Shocker: Haye outbids Warren massively for Askin v Simmons / Fielding v Parker ordered / Selby Euro shot

WBN 12/01/2018

Matthew Askin is set to defend his British cruiserweight title on March 17 in a clash against mandatory contender Stephen Simmons.

Purse bids took place this week with the British Boxing Board of Control, as surprisingly David Haye pitched in with the winning bid.

WBN has been informed the amounts were contrasting as Frank Warren offered a five-figure bid but was completely floored by Hayemaker Ringstar who are said to have laid down up to FOUR TIMES as much.

This means Askin v Simmons will now take place on a Haye show at the famous York Hall in London on March 17.

At the super-middleweight limit, British and Commonwealth champion Rocky Fielding has been pitted against yet another mandatory foe, this time in Zach Parker.

After a collision with Vijender Singh, the number one contender with the Commonwealth failed to get off the ground, Fielding was expected to move up to European level.


This may still be the case, although undefeated Parker is in the frame should both sides decide to wait it out until the purse bid on February 14.

Fielding is desperate for a fight after seeing his clash with Erik Skoglund fall through on the Haye v Tony Bellew undercard – before the Swede was then taken gravely ill.

At middleweight, Tommy Langford is set to battle Jack Arnfield on February 17, whilst the heavyweight situation involving Sam Sexton is currently unclear with no stipulated challenger.

Super-featherweight’s Sam Bowen and Maxi Hughes have been put forward for the belt previously owned by Martin J. Ward, whilst Ryan Walsh v Isaac Lowe is also validated for February 17.

At flyweight, Andrew Selby‘s Lonsdale defences remains a blank page due to a lack of contenders but the blow is softened by the news the Welshman has been named as one half of a fight for the vacant European title.

Selby versus Vincent Legrand will go to the highest bidder at the EBU offices on January 29.