November Nightmare Ends in A Dream As Four Title Fights Captivate The York Hall

Liam Dillon vs Youssef Khoumari – English Super-Featherweight Title


In a fight that was going to be difficult to beat entertainment-wise, undefeated Londoners Liam Dillon & Youssef Khoumari went to war over 10 rounds in an English title fight that offered a lot to those in attendance.


In an unpredictable start to the fight, the first 3 rounds were fought at an unprecedented pace with Dillon perhaps dominating preceding’s.



As the pace dropped slightly, Khoumari who had had his moments already started to come into the fight more and more, arguably winning more of the middle rounds.


As the contest reached its conclusion, the body language of both corners made it obvious that this fight was anybody’s which set up a fiery conclusion in the last couple of rounds.


Therefore, the fight started as it ended with both fighters trading shots up until the end despite having both used their engines up.


Uncertain what the outcome was going to be when the final bell went, a mixture of surprise and disappointment reigned throughout York Hall as scores of 96-95 (Khoumari), 97-94 (Dillon) & 95-95.


Ekow Essuman vs Curtis Felix Jnr – English Welterweight Title


Ekow Essuman defended his title in style, taking Curtis Felix Jnr apart in 8 rounds.


Felix Jnr who was mandated as Essuman’s next challenger provided a great challenge to the champion, who showed that he’s able to compete at the English level moving forward.


Originally dropping Curtis Felix Jnr in the 7th round with a heavy knockdown, Felix’s corner intervened in the 8th round after seeing their fighter touch the canvas again.



One fight that didn’t have a clear conclusion on Saturday night was Chris Jenkins vs Paddy Gallagher who fight was halted during the 4th round due to an accidental head clash. Taking place in Birmingham, the fight was for the British Title which Essuman could have potentially moved on from the English level and challenged the winner.


Still possible but perhaps not as likely, Essuman may decide to defend his English title instead. Felix Jnr, on the other hand, was handed the 1st loss of his professional career and may drop down to Southern Area level.