The New Era in pictures

Published On Wednesday, March 1, 2017By British Boxing News

The New Era was JE Promotions' first show of the year on the last weekend in February in Maidstone.


Promoter Joe Elfidh secured a clean sweep for all his fighters which included unbeaten prospects, a Southern Area title contender, and an exciting ex-England International.


Here's the successful show told in pictures...

Richard Harrison (2-13) W PTS v Darren Snow (4-10-1)


Surrey’s Harrison and Yorkshire’s Snow (4-10-1) kicked off the evening’s proceedings in a four-round light-heavyweight contest. Harrison, 31 from Chessington, prevailed on points, doubling his win count.

Darren Snow enters the ring first

Chessington's Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison doubles win tally with a points win

Luke Gibbo (1-0) W PTS v Ibrar Riyaz (4-114-4)


Former Team GB boxer Luke Gibbo kicked off his paid career with a shutout points win over seasoned veteran Ibrar Riyaz.

31-year-old Blackburn-born Ibrar Riyaz enters the ring first as the away fighter

Luke Gibbo emerged to an ear-splitting roar having sold over 200 tickets to his debut

The 25-year-old decorated amateur transitioned seamlessly into the paid ranks with a debut win

Oli Edwards (4-0) TKO 3 v Scott Hillman (0-16)


22-year-old Oli Edwards from the Invicta Gym in Sheerness sizzled in a third-round stoppage win - his second consecutive TKO and his opponent's career-first stoppage defeat.

Edwards flanked by Southern Area middleweight champion Grant Dennis with trainer Ray Askew following behind.

Trainer Ray Askew giving sound advice to his young charge


It was a one-sided beatdown by Edwards so the referee put an end to Hillman's punishment at 2:36 in the third round

Martin Hillman (9-3) W PTS v Kamil Jaworek (3-5)


Sidcup’s Hillman got through a scrappy fight with Polish opponent Jaworek to secure his ninth professional win.

Jaworek with manager Micky Helliet

Southern Area title contender Hillman entered the ring second as the home fighter

Jaworek down for the first but not for the only time in the fight.

Hillman gets his ninth paid win and looks towards the Southern Area featherweight title next

Chris Matthews (6-0) W PTS v Russ Midgley (1-14-2)


Unbeaten super-featherweight Chris Matthews continued his unbeaten streak with a points win over 34-year-old Russ Midgley from Yorkshire.

Midgley, 34 from Yorkshire

Matthews, 22 from Maidstone

Matthews moves up to 6-0 and moves on to six-rounders next


Promoter Joe Elfidh commented on the successful show, “It was a good atmosphere, packed crowd, and all the fighters had good fights coming away with another win on the record. The next show at Mote Park is already confirmed for May 6th.”


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JE Promotions would like to thank Kent Trade Frames - Campbell Nutrition - Invicta Gym and PR Manager Tim Rickson