Danny Dignum vs Alfredo Meli details

England vs Northern Ireland

Unbeaten Essex boxer Danny Dignum (12-0) battles Belfast's Alfredo Meli (17-0-1) on the 10th weekend of the year and BBN have provided all the details you need to tune in and watch the championship boxing action live:

 

Date

The bout takes place on March 7, 2020, the same day in history that Ezzard Charles beat Jersey Joe Walcott to win the World heavyweight title.

 

Venue

It takes place at the Brentwood Centre in Essex.

 

Rounds scheduled

10 three-minute championship rounds at middleweight.

 

Titles

Reigning champion Dignum makes the first defence of his WBO European middleweight title against Meli.

 

Ringwalks

UK fight fans can expect Dignum and Meli to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT) on Saturday night, but boxing events are often subject to delays.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage for Dignum-Meli starts live on iFL TV from 5pm, also live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the iFL TV channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/iFilmLdnProductions

 

Price

Free to view for everyone with internet access.

 

Tickets

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Undercard Highlights

There's more championship action from Sam Gilley vs Curtis Felix Jr for the vacant Southern Area welterweight title.

Also, Shaquille Day vs Kaisee Benjamin in an English welterweight title eliminator should be an enthralling encounter.

 

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Press Conference Quotes

Dignum: "A fight like this speaks for itself. I've never been one to trash talk or put anybody down. Boxing is my job and it's a business, so there is no need to talk rubbish about anyone. I'm there to do my job on Saturday and that's what I'll do. I've sold over 300 tickets so there is a bit of pressure but I have to use that to my advantage and it's going to switch me on.

"Meli is a very good fighter. I know I'm in for the hardest fight of my career to date. I've got to use my boxing skills and get the win. He's going to drag me into the trenches, but I'm prepared for that and ready for anything he's got to offer."

 

Background

Trained by Kevin Lilley, Dignum won the ABA Nationals at middleweight in 2012 and he hasn't put a foot wrong since joining the paid ranks in 2016.

Conrad Cummings was Dignum's last opponent, who he won the WBO European strap from with a fifth-round knockout last November. Incidentally, the one blemish on Meli's record is when he defended his Celtic middleweight title to Cummings, which split the judges to a draw decision.

Both boxers are southpaws and currently unbeaten.

 

Key Stats

Six-foot-one southpaw Danny Dignum, 27 from Bowers Gifford in Essex, is unbeaten in 12 contests, with six KOs. His 185cm arm length is far superior to 5ft 10" Meli's 178cm.

The Belfast boxer in the away corner is unbeaten in 18 contests, one of those ended in a draw when defending his Celtic middleweight title against Conrad Cummings in 2015.

Dignum has experienced 48 rounds in the paid ranks compared to 'Fredo's' 84. Despite the lesser experience, 'DD' has far more fearsome KO ratio of 50%, almost double his opponent's.

 

Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport

1/5 Danny Dignum
4/1 Alfredo Meli
20/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Danny Dignum vs Alfredo Meli
10x3 WBO European middleweight title

Sam Gilley vs Curtis Felix Jr
10x3 Southern Area welterweight title

Shaqulle Day vs Kaisee Benjamin
10x3 English welterweight title eliminator

Mitchell Frearson vs TBA
6x3 Middleweight contest

James Hawley vs Josh Adewale
6x3 Middleweight contest

Liam Wells vs Zygimantas Butkevicius
6x3 Super-welterweight contest

Martin McDonagh vs Chris Adaway
6x3 Super-lightweight contest

Steven Donnelly vs TBA
6x3 Middleweight contest

Jack Martin vs MJ Hall
4x3 Middleweight contest

Randal Barlow vs Kevin McCauley
4x3 Super-welterweight contest

Kevin Reavell vs Scott Williams
4x3 Super-middleweight contest

 

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