Tey Lynn-Jones vs Linus Udofia resheduled for 2019
Udofia to face new test on December 1 after Lynn-Jones' withdrawal
Unbeaten former world champion kickboxer heading to UK to spring upset
After Tey Lynn-Jones withdrew with injury from his proposed December 1 Southern Area title bout with leading middleweight prospect Linus Udofia (10-0), initial devastation turned to excitement again with the replacement opponent of a former World Kickboxing champion and undefeated professional.
With the Lynn-Jones fight now rescheduled to March 9, 2019, Nigerian-born Udofia instead takes on a former world kickboxing champion and undefeated professional in Michael Gazdik at the York Hall on December 1.
“I actually do not think Udofia is that good,” said Gazdik. "I want to box the top UK middleweights and knocking out Udofia will get me recognised in the UK. I could beat both Jones and Udofia in the same night but it will be nice to beat one of them.
“I beat everyone there was to beat in kick boxing, now I will do the same in boxing. I jumped at the chance to showcase my skills in the UK and urge all boxing fans to come and watch me beat up Udofia. I want to get UK fans behind me in my quest for big fights. I will be honest though this is not a big fight it is an easy one.”
Lutonian Linus, 25-years-old, is delighted his opponent is coming to the fight with such ambition, “I do not want easy fights. That is why I wanted to box Tey [Lynn-Jones]. However, as I have to wait three months for Tey, this lad with the big mouth is going to get it instead. You should not be disrespectful in this game and on December 1st he will pay for it.”
The show on the first day of December will be promoted by Ryan Smith of Smith Sports in association with Goodwin Boxing and promises to be a Christmas cracker.
Three title fights are headed by the English light-heavyweight title fight where old rivals Miles Shinkwin and Joel McIntyre clash once again. They are 1-1 in previous meetings and this will be the brawl to settle it all.
Former ABA champion Deion Jumah takes on Ossie Jervier in a clash for the vacant Southern Area cruiserweight title and Jack Hughes takes on Ricky Little for the vacant Southern Area super-flyweight strap.
The outhwatering undercard features undefeated Youssef Khoumari (6-0) taking on Dave Birmingham (8-2 from Portsmouth).
Heavyweight action on the night will be in the form of the sensational “Dancing Destroyer” Jon Palata (2-0), whilst two of the top prospects around - cruiserweight Mark Little (9-0) and welterweight Adrian Martin (9-0) - both look to make double digits in their respective bouts.
The event also sees the debut of Anelle Massey from Kent, who will be looking for World titles down the line.
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