Deakin Out - Stulginskas In For Alexander At York Hall This Saturday.
For his first bout in the UK, since returning from training and boxing in America, Finsbury Park’s Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander is set to face late replacement Tadas Stulginskas. on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in London on Saturday 25th October.
Originally Mark was due to face old foe Rockin’ Robin Deakin, however Robin was forced to pull out, which opened the door for Tadas to make his third trip to the York Hall this year.
Tadas is no easy replacement opponent for ‘The Flash’, back in March he dispatched debuting Suz Member is just one minute and two seconds of the first round, however Mark seemed less than impressed, believing that his experience will see him come through victorious, as he made clear when he spoke earlier.
“I’m really disappointed that the rematch with Robin Deakin isn’t going to happen, but to be honest the result would have been the same as before, I beat him well back then and would have beaten him even better this time around.
So it goes, I’m just happy to get back out and fight, don’t really care who the opponent is.
Don’t know too much about this new guy, other than he’s fought previously on Dave Murphy’s shows.
He had a very good result against Suz Member but that doesn’t mean anything, Suz was debuting, I’ve had sixteen fights and been in some real wars with some very good fighters, the likes of Michael Brodie, John Simpson and Dazzo Williams so this guy doesn’t worry me at all.
Been getting some top sparring at the TRAD TKO, been sparring Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin, he’s a good boy and a great sparring partner.
Had storming six round spars with Tommy, probably could have done more but don’t want to push it at this point, so doing six rounds with a good kid like Tommy is just perfect right now.
I know what I have in me, I know what I have in the tank, I’ll be really sharp on the night.
I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things, get this fight out of the way, move on to the next fight, I want to start building to a title shot, that may still be a little way off yet but I’m sure I will get the chance next year now I’m signed with Dave Murphy.
It makes such a difference being signed to a promoter, after I’ve beaten Tadas, he’ll start building me up so I can start fighting for belts, which I’m more than good enough for.
Now I’m going to do this the right way, everyone will get to see the best of Mark ‘Flash’ Alexander.
So to all the fans out there, come on down to York Hall on October 25th, it’s going to be a great night, lots of top class fights and what’s more you’ll get the chance to see me back in action in the Capital again.”
Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander vs Tadas Stulginskas features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.
Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from Mark Alexander on 07944 187153 or from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com - or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.
Fireworks guaranteed! Two Female World Champions will collide when WBA World Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian squares off with WBA World Super Flyweight Champion Naoko Fujioka on the Sturm vs. Stieglitz undercard on November 8, 2014 at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
“This will be one heck of a fight. She’s one of the world’s finest fighters”, Kentikian (27), who is currently preparing with her coach Magomed Schaburow in Cologne, Germany, said. “It’ll be a great challenge but those are the fights I want. I want to give the fans a great show and dominate a strong opponent. I can’t wait for fight night!”
The unbeaten Fujioka (39), from Japan, is regarded as one of the best female boxers. She currently holds the WBA World Super Flyweight title and is a former WBC World Minimumweight champion. She is looking to win her third championship when she moves down in weight to challenge Kentikian in Stuttgart.
Kentikian, of course, wants to erase the zero from Fujioka’s professional record. In her last fight, the “Killer Queen” defended her crown via a spectacular ninth round technical knockout on May 31 against Dan-Bi Kim, also from Japan. “I’ll be even better this time around”, Kentikian promised. “I’m in tremendous shape and I promise that Fujioka won’t stand a chance on November 8.”
Tickets for the huge Sturm vs. Stieglitz bill at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, can be bought by calling +49-711-2 555 555 or online at www.easyticket.de .
Unbeaten middleweight Tommy Langford praises award-winning gym
Hall Green Boxing Club in the heart of the West Midlands scooped up three of the prizes on offer in the Midlands Boxing Awards 2014 with coach - Tom Chaney, boxing manager and cutsman - Jon Pegg and boxer - Frankie Gavin all sharing the spoils.
Head coach, Tom Chaney of the Hall Green Boxing Club in Tyseley, Birmingham won the Boxing and the Community Award with Jon Pegg acquiring the Services to Boxing Award.
As well as those honours, Langford’s sparring partner, Frankie Gavin picked up the Midlands Boxer of the Year Award for the second year running. The current British and Commonwealth welterweight champion tweeted, “Buzzing to hear I just won Midland Boxer of the Year again, absolutely buzzing. Sorry I couldn’t be there but got a job in hand next Friday.”
Tommy Langford praised his award-winning team by stating, “I’m very proud to be part of such a successful gym, it’s nice to see my trainer, Tom getting recognised for the sport and the community work that he does because he does a lot of good work for the local area.
My manager, Jon Pegg is massive for the sport, he’s absolutely great so I’m pleased to see him pick up that award for his good work.
As for Frankie, you can’t really question that he is the best boxer in the Midlands and winning it two years in a row is a great achievement. Hopefully, one day, I’ll be picking up these awards!”
Frankie Gavin and teammate, Tommy Langford share the stage this Friday at Wolverhampton Civic Hall and will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).
Tickets priced at £35 for standard and £55 for ringside and are available directly from Team Langford on 07805 613757.
Tommy Langford would like to thank his sponsors, MAN Commercial Protection, RPM Cars, Strategy Plus Web Design, Atlas Pain Relief, Ringside UK, and PR Manager, Tim Rickson.