12
Dec
2018

DAZN Fighter Profile: Anthony Fowler (Super-Welterweight)

World Boxing News 08/12/2018

Mark Robinson

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Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler is heralded as a future world champion after turning pro on the back of a standout amateur career.

The former Team GB member struck gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the back of bronze at the 2013 World Championships before entering the paid ranks in 2017.

Fowler had seen his Olympic dream end early by formidable Kazakh puncher Zhanibek Alimkhanuly at the higher limit of middleweight (165 pounds in amateur boxing).

‘The Machine’ has since settled into life at the 154 pound super-welterweight limit and looks right at home as he blitzes his way through the domestic division.

Stepping up to ten rounds this Saturday night, Fowler continues his journey to certain honours against an opponent yet to be confirmed.

A win means that British title shot could become a reality in 2019, with current ruler Ted Cheeseman firmly in Fowler’s sights.

Eight straight victories have tongues wagging about what lies in the future of Fowler, who has all the ability to right to the top of the division and beyond.

Under the guidance of former Tony Bellew trainer David Coldwell, Fowler has improved leaps and bounds, with another triumph predicted when the 27 year-old features on DAZN for the second time in his career this weekend.

In the headliner, Kell Brook returns to the ring in front of his hometown fans at Sheffield Arena when he takes on Michael Zerafa.

Unbeaten Irish star Jono Carroll faces French former European Champion Guillaume Frenois in a final eliminator. The winner will become mandatory challenger to IBF Super-Featherweight Champion Tevin Farmer.



STATS:

Record: 8-0, 7 KO’s

Rounds: 33

KO Ratio: 88%

D.O.B: March 10, 1991

Nationality: British

Debut: 2017

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5ft 11ins (180cm)

Birth place: Liverpool, UK


Running Order:

4 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight contest
CALLUM HANCOCK 12st 1lb 9oz v IVAN NIKOLOV 12st 2lbs
(Sheffield) (Bulgaria)

6 x 2 mins Lightweight contest
TERRI HARPER 9st 9lbs 2oz v FERICHE MASHAURY 9st 9lbs 5oz
(Denaby) (Tanzania)

18:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK

6 x 3 mins Welterweight
ANTHONY TOMLINSON 11st 6lbs 1oz v INNOCENT ANYANWU 10st 6lbs
(Sheffield) (Netherlands)

6 x 3 mins Super-Bantamweight contest
QAIS ASHFAQ 9st 3oz v JAY CARNEY 8st 12lbs 7oz
(Leeds) (Liverpool)

19:00 LIVE ON SKY SPORTS

8 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight contest
KID GALAHAD 9st 6lbs 1oz v BRYAN MAIRENA 9st 4lbs 12oz
(Sheffield) (Nicaragua)

10 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight contest
ANTHONY FOWLER 10st 13lbs 6oz v JOSE CARLOS PAZ 11st 3lbs 2oz
(Liverpool) (Argentina)

12 x 3 mins Final Eliminator for IBF Super-Featherweight Championship
JONO CARROLL 9st 3lbs 6oz v GUILLAUME FRENOIS 9st 3lbs 5oz
(Dublin) (France)

12 x 3 mins Final Eliminator WBA Super-Welterweight Championship
KELL BROOK 10st 10lbs 2oz v MICHAEL ZERAFA 10st 13lbs 8oz
(Sheffield) (Australia)

FLOAT

4 x 3 mins Middleweight contest
SHAKIEL THOMPSON 11st 6lbs 1oz v KONSTANTIN ALEKSANDROV 11st 9lbs 1oz
(Sheffield) (Bulgaria)

**NOTE

Josh Kelly pulled out of the fight on Saturday.

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