We regret to inform, at short notice, that today’s bout at BOXXER: Breakthrough ‘Super Sunday’ at Alexandra Palace between Zak Chelli and Lerrone Richards has been postponed with the latter deemed unwell to fight.
BOXXER CEO & Founder Ben Shalom said: “I am deeply disappointed for both fighters. But the welfare of fighter’s is paramount and unfortunately the contest has been postponed.”
A statement from SJam Boxing, who manage Lerrone Richards, added: “Unfortunately, Lerrone was taken unwell last night at the hotel where he temporarily passed out.
“Following medical checks and in line with protocols set by the British Boxing Board of Control, it has been decided that Lerrone is unable to compete today. It is hugely disappointing given the hard work he has put in throughout his training camp.
“He will undergo further checks and we hope to reschedule his contest with Zak Chelli at a more appropriate time.”
Rising star Adam Azim (6-0) meets experienced operator Rylan Charlton (9-3-1, 4 KO’s) in the main event of tomorrow afternoon’s ‘Super Sunday’ BOXXER BREAKTHROUGH event at The Alexandra Palace, London.
It’s the toughest test to date in the young prodigy’s career, as he faces a fighter with a winning record and more than double the number of professional bouts under his belt.
For Charlton it’s a chance to derail a hype train which counts former world champion Amir Khan among its passengers (Khan, who became world champion at 22, has predicted Azim will achieve the same status even sooner).
Azim and Charlton were among the fighters who hit the scales today to make tomorrow’s bouts official, including Mikael Lawal and David Jamieson, who compete for the British Cruiserweight Championship, and the highly-anticipated super-middleweight clash between Zak Chelli and Lerrone Richards.
Tomorrow’s event begins with the first undercard bout at 12.15pm, streaming live and free on Sky Sports Boxing YouTube, followed by the televised card commencing 3pm on Sky Sports.
A handful of tickets remain for BOXXER’s first event at one of Britain’s best-loved venues and may be purchased via Boxxer.com
10 x 3 Mins Super-Lightweight Contest
Adam Azim 9st 13 lbs 5 oz (139 lbs)
Rylan Charlton (10st 140 lbs)
12 x 3 British Cruiserweight Championship
Mikael Lawal 13st 10lbs 5oz (192 lbs)
David Jamieson 14st 2lbs (198 lbs)
10 x 3 Mins Super-Middleweight Contest
Zak Chelli 12st (168 lbs)
Lerrone Richards 12st 2lbs 5oz (170 lbs)
10 x 3 Mins English Super-Welterweight Championship
Sam Gilley 11st (154 lbs)
Sean Robinson 10st 12lbs (152 lbs)
6 x 2 Super-Flyweight Contest
Shannon Ryan 8st 2lbs 5oz (114 lbs)
Ivanka Ivanova 8st 2lbs 5oz (114 lbs)
6 x 3 Welterweight Contest
Hassan Azim 10st 9lbs (149 lbs)
Nestor Amukoto 10st 6lbs 5oz (146 lbs)
6 x 3 Mins Heavyweight Contest
Jeamie Tkv 18st 5 lbs (257 lbs)
Joel Ducille 16st 5 lbs (229 lbs)
6 x 3 Mins Featherweight Contest
Rhys Edwards 9st 5lbs (131 lbs)
Alex Kabore 9st 5lbs (131 lbs)
4 x 3 Super-Featherweight Contest
Jimmy Lee 9st 4lbs (130 lbs)
Jahfeius Faure 9st 2 lbs 5 Oz (128 lbs)
6 x 3 Middleweight Contest
Shakiel Thompson 11st 10lbs (164 lbs)
Gabor Gorbics 11st 6lbs 5oz (160 lbs)
4 x 3 Middleweight Contest
George Mitchell 12st (168 lbs)
Greg O’Neill 11st 11lbs (165 lbs)
6 x 3 Super-Welterweight Contest
Michael Hennessy Jnr (will weigh in tonight)
James McCarthy (will weigh in tonight)