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UK Boxing: Lee Purdy; Daniel Cadman; Mark Heffron

Lee “Lights out” Purdy returns to the ring on the undercard of the exciting “Night of International Boxing” at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Friday 10th September. This will be Lee’s first time back in the ring since his gripping 12 round unanimous point’s decision loss for the Commonwealth title against Denton Vassell in April. The co – feature fights involving two of the UK and Ireland’s finest boxers, John O’Donnell who is taking on Olympic Bronze Medalist American Terrence Cauthen over 12 rounds and Tyson Fury who will be fighting over 8 rounds, both bouts will be televised in America on SHOWTIME® at 11p.m. ET/PT (same day delay). The event will also be shown in Canada on the Super Channel Network and the UK Broadcaster will be announced soon..

The Colchester based welterweight is currently the Southern Area Champion but believes after his heroic performance back in April more title challenges are on the horizon.

Purdy said. “I’m back in the swing of things after the disappointment of losing in April. Training has gone well, I’ve had some great sparring and now I just can’t wait to get back in the ring. We are keeping busy with this fight and hopefully by the end of the year I will be in a position to challenge for either a Commonwealth or British title.”

Along with Lee Purdy, Prizefighter semi-finalist Daniel Cadman from Waltham Abbey will be out looking for the win on his quest to fight for titles, Phill “Intense” Fury will be out to record his 6th straight victory and the highly popular Light Welterweight Chris “the flash” Evangelou from Enfield will entertain the packed crowd and look to extend his unbeaten record on the undercard of the exciting “Night of International Boxing” at York Hall

Debutants John “Gorilla” Ryder (Middleweight) of Islington and Tyler Goodjohn will both be making the crossover to the paid ranks for the first time.

Tickets for this great night of international boxing are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844 888 4402 or via www.hennessysports.com. Tickets are £35 for unreserved seats and £60 for Ringside.


Daniel Cadman out to show he is ready for title challenge.

Waltham Abbey’s Daniel Cadman will make his return to the ring two months after his impressive display in the Prizefighter series, on the undercard of the exciting “Night of International Boxing” at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Friday 10th September.

The co – feature fights involving two of the UK and Ireland’s finest boxers, John O’Donnell who is taking on Olympic Bronze Medalist American Terrence Cauthen over 12 rounds and Tyson Fury who will be fighting over 10 rounds, both bouts will be televised in America on SHOWTIME® at 11p.m. ET/PT (same day delay). The event will also be shown in Canada on the Super Channel Network and the UK Broadcaster will be announced soon.

The Prizefighter semi-finalist who has spent the last week in Belfast sparring WBA ranked number 1 challenger and current European Super Middleweight Champion Brian Magee told Hennessy Sports, “I only got the call from Tony (Sims) my trainer last Tuesday telling me that I am fighting at York Hall, now I can’t wait, I’m still buzzing from my prizefighter encounter in June and I believe that night I showed people what I’m capable of.

“I might have lost to the eventual winner but I gave him his hardest fight of the night.” Added Cadman.

The Super Middleweight reckons spending time in Belfast will give him the extra confidence and experience he needs to put in him a position to start to challenge for honours.

“Sharing the ring with the WBA World ranked number 1 for the last week has been excellent, it really makes you up your own game and gives you the extra confidence you need to challenge for titles, and to add to that before I came out here I was sparring another world class boxer European Champion Darren Barker. You can’t wish for anymore experience before a fight, both guys are a different class.”Said Daniel.

Promoter Mick Hennessy said, “Daniel showed on the night how exciting he can be, he came so close to stopping Mendes, I believe he would of beaten him and gone on to be crowned Prizefighter champion if he was not so eager to knock him out. He certainly has the potential to win titles”

Cadman will be joined by Colchester’s Lee “Lights Out” Purdy who will be looking to defend his Southern Area Welterweight title (*subject to board approval), Phill “Intense” Fury will be out to record his 6th straight victory and the highly popular Light Welterweight Chris “the flash” Evangelou from Enfield will entertain the packed crowd and look to extend his unbeaten record on the undercard of the exciting “Night of International Boxing” at York Hall

Debutants John “Gorilla” Ryder (Middleweight) of Islington and Tyler Goodjohn will both be making the crossover to the paid ranks for the first time.

Tickets for this great night of international boxing are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844 888 4402 or via www.hennessysports.com. Tickets are £35 for unreserved seats and £60 for Ringside.


Manager Gary Hyde signs British amateur Mark Heffron

Noted worldwide boxing manager Gary Hyde today announced the signing of British amateur standout Mark Heffron to an exclusive contract. Hyde also manages 2-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux and European super middleweight champion Lolenga Mock.

“I’m excited to sign Mark Heffron,” the Cork, Ireland-based Hyde said. “Freddie Roach told me this kid’s a huge talent and he advised me to sign him. Our plan is to keep him busy, starting with his pro debut September 5th in Wolverhampton, England and then, hopefully, five more fights before this year is out.”

The 18-year-old Heffron fights out of Manchester, England. He captured a gold medal at the Junior ABA Championships and silver at the European Youth Championships. “With Gary Hyde as my manager,” Heffron remarked, “the sky’s the limit. Through Gary’s connections, I’ve already met Freddie Roach and trained with some of his fighters at the Wild Card Gym. I can’t wait to make my pro debut September 5th.”

Heffron, who is trained by Joe Gallagher, finds himself in good company with Hyde’s other fighters, Rigondeaux and Mock. “Rigo” (6-0, 5 KOs), touted as the hottest prospect in the world, is the No. 8 rated super bantamweight by the World Boxing Association, despite having only six pro fights. Mock has defeated world champion Charles Brewer, floored reigning WBA heavyweight titlist David Haye, and extended world champions Lucian Bute, Mario Veit and Gabriel Campillo the full distance in their fights.

Article posted on 08.09.2010



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