On Tuesday, November 10, fight fans will be treated to a free-to-view boxing event when Ultimate Boxxer 7 lands on BT Sport and ITV 4 screens, live from 8pm. The one-night, winner-takes-all knockout tournament takes place behind closed doors at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, London.
The six-fight card's centrepiece is in the super-middleweight division as four participants will first clash in three-round semi-final matches, with the winners then squaring off soon after for a five-round final to determine which of them walks away with the prize money and The Golden Robe.
The draw was picked today on Sunday, November 8 at midday.
Semi Final #1
Zak Chelli vs Ben Ridings
Semi Final #2
Harry Woods vs Mike McGoldrick
The semi-finals will take place over three three-minute rounds, with the final set for five rounds.
The Favourite – Zak Chelli
Record: 7-1-1, 3KOs
Best win: Umar Sadiq PTS 77-74
Titles: Southern Area super-middleweight title
BoxRec Ranking: 16
The Wild Card – Harry Woods
Best win: Lewis van Poetsch PTS 40-37
BoxRec Ranking: 48
The Oldest – Mike McGoldrick
Record: 6-0, 2KOs
Best win: Harry Matthews TKO2
BoxRec Ranking: 39
The Youngest – Ben Ridings
Best win: Kevin McCauley PTS 40-36
BoxRec Ranking: 56
Mikael Lawal vs Ossie Jervier
6x3 Cruiserweight contest
UB4 winner Mikael Lawal (12-0, 7KOs) gets a tough test against a Southern Area title contender in Ossie Jervier (6-13, 5KOs).
The Nigerian-born Londoner is ranked sixth in the UK and officially signed with brand-new promotional company BOXXER in August.
The 25-year-old from Shepherds Bush won the cruiserweight tournament last July producing a stunning first-round KO over unbeaten Damian Chambers (11-1, 7KOs), who has gone on to become Central Area cruiserweight champion. He dropped every single opponent in the tournament and saved his very best punch of the night for the final.
He is very heavy-handed and improving with every fight. It’s difficult to tell, at this stage, how far he can go, but he should get another win on his record against 39-year-old Londoner Jervier, who hasn’t won in any of his last eight fights.
Derrick Osaze vs John Telford
6x3 Middleweight contest
Another Ultimate Boxxer winner appears on the card, who is also testing himself against an Area champion too.
Derrick Osaze (10-0, 2KOs), known as ‘The Puncing Preacher’ from Nottingham because he is an ordained minister, goes up against Manchester’s John Telford (11-2-1, 2KOs), a Central Area title contender.
Telford has more wins on his record than Osaze, but the 27-year-old Peckham-born puncher has already beaten five other foes who could boast that same advantage, and he handled them all.
His triumph in Ultimate Boxxer 3 was over three fighters with a combined record of 34-2. He hasn’t put a foot wrong during his approaching three-year career.
However, his opponent’s only two defeats have come at the hands of Central Area champions and has reeled off two consecutive wins since his latest loss.
Osaze will not underestimate his opponent but should also be able to outbox him towards another points victory.
Florian Marku vs Muma Mweemba
6x3 Welterweight contest
Albanian welterweight talent Florian Marku (6-0, 4KOs) faces his fifth winning fighter in a row.
Trained by Stefy Bull, Muma Mweemba (4-1, 2KOs), known as ‘Bruiser’ from Sheffield, won his first four fights but was defeated on points in his first six-rounder way back in September 2018 and didn’t fight again until now. A knockdown in the final round cost the 32-year-old the decision on the cards.
Aside from that, his career had been going perfectly, with two shutout points victories and two stoppages.
Albanian-born Londoner, Marku, known as ‘TNT’ for his explosive power reeled off four knockout wins in a row during the first eight months of his career, then scored two consecutive six-round points decisions – both scored at 60-55 – in September and December 2019.
Mweemba’s inactivity and tendency to be hit could see the Albanian superstar get back to stopping opponents, which he will be eager to do having had six fights in 12 busy months, then nothing for the following 11 months.