There'll be no love lost after Valentine’s Day, as British Warrior Boxing Promotions take over the legendary York Hall with Eat, Sleep, Boxing Repeat in attendance.
With 12 scheduled fights on the card, the evening contains a few debutants facing off against each other, a number of undefeated prospects looking for a big 2019 and even championship action in the welterweight division.
Ollie ‘Punch Perfect’ Pattison Returns to the Ring
Ollie Pattison (L) in action
Fighting in his first contest in over a year, Super-Middleweight Ollie Pattison returns to the ring as he looks to extend his unbeaten record to 9-0 against 50+ fight veteran Harry Matthews.
After experiencing an impressive amateur career, Pattison made his debut mid-way through 2015, going the distance in all of his professional fights before last being in the ring in December 2017.
Pattison who has recently turned 29, will be looking to enjoy his return to the ring in 4 round action against his most experienced opponent yet on Saturday night.
Lightweight Prospect Jeff ‘Jeffy’ Ofori Makes his First Ring Appearance Since Capturing Southern Area Title
Ofori (Second from left) is expected to defend his Southern Area title in the Spring
Returning after defeating Jumanne Camero over 10 rounds in October of last year, Ofori returns to action at York Hall, taking on Jordan Ellison over a 6 round contest.
Ellison, who defeated former Commonwealth champ Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd in a huge upset last year will be entering his 32nd bout as a professional at the age of 23.
After a total of 5 fights in 2018, Ofori is expected to defend his Southern Area title in the Spring.
Smith & Antwi clash for the Southern Area Welterweight Title
With a combined record of 19-1-1, Jez Smith and Samuel Antwi will battle it out over 10 rounds for the vacant Southern Area Welterweight Title.
A title historically held by Lloyd Honeyghan & Gary Logan in the 80’s & 90’s and more recently by Bradley Skeete and Johnny Garton who have both gone onto win more prestigious titles in their respective careers.
Both fighters will be keen to receive the first title of their professional careers. Smith who holds an undefeated record, made his debut almost exactly 4 years ago, competing a total of 12 times.
After drawing an 8 round contest against the also undefeated Macaulay McGowan in 2016, Smith has recorded 4 victories on the bounce with 2 of them coming via stoppage.
Antwi on the other hand, has arguably had a more varied career, fighting and competing for a title at Super-Welterweight rather than Welterweight as well as Boxing in 4 different countries.
Also making his debut in 2015, Antwi suffered the first defeat of his pro career via 2nd round KO after coming up against huge puncher Emmany Kalombo.
Antwi then returned against experienced journeyman William Warburton in a 4 round contest to end 2018 on a high.
With similar KO percentages as well as a similar amount of experience in the pro game, this one is proving hard to call as both boxers will look to kick-start their years with a championship belt around their waist.