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English Light Middleweight Champion
London – Wednesday, 12th September 2012
Erick Ochieng: Now I’m Ready For The Big Fish – Rose or Cox Next?
On Saturday night, at Alexandra Palace in London, English Light Middleweight Champion Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng retained his title in style, with a fifth round stoppage over Southern Area champ Ryan Toms.
In doing so the 25 year old from Stoke Newington, via Nairobi, Kenya, sent a solid statement of intent to British Champion Brian Rose and Commonwealth Champion Jamie Cox that he has them firmly in his sights.
Even though he is without doubt a natural talent, Ochieng firmly puts his meteoric rise down to his manager and coach Bryan Lawrence and his unconventional approach, by today’s standard, of taking tough learning fights rather than ‘protecting’ his charge with journeymen throughout the early stages of his career.
Whilst it is true that during his early career Ochieng fought the odd journeyman, such as Matt Scriven (Erick’s debut fight) and Alex Spitko, as well as a couple of tough fighters with negative records, the vast amount of his fights have been against genuine prospects.
In just his second bout Ochieng took on, and beat, Prince David Davis in his own back yard in Nottingham, then following a fantastic second round KO against seriously tough Jon Harrison faced, and beat, unbeaten previously unbeaten prospect Curtis Valentine.
In his fifth bout Ochieng stopped the durable Alex Spitko, before going on to beat former yet another seriously tough opponent in Lee Noble.
Ochieng then suffered his only loss of his career, a highly contentious points decision to rising prospect Luke Robinson, after which referee Ken Curtis was slated by the media for this rather dubious decision.
Not being one to dwell on things, within weeks Bryan Lawrence accepted another testing challenge for his talented charge, one that could easily be described as an early career defining fight, against Liam Cameron, a seasoned, and previously undefeated in nine outings, prospect. What’s more again the bout would be in the opponents own back yard.
With another big scalp under his belt, an eliminator for the British title was quickly lined up, but fell through just weeks before fight night. Instead Ochieng took a low key six rounder, against Dee Mitchell, at the York Hall in London in order to keep busy.
This proved to be a very good move, as a few days after his victory over Mitchell, Ochieng received news that he was to get a shot at the vacant English title, the bad news though it was to be against Liverpool’s Scott Quigley, who like Erick had just the one loss – which came at the hands of Robert Lloyd Taylor in the final of the excellent Matchroom Sport promoted Prizefighter Light Middleweight tournament.
Over a thousand punches were thrown in the first eight rounds of the barnstorming, Fight of the Year’ nominated battle. The pair of Warriors stood toe to toe most of the fight throwing seemingly never ending salvos of massive uppercuts, heavy hooks and solid straights.
After eight nonstop action filled rounds, Ochieng was five rounds up on the judges scorecards and Quigley already had the look of a beaten man, as was proved just seconds into the ninth, when Quigley’s corner threw in the towel to save their man any further punishment.
Some four months later Ochieng and Lawrence were heading back up the M1 to Nottingham, where ‘The Eagle’ was set to face yet another midlander, AA Lowe, in his home town, this time though it was for the first defense of his English Crown and more importantly for Ochieng it would be in front of a massive Worldwide audience on the undercard of Carl Froch’s defense of his IBF World crown against Lucian Bute.
‘The Eagle’ put on a masterful display, boxing of the back foot and picking his punches, and boy did he pick them in style on his way to securing a virtual shut out points victory.
Which brings us full circle to Saturday night and the magnificent stoppage win over Ryan Toms, leaving only the question of what now for the soaring Eagle?
On returning to the TRAD TKO Gym earlier today, the effervescent Ochieng shared his view of the fight, as well as provided an insight into his future plans.
“First of all I want to give thanks to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for the victory.
It was awesome, you know, I knew Toms was going to be a tough opponent, which he was, he had a tough head for sure.
Everyone that can punch is dangerous, he stopped Nathan Weisse in his last fight so I knew he had power in his left hand and I knew I had to stay away from his left, if you’re fighting a southpaw you have to stay away from the left, which is what I was doing.
In the first couple of rounds I kept making him miss and focused on him and what I am going to do. I was just trying to find my distance, you know just measuring him up, because he has that good defense.
At the end of the fourth Bryan said you’ve got to walk him down and hold your ground more, so in the fifth that’s what I did, I held my ground and hit him on the body, when I did I see it in his face, he didn’t like the feel of them punches on his body, so then I thought ‘ah these body punches are getting to him’, so went at him again and threw a big left hook and he just went straight down.
