Promoter, Frank Warren has announced an all action-packed undercard to accompany what is surely to be a fantastic night of boxing at the O2 Arena on Saturday 21st May.
The ‘This is it’ show is headlined by two of the most anticipated fights this year, and will be shown live on Sky Box Office.
Topping the bill in his challenge for the WBO World Light-Heavyweight title is Welshman Nathan Cleverly, who will have to over come Germany’s tough champion, Jurgen Braehmer to realise his dream and fulfill the star potential that he promises.
James DeGale and bitter rival George Groves finally get to knock each others blocks off in a mouth-watering grudge match that will not only settle their arguments, but will unify the British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight titles as well. DeGale holds the British title and Groves the commonwealth.
Former Amateur World Champion and now highly touted pro Frankie Gavin, will take part in his first 12 round championship fight against Young Mutley as he looks to move up the world rankings and push himself to the fore front of British Boxing.
After a year out of the ring, Mutley will be looking to use all his experience to upset the applecart and derail the ‘Funtime Frankie’ show and claim his 30th win as a professional.
Also on the card is 2008 Olympian Billy Joe Saunders, who bids to put himself in the frame for a domestic Middleweight title shot later this year.
Also in action is 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Jamie Cox as well as former Commonwealth Heavyweight champion Sam Sexton, who is joined on the comeback trail by two other former champions, Liverpool’s former British Champion, Paul Smith, who lost his title to James DeGale, and also Dagenham’s former WBO World Champion Nicky Cook.
Emerging Commonwealth Games medallist Stephen Simmons from Edinburgh appears in a four rounder, as do a host of promising Londoners including Bradley Skeete, George Michael Carman, and Welshmen Lewis Rees.
Another addition to the card is Francis Robinson, the son of Wales’ former WBO featherweight king Steve Robinson.
A recent signing to Frank Warren’s camp Francis will be looking to his father’s former promoter to help him reach the same levels as his dad did in the 1990’s when he made seven defences of his world featherweight title while packing out arenas in Cardiff.
“This is one of the best shows I’ve ever been involved in,” said Warren.
“The card has got loads of stories and some real depth and is exactly what a PPV event should be. We’ve got eight champions, or former, champions in action as well as some youngsters who are going to be knocking on the door for titles in the near future.
“I’m obviously very excited about the top of the bill and indeed DeGale V Groves, but the undercard is pretty special as well. You’ve got three guys in Smith, Sexton and Cook who are all coming back, and they are all going to answer some serious questions about their futures on May 21.”
for more information on the card visit www.frankwarren.tv