Max Wicks will take on Asinia Byfield on October 7th at the iconic York Hall, for the Southern Area Super-Welterweight title, under the banner of former world champion Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotion and Mickey Helliet’s Hellraiser Boxing.
The event itself which will include a number of high profile names and will be shown on Spike TV as well as Channel 5.
Worthing’s Wicks will take part in his first 10 rounder, having acquired a record of 6-1-1 under the guidance of his father and trainer Leigh Wicks along with Assassin Boxing.
‘I have had 8 fights in my pro career to date, and I feel it is a good time to step up in class and challenge for major titles.’
The man standing in Wicks’ way is Reading’s Asinia Byfield, who claimed the Southern Area Title in 2016 after defeating Erick Ochieng. The outspoken super-welterweight then hit the headlines for his second defence of the title when he took on Sammy McNess at The Copper Box Arena in July of this year. The pair shared a lively press conference, hosted by Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions. The Mickey Helliet managed boxer stopped McNess in the 5th round to upset the apple-cart in what was a great night of boxing.
Wicks who made his debut at York Hall will return in what could prove to be a historic night for this young man as well as for Worthing, as the 24-year-old will look to take home his first major title. Wicks comes off an impressive win at York Hall on the April 8th Hellraiser Promotions card, where Ben Jones fought Jason Cunningham for the Commonwealth title, and Max will be looking to make it three from three at the venue; A good omen for the 6 foot super-welterweight from Sussex.
‘It is a superb venue, and one I’m proud to say I have performed in. Hopefully come October 7th, I’ll be able to say I picked up my first belt at York Hall too.’
Elsewhere in the division, things seem to be heating up nicely. Liam Smith will rematch Liam Williams, as the top 2 in The UK go head-to-head in a final eliminator for the WBO World Title. While, the winner of this clash will more than likely force themselves into the top 5 in the country, which may set up some mouth watering fights with the likes of Ted Cheeseman or Joe Pigford for the soon-to-be vacant British title.
Kaz Evans, founder of Assassin Boxing stated.
‘It is great to be working with The McGuigan’s, Mickey Helliet and Channel 5 to deliver what is a superb domestic clash between two brilliant fighters. Max Wicks has been chomping at the bit to get into big fights, and we are all excited to see him showcase his talents to the wider audience, and hopefully pick up the prestigious Southern Area Title.’