UK Fight Night - 30th October
Written by Alexander Zammit
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 23:49
Nottingham - 19th October 2010
Ibbotson-Okoth Rematch Headlines Explosive Fight Night At Hull’s KC Stadium On 30th Oct
The fireworks come early to Hull this year as promoter, and former WBF Super Featherweight World Champion, Carl Greaves brings an explosive night of Boxing action, featuring many of Hull’s best pugilists, to the KC Stadium on Saturday 30th October.
Top of the bill will feature the long overdue rematch between John ‘The Steel City Assassin’ Ibbotson against Battersea’s Nick ‘The Ox’ Okoth. When the pair first met, back in February 2005, it was a full on six round war. When the dust settled Ibbotson was declared the winner by a 59-57 points margin.
Okoth though has longed for revenge and probably feels his recent experience of making it to the final of the highly successful Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter - The Cruiserweights II could make all the difference.
Back in April Okoth made the semifinal as a replacement for Herbie Hide, who had been cut by an accidental clash of heads in the first round, where he took on and beat Irish warlord Darren Corbett. He then faced, and lost to, the undefeated Jon Lewis Dickinson in a tough and brutal final.
The main support for the Ibbotson-Okoth rematch will see Hull’s very own big banger Dean O’Loughlin take on Polish hard man Michal Skierniewski in a six round Heavyweight contest.
O’Loughlin will be looking to get back to winning ways. In his last outing at The KC Stadium, back in December last year, O’Laughlin was stopped in the fifth by Shane McPhilbin with a cracking left to the head. Likewise Skierniewski also lost to Prizefighter - The Heavyweights IV Semi Finalist McPhilbin, by a fourth round stoppage in May ‘09.
Heading up the support card for the main attractions is Heworth, Yorkshire’s feisty Welterweight Matt Doyle, who will be looking to extend his 4 fight unbeaten run against veteran scrapper Jason Nesbitt.
Also looking to extend his unbeaten record is Hull’s very own Samir Mouneimne, who will be facing Southampton’s Peter Barney in a four round Featherweight contest.
In his last fight at the KC Stadium Mouneimne conclusively dispatched Anthony Hanna, after just 1 minute 50 seconds of the second round, sending him to the canvas with a sensational heavy right to the head.
Another local fighter, Light Middleweight Richard Troupe, will be looking to turn his 0-1-1 record around against Lincoln’s Rick Boulter.
Whilst Hull’s Bob Urry will be looking for his first win, following his debut draw against Nuneaton’s highly experienced slugger Kristian Laight, when he takes on the highly experienced East Ham, London, scrapper Johnny Greaves in a four round Light Welterweight bout.
The show also includes the professional debut of Aaron Taylor who is set to face a stern test against the experienced Nottingham fighter Mark Lewis in a four round Cruiserweight contest.
The Carl Greaves Promotions, in association with Jimmy Phelan, Night Of Professional Boxing @ The KC Stadium will be on Saturday 30th October 2010 at the Bonus Arena @ the KC Stadium, Hull. Doors open 6.30pm, First fight 7.30pm.
Tickets: priced £30 (unreserved) and £40 (reserved) are available now on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call 07960 850645.