News: Liam Walsh, Warren Inks McCann, Zak Chelli, More
FRANK WARREN IS overjoyed to announce that incredible newbie talent Dennis McCann has signed a promotional contract to turn professional with Queensberry Promotions.
The plenty well-liked 18-year-old may be skilled by means of Alan Smith out of the iBox Gym in Bromley and might be managed with the aid of MTK Global.
The Maidstone-based McCann will fulfill his dream of turning into an expert boxer following his departure from a noticeably a hit stint within the novice code and information on his debut date will comply with quickly.
The nine-time national champion has received an array of further titles in accumulating an newbie document of fifty-4, with 16 wins coming thru stoppage.
“I received the schoolboys, the British championships, I went to the European Games in Russia and came back with the bronze medal, I gained the junior ABAs twice, the youth ABAs two times, the NABC championships three times and additionally the British championships once more,” reported McCann, who anticipates campaigning at bantamweight if wonderful fly proves prohibitive.
“I were given picked for the European championships in September but chose not to go. I had a GB assessment in December, however, my dream has continually been to come to be an expert boxer and I actually have watched pro boxing due to the fact I changed into six years old.
“I did the amateurs to be an expert and after I was given this possibility I took it with each arm,” he brought, also revealing that competing within the Olympics did no longer maintain the unique appeal.
“No, I ought to have made the Olympics but human beings have exclusive desires in life and mine is to be a professional boxer below the lighting and with any luck grow to be a world champion sooner or later.”
To that stop, McCann is satisfied to have aligned himself with a Hall of Fame promoter with a track document of steering young prospects toward realizing their profession desires.
“It is simply wonderful to get the possibility to sign with any person as high-quality as Frank. I am very, very thankful for the possibility he’s giving me.
“Frank is thought in boxing for taking younger opponents from day one and guiding them closer to most important titles and that changed into a big issue for me. Another one changed into my friend and teacher Alan Smith put me in the direction of Frank and I agree with the judgment of both of them.”
Frank Warren is thrilled to welcome this kind of proficient new rate to his team.
“Guiding young opponents like Dennis to international name competition and beyond is what I experience most in this enterprise and I’ve got true hopes for Dennis, who did noticeably properly as an newbie and has attracted numerous hobby in the expert ranks,” commented the promoter.
“He is in an extraordinary fitness center over in Bromley and I’ve got every confidence that Alan Smith – who does a splendid process together with his combatants – is the proper guy to get the first-rate out of him and bring about big upgrades as we move along.
“Dennis is a tremendous addition to our highly talented crop of younger fighters and I sit up for him starting his adventure with us and keeping him busy as he gathers the enjoy, he needs to make massive strides in the expert recreation.”
Featherweight star Stephen Tiffney is having to pinch himself in advance of the danger to overcome Davey Oliver Joyce to the WBO European featherweight identity in Dubai on April 5 – stay on ESPN+ and iFL TV.
Tiffney (10-1) faces Joyce for the crown at Emirates Golf Club on a packed Round 10 Boxing Club card broadcast around the arena and, having visited Dubai before, the Scot is overjoyed to be heading there on business this time.
Tiffney stated: “I was on an excursion in Dubai with my wife last year, so it’s loopy to suppose I’ll now be combating there. It’s a super area and I’m searching forward to heading over there once more.
“It’s an outstanding card and the primary MTK Global show to be proven on ESPN+ in America, so I’m honestly excited. There are masses of gifted stars at the invoice, which includes a few Olympians, so it’s one now not to overlook.
“This is a big fight for me, and winning this bout and incomes a title can open doorways for some large fights. I’ve been education hard and I’m ready to get inside the ring.
“I’ve been boxing for a variety of years now and have been traveling around from a young age after I was in the amateurs, so all of that enjoy will be counted when it comes to nights like this.
“The fight is getting closer and closer, and it’s going to be a superb event.”
Huge-hitting Mateo Tapia is getting ready to serve up a showcase of his expertise on Friday’s ancient ‘The Fight – DXB Uncovered’ at Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club – stay on ESPN+ and iFL TV.
The 20-12 months-old (9-0-KO5), who’s Mexican born but now fights out of Australia, is attracting lots of attention having already secured a State identify through knockout and faces every other great step up in India’s Gaganpreet Sharma (eight-1-KO4).
Tapia stated: “I’ve been running on being a bit smarter within the ring. Last time, I came out too disturbing for every round and I had to switch my sport plan and container slick. I’ll be patient at night in Dubai.
“It’s inspiring to be preventing in Dubai. I’ll try to put on a show for an distant places crowd and this kind of big target market global. To be traveling at one of this young age doing what you love conjures up me to be the satisfactory I can be.
“The MTK Global cope with Top Rank and ESPN+ is so huge. There are a lot of Mexican boxing fanatics and that’s a warm spot. To be an MTK Global fighter on those suggests, a variety of Mexican lovers could be tuning in. It’ll be an extremely good enjoy and proper publicity for me.
“It’s simply extraordinary to have this possibility. Words can’t describe it – I’m so blown away.”
UNBEATEN exceptional-middleweight Zak Chelli is spending time in the fitness center and classroom getting ready for his next large boxing examination.
The Fulham fighter challenges for his first professional title at SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday, April 27 whilst he meets Slough’s Jimmy Smith (7-1) for the vacant Southern Area name.