This Friday night sees Izzy Asif from GBM Sports present its second-ever show headlined by 2016 Olympian Qais Ashfaq at the Magna Centre, Rotherham. After an extremely successful first show headlined by local prospect Junaid Bostan, Izzy is slowly building a reputation of becoming one of the major players in the small hall game and will look to impress once more this week. With a whole host of talent on the bill, the near sell-out show looks to be an absolute cracker.
GBM Sports Second Fight Night
The show GBM Sports show is headlined by 2016 Olympian and 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Qais Ashfaq (9-1-0) who makes his long-awaited return to the ring after 18 months out. Qais’ last outing was a fourth-round stoppage victory over Ashley Lane on the Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev back in December 2020.
The sole defeat of Ashfaq’s career comes to now-former British champion Marc Leach who he lost a narrow points decision back in October 2020. Leach has since gone on to have impressive victories over Thomas Essomba and winning the British title against Chris Bourke earlier this year before losing out to Liam Davies earlier this month. Qais will be hoping to propel himself back into the domestic mix which consists of the likes of Brad Foster, Liam Davies, Gamal Yafai, Jack Bateson + Andrew Cain.
GBM Sports Fight Night Card Preview
Coming off the back of a split decision loss to Lee Appleyard in the BOXXER Series back in November, Levi Kinsiona (8-2-0) finally makes his return to the ring this Friday night. Levi was scheduled to rematch Lee back in April on the Conor Benn v Chris Van Heerden undercard although unfortunately that fight was postponed due to Levi having some medical issues. Levi fights in a 6 round Super Lightweight contest and looks to be pushing on for titles later this year.
The very popular Stevi Levy (5-1-0) makes her return to the ring in a 6-round contest after a decision loss to former world champion Jorgelina Guanini earlier this year in Spain. Stevi will be looking to compete for titles herself towards the end of the year if all goes well.
19-year-old, cousin of boxing great Amir Khan, Abdul Khan (4-0-0) looks to extend his unbeaten record. Abdul has been very active since his pro debut last October, fighting four times and featuring on the Amir Khan v Kell Brook PPV undercard. He has also shared rounds with P4P top 10 welterweight Terence Crawford.
GBM Sports Second Fight Night
Joe Jenkins (2-0-0) heads into his third four-rounder against Steven Floyd (1-3-0) as he continues to learn the pro ranks, Jenkins trains out of Manor Boxing Academy alongside the likes of Donte Dixon, Shakiel Thompson and Sheffield’s first-ever female pro boxer Bree Wright. He also holds a win over BOXXER’s new signing and one of the hottest prospects in the country, Olympic Silver medalist Ben Whittaker in the amateurs.
20-year-old Danny Murrell moves into his third professional bout on the bill in the welterweight division. He trains out of the Ingle Gym which has produced world-class fighters such as Naseem Hamed, Kell Brook and Johnny Nelson.
Joe Hayden is the only debutant on the card and he makes his professional debut versus the very experienced Evgenii Vazem (9-32-0) in a 4 round contest. Joe is the first professional fighter trained by David ‘The White Rhino’ Allen and will be campaigning at welterweight.
Exciting local prospect Faraqat ‘El Frako’ Ali (3-0-0) steps into his fourth contest as he faces John Spencer (0-13) from Manchester, looking to get his first stoppage.
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