Leon ‘Solid’ Williams is to defend his Southern Area Cruiserweight title, against Titchfield, Hampshire’s Danny Couzens, at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Redemption Day’ double title headlined event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 7th May 2011.
Streatham’s Williams won the title back in October with a totally dominating performance over JJ Ojuederie. Williams was on fire throughout the bout, constantly on the attack forcing Ojuederie to cover up and absorb Williams’ double handed flurries.
It was only after his corner read him the riot act, at the end of the ninth, that Ojuederie finally stood his ground and traded with Williams. However that was way too late and Williams was rightly crowned Southern Area Champ with a shutout 99-92 points decision.
Following a full-on sparring session with London based Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker, at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, Williams confidently spoke of his upcoming title defense against Danny Couzens. “I’m good to go, I’m excited about defending my title.
There’s no way in hell he’s gonna win, I’m gonna crush him. That title belongs to me.
Preparation has been perfect, I’m ready to fight now if I had to fight. I’ve had fantastic sparring, training’s been perfect, everything’s good.
It’s a good fight, a good defense, a good learning curve for me so I’m excited about that.
I’d like to fight for the British title by the end of the year, but there’s no guarantees so I can only prepare for it, and that’s what I’m gonna do – prepare.
Team Solid is gonna fill up the York Hall and Danny’s gonna get crushed – Crushed like a biscuit.”
Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus Danny Couzens for the BBBofC Southern Area Cruiserweight title co headlines at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Redemption Day’ double title headed event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 7th May 2011.
Co-headlining will be the eagerly anticipated Paul Morby-Daniel Cadman rematch for the Southern Area Super Middleweight title.
Heading up the support card for the two title fights sees the sensational former English Light Welterweight title challenger Michael Grant making his first appearance as a Lightweight.
In addition to Michael Grant, Graham Earl has lined up a seriously strong undercard featuring some of the Country’s most exciting young warlords.
Former American Basketball star Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Oshunrinde will be hoping that his return to York Hall will be more satisfying than his previous outing there.
Oshunrinde was clearly robbed of his first win on British soil when his shortened fight with Jahmaine Smyle was declared a technical draw, following the fight being stopped, in the first round, due to a serious cut over Smyle’s right eye.
Graham also has his exciting Light Welterweight Terry Holmes out for his third professional bout, against a yet to be named opponent. Holmes has proved to be nothing short of sensational on his two previous outings and Graham has big expectations for the heavy hitting nineteen year old from Stevenage.
Another big hitter, Belfast’s Joe Hillerby, will also be getting his third outing. Hillerby, who debuted in October 2010, has made quite an impact on the scene. No surprise really, after all he is an all action heavy hitter with a knockout finish, as proved on his debut against Gavin Putney, which lasted just 43 seconds!
His second fight, against super tough Ryan Clark, lasted the full course and turned out to be one of the most action packed fights of the night at Graham Earl’s excellent ‘Capital Punishment’ event back in January.
Lowestoft Featherweight Craig Poxton will be looking to get back to winning ways, following his loss to Youssef Al Hamidi a year ago.
Making their professional debuts at ‘Redemption Day’ are Belfast’s Mark Ginley, Heavyweight Scott Whyley whilst former Armed Services boxer Sam Standing will be joining his TKO Boxing Gym mates Williams, Grant and Oshunrinde on the show.
Tickets for the Graham Earl Promoted ‘Redemption Day’ event at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 7th May 2011 are now on sale and priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside).
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
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