Michael Gomez Jr. will fight for the English title on Lawrence Okolie’s undercard, live on InNewCL Sports | box news

Michael Gomez Jr. will fight for the English title on Lawrence Okolie’s undercard, live on InNewCL Sports | box news

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Michael Gomez Jr. will fight for the English super featherweight title on March 25 at the Manchester Arena.

Gomez Jr. is the son of the extremely popular “Mancunian Mexican” Michael Gomez.

He will challenge Levi Giles for the vacant English Super Featherweight Championship at the AO Arena in Manchester.

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WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie is set to return after almost a year without boxing, the heavy puncher from Hackney is set to defend his WBO cruiserweight title in Manchester live on InNewCL Sports

“He’s a very good fighter. He was just waiting to get his chances, he’ll be at the Manchester Arena where his father fought so many times,” said promoter Ben Shalom. “It’s a war against Levi Giles.”

English title fights have a deserved reputation for producing some of the most exciting matches in boxing, and that tradition seems to continue as Gomez and Giles step into the ring to contest the vacant English super featherweight championship.

Michael Gomez Sr. was a firm favorite with fight fans in his hometown of Manchester thanks to his action-packed, no-nonsense fighting style.

His son Gomez Jr – the defending Central Area super featherweight champion – continues the family business and will have the crowds at the Manchester Arena behind him for his English title win.

The Manchester venue has been the scene of many of Gomez Sr.’s fights and was also the scene of Gomez Jr.’s pro debut in 2014, making it a fitting scene for his fight against undefeated Grimsby man Giles, who was in that 10th round contest.

Lawrence Okolie is the star of the Main Event, defending his world title against New Zealand’s David Light.

“A lot of people overlook David Light, he was in a war with Brandon Glanton last time,” Shalom said. “He’s 20-0 up, he’s never lost and he comes here full of confidence.

“This was a fight they wanted before it became mandatory. This is a fight they feel suits David’s style. I actually think it’s a big test for Lawrence who has been out of the ring for over a year. He’s going to have to be really careful.”

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Richard Riakporhe and Okolie are discussing a potentially big fight for the world cruiserweight title, with the pair hoping the fight will take place this year

Olympic bronze medalist Karriss Artingstall, from nearby Macclesfield, will also appear on the show.

“Karriss wants to act very quickly,” Shalom said.

“She wants to fight for world titles early next year, probably towards the end of this year.”

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Another Olympic bronze medalist, heavyweight Frazer Clarke, will also be in action boxing American Rydell Booker.

“Again, I think this is a big test,” Shalom added. “It’s a much bigger test than Frazer had before.”

Clarke is another fighter who considers the Manchester Arena his second home as three of his five professional fights have taken place there so far.

Booker has shared the ring with some of the sport’s biggest names. He lost a decision to Hall of Famer James Toney and boxed high-profile Filip Hrgovic and Kubrat Pulev.

Callum Simpson, the reigning super middleweight champion, recently signed an exclusive endorsement deal with BOXXER. The Yorkshireman Simpson trained alongside former world champion Josh Warrington when he broke through to the pro ranks and has so far stopped 80 per cent of his opponents.

Also on the bill are Aaron McKenna, Samuel Antwi and Harvey Lambert in separate bouts and Rhys Edwards will box Brian Phillips.

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