Satchell vs. Wilton on Price-Thompson undercard on February 23rd; DaWejko
PROMOTER Frank Maloney has put together a talent stacked undercard for his major show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February – including two British title fights.
Local idol David Price (15-0) heads the bill when he meets Tony Thompson (36-3) in a 12 round international heavyweight bout.
Another Liverpool fighter Kevin Satchell (9-0) will make the first defence of his British flyweight title against exciting Belfast scrapper Luke Wilton (13-2-1).
And Bristol’s Darren Hamilton (12-2) risks his British light-welterweight crown against scouser, Steve Williams (13-1).
That fight has been postponed twice, and Maloney says that the British Boxing Board of Control may strip Hamilton if he pulls out for the second time.
He explained: “We hope to have a commitment from the Board that if Hamilton does pull out this time the title will be declared vacant.
“That is what we’re pushing for because this is the third time we have tried to stage the fight.
“Adil Anwar is boxing on the undercard and would be willing at short notice for a British title challenge if needed, but hopefully Darren has fully recovered from injury and will be ready.”
Satchell, 24, won the British title in October when he stopped defending champion Chris Edwards in six rounds.
Wilton (13-2-1) has already sold more than 300 tickets, but Maloney says: “Kevin is Britain’s most exciting flyweight and at the end of the year he will be closing in on a world title.
“The flyweight champions are tougher than most, but it can be easier to manoeuvre them into world title positions.”
Making their comebacks are Liverpool famous boxing brothers, The Burkes.
Ex former Commonwealth lightweight champion David (26-2) hasn’t boxed since May 2005 and Stephen (10-1) who last fought almost three years ago.
An added attraction to the quality card also includes featuring Cuban heavyweight star Mike Perez (18-0).
Others on the bill include Sean Dodd (4-0), Louis Cuddy (6-0), Neil Perkins (2-0), Steven Lewis (2-0), Andy Colquhoun (5-0) and Peter Gallagher (1-0).
Tickets can be purchased £230 (VIP including meal and inner ringside seat), £95 (Ringside), £70 and £40 at www.echoarena.comwww.frankmaloney.com or 0844 8000 400.
The show will be broadcast the home of boxing BoxNation (Sky 437/Virgin 546). Join now at www.boxnation.com.
JOEY DAWEJKORETURNS JAN 19TH AT THE MOHEGAN SUN CASINO
January 10, 2013 – Heavyweight prospect Joey DaWejko from Philadelphia will step back in the ring against Jarrell Miller on Saturday January 19th. The fight will take place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. For DaWejko, this will be his second consecutive fight against an undefeated fighter.
DaWejko (7-1-1, 3 KOs) embodies the very essence of a Philadelphia fighter and isn’t afraid to take on the tough opposition. He had a stellar amateur career, especially as a junior. Labeled a small heavyweight, DaWejko stands 5’10” and uses his smaller frame to his advantage with a crafty style that complements his ability to be more agile than his usually bigger opponents. DaWejko has fought bigger men his entire career and he thrives off of the challenge of overcoming the size disadvantage with a combination of speed and power.
Miller (4-0, 4 KOs) has won all of his professional bouts by TKO and DaWejko will look to utilize the power he possesses in both hands in order to neutralize his opponent’s strength. DaWejko knows how important it is to rebound from his last outing and suggests that placing too much emphasis on a single loss isn’t a productive response to a slight setback.
“Some people take a loss but that isn’t what defines a fighter, what defines a fighter is how he responds from the adversity he’s faced with,” DaWejko said. “I’m just anxious to prove what kind of fighter I am and to show my ability as a heavyweight. I feel like I can bring something to the division that’s my very own and no one else’s. I make it a point to try and get the most out of my in-ring experiences and I plan on giving a good performance on January 19th.”
DaWejko’s promoter Mario Yagobi of Boxing 360 Promotions believes DaWejko has a bright future in the heavyweight division.
“DaWejko brings a lot of heart, skill and determination to the ring,” Yagobi said. “Believe me when I say that he possesses all the qualities of a big man in regards to his will and determination, but he also packs a heavyweight punch. The fact that he can out maneuver the bigger men with crafty and agile footwork makes Joey a unique fighter. Boxing 360 is excited to have him in our stable of fighters and it won’t be long until he is one of Philly’s most treasured fighters.”