The British Cruiserweight Championship and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Championship fight between the reigning champ, Mikael Lawal, and contender Isaac Chamberlain is ready to roll. Both athletes tipped the scales successfully, making sure they’re the focus at the BOXXER event, York Hall.
To catch this exhilarating event, UK viewers can tune into Sky Sports. For those in the USA, NBC Sports’ Peacock will stream the action live.
Also in the lineup, Commonwealth super-welterweight titleholder Louis Greene is prepped and primed for his fight against Sam Gilley. Not to be outdone, Karriss Artingstall, Vanessa Bradford, Michael Hennessy Jr, and Joe Laws made their mark at the weigh-in.
A last-minute injury during training forced Dan Azeez to step back from the world title eliminator clash with Josha Buatsi. Those holding tickets for the bout at The O2, stay tuned for the rescheduled date. If a refund sounds better, reach out to your original ticket provider.
For the enthusiasts hoping to experience the thrill live at York Hall, tickets start from £35. Just a heads-up – they might be all snapped up today!
The eagerly-awaited Saturday’s broadcast gets underway at 7.30pm on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Showcase.
A Glimpse at the Weigh-in Details:
- British & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Championship
- MIKAEL LAWAL (Shepherd’s Bush) – 14st 2lbs (89.81 kgs)
- ISAAC CHAMBERLAIN (Brixton) – 14st 3lbs (90.26 kgs)
- Commonwealth Super Welterweight Championship & British Super Welterweight Final eliminator
- LOUIS GREENE (Strood) – 10st 12lbs (68.95 kgs)
- SAM GILLEY (Walthamstow) – 11st (69.85 kgs)
- Super Welterweight contest
- MICHAEL HENNESSY JR (Sevenoaks) – 11st 10lbs (74.39 kgs)
- JOE LAWS (Benwell) – 11st 11lbs (74.84 kgs)
- Featherweight contest
- KARRISS ARTINGSTALL (Macclesfield) – 9st (57.15 kgs)
- VANESSA BRADFORD (Canada) – 8st 13 lbs (56.7 kgs)
The excitement begins with the first fight at 19:30.
Mikael Lawal and Isaac Chamberlain didn’t hold back at the recent press conference. As both cruiserweights gear up for their decisive fight this Saturday at London’s renowned York Hall, viewers can catch all the action on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Showcase.
Both Lawal and Chamberlain come from different parts of London. These former training buddies have now turned foes, with tension rising every time they meet leading up to this eagerly awaited domestic fight.
Also featured on the card is Commonwealth super-welterweight champion Louis Greene, who will be up against Sam Gilley. Additionally, Olympic bronze medalist Karriss Artingstall will fight Canadian former world title challenger ‘Vicious’ Vanessa Bradford, while Michael Hennessy Jr is set to battle with crowd-pleaser Joe Laws.
Final Comments From the Fighters:
BEN SHALOM: “The past two days have been wild, something I’ve never seen before. When challenges arise, it’s a moment of self-discovery and reflection on your team. The dedication from our team and from Sky, striving to ensure the show proceeds and switching venues with such efficiency, is truly remarkable. I’m eagerly waiting for what promises to be an unforgettable night at York Hall this Saturday.”
MIKAEL LAWAL: “His words don’t bother me. Saturday is the day we finally fight. We can put all his talk to bed. If I land the right punch, he’s going down. My focus? To defeat him, no matter what.”
ISAAC CHAMBERLAIN: “I’ll take down Lawal. It all culminates this Saturday, where I intend to emerge as the new British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion. I’ve come so far and am thoroughly enjoying the process.”
LOUIS GREENE, Commonwealth Super-Welterweight Champion: “I’m confident about beating Sam, as he is about beating me. Our styles promise a thrilling fight. In the end, do you want a record filled with easy victories or iconic battles?”
SAM GILLEY: “There’s no need to label this as a grudge fight. We’re both aggressive, powerful, and have our strengths. It’s all about who falters less. Expect an explosive night.”
KARRISS ARTINGSTALL: “Saturday night is my opportunity to showcase the hard work I’ve put in. I’m dedicated and want to display my skill set.”
VANESSA BRADFORD: “I’m here to introduce her to the world of professional boxing. Can’t wait for Saturday.”
MICHAEL HENNESSY JR: “Remember our sparring sessions? Your head seemed to attract my fists. I’m taking you out of the professional boxing world. You’re headed to Misfits.”
JOE LAWS: “I’m not just a boxer; I’m a fighter. Despite the odds, I believe in my victory. Securing this win propels me towards greater opportunities. Life’s about taking risks, and I’m ready for this one.”
In light of recent developments, the much-awaited fight between Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez has been delayed due to Azeez’s last-minute injury during training.
Those who’ve purchased tickets for the Buatsi vs. Azeez bout at The O2, your tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date, to be announced later. Full refunds can be requested from the original ticket providers.
Tickets for the York Hall event this Saturday are available, starting at £35. They’re selling fast and are expected to be sold out by the end of the day.
Tune in this Saturday at 7.30pm on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Showcase to witness the action unfold.