lad and a champion but I’m in the wrong game if I’m going to there to make up the numbers.  I’ll put on a good show and want to cause the upset.”

Dennis Hobson Promotions presents Liam Cameron defending his Commonwealth Middleweight Title against Brighton’s Nicky Jenman at the Ice Sheffield Arena (S9 5DA) on April 27.  Also appearing will be Doncaster’s Craig Derbyshire defending his Central Area Super Flyweight Title against Sheffield’s Tommy Frank.

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