4 Main Events! Goodwin Boxing Presents ‘November Nightmare’ Card, Linus Udofia Finally Gets His Shot
After taking charge of York Hall 20+ times this year, Goodwin Boxing has saved the best until last for 2019 this Saturday night with 4 title fights taking place on the card – not bad for a small hall show.
All hotly contested fights that will be scheduled for 10 rounds each, include 4 fighters who hold an overall record of 82-2-2, proving the competitiveness of the fights that should be expected at title level.
As well as up to 40 potential rounds of title action throughout the evening, major prospects Dana Zaxo, Denis Denikajev & Jordan Dujon are also in action as they begin to prepare for an important 2020.
Liam Dillon vs Youssef Khoumari – Super Featherweight – English Title
One month before his 24th birthday, Liam Dillon moves on from Southern Area level after dismantling David Birmingham in March of this year, taking on fellow undefeated fighter Youssef Khoumari for the vacant English title.
Facing another 23-year old who also doesn’t have a big punching record, Khoumari comes into the picture having also stopped David Birmingham in the last Twelve months.
Having made his debut in touching distance of Dillon’s debut, Khoumari made an appearance on the George Groves vs Jamie Cox WBSS event in only his 2nd pro fight against Jamie Speight before making 2 appearances on the Ultimate Boxxer franchise inside the Indigo at the O2.
Having faced similar quality of opposition in their respective careers, this is set to be one of the most unpredictable fights of the evening with both fighters expected to have sold a decent amount of tickets due to both residing in the capital.
Ekow Essuman vs Curtis Felix Jnr – Welterweight – English Title
In another ‘undefeated vs undefeated’ fight, Ekow ‘The Engine’ Essuman defends his English title against Curtis Felix Jnr.
Having beaten former British champ Tyrone Nurse via a majority decision in Nottingham earlier this year, Essuman is set to make his first defence against Felix Jnr who like Essuman has skipped southern area level.
Similar to the Liam Dillon vs Youssef Khoumari fight, Essuman & Felix Jnr are both similar in age as well as professional record with Essuman having had 12 professional fights compared to Felix Jnr’s 10.
Felix Jnr who will be competing in his 4th professional fight this year, produced a slick performance to out-box Connor Vian in July in what was a final eliminator for the English title.
Both with low KO percentage rates, the loser of this fight may be forced to move back down to the level of southern area that they have both previously avoided.
Ryan Walker vs Piotr Mirga – Super-Bantanweight – Southern Area Title
Almost a year to the day since suffering a 1st round knockout to Michael Ramabeletsa for the English title, Ryan Walker returns to title action taking on 5-0 Polish born Piotr Mirga.
Since succumbing to the first defeat of his professional career, Walker has made his comeback in a couple of 6 round contests, both at York Hall. Part of the same stable as Southern Area Featherweight champ Ramez Mahmood, Walker will be keen to add another title to the gym.
Mirga on the other hand last fought in his home country of Poland as recently in September against a fighter with a winning record in Piotr Gudel. Apart from returning to his homeland, Mirga has had a fairly inconsistent pro career, fighting 5 times in over two years.
In perhaps what was unexpected for Mirga at the young age of 22, he has been offered a title fight in only his 6th professional contest, an opportunity that many fighters have to wait a good while longer for.
Linus Udofia vs Tyler Denny – Middleweight – English Title
In what has been a long time coming, Linus Udofia fights for his first professional title on Saturday night in the English Middleweight Title against former title challenger Tyler Denny.
Originally supposed to fight Tey Lynn Jones for the southern area title last year, Udofia has been let down twice by an injury to his opponent, postponing his title challenge.
However as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait and Udofia now finally finds himself in title contention. As well as postponements, Udofia has had to stand back and watch stablemate Brad Pauls capture the southern area title that Udofia was originally supposed to be fighting for in the same weight division.
However, the Luton man’s time has finally come after 14 fights and where better place to do it rather than where he’s spent in the vast majority of his pro career in York Hall.
Denny on the other hand, has only one loss to his name when fighting for the title being contested over the weekend and is a former area champion in his own right, out-pointing Tom Stokes in 2017.
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