Pitters & Sugden Battle It Out For The British Title As Hennessey Sports Returns
This upcoming Hennessy Sports show was originally meant to take place back in March was moved due to COVID-19, and has finally been rescheduled for this weekend and it promises to be a great show from start to finish.
The main event is a mouth-watering contest with unbeaten Shakan Pitters taking on Chad '2 slick' Sugden for the vacant British Light-Heavyweight title. Shakan Pitters has recently signed a new contract with Hennessy Promotions so will be hoping to start off with a bang. The British Light-Heavyweight title is a belt which has produced fantastic contests in recent years - Joshua Buatsi vs Liam Conroy and Callum Johnson vs Frank Buglioni as examples.
Both Pitters and Sugden will be hoping to secure their first major title as professionals on Saturday night before potential future bouts against the likes of Callum Johnson and Anthony Yarde. The main event also has an extra bit of space as the East and the West Midlands come together. Both fighters share a similar record, fighting thirteen times each, both possess four knockouts on their records with Pitters undefeated and Sugden experiencing his one and only defeat in his fifth bout against Alistair Warren back in 2016. Shakan Pitters has the significant height and reach advantage and he will no doubt be looking to enforce that come Saturday night.
Chad Sugden last fought in December at the famous York Hall against the highly-rated Craig Richards, coming away with a hard-fought draw with many having Sugden as the winner of that fight. Pitters last fought eleven months ago and won a rematch against fellow Brit, Dec Spelman. Defeat has never been something that Pitters has ever had to experience and will be hoping to keep his "0" intact come the final bell.
The co-main event has another title on the line, Kaisee Benjamin takes on Conah Walker for the Vacant Midlands Area Welterweight Title. It is a local derby between Birmingham V Wolves in footballing terms - both fighters are still unbeaten in their short careers and it promises to be an all-out war with bragging rights at stake. Benjamin’s last three victories have come against unbeaten fighters so his confidence will be sky high at present and he'll certainly be looking to make that four from four against Walker.
In contrast, Walker’s victories on his record are nothing to write home about but have certainly looked impressive in his last two victories against Danny Little and Edvinas Puplauskas. It will certainly be a rise in class for the fighter from Wolverhampton but one he will be relishing. He also possesses a fantastic amateur record and would have learned a lot through the years to put him on good stead for the biggest night of his professional career. Both fighters have two knockout victories on their records so this could be a fight that goes the distance meaning thirty minutes of war.
The remainder of the card includes the return of Isaac Chamberlain, ex-Love Island contestant Idris Virgo and the exciting middleweight prospect, Michael Hennessy Jr.
Isaac Chamberlain is looking to kick start his career again after losing his all London clash with Lawrence Okolie at the start of 2018. He hasn’t boxed in nearly two years since his unanimous points decision won over Luke Watkins in October 2018. Idris Virgo has a near-perfect record, with only one draw in his six-fight career but that fight was stopped after two rounds due to his opponent, Rene Molik having to pull out with a serious head wound above the right eye.
Finally, Michael Hennessy Jr is making a lot of noise since turning professional and will be looking to make it four wins in five fights with the one draw.