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Celtic Warrior Jimmy Sweeney to defend middleweight crown at Ryton this weekend

Shaun Reynolds 3rd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BARE-KNUCKLE boxing fans will descend on Coventry this weekend for the second BKB event of the year after the tremendous success of the inaugural event in January.

With 1,500 people in attendance, Ryton’s Sports Connexion will host the event on Saturday (May 7) night with over a dozen bouts set to take place.

Hosted by UBBAD promotions, the evening will see all fights take place under-rules and covered by a sanction with a full medical team in place.

Irish Middleweight Champion Jimmy Sweeney will return to the destination where he first gained his current accolade when knocking Welsh fighter Christian Evans to the floor in the second round four months ago.

The Sligo-born ‘Celtic Warrior’ will face bare-knuckle legend Dave Radford.

Wales’ Christian Evans will also be present as he’ll face Billy Martin for the Middleweight Transatlantic title over three rounds.

Stu Armstrong, head of media for UBBAD promotions, told The Observer that Saturday night will be the biggest bare knuckle fighting card held anywhere worldwide.

Armstrong added: “Lot’s of people associate Bare Knuckle fighting as being illegal, however we have all safety measures in place and the fights are fully covered by a sanction under the careful eye of our chief medical officer.

“All bouts will take place in a ring and we’re close to selling out.

“With fighters travelling from across the globe to take part – some of which are former UFC fighters – it promises to be a special night and not an occasion to miss.”

The first fight takes place at 7.30pm and over 1,400 tickets have been sold to date.

For more information, and to book your own ticket, call 07474 428442 or visit www.ubbad.co.uk


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