August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014
Billy Joe Saunders & Nick Blackwell Head-to-Head Press Conference

Boxing - Billy Joe Saunders & Nick Blackwell Head-to-Head Press Conference - ExCeL London - 10/12/12 Nick Blackwell poses before the press conference Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Couldridge Livepic

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AFTER signing a long-term promotion deal last week with promoter Mick Hennessy, Nick Blackwell “can’t wait” to make his Hennessy Sports debut on Saturday October 4 at Glow, Bluewater as support to the MaxiNutrition Knockout final, which will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5.

The West Country warrior said, “I can’t wait to box at Glow on the October 4. I have watched previous events from there and the arena looks fantastic and if the final is anything like the semi-final between Travis Dickinson and Matty Clarkson, then the fans are in for a real treat. It will be a great night of boxing.

“I’m an old school fighter. I’m in boxing to fight, so I’m going to show the fans what I’m all about on the night.”

Glow, Bluewater will be the stage for the first ever MaxiNutrition Knockout final on Saturday October 4, when British light-heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe takes on Travis Dickinson, the current English champion.

Ajisafe started his route to the final with an exciting points win over former European, British and Commonwealth champion Dean Francis back in March, and then he stopped Southern Area champion Leon Senior in five rounds at Leeds Town Hall in May.

Dickinson’s first fight in his quest to reach the final saw him knocking down former European champion Danny McIntosh in the first round and then twice in the third, before the fight was eventually stopped towards the end of that round.

Then came the Rocky-style performances from Dickinson and brave Matty Clarkson in what was the pick of the semi-finals at Leeds Town Hall. From the first bell, both came out fighting and both put everything on the line, and after hitting the canvas three times each, the referee decided that Clarkson was unable to continue due to a cheek injury and halted the fight in the sixth, with Dickinson securing his spot in the final.

Promoter Mick Hennessy said. “After the brilliant MaxiNutrititon semi-finals, I’m looking forward to the final just as much as any other boxing fan. This has been a great tournament for British boxing and now we have a worthy final to finish it off.

“In my opinion, the semi-final between Dickinson and Clarkson should be Fight of the Year worldwide, not just domestically!”