(APR 13) Leon ‘Solid’ Williams is to
defend his Southern Area Cruiserweight title, against Titchfield,
Hampshire’s Danny Couzens, at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Redemption Day’
double title headlined event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on
Saturday 7th May 2011.
Streatham’s Williams won the title back
in October with a totally dominating performance over JJ Ojuederie.
Williams was on fire throughout the bout, constantly on the attack
forcing Ojuederie to cover up and absorb Williams’ double handed
It was only after his corner read him the riot act, at the end of the
ninth, that Ojuederie finally stood his ground and traded with Williams.
However that was way too late and Williams was rightly crowned Southern
Area Champ with a shutout 99-92 points decision.
Following a full-on sparring session with London based Dutch
Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker, at the TKO Boxing Gym in Canning
Town, Williams confidently spoke of his upcoming title defense against
Danny Couzens. “I’m good to go, I’m excited about defending my title.
There’s no way in hell he’s gonna win, I’m gonna crush him. That title
belongs to me.
Preparation has been perfect, I’m ready to fight now if I had to fight.
I’ve had fantastic sparring, training’s been perfect, everything’s good.
It’s a good fight, a good defense, a good learning curve for me so I’m
excited about that.
I’d like to fight for the British title by the end of the year, but
there’s no guarantees so I can only prepare for it, and that’s what I’m
gonna do - prepare.
Team Solid is gonna fill up the York Hall and Danny’s gonna get crushed
- Crushed like a biscuit.”
Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus Danny Couzens for the BBBofC Southern Area
Cruiserweight title co headlines at the Graham Earl promoted ‘Redemption
Day’ double title headed event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on
Saturday 7th May 2011.
Co-headlining will be the eagerly anticipated Paul Morby-Daniel Cadman
rematch for the Southern Area Super Middleweight title.
Heading up the support card for the two title fights sees the
sensational former English Light Welterweight title challenger Michael
Grant making his first appearance as a Lightweight.
In addition to Michael Grant, Graham Earl has lined up a seriously
strong undercard featuring some of the Country’s most exciting young
Former American Basketball star Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Oshunrinde will be
hoping that his return to York Hall will be more satisfying than his
previous outing there.
Oshunrinde was clearly robbed of his first win on British soil when his
shortened fight with Jahmaine Smyle was declared a technical draw,
following the fight being stopped, in the first round, due to a serious
cut over Smyle’s right eye.
Graham also has his exciting Light Welterweight Terry Holmes out for his
third professional bout, against a yet to be named opponent. Holmes has
proved to be nothing short of sensational on his two previous outings
and Graham has big expectations for the heavy hitting nineteen year old
Another big hitter, Belfast’s Joe Hillerby, will also be getting his
third outing. Hillerby, who debuted in October 2010, has made quite an
impact on the scene. No surprise really, after all he is an all action
heavy hitter with a knockout finish, as proved on his debut against
Gavin Putney, which lasted just 43 seconds!
His second fight, against super tough Ryan Clark, lasted the full course
and turned out to be one of the most action packed fights of the night
at Graham Earl’s excellent ‘Capital Punishment’ event back in January.
Lowestoft Featherweight Craig Poxton will be looking to get back to
winning ways, following his loss to Youssef Al Hamidi a year ago.
Making their professional debuts at ‘Redemption Day’ are Belfast’s Mark
Ginley, Heavyweight Scott Whyley whilst former Armed Services boxer Sam
Standing will be joining his TKO Boxing Gym mates Williams, Grant and
Oshunrinde on the show.
Tickets for the Graham Earl Promoted ‘Redemption Day’ event at the York
Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 7th May 2011 are now on sale and
priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside).
For tickets call: 07960 850645, book on-line at tkoboxoffice.com
or call in person at The TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson
Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.