Would Jamie McDonnell’s plans put Carl Frampton’s nose out of joint?
It is another disappointment for fans of either Andy Lee or Billy Joe Saunders as a cut above Saunders’ right eye in sparring has caused him to postpone this world title fight.
This is the second postponement and follows Lee’s injury that moved the fight from Dublin to Manchester. It looks like it shall be a November/December date now though the rest of the Manchester show is unaffected and will proceed.
By Donald C Stewart (@CommuneArts)
One of the massive shows this autumn that will go on with sparkles is Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury. It will be shown live on Sky Box Office and the rare treat for fight fans is that sparkly and wrinkly rocker Rod Stewart shall be serenading at the event… hold me back…
Jamie McDonnell has made it plain, clear and simple. Once he beats Tomoki Kameda for the second time he is looking to step up in weight and fight Scott Quigg.
Would that put Carl Frampton’s nose out of joint?
Kell Brook will be back in action in October as he defends his title for the 3rd time, on this occasion against Diego Chaves in Sheffield on the 24th of that month
Brook, of course, is coming back after being stabbed on holiday, Anthony Crolla made it back after tackling not so friendly neighbourhood burglars and now former world titlist Manuel Charr is recovering in hospital after shot in a kebab shop in Germany; dangerous business this boxing…
Finally Joe Frazier is going to be 12 foot and bronze soon in Philadelphia. Artist Stephen Layne has fashioned the statue in his memory and will depict Frazier on March 8th 1971, in the 15th round against Muhammed Ali when he knocked him down.
Last week in Doncaster Samir Mouneimne managed a 6 round points win over Dimitrijs Gutman in a warm up featherweight contest as he prepared for his showdown with Ryan Walsh on the 29th of this month in Wembley for the British title.
Last night we had action in Glasgow which has not hit the news wires yet – it therefore is still below in fast forward and will get reported on next week when I have accurate information on the results.
Last night Friday, the 4th September, in Glasgow, bantamweight Scott McCormack faced Anwar Alfadi in a contest he was expected to win and build his reputation.
Welterweight Stewart Burt faced Ali Wyatt in another contest that the home boxer was expected to win whilst lightweight Barry Craig faced Bilal Rehman and again it would be unfortunate if he lost. Also on the bill were lightweight Charlie Flynn who faced Sylwester Walczak, featherweight Joe Ham faced Miklos Hevasi and lightweight Jamie McGuire squared up to Jordan Ellison. Reports to follow on the action next week
But what of this week? Well…
Tonight, Saturday the 5th September, in Leeds – Josh Warrington faces Joel Brunker for the Commonwealth and WBC international featherweight titles.
This is a stepping stone to world titles and Warrington and his barmy army need a decent result – we all think he will get it but it will not be straight forward.
Bantamweight Stuart Hall faces Arnoldo Solano and Hall is dreaming of also ending up in world title contention. Again this ought to be a win but might be a tough one too.
New super middleweight Martin Murray will fight Jose Miguel Torres for the WBA intercontinental belt and I reckon Murray should get through with little worry whilst undefeated and very impressive super flyweight Khalid Yafai faces Aron Juarez and will do the business I am sure.
Tony Bellew is dusting down the cobwebs as he faces Artur Kulikauskis in a keep busy fight he claims will be short.
In York Hall we have heavyweight action between AJ Carter and Igor Mihaljevic with Carter hoping to get himself noticed and mentioned soon with big fights possible domestically if he can build his reputation.
In Ravenscraig, hot on the heels of action last night in Glasgow we have welterweight Michael McGurk facing Luke Kelehar and likely to win.
Connor Law will face Mathew Mallin at super welterweight with Law fully expected to win. Super middleweights Scott Edgar and Krzysztof Golec meet in the ring and again Edgar should triumph.
The Scottish lightweight title fight between Jordan McRory and Sean Watson is a little more tricky and for me I think McRory might tip it. Lightweights Ivailo Boyanov and Richard Barclay are in action and Barclay has the weight upon his shoulders.
Welterweight James Thomson and Teodor Stefanov are in the ring with Thomson favourite whilst welterweight Mathew McAllister has no opponent even now and super flyweights Jamie Wilson and Stefan Slavchev get in with Wilson another favourite.
