Boxing fans in the North-West are to be treated to a packed show tonight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool as Frank Warren lays on a pre-Christmas feast full of hometown talent.
The ever-entertaining Derry Mathews tops the ‘Big Time Boxing’ bill as the Commonwealth lightweight champion goes up against rugged Irishman Stephen Ormond for the WBO European belt.
Mathews, 30, is in the form of his life of late having knocked four of his last five opponents out, and could potentially set-up a big-hitting mandatory match-up with Richard Commey if successful tonight.
Topping an impressive undercard is another current holder of a Commonwealth strap as light-heavyweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli meets Liverpool-based Londoner Courtney Fry over twelve rounds.
A former WBO title holder at cruiserweight, 33 year-old Maccarinelli is eyeing up more world honours in 2014 and needs to keep on track by ending Fry’s hopes of a first career championship victory.
Also on the bill will be one of the UK’s best prospects for another world title as Paul ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ Butler takes on Hardened Mexican Ruben Montoya for two fringe world title belts at super-flyweight.
The 25 year-old from Ellesmere Port, who has racked up a 13-0 record, is highly-ranked with several organisations and looks certain to be given his chance to claim the sports ultimate prize in the coming year.
Finalizing the main portion of the card are British light-middleweight champion Liam Smith and divisional the talented Joe Selkirk as both look to seal wins that could have tongues wagging on+ a possible future match-up.
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