Gavin vs Ushona: Match rescheduled for March after injury.

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The postponed IBO World Title Fight between Frankie Gavin and Bethel Ushona will take place on March 24, promotors BWI and BCB Promotions have announced.

The venue for the match remains unchanged and Tickets will be honoured from the original date. A spokesman for the Genting Arena in Birmingham has confirmed that all tickets sold for the fight prior to the postponement will be valid for use.

The injury (ligament damage to Gavin’s left ankle sustained during the fighter’s recent training camp in Ireland) has been described as ‘minor’ by his trainer Dean Edwards.

According to Edwards the injury won’t be enough to keep his fighter from a swift return to the ring nor the resumption of his preparation for (what has been described by some as) his biggest ever challenge.

Gavin said: “I’m gutted but I’ll be back. There is no way I’m letting myself or anyone else down. It’s a blow but it happens.”

 

MBC Launches You Tube Channel ‘Midlands Boxing Culture UK.’

_DSC9235 (2)Start the year as you mean to finish it ~ is not just a common sense mantra. It’s a statement that throws down the gauntlet to you ~ challenging you to begin your year  positively and remain so through-out, despite the challenges you are inevitably going to have to face.

And it’s this understanding and energy that we’re taking into the creation of our new Youtube Channel.

The channel is supported by PMEDIALIVE and provides an opportunity to produce a quality outlet for this our first and our future video productions.

WHAT’S ON: SOME GREAT EVENTS HEADING YOUR WAY.

Well, another year is now well and truly behind us and although 2017 was jam-packed with great boxing events, some of which will live long in the memory,  it’s now time to look forward to what’s coming up in the region as the New Year kicks in.

Saturday 10th February. Walsall.

Midlands Boxing Series.

The Quarter Finals.

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This promises to be a great night of exciting boxing action with challengers from Birmingham, Tamworth, Chasetown and Derby facing off for a spot in the Finals.

Tickets start at £35 and can be purchased by telephone only from the Walsall FC Ticket Office.


 

Saturday 24th March, Birmingham.

NOW OR NEVER

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Big event at the Genting Arena!!

Birmingham’s Frankin Gavin and Windhoek’s Bethual ‘Unstoppable’ Ushona’ come face to face for this IBO Title fight.

The impressive looking undercard features a string of top notch boxers including Wolverhampton’s Kyle Williams and Birmingham’s Sean Davis.

Ignore the date on the flyer. This one had to be rescheduled due to Gavin suffering a training camp injury.

Tickets start at £46.10

 


 

Friday 23 March. Birmingham.

An Evening With Barry McGuigan

An Evening With Barry McGuigan

Your chance to meet ‘The Clones Cyclone’. Hall of Famer and former WBA and Lineal Featherweight World Champion, Barry McGuigan is joined by a host of great guests at this popular Second City venue.

Tickets start at £25.00

 


 

Saturday 24th March. Ashby

Unleashed. Championship Boxing. 

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There are plenty of good reasons for you to be at this event, including the English Title Fight and the chance to see a great crop of fighters from the region.


 

Thursday 24th May. Walsall

An Evening With Nigel Benn.

Walsall F.C maintain their proud old tradition of hosting great boxing events and this time the legendary ‘Dark Destroyer’ is in the house.

Nigel is a two division world champion who holds the record for defending the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight title an extraordinary nine times.

Tickets start at £50pp and are on sale now.

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MBC Exclusive: An Interview With Walsall’s Welterweight Powerhouse, Daniel Woolery

He may see himself as a late starter but Daniel Woolery definitely doesn’t look like a boxing beginner in the ring. The 35 year old Walsall welterweight speaks to us on the back of the two K.O wins that brought his 2017 to a very nice finale.

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Gym
Energy Gym, Foundry Gym in Walsall town center.

When did you start boxing?
2017

Congratulations on winning your last fight, a convincing win against Jordan Hart. How did you celebrate the victory?
Spent time with family an friends, had some food, went out after. I had to be back as early as I could. I had to go work the next day.

What has been the highlight of your career?
My last two fights.

What do you think of your career so far?
It’s been challenging, especially during winter, but summer time it was really good training indoors and out.

What are you currently working on in training?
Weights. I like heavy weights but I maintain a decent load. Boxing bag is essential but move the bag don’t let it move you, Speed-ball; learn how to keep up with speed. Hit and dodge at the same time. The ring, learn how to move within the arena

What’s your recommendation for a training camp diet?
Plenty greens, fish, ,cornmeal porridge, fruits, nuts but I love yam, banana,  dumpling snapper fish or mutton an’ rice.

What’s the biggest challenge that you’ve had to overcome?
Understanding how to box and it’s not easy. I’m still learning. The better the fighter the more you’re going to learn in and out the ring.

What are your aims for 2018?
Enter some more fights before I leave.  

Name your top 3 boxing heroes
Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Black Jack Johnson, ‘the black destroyer.’