For the count I went to the corner and I came back and went right back at the body, because I knew the body shots were hurting him, I see the opportunity and grabbed it with both hands and threw more shots to the body until the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.
I was overjoyed and great things ahead.
I spoke with Eddie Hearn and we decided I’m going to vacate the title now and we’re ready for the big fish. We’re looking at the Commonwealth or the British, whichever comes first I’m ready for it.
I have a great team behind me, they’re doing a great job and the fan base, well what can I say, I have a great fans, you know ‘Eagle, Eagle, Eagle’ what can I say they’re just great and really support me. They really want to see me fight, not just because I’m a good looking funny guy, they come along and they are loud, which is great as this really pushes me.
I’m really happy the way things are progressing, as I keep saying I’m a World Champion in the making, it’s just a matter of time.”
Erick Ochieng Eyes Clash With Rose Or Cox in near future
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Southern Area Lightweight Champion
London – Tuesday, 11th September 2012
Johnny Eames Calls On BBBofC For British Title Shot For Ben Murphy
Southern Area Lightweight Champion Ben Murphy must be wondering just what he has to do to get a shot at the British title. The 32 year old, who is based out of the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, has only been able to defend the title, he won in January 2010 with a dominating performance against Lee Cook, twice due to the lack of willing opponents in the Southern Area.
The two brave souls, previously unbeaten prospects Tony Owen and Phil Gill, that have stepped up to the plate soon learned why Murphy is one of the most avoided fighters around.
Owen lasted the longest of the pair, making it to the two minute and three second point of the fourth round in their thrilling encounter, whereas Gill didn’t even make it to the end of the first round.
Yes, Murphy did have a shot at a British title between these two defenses, however that was against Ashley Theophane at Light Welterweight and came just two weeks after the Owen bout and with less than a week’s notice.
As anyone that watched Murphy’s sensational performance on the night will attest, young Ben was just one round from snatching the title from Theophane, being that he had easily won nine of the first ten rounds, before starting to fade in the late stages. No mean feat when you take into account he came into the fight at very late notice and was fighting at a higher weight.
Murphy’s trainer Johnny Eames is under the impression that his charge is wrongly being passed up for the chance to challenge for the coveted Lonsdale Belt at his own weight and today called upon the British Boxing Board of Control to give Murphy a shot at the current Champion, Gavin Rees, or at least an English title fight as an eliminator for the British crown.
“Ben Murphy is next fighting on the 30th October, unfortunately it’s only a six rounder non-championship bout.
I’m a little bit disappointed really that the British Boxing Board of Control have yet to nominate him for a shot at the British title, as he has clearly outgrown the Southern Area title that he owns and there’s no one really eligible to fight him in the Southern Area.
The board are really in a position where they should have in fighting for the British title, where Gavin Rees is British, Commonwealth and European Champion and clearly not intending on defending the British title as he has a WBA title fight coming up.
The board should have deemed to do what is right and nominate Ben to fight somebody else. For some reason they’re not, I don’t know why. the kid’s thirty two now and it wont be long before the board will deem him too old to fight for a major title.
In their infinite wisdom I don’t know what they are playing at, they haven’t even ordered an English title fight as an eliminator for the British title.
Why don’t they want him to fight for the title I just don’t know. This kid deserves a title fight, you know I’ve spoken to the board and all I got from them was that he had his shot, against Ashley Theophane, and he didn’t win it.
That’s not right that fight was a weight above what Ben fights at, he took it at very short notice, which kept the title alive and helped keep the sanctioning fees alive for the board, so Ben has paid his dues, he stepped in at very short notice and took the Champion very, very close.
As I said that was a weight above what Ben normally fights at so come on he deserves a British title shot at Lightweight. Gavin Rees should either be made to defend it against Ben.
If Gavin and his people don’t fancy that fight, which I wouldn’t blame them for not wanting to Gavin to face Ben with the promise of a WBA title fight on the table, of course they are going to go for the WBA title, then they should relinquish the British title and let Ben, who deserves it have a shot.”
