'MatMan' vs 'Wee Cubby'
BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Birmingham's Matt Windle (5-3-1) and Scotland's Neil McCubbin (5-0, 1KO) clash in a championship contest on the 162nd day of the year.
All the details you could possibly need to watch the Friday night main event listed below:
The bout takes place on Friday, June 11.
Sheffield Arena Car Park, Sheffield.
12x three-minute rounds at light-flyweight (108lbs).
The main event will be an eliminator for the Commonwealth light-flyweight title, which has only ever been held by two champions in its 119-year history - Londoner Johnny Hughes (113-72-22, 56KOs) in 1902 and Ghanaian Michael Ebo Danquah (15-9-2, 10KOs) in 1987.
The ringwalks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.
Coverage for the undercard fights begins live and exclusive on SecondsOut YouTube Channel at 5:30pm
The main event starts live on the Fightzone TV at 7:25pm.
You can live stream the fight HERE
Ultimate Boxxer 3 champion Derrick Osaze (10-0, 2KOs) and English title contender Tyler Denny (12-2-2) will clash over 10-rounds at middleweight.
Neil McCubbin gets his headline slot at Sheffield’s ‘Fightzone Arena’ in an eliminator battle for the Commonwealth Light Flyweight crown against Birmingham’s Matt Windle.
This clash of Britain’s best little men is a great fight with the winner moving on to fight for a belt that only ever having been contested twice before – 34 and 119 years ago.
McCubbin will take an unblemished record into the championship bout, plus a decorated amateur career that saw him claim a Scotland vest.
At just 22 and still growing, ‘Wee Cubby’ is convinced that making the 7st 7lbs limit will be a challenge for his 30-year-old opponent, and plans to take full advantage of that struggle.
With the British Boxing Board of Control not recognising the light-flyweight division, Neil eventually plans to move up and challenge for domestic honours at the weight above, if victorious against Windle. Before that though, the Scotsman intends to enjoy his experience in the limelight and is promising to wow Fightzone viewers with his performance.
Windle: “I enjoy coming forward, making things happen and being entertaining. I’m aware that people are spending their hard-earned money to come and watch me, so I like to try and give them value for money. I’m usually in pretty entertaining fights. In the amateurs I’ve boxed in hostile environments, been booed to the ring, but I’m getting applause and pats on the back when the fight’s over.
“I haven’t seen a great deal of Neil, but from what I’ve read he sounds a bit like me – he likes to box, likes to fight. He’s got a good amateur pedigree and likes to work head and body.
“In my last two fights I boxed 10 rounders and thought I did more than enough to win, but the one thing no one could question is my fitness and stamina in the latter parts of those fights. I’m expecting this to be my toughest fight to date, but I believe it will be his too – one hundred per cent.
“I’m also absolutely buzzing to be headlining on Fightzone and I’m positive we’ll put on a fantastic fight.”
McCubbin: “I can do a bit of everything but people probably know me more for being a come-forward fighter. I’ve added a lot more to my game recently and people are in for a good time when they watch me. This is a massive opportunity to be fighting a Commonwealth Title eliminator after just five fights; I know what I can do and it’s just a case now of doing it on the night.
“There’s not too much footage of Matt about but the tactics we’ve been working on in the gym will pay dividends on the night. I believe I have the advantages in every aspect – I have youth, he’s not made light-flyweight before as a pro, and he’s 30.
“It would mean everything to win this contest and go on and fight for the Commonwealth Title. I’d also like to pursue the British Title [at flyweight] – I’d love to win that belt. I’m not one for shying away from any opponent, I’ll fight anybody.
“I’m absolutely buzzing to be headlining on Fightzone. I’m so excited by the whole experience, the production and shows have looked brilliant and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “ I don't know a great deal about either fighter, but I know that McCubbin represented his country as an amateur, so has a good pedigree behind him. McCubbin hasn't lost a round yet, so I'm putting my faith in his undefeated confidence to win this title fight. He also has youth on his side, which will play a big part at this low weight.”
Height: 5' 4"
Height: 5' 4"
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