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Kash Ali vs Tomas Salek fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Tuesday, May 25, 2021By Tim Rickson

How to watch the Kash Ali vs Tomas Salek heavyweight championship clash

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Rotherham's Kash Ali (18-1, 9KOs) and Czech Republic's Tomas Salek (15-2, 13KOs) clash in a championship contest on the 148th day of the year.

All the details you could possibly need to watch the Friday fight night are listed below:

 

Date

The bout takes place on Friday, May 28.

 

Venue

Sheffield Arena Car Park, Sheffield.

 

Rounds scheduled

10x three-minute rounds at heavyweight (200+lbs).

 

Titles

The vacant IBF European heavyweight title is up for grabs.

 

Ringwalks

The ringwalks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage starts live on the Fightzone TV at 5:25pm for the undercard and 7:25pm for the main event.

 

Live Stream

You can live stream the fight HERE 

 

Price

Subscription to Fightzone TV costs £4.99 per month - Sign up HERE

 

Undercard Highlights

There's another title fight on the bill, as undefeated Wolves warrior Conah Walker (8-0-1, 2KOs) challenges for the vacant Midlands Area welterweight title against Walsall's Levi Ferguson (5-1).

Ferguson fought for this same belt in his last fight, losing to Kaisee Benjamin 94-98 on points. Those 10 championship rounds will put him in good stead for this second shot at the silverware but he has only managed to defeat journeyman so far in his career, and confident Conah Walker has scalped a couple of winning fighters already.

It's an evenly-matched contest, very likely to go the full distance, as this pair only have two knockouts between them over 15 fights.

Keep an eye out for Mark Jeffers too, who is the current Central Area super-middleweight champion. At only 23, unbeaten in 11 contests with a good amateur pedigree behind him, he looks a promising prospect - one to keep an eye on.

 

Background

The show promoted by Dennis Hobson Promotions features an IBF European heavyweight title fight in the headliner between home boxer Kash Ali and visiting fighter Tomas Salek.

The Czech heavyweight has a fearsome KO record, stopping 13 from 15 of his victims, equalling to an 87% KO ratio. However, this will be his tird title contest and he has yet to win just one. He stepped up to fight for the Czech national heavyweight title in his 10th fight against famiiar face Pavel Sour, who UK fight fans will have seen in action against Nathan Gorman and Hughie Fury. He lost that title tilt on points, but when he challenged for WBC Youth World heavyweight strap in January 2020, he was floored twice in round six by Peter Kadiru, who is now a German heavyweight champion unbeaten in 10.

Since then, he has fought four times in the past year, stopping all four of his foes. Five of his 13 knockouts have come in the first round, so he clearly starts fast.

Birmingham-born Kash Ali has only stopped half of his victims, but his first six contests were all four-round points wins. Since stepping up in rounds, he has stopped six from seven opponents. His sole loss was the infamous fight with Liverpool's David Price where he was disqualified for biting. He attributes the foul play and unusual behaviour to having many problems outside of the ring. Since then, he has improved his attitude to secure three straight wins.

Both these big boys are likely to detonate bombs on each other, so it's hard to see this going the distance, which is a bonus for fight fans, who are guaranteed fireworks. Whoever triumphs will become the first ever holder of the IB European heavyweight belt.

 

Quotes

Ali:  “He can whack, and I know I have knockout power.  I think this is going to be a case of whoever lands first will get the KO – and I can promise you it’ll be me!”

Dennis Hobson:  “Salek’s record proves that he is a real threat, he’s a knockout puncher but we have confidence in Kash’s ability. He works really well with his trainer Richard Towers, is improving constantly, and we believe we’ll see a career-best performance from him.”

 

Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I know a lot more about Kash Ali than I do Tomas Salek, who has a frightening KO count. Ali is a former Central Area titleholder and has a height and reach advantage, so I think he will be able to outbox the Czech to win on points, with the possibilty of getting the KO if it comes.”

 

Stats

Ali:
Age: 29
Bouts: 19
Rounds: 67
KOs: 47.37%
Height: 6' 6"

Salek:
Age: 22
Bouts: 17
Rounds: 59
KOs: 76.47%
Height: 6' 3"

 

Running Order

#1 Jack Fay vs Antony Woolery
4x3 Cruiserweight contest

#2 Rhys Farnhill vs Scott Williams
4x3 Middleweight contest

#3 Zak Miller vs Jahfibus Faure
4x3 Super-featherweight contest

#4 Ciaran McVarnock vs Jamie Quinn
4x3 Lightweight contest

#5 Dan Catlin vs Kearon Thomas
6x3 Middleweight contest

#6 Josh Holmes vs Danny Allen
6x3 Super-featherweight contest

#7 Mark Jeffers vs Tomas Bezvoda
8x3 Super-middleweight contest 

Chief Support
Conah Walker vs Levi Ferguson
10x3 Midlands Area welterweight title

Main Event
Kash Ali vs Tomas Salek
10x3 IBF European heavyweight title

 

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