News: Danny Williams vs Albert Sosnowski; Stephen Foster Jnr; Delvin Rodriguez
Danny Williams will be joint top of an explosive bill that promises fireworks when he collides with Albert Sosnowski in an international heavyweight bout at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, November 8th 2008. Williams is part of the second show from Hennessy Sports that will be screened by ITV Sport following the knockout success last month of Jon Thaxtonís European Lightweight Title win..
Article posted on 04.11.2008
Former world title challenger Williams (Brixton) faces Polandís Albert Sosnowski over ten rounds following the withdrawal of John McDermott from a British heavyweight title fight that was scheduled to feature on the show.
Sosnowski has a formidable record of stopping 26 opponents in 45 fights with just two defeats and is a strong opponent for British heavyweight champion Williams.
Junior Witter (Bradford) will also have his first fight since losing the prestigious WBC World Light-Welterweight Title in May on the same bill against an opponent yet to be finalised.
Former British Light-Welterweight champion Lenny Daws (Carshalton), Colchester knockout artist Lee Purdy, title hopeful Gareth Couch (High Wycombe), Belfast boxer Kevin O'Hara as well as unbeaten duo Steve OíMeara (Wembley) and Dwayne Lewis (Canning Town) make up a cracking bill that promises fireworks.
The action will be screened live by ITV4.
FOSTER JNR GETS SECOND SHOT
Salford's Stephen Foster Jnr hopes it will be second time lucky when he challenges for the WBO World Super-Featherweight title almost a year after he came close to winning it.
He challenges new champion Nicky Cook for the belt on Saturday 6 December at the ExCeL London, and promises not to blow it like he did against then champion Alex Arthur last December.
Despite being dropped by Arthur in the ninth round with a body shot, Foster rallied back and floored Arthur in the eleventh, but didn't capitalise on it and the Scotsman went on to win on points. Arthur then lost his title to Cook in September.
"It's fantastic to be fighting for the world title again and this time I won't let the opportunity pass me. It won't be case of third time lucky, this time I'm going to win it," said the 28-year-old.
"I came so close to beating Arthur last year and I'm still kicking myself about it now. If only I had followed up when I hurt him in the eleventh round with some more big punches then I could have been crowned champion,"
"Anyway, that was a year ago and I've moved on, learnt, and improved and I'm ready to give Cook a real fight for his title,"
"He had better be prepared for a long hard fight because the title is coming back with me."
Cook v Foster Jnr headlines a blockbuster show that also features Enzo Maccarinelli challenging Johnathon Banks for the Vacant WBO World Cruiserweight title plus the return of Amir Khan against Oisin Fagan. Audley Harrison's exciting heavyweight showdown against Prizefighter 1 winner Martin Rogan heads up the undercard along with Anthony Small, Derek Chisora, Jamie Cox and Liam, Michael and Ryan Walsh.
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RODRIGUEZ EYEING CHAMPIONSHIP, HEADS TO SOUTH AFRICAIBF #1 SPOT AT STAKE
On Monday November 17th Star Boxing's Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-1, 14KO) of Danbury, CT, looks to take one step closer to achieving every boxers ultimate goal of becoming a world champion, when he battles Isaac "Angel" Hlatshwayo (28-1, 10KO) of Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa, at the Emperors Palace in South Africa in a twelve round welterweight eliminator for the IBF number one ranking. The card will be promoted by Rodney Berman-Golden Gloves in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.
It will be Rodriguez first fight since winning the vacant USBA welterweight championship against Oscar Diaz on ESPN2's "Wednesday Night Fights" back on July 16th in San Antonio, TX.
With the fight exactly two weeks away Rodriguez and his camp left for South Africa on Monday November 3rd, making sure to give Rodriguez ample time to adjust to the high altitude in Johannesburg. Before leaving for South Africa Rodriguez took time out of his schedule to sit down and talk about his training camp and upcoming fight with Hlatshwayo.
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