5th October 2011
Following a sell-out first event at York Hall, Queensberry Promotions returns to the venue on the 21st October for the British Cruiserweight Championship showdown between Stourbridge’s Rob Norton and Streatham’s Leon Williams, which will be broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456)
Williams, who steps into the ring still well-tuned from his win against Nick Okoth in September criticised Norton about his lack of ring action since 2010, adding “Norton is over the hill, it’s time he stopped hoarding the British Cruiserweight title. His cruising time is over and I’m taking that belt home with me as its time the fight fans got a dynamic and exciting domestic cruiserweight division.”
With exciting Queensberry Promotions cruiserweight prospect Tony Conquest also looking for a shot at honours in his next few fights, Francis Warren is confident that Queensberry Promotions can begin to make waves in the domestic cruiserweight division, he said
“Norton vs. Williams will be an old fashioned dust-up.” said Warren.
“Leon is itching to get his chance at the British title and is confident he can take it home, but Norton is a tough customer, you don’t hold a British title for five years without being hard to beat!
“I’m sure the fight fans are in for a treat as this is Leon’s big chance whilst Norton will not want to let a title go that he has held on to for so long, it’s a tough one to call.
“With the likes of Tony Conquest and Toks Owoh waiting for the winner, there are some highly competitive fights to follow that will ensure that the belt will be contested far more regularly than in recent years.” he added.
Chief support sees Ryan Walsh, twin brother of Commonwealth champion Liam, take on Liam Richards for the vacant English Super-Bantamweight title.
Also on the bill the “Irish Lightning” Dean Byrne gets his London debut and some of Queensberry’s new crop of fighters including Liam Shinkwin and Danny Davis also get the chance to impress.
Tickets priced £40 and £60 are available from the Queensberry Promotions Box Office on 01992 550 888 or www.frankwarren.tv
BoxNation is the home of boxing for fight fans. Coming up on BoxNation in October are the following big fights LIVE and EXCLUSIVE:
Wednesday 5-8th October
World Amateur Championships from Baku, Azerbaijan
Friday 7th October
Amateur Boxing – The Royal Albert Hall Cup: UK Combined Services v US Armed Forces
Saturday 15th October
From the Liverpool Echo Arena:
WBO World Light-Heavyweight Championship: Nathan Cleverly v Tony Bellew
European & WBO Intercontinental Super-Middleweight Championship: Piotr Wilczewski v James DeGale
From the Staples Centre, LA, USA:
The WBC World Light-Heavyweight Championship: Bernard Hopkins v Chad Dawson
Friday 21st October
British Cruiserweight Championship: Robert Norton v Leon Williams
Saturday 22nd October
WBO & WBC World Cruiserweight Championship: Marco Huck v Rogelio Omar Rossi
Friday 28th October
WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Championship
Frankie Gavin v Frank Haroche Horta
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