Following on from the success of their July show at the North Notts Community Arena in Worksop, JE Promotions have unveiled plans for their next event, titled ‘International Glory’, on Saturday November 26th with an International Challenge belt clash topping the bill.
It’ll be the third pro show that the promotional outfit, headed by former pro Joe Elfidh, have hosted at the 750-capacity arena.
There’s championship action in store with Richard Thomas (3-1), 31-years-old from Doncaster, vying for the International Challenge light-heavyweight belt.
The opponent is yet to be confirmed but, as all Challenge belt fights have to be approved by the British Boxing Board of Control, it’ll likely be a competitive contender who has the necessary eight-round experience.
Thomas conceded on his debut, stopped by Ben Fitch (0-1) in the second round back in December 2013, but bounced back in style exactly three months later to halt Bryan Richardson (0-2) in just 95 seconds.
Thomas comes into the eight-round International contest off the back of three straight wins and his confidence will be further boosted by his younger brother Nathan sharing the bill with him for the first time.
Nathan Thomas (0-1) hit the road for his pro debut at the historic York Hall losing on points to fellow debutant Fion O’Meara way back in November 2013 – O’Meara is still unbeaten now.
The 27-year-old welterweight will be back in action almost exactly three years to the date of his pro debut, looking for his first win.
Popular local fighter Darren Snow (3-7-1), known as the ‘Road Warrior’ for his aggressive style of fighting away from home, will enter into his twelfth pro bout against an opponent yet to be named.
The former unlicensed champion, 34-years-old from Dinnington, has won his last two fights at the North Notts Arena so the setting should provide the home advantage again for the cruiserweight.
Also in action is exciting super-lightweight Sahib ‘Saby’ Mann (1-0). The 18-year-old from Derby will be keen to follow up from his explosive debut win over Daniel Mickleburgh (0-2) last July.
‘Saby’ stopped the 29-year-old from Heywood with just three seconds left on the clock in the third and penultimate round at the Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock on the same night that Anthony Upton won the English super-lightweight title.
Another JE Promotions fighter on show is 26-year-old Elvis Makoda (3-1-2) from Hayes, Middlesex.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ‘Double El’ comes into the fight fresh from a victory on Halloween weekend on JE Promotions’ last Maidstone show.
The super-lightweight dominated the fight and floored his opponent Gyula Tallosi with a well-timed body shot in the final round of their four-round bout.
Lightweight debutant David Zubrzycki will make his pro bow on the night. The Leeds-born former unlicensed star kicks off his paid career with a four-rounder against an opponent yet to be confirmed.
The six-fight card looks set to be sell-out already with each home fighter bringing over 100 fans in support.
Promoter Joe Elfidh commented, “It’s the third show at the venue and they’re getting bigger and better every time.
“We’ve got a great gym in Fighting Fit Gym, run by Michael White, and top sponsors on board with Roofdec and 1ClickPrint, who all help to make the shows a success.”
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