6th Dec, 2016

Middleweight Title up for grabs as UBBAD prepare for third Coventry appearance

Shaun Reynolds 7th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FOLLOWING the success of the last two events, UBBAD Promotions will be bringing some of the world’s best bare-knuckle fighters to Coventry for a packed night of boxing.

Taking place on Saturday (September 24) at 7pm, the event is fully sanctioned and covered by a medical team on standby ringside should officials stop either of the fights.

The sport has grown out of its ‘bad reputation’ era following the introduction of UBBAD Promotions several years ago. Regular events are now held across the country with the support of former heavyweight champion of the world, Frank Bruno MBE.

More than 1,500 fans are expected to cram into Ryton’s Sports Connexion hall with over a dozen fights on offer including the WBKBC Middleweight World Title fight, featuring fans’ favourite Jimmy ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sweeney.

Newcastle-based fighter Michael ‘The Real Deal’ Ferry will also don his shorts on the night to fight Croation boxer Marko Martinjak – who hails from the camp of David Haye’s latest opponent Mark De Mori.

The British title will also be up for grabs as Scott ‘Pretty Boy’ Midgley and Nathan ‘Too Slick’ Leeson face each other for the second time.

Current Light Heavyweight Champion Christian Evans will also be in action against highly skilled Rogue Elite fighter Ricky Nelder.

With legendary boxer Frank Bruno set for his third Coventry appearance in just nine months, UBBAD head of media Stu Armstrong told The Observer another superb night of boxing awaits.

He said: “It’s great to be returning to Coventry for another huge show.

“The people of Coventry have showed us tremendous support throughout 2016 and we’re delighted to be back once again.

“We are pleased to announce Frank Bruno will once again be in attendance and we’ll have film crews present to talk to the fighters.

“I would urge anyone wanting to come to the show to get their tickets as soon as possible – we’re expecting it to be another sellout show.”

Visit www.bbadtv.com/tickets to purchase tickets for the event or email stu.armstrong@ubbad.co.uk