PHOTOS: Johnny Eames and Ben Murphy at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym In London
PHOTO CREDIT: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
Saturday Night Boxing Results And notes – For 8th September 2012
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Campo Recreativo Pasteleros, Esteban Echeverria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Super middleweight – Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias beat Dario German Balmaceda by KO 8 / 10 – vacant IBF Latino super middleweight title
Light welterweight – Fernanda Soledad Alegre beat Darys Esther Pardo by RTD 7 /10 – time: 0:01 – WBO female light welterweight title (supervisor: Jorge Molina)
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Middleweight – Brandon Cook beat Ferenc Zold by TKO 3 / 6
Lightweight – Steven Wilcox beat Sandor Horvath by TKO 2 / 6
Lightweight- Tebor Brosch beat Gyorgy Mizsei Jr on SD 6 / 6
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen, Germany
Middleweight – Nuhu Lawal beat Phillip Kolodzej by TKO 5 / 6 – time: 2:05
Light heavyweight – Konni Konrad beat Ata Dogan by TKO 6 /6
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro , Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Bantamweight – Felipe Orucuta beat Julio Cesar Miranda by TKO 10 / 10
Bantamweight Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (25-1, 21 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over former world champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-8-1, KOs). The bout was waved off with Miranda under heavy fire. Miranda was originally slated to face Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas, but the Mexican Commission wouldn’t allow Rosas to fight due to bronchitis. Orucuta, who was appearing in the co-feature stepped in to face Miranda and made the most of it.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Gimnasio Miguel Alemán Valdez, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Super middleweight – Marco Antonio Rubio beat Carlos Manuel Baldomir by RTD 4 / 12 – time: 3:00 – vacant World Boxing Federation super middleweight title
Super middleweight – Marcos Reyes beat Julio Cesar Garcia on UD 10 / 10
Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (55-6-1, 48 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Carlos Baldomir (49-15, 15 KOs) to claim the WBF title on Saturday night at the at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Mexico. Rubio battered Baldomir the entire fight and Baldomir didn’t come out for round five. - In the co-feature, middleweight Marco “Dorado” Reyes won a ten round unanimous decision over Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia by scores 99-91, 96-95, 96-94.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Auditorio Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Light middleweight – Patrick Teixeira beat Omar Vasquez by TKO 8 / 10 – vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental light middleweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 – The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Bantamweight – Dennis Tubieron beat Hiroki Shiino by TKO 8 / 12 – time: 2:31 – WBC International bantamweight title
Light flyweight – Benezer Alolod beat Ryu Onigashima by TKO 6 / 10 – time: 1:55 – vacant WBC International light flyweight title
Super bantamweight – Jaderes Padua beat Christian Abila on SD 10 / 10 – Vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title
Super flyweight - Gabriel Altarejos drew with Weljan Ugbaniel 10 / 10 – vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super flyweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Heavyweight – Vitali Klitschko beat Manuel Charr by TKO 4 / 12 – time: 2:10 – WBC heavyweight title (supervisor: Houcine Houichi)
Heavyweight – Magomed Abdusalamov beat Jameel McCline by TKO 2 / 10 – time: 1:57 – vacant WBC United States (USNBC) heavyweight title (supervisor: Miroslav Popovic)
Middleweight – Andrey Meryasev beat Muhitdin Rajapbaev by TKO 10 / 10 – time: 0:28 – vacant WBC Baltic middleweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Featherweight – Ayup Arsaev beat Khavazhy Khatsyhau by RTD 4 / 10 – time: 3:00 – WBC Baltic featherweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Heavyweight – Vyacheslav Glazkov beat Konstantin Airich on UD 10 / 10 – vacant WBC Baltic Silver heavyweight title (supervisor: Mikhail Denisov)
Vitali started to unload punishment from the opening bell. WBC #7 Charr was moving laterally around the corners trying to show something. Klitschko, his hands down, was waiting for more action from the challenger but the German chose to move around rather than actually fight with the champion. Klitschko landed a couple of jabs to start inflicting damage to the challenger. All in all the first round was all Vitali’s but he landed almost no power punches. In the second. Vitali landed a hard right hand to the spleen to start the stanza. Charr tried to unleash a series of punches but none of them landed clean except for a left hand, which the Ukrainian took well. Early into the fourth, the WBC champion landed a crisp jab, and blood started raining down from the Charr’s right eye. He tried his best and sensing the fight was just moments away from being stopped – he charged after the giant Ukrainian and even landed some punches. Then Italian referee Guido Cavalleri called a halt to the action and took Charr to the ringside physician, who stopped the bout. Charr was extremely angry about the stoppage as his corner was never given a chance to try to stop the blood.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom
