'Skillz' defends national championship for the first time
BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch Myron Mills (14-1, 6KOs) and Lucas Ballingall (13-1, 3KOs) clash in a championship contest on the 141st day of the year.
All the details you could possibly need to watch the Friday fight night are listed below:
The bout takes place on Friday, May 21.
Sheffield Arena Car Park, Sheffield.
10x three-minute rounds at lightweight (135lbs).
Myron Mills defends his English lightweight strap for a second time.
The ringwalks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.
Coverage starts live on the Fightzone TV at 5:25pm for the undercard and 7:25pm for the main event.
You can live stream the fight HERE
Anthony Tomlinson (12-0, 7KOs) and James Moorcroft (13-1, 5KOs) take part in seperate bouts on the undercard. This pair were meant to headline the event in a British welterweight title eliminator, but the bout wasn't sanctioned by the BBBofC in time, so they have parked their rivalry for now until a later date, but all eyes will be on these two.
The show promoted by Dennis Hobson Promotions features an English championship clash in the headliner, as Derby's Myron 'Skillz' Mills makes another title defence to Portsmouth challenger Lucas Balingall.
The champion has lost just once in 14 outings, and has six KO victories; while Lucas also has just a single loss on his 13-fight ledger, with three of his wins coming early.
Myron won the English crown against Marcus Ffrench via TKO4 in 2018, then defended it successfully in his last fight in November 2019 against local Birmingham rival, Kane Baker via a mixed decision.
A pro since 2014, the 25-year-old is a slick boxer who can fight too. The champion hasn't fought for 18 months now, whereas the challenger has copeted twice in that time.
24-year-old Ballingall is a crafty, slick operator, just like his brother Mikey, but comes into the contest off the back of a loss, when he competed in the Kold Wars series in Belarus, losing on points to Arslan Magomedov over eight rounds.
Mills: “He’s a good fighter, but I’m a better one. I want it more, I don’t care what he brings, I’ll bring more!
“I don’t know too much about him. I was supposed to fight him a couple of years ago, but I don’t know what happened with that. I’ve seen a little bit of him on YouTube, not a lot, and he’s quite slick. On paper, looking at our records, I suppose you could say it’s a 50-50 fight but I don’t think he’s on my level, to be honest. From, what I’ve watched of him, I wasn’t overly impressed.
“It will be a good fight though. We’re two young kids, I’ve got my English, he wants to take it off me and neither of us will make it an easy night. And, it’s great news to me that I’ll be headlining on Fightzone. It’s a really good thing for boxing, and to be part of it at the start is fantastic.”
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “I know that Lucas Ballingall is a tricky guy and can box clever to rack up the rounds to win on points. My only concern is that he hasn't really operated at this level before and Myron Mills is quite established at English title level - this is fourth 10-round contest.
Since winning the English strap against a good opponent in Marcus Ffrench, he then took Gavin Gwynne the distance over 10-rounds, then had a wide points win against winning fighter Des Newton, followed by his successful title defence to Kane Baker. His last four opponents have all been decent, whereas Ballingall just lost to an opponent who had only won four from six fights, and the rest of his resume is filled with journeymen. The Portsmouth man has only been as far as the eighth round just once.
The question is can Lucas box and move and accumulate the rounds on the scorecards, or will Mills' vaster experience count? I'm edging towards Mills in this one.”
Height: 5' 8"
Height: 5' 8"
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