Finally the debut of super lightweight Jason Easton against Youssef Al Hamadi should be a 1-0 at the end for Easton in a very busy and impressive night at Ravenscraig.
Scottish fight fans are spoilt as they had Glasgow last night and another full bill to entice them out alongside Ravenscraig at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh tonight!
Here we have cruiserweight Stephen Simmons against Jim Svacina with Simmons odds on, super welterweight John Thain faces Lewis Van Poetsch and again the home fighter should pull through, and super middleweights David Brophy and Dan Blackwell will meet in the middle – Brophy for me.
Super middleweight Brian Forsyth has Luke Allon with which to contend and should get through it whilst super middleweight Tommy Philbin makes his debut against Mitch Mitchell and should make it.
Super lightweights Lee Redpath and Ibrar Riyaz meet with Redpath my favourite, Lewis Benson makes his debut at super lightweight up against the veteran Kristian Laight and should win but get a good education and finally featherweight Stephen Tiffney is still awaiting an opponent!
In Dresden Germany WBA the regular light heavyweight contest between Juergen Braehmar and Konni Konrad for their regular belt should be a regular style win for Braehmar.
Tomorrow night – Sunday the 6th September we have, in Texas the WBA bantamweight rematch between Jamie McDonnell and Tomoki Kameda which McDonnell is convinced he will win and to be fair I cannot disagree with him.
He managed to outbox and outfox Kameda the last time and I cannot see him failing to do that again. It’s what comes next that is less predictable.
Next Friday the 11th September, in Corby we have an eliminator for the English cruiserweight title between Simon Barclay v Micky Steeds. I can’t call this one as both boxers are not very well known to me whilst there are 4 fights in Blackpool.
All eyes though shall be on Toronto where Adonis Stevenson faces Tommy Karpency for the WBC light heavyweight crown.
With the WBA light heavyweight fight 6 days previously it will be a very interested Nathan Cleverley that shall be plotting his next move after this fight. I fully expect Stevenson to come through this, belt in hand.
Saturday 12th September
Anthony Joshua v Gary “Highlander” Cornish for the Commonwealth and WBC international heavyweight titles; heavyweight Dillian Whyte v Brian Minto for the WBC international silver title; and Louis Norman v Charlie Edwards for the English flyweight title; Dave Ryan v John Wayne Hibbert for the WBC international and Commonwealth super lightweight titles.
In Liverpool Paul Economides v Prosper Ankram for the WBF intercontinental super bantamweight titles; Roy Jones Jr v Tony Moran for the WBF cruiserweight intercontinental title.
Las Vegas – Floyd Mayweather v Andre Berto for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles; Badou Jack v George Groves for the WBC super middleweight belt
Bruay La Buissiere, France – Kevin Satchell v Thomas Masson for the European flyweight title
Gloucester; 10 fights; Preston – 11 fights; Belfast 8 fights; Villa Park 8 fights
Thursday 17th September
Glasgow – welterweight Sam Ball, light heavyweight Grant Quigley, lightweight Andrew McKay and lightweight Ryan Collins
Friday 18th September
Barnsley – 7 fights; Morpeth 1 fight
The return of heavyweight Sam Sexton
Saturday 19th September
Liverpool – Stephen Smith v Devis Boschiero at super featherweight; Scott Cardle v Gary Buckland for the British lightweight title; and super lightweight Bradley Saunders
Dunston – welterweight Glenn Foot v Kirk Goodings
York Hall – 17 fights; Bedworth – 8 fights
Saturday 26th September
02, London – Fedor Chudinov v Frank Buglioni for the WBA regular crown; British super welterweight eliminator between Ahmet Patterson and Danny Butler; British featherweight title fight between Ryan Walsh and Samir Mouneimne; WBO European welterweight contest between Bradley Skeete and Mark Thompson; Jamie Cox fighting for the WBO European super middleweight belt; and Lewis Pettitt fighting for the Commonwealth super bantamweight title.
Hull – 1 fight and Chilwell – 8 fights
Birmingham, USA – Deontay Wilder v Johann Duhaupas for the WBC heavyweight title
Friday 2nd October
Kings Cross, London – 15 fights
Saturday 3rd October
Wolverhampton – WBO Intercontinental action featuring Tommy Langford
Preston – 2 contests; Newport – 3 contests; Walsall – 7 contests
Sunday 4th October
Leeds – 3 contests; Derby – 1 contest