Hellraiser Boxing News | Time To Raise Hell At The Copperbox
Chris Waddams casts his eyes over the Hellraisers fighting on the huge card at the Copperbox this Saturday, July 8th.
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BoxNation/ Queensbury Promotions have done it again and have put on what looks to be a stacked and entertaining card for us this Saturday at the CopperBox in London. Although it's a huge card, I’m going to talk about the two Hellraiser fighters who will be looking to enjoy the limelight. And they both go into Saturday evening as defending champions!
Southern Area Super-Welterweight Title fight
Asinia Byfield (champion) vs Sammy McNess
Hellraiser Asinia Byfield, 12-1 (4) makes the second defence of his Southern Area title against local lad Sammy McNess, 7-0 (3). If Byfield successfully defends it against the heavily favoured McNess, it will open a lot of doors for him. Many out there might feel that this is going to be an easy win for the Warren backed McNess as he is the home fighter and the one with the big promotional team behind him. But make no mistakes about it – Asinia is going there to win. He’s no mug and will be firing on all cylinders come fight night. For those who are not familiar with Byfield should watch his fight against John Brennan and draw the comparisons with how Sam McNess fights which is available here.
There has been a bit of needle in the build up and some unsavoury things said by some of McNess’ fans, but that’s not a reflection on McNess at all and I’m sure once the first bell rings they will both be the stand up professionals that I believe they are. A win could lead to bigger and better things for either fighter in the near future. If Asinia wins it could lead to an opportunity at the English title or maybe even the British if Liam Williams vacates with his apparent move to world level looming. It’s a real 50/50 in my opinion but one that I would favour Asinia just because he has the championship experience that McNess lacks.
English Super-Middleweight Title fight
Darryll Williams (champion) vs Jahmaine Smyle
Hellraiser and #TeamSouthpawJab member… (oops wrong page…) Darryll Williams won the English title by beating Smyle last time out in what is a contender for fight of the year. So here’s hoping for the same again! Darryll will have the home town advantage this time after going into Smyle’s back yard and ripping the title from him with a Split Decision victory. This is also Darryll’s first fight under the guidance of a certain Ricky Hatton. It will be interesting to see what Hatton brings out of Darryll, and what affect this has on the outcome of the fight, if any. We’d be foolish to write off Jahmaine Smyle; after all he was the defending champion last time out and only lost his title on a Split Decision. He’ll be coming to take the title back home with him to Leicester and it’ll be Darryll’s job to make sure that the belt stays here in London.
A win for Darryll could see him move a step closer to a British title shot but a win for Smyle would surely result in a trilogy fight between the pair. It wouldn’t be fair to the fans to leave it one a piece! It’s another genuine 50/50 fight that Frank Warren should be commended for putting on. With the home crowd behind him I’ll be backing Darryll to get a repeat victory and cement himself as the English champion!
There you have my quick round up of both Hellraiser Boxer’s fights on Frank Warren's “The Future is Now” card this weekend. Our glorious Editor Adam will be rounding up all the other huge fights that will be happening on the card in his own piece.
Chris is on Twitter: @Southpaw_Jab @ChrisWadds
Posted: 5th Jul 2017
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