Packed event set for July 14 at York Hall

Hellraiser Promotions are back at the York Hall this month with a show that features one of the break-out stars of 2017.

Reading super-welterweight Asinia ‘D’ Ghost’ Byfield has been much avoided since he burst the bubble of touted West Hammer Sam McNess in front of the BT Sport cameras.

The unfathomable Byfield finally looks close to a shot at the British championship and warms up for that on manager Mickey Helliet’s at the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, July 14.

The 29 year old promises a spectacular KO. Top of the bill features a pair of fighters who are looking to emulate Byfield and use the Southern Area 11-stone belt as a stepping stone to major honours.

Unbeatens ‘Hollywood’ Josh Ejakpovi and Max Wicks meet in a fascinating 10 rounder. Styles should blend.

West Londoner Ejakpovi is a flashy slickster, while Wicks relies on his toughness to grind out wins. The winner will be looking for a shot at the Southern Area title.

Dagenham’s popular Robin Dupre, beaten by Luke Watkins for the Commonwealth cruiserweight championship last year, is another looking to get back into title contention and the show also features a featherweight from Reading who’s convinced he’s heading to the top.

Gelasius Taaru launched his pro career with three straight KOs – and has got a few rounds under his belt in his last two fights. The 24 year old promised; “Give it two years and I will be unstoppable.” 

Simon Corcoran, younger brother of world-title challenger Gary, and Norwich power puncher Rylan Charlton make their debuts. There have been more than 53,000 views of one of Charlton’s amateur KOs on YouTube.