THRILLS & SPILLS AS IRISH PROSPECTS TAKEOVER YORK HALL

Updated: Jul 24, 2019


Mickey Helliett’s Hellraiser Boxing returned to London’s York Hall on Saturday night with plenty of prospects on display and a welcomed invasion of Irish fighters stacking the bill.

Rusqana Begum – Ivanka Ivanova – Flyweight


Early on in the evening, David Haye signee Rusqana Begum lost out to Bulgarian competitor Ivanka Ivanova over 4 rounds in a rematch from 2018 which ended in a draw.

Begum who has received wide media attention as Kickboxing world champion as well as captain of the British Muay Thai Team.

However despite a huge amount of success in other combat sports, her professional Boxing career mustn’t be going as expected as her current record stands as 0-1-1.

In all fairness to Begum, her right eye had completely glazed over at the end of the first round, prompting a discussion over whether the fight should continue or not.


Continue it did, and Ivanova showed her professional experience, doing enough to win pretty much every round of the contest.

Germaine Brown – Harry Matthews – Super-Middleweight

Londoner Germaine Brown impressed in an educated performance against the tough Harry Matthews to go 6-0.


Matthews who has rarely ever been stopped and has been the distance with the likes of Kody Davies & Nick Blackwell for the English title was stopped in emphatic fashion by Brown who ironically was scoring the first KO victory of his professional career.

6 fights in and having not lost a round yet, Brown & his team may choose to take a step-up sooner rather than later.

Kingsley Egbunike – Kristaps Zulgis – Super-Welterweight

Another young fighter on the bill who stretched his undefeated record whilst scoring the first KO of his career.

Also residing in London, Egbunike took on Zulgis originally from Latvia who hasn’t been stopped in over 4 years.