Welterweight – Lee Purdy beat Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco by TKO 4 / 12 time: 1:43 – vacant IBF International welterweight title
Light welterweight – Chris Evangelou lost to Danny Connor on PTS 10 / 10 – vacant BBBofC Southern Area light welterweight title
Middleweight – Erick Ochieng beat Ryan Toms by TKO 5 / 10 – time: 2:37 – BBBofC English light middleweight title
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, United States
Super middleweight – Andre Ward beat Chad Dawson by TKO 10 / 12 – time: 2:45
WBC super middleweight title (supervisor: Peter Stucki) – WBA Super World super middleweight title (supervisor: Robert Mack)
Lightweight – Antonio DeMarco beat John Molina by KO 1/ 12 – time: 0:44 – WBC lightweight title
WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round TKO over WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs. Ward sent Dawson to a knee in round three, and floored him again in round four – Inside the final minute of the tenth, Dawson was blasted with a left hook he never saw coming right behind the ear. Dawson’s knees caved in on each other as he attempted to find his balance but Ward was having none of it. Another left landed to set up a salvo of exact power punching, Dawson forced to his knees near the ropes. Dawson was up early in the count but showed no desire to go on. Asked by Smoger if he was done, Dawson nodded and said, “Yes.” Time was 2:45. – WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 20 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate John Mol
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
Super flyweight Ivan Morales beat Luis Maldonado on TD 10 / 10 – time: 1:30 – WBC International Silver super flyweight title (supervisor: Rudy Tellez)
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Heavyweight – Tomasz Adamek beat Travis Walker by TKO 5 / 12 – time: 1:08 – IBF North American heavyweight title
Heavyweight – Steve Cunningham beat Jason Gavern on UD 10 / 10
Heavyweight – Bryant Jennings beat Chris Koval by TKO 1 / 8 – time: 0:35
Super featherweight – Joselito Collado lost to Jerry Belmontes on UD 8 / 8
Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 28 KOs) got up from a hard second-round knockdown to stop Travis Walker (39-8-1, 31 KOs) in the fifth round of a heavyweight fight on Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Walker was also knocked down in a wild second round after taking a right. After that, Adamek stayed in control, winning the third, cutting Walker in the fourth before stopping him on his feet at the 1:08 mark of the fifth. - Steve Cunningham won a 10-round unanimous decision against heavyweight veteran Jason Gavern. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-90 all for Cunningham. With this win, Cunningham breaks a two-fight losing streak to move to 25-4 with 12 KO wins. Gavern falls to 21-11-4 with 10 KOs. - Bryant Jennings beat Chris Koval in just 35 seconds. Koval was down on a left and then seconds later on a right before the bout was called off. Jennings is now 15-0 with six knockouts, Koval now has double digit losses for an overall record of 25-10, 18 KOs.
Saturday 8 September 2012 – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Light welterweight – Lucas Martin Matthysse beat Ajose Olusegun by TKO 10 / 12 – interim WBC light welterweight title (supervisor: Robert Lenhardt)
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WADI ‘MACHOMAN’ CAMACHO
London – Wednesday, 5th September 2012
Battle Of The Undefeated – Wadi Camacho: Someone’s ‘O’ Is Gonna Go, It Wont Be Mine
Canning Town’s rising Cruiserweight star Wadi ‘Machoman’ Camacho makes his fifth professional outing this coming Saturday, at the Eddie Hearn promoted ‘London Calling’ event at Alexandra Palace, headlined by Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy versus unbeaten Argentinean Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco for the vacant IBF International Welterweight title.
Wadi’s opponent on Saturday will be Long Eaton’s Andy ‘The Assassin’ Ingram, who like Wadi is unbeaten as a professional, but perhaps more importantly beat former British Cruiserweight Champion, and upcoming British title challenger, Shane McPhilbin in his debut bout.
Wadi. who has wins over Moses Matovu, Rolandas Cesna, Igor Borucha and Paul Morris appeared unfazed by his opponents major scalp, as following one of his final training sessions – under the watchful eyes of Manager/Coach Bryan Lawrence at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town – he said.
“Yeah I’m really looking forward to it so much, it’s good that I’m being busy and I’ve already got my fifth fight coming up and it’s going to be a fantastic win.
We’re both unbeaten, so someone’s ‘0’ is gonna go, it wont be mine though.
I’m still doing the basic work, you know, keep popping that jab followed by flurry shots. I’m still keeping it to the gameplan, keeping all behind the southpaw jab so they don’t know when the left hand comes over the top. Good stuff.
The sparring down here at the TRAD TKO has been excellent, been sparring a couple of the Cruiserweights we’ve got down here in the gym and also a Heavyweight that’s been pushing me, putting me into all awkward positions. I’ve been handling it really well.
I carry some massive power which helps when you sparring a big Heavyweight that comes in at over eighteen stone.
It’s going to be a great show, Just from the TRAD TKO we’ve got Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, who will be defending his English title and Danny Connor will be fighting for the Southern Area title.
