The decider of an exciting English light-heavyweight title trilogy between old rivals Miles Shinkwin (14-4) and Joel McIntyre (17-2), currently scored at one apiece, has now been rescheduled for December 1 at the York Hall in London.
The event will be the first that brand-new promotional outfit Smith Sports have ever staged, headed by promoter Ryan Smith, assisted by experienced matchmaker Kevin Campion, who works closely with Goodwin Boxing.
An unfortunate sparring injury left Bushey boxer Shinkwin with a potential fracture on his right hand, just weeks before their intended September 15 fight that was all set to decide their thrilling trio.
Both boxers were devastated at the cancellation, Shinkwin claiming it’s the first withdrawal of his entire boxing career through amateur and pro, and McIntyre was frustrated with the second cancelled championship contest in the space of just a few months having been slated to challenge for the Southern Area belt earlier in the year.
An 11-0 unbeaten McIntyre was beaten by an 8-0 Miles Shinkwin by two points in their first meeting at the York Hall for the vacant Southern Area light-heavyweight title back in 2014.
The warring pair met again two-and-a-half years later, this time in Portsmouth, with the English championship on the line, which McIntyre took home with him via a wide unanimous decision win.
Leigh Park’s McIntyre next appears in the second Ultimate Boxxer tournament on November 2 at The Indigo at The O2 in Greenwich. Eight light-heavyweights meet in a winner-takes-all tournament, endorsed by Ricky Hatton and Anthony Crolla, with a £50k prize fund at stake for the last man standing.
Just four weeks later ‘El Toro’ will be back in action against his old rival to settle their ongoing feud once and for all in the heart of the East End where their story first began four years before.
Jerome ‘Stay Ready’ Campbell (2-0) intends to make a statement on the undercard when he takes on three-time Southern Area titlist Jamie Speight (15-29) in just his fourth pro bout. The Haringey Box Cup gold medallist from the IQ Boxing Gym in Neasden has Hereford’s Dean Evans (7-24-2) to get through first when they meet at Tottenham Green in October on a Goodwin Boxing show.