Unbeaten London boxer Ben 'The Entertainer' Day 6(1)-0-1 takes on Bulgarian Boyan Aleksandrov 4(1)-5(4)-0 in a bid for the vacant International Masters Bronze light-welterweight title at London’s York Hall on March 7th in his first ever title fight over eight three minute rounds.
“I’m very excited about going for a title - it's a dream for me considering I've had no amateur fights,” said Day.
The show is aptly titled ‘The Noble Day’ and features four title fights with headlining fight between Adam Dingsdale and Michael Devine for the Southern Area lightweight crown. The 25-year-old foreign import, Aleksandrov is ranked fourth in his native country and comes into the fight off the back of a fourth round stoppage victory over debutant Bogomil Petrov last May in his home town of Sofia. He has also shared the ring with unbeaten super-featherweight southpaw, John Quigley back in March 2011 in what was the Liverpool lad’s professional debut at the Manchester Velodrome.
Originally from Teignmouth in Devon, Day attained his sixth win at the York Hall on December 13th against opponent Ben Kneller 0-1(1)-0 in his first fight in 14 months – his previous affair resulting in a hard-earned draw against Paul Haines 0-9-0 at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross on September 27th 2013.
Day managed to reach the position of six fights unbeaten without the help of a trainer but after a complicated year with an extended ring absence due to cancelled fights, setbacks and a change of promoters, Day bounced back with the well-earned victory over Kneller under the tutelage of his new boxing coach, Alec Wilkey from The Lansbury ABC in Poplar, London. Of his relationship with his coach, Day beamed, “I'm very, very happy with Alec Wilkey – it's not only the training, it's the duty of care.”
The likeable light-welterweight from London is over a decade older than his forthcoming foe and with the International Masters honours on the line, game opponent Aleksandrov is sure to fancy his chances. He explained, “To me age means nothing – it never has – I’m feeling in the prime of my life, people call me Benjamin Button! “I know nothing about my opponents and don't really care - I've been sparring top class boys like Johnny Coyle, who is going places.”
Day is confident and looking ahead to what the win will mean to his career, “This Masters title is a stepping stone so that I can go on to bigger and better things,” he concluded.
The Goodwin Main Events show dubbed ‘The Noble Day’ featuring four title fights headlined by Adam Dingsdale v Michael Devine for the Southern Area lightweight title and will showcase some of the UK’s brightest talents such as unbeaten light-welterweight Londoner Sohail Ahmad 5(1)-0-0.
Champion Dingsdale 11(4)-2-1 from Hoo, Kent attained the Southern Area honours from Portsmouth’s Floyd Moore on a narrow points decision in June 2014 and recently shared the ring with world title contender Derry Mathews for the vacant WBA Continental lightweight title, losing unanimously on points at the Echo Arena in Liverpool last October.
The challenger from Luton, Michael Devine 13(4)-2(1)-0 known to fans as ‘Chunky’ comes into the fight off the back of an impressive Prizefighter campaign that saw him reach the finals with a win over old foe Danny Connor in the opening stage and a stunning KO in the semi-final over Lee Martin which reached in excess of 40k views online.
British Masters Bronze light-welterweight champ Rakeem Noble 7(3)-0-0 looks to add the International version to his hoard against an unnamed opponent. Diego ‘The Cakemaker’ Burton 4-5(1)-1 returns to the ring when he competes for the vacant British Masters super-middleweight title against Festim Lama 2(1)-3(2)-1.
Ricky Hatton’s talented trio of brothers, collectively known as The Upton Clan, will all be making an appearance on the show. Anthony 7(3)-0-0 and Paul 5(1)-0-0 will both be looking to continue their unbeaten runs whilst Sonny 4(3)-2(1)-0 will be looking to bounce back from his controversial loss to Gary Cooper 3(1)-14(2)-1 at the same venue last October. Exciting super bantamweight prospect Matthew Chanda 2(1)-0-0 takes part in his third pro fight off the back of an impressive first round stoppage of Darren Pryce 0-7(2)-2 last time out.
The ever improving Sohail ‘Showstar’ Ahmad 5(1)-0-0 looks to make it six straight wins in a row when he fights game challenger Josh Thorne 1-5(1)-0 over four rounds. All-action Jimmy Perrin 1-0-0 has his second professional fight and looks to remain undefeated when he takes on Liam Conroy 0-4(1)-0 from Luton.
‘The Afghan Lion’ Hassan Yaqobzai 2-0-0 has impressed in two wins to date and has his third paid contest when he takes on Vasil Vasiliev 4-13(5)-0 from Bulgaria. Jordan Joseph 0-0-1 scored a draw on his professional debut and will be looking to go one better when he takes on southpaw Joe Brailsford 0-3(1)-0 from Nottingham at light-heavyweight.
Ollie ‘The Professional’ Pinnock, Robert Asgaba and Ryan ‘Ryno’ Crawford all make their eagerly awaited professional debuts on the show.
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