We’ve got a great team boxing out of the TRAD TKO, it’s a big family, yeah we just work hard, all go running. I know Erick is lighter but have to keep up with him, which brings my fitness level up as well.
Personally the way Erick is looking now, he’s really lean, sharp, strong as well I think once he defends this now I think he should start moving onto bigger and better things.
If Danny wins the Southern Area that will be wicked, I know he’s got the Masters title at the moment but him going for the Southern Area is fantastic. I know he trains really hard and for him to achieve that and bring yet another title to the TRAD TKO would be wicked as well.
I definitely want to focus on my goal and bring a title back here in the future, I really want a Lonsdale Belt around my waist, but my gong for the British title is a little way off yet so hopefully I’ll get the chance to fight for the Southern Area title sometime next year, which is what I want. You know, win the Southern Area, defend it a couple of times and then move on to the British.
Right now though I’m concentrating on this fight coming up, Andy Ingram’s unbeaten also so I need to really be on my game. I’m going to do the business on him and then move on.
Now listen, Ally Pally 8th September it’s gonna be explosive, we’ve got such a massive bill, six title fights and some great undercard fights as well. It’s just going to be amazing, so please come down and support everyone, especially AKA ‘Machoman’ because I’m going to bring along some beautiful ladies as well – Yeah Buddy!”
Wadi ‘Machoman’ Camacho versus Andy Ingram will be one of the supporting bouts for Lee ‘Lights Out’ Purdy as he challenges Gumersindo Lucas Carrasco for the vacant IBF International Welterweight title at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 8th September 2012.
Co-Headlining Purdy-Carrasco on the Matchroom Sport promoted event is Tony Bellew versus Edison Miranda for the vacant WBC International Light Heavyweight title.
The third main feature bout of the event sees Wadi’s TRAD TKO Gym mate Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng, makes the second defense of his English Light Middleweight title, against Ryan Toms,
Rounding out the main feature fights is another of Wadi’s TRAD TKO gym mate, British Masters Champion Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor who takes on Chris ‘The Flash’ Evangelou for the vacant Southern Area Light Welterweight title.
Unbeaten duo John Ryder (11(6)-0) and Ryan Taylor (5(2)-0-1) will both be action against yet to be named opponents.
Last but not least, former Team GB stalwarts Martin J Ward and Iain Weaver will be making their professional debuts, against yet to be named opponents.
Tickets, priced £40 (Standard seated), £60 (Ringside) and £120 (VIP) for the Matchroom Sport promoted London Calling at Alexandra Palace on Friday the 8th of September 2012 are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.
PHOTOS: Wadi Camacho Confident Ahead Of Battle With Andy Ingram
PHOTO CREDIT: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
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INDEE ROSE TRUST
London – Thursday, 6th September 2012
Queensberry Promotions Show Their Support For Indee Rose Trust
Over the past couple of years the Boxing Fraternity have shown their support for the Indee Rose Trust, both with the participation in the annual TRAD TKO Boxing Gym’s Boxers & Celebrities Charity Football Tournament and the gifts of memorabilia for auction at various events throughout the year.
Francis and George Warren today added a new dimension, by contacting TRAD TKO head honcho and Indee Rose Trust Patron with the generous offer to fundraise at their Queensberry Promotions BoxAcademy event, headlined by Tony Conquest versus Ian Tims for the vacant WBO International Cruiserweight title, at York Hall in Bethnal Green this coming Friday.
Earlier today Francis explained how this came about, “Over the years Johnny has done a fantastic job with the football tournament, so much so that the Indee Rose Trust and Boxing have become intrinsically linked.
George and I felt that the support from the boxing fraternity for the Indee Rose Trust shouldn’t be limited to that single event and decided to make Johnny and the Indee Rose Trust team the offer to fundraise, for this very worthwhile cause, at our upcoming BoxAcademy event.”
Following receiving the offer Johnny said “Further to Ian Bailey fighting on Francis and George Warren’s show on Friday for his first title, I would also like to bring to the attention of the public that they are to allow us to fundraise for the Indee Rose Trust Charity that I am a proud Patron of.
On behalf of the Indee Rose Trust I would like to thank Francis and George for their kind and generous gesture.
It’s the first time that a promoter has allowed us to raise funds for the Indee Rose Trust so please come down and support the Indee Rose, Queensberry promotions and the fighters on Friday. ”
PHOTOS: Johnny Eames (2nd from left) and Francis Warren (2nd from right) at York Hall in 2011.
PHOTO CREDIT: Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro
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