Live Boxing This Weekend: Zahid Hussein Meets Razaq Najib In Yorkshire Battle For English Title

Live Boxing This Weekend: Zahid Hussain Meets Razaq Najib In Yorkshire Battle For English Title

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A Yorkshire derby tops the bill at the Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, October 8 as Leeds warrior Zahid Hussain (16-2, 2 KOs) rematches Sheffield’s Razaq Najib (12-4, 2 KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant English super bantamweight title.

Reece Mould (15-1, 6 KOs) takes on late replacement Jordan Ellison (13-43-3, 1 KO) over six/eight rounds in the chief support after IBO continental lightweight champion Hamed Ghaz pulled out of the contest with Mould.

In the SportyStuffTV opener, Roman Fury, brother of WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, makes his professional debut over four rounds. Roman, 25, who never boxed as an amateur is managed and trained by Jimmy Harrington on the recommendation of Tyson and their Dad, John.

You can catch these three bouts live and free on SportyStuffTV from 9:45pm on Saturday – Sky 437 @Freesat 250 @Freeview 264 and www.sportystuff.tv. There will also be seven preliminary bouts that will also be available to watch for free on the VIP Boxing YouTube channel from 7pm.

Preliminary Bouts

Lewis Booth (13-0) vs TBA – 6 rounds Welterweight

Jake Bray (3-11) vs Owen Kirk – 6 Rounds Super Welterweight

Jake Goodwin (4-0) vs Serge Ambomo (8-35-3) – 6 Rounds Super Welterweight

Sonny Taylor (7-0) vs Ossie Jervier (6-25) – 6 Rounds Cruiserweight

Bradley Cousins (3-0) vs Lewis Van Poetsch (11-150-4) – 4 Rounds Light Heavyweight

Josh Hargreaves (3-0