Championship Boxing set to take place at Derby Arena
Thu 25 Jun 2015
Another major sporting event is set to take place at the new Derby Arena as A Night of Championship Boxing will take place on Sat 25 Jul.
Nick Blackwell will defend his British middleweight title against Damon Jones at Derby Arena, LIVE on Channel 5
New British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell will defend his title against challenger Damon Jones at Derby Arena, live on Channel 5.
Not only that, the night's chief support contest sees fast-rising heavyweight prospect Hughie Lewis Fury again step up in class to face respected international opposition over a scheduled ten rounds.
Also appearing on the July 25 undercard will be current European Union light-welterweight champion Lenny Daws, former British super-bantamweight title challenger Leigh Wood, current English flyweight champion Louis Norman, as well as exciting prospects Yusuf Safa and Young Fury.
The likes of Myron Mills, Indi Sangha, Sajid Abid, Jamie Robinson, Nathan Kirk and Russell Henshaw will also see action in Derby.
Twenty-four-year-old Blackwell won the British middleweight title in May with a stunning upset victory against Londoner John Ryder. The pair went toe-to-toe for six-and-a-half rounds before Blackwell's better fitness and strength saw him halt Ryder in a dramatic seventh round. Now champion, Blackwell intends to clean up the domestic scene before pursuing world honours.
Yorkshireman Jones, meanwhile, his first challenger, is unbeaten in 13 professional fights and has barely put a foot wrong since turning professional in 2012. The six-foot southpaw won an English middleweight title eliminator against fellow unbeaten Grant Cunningham last time out and, at 22 years of age, believes he's ready to fight for top honours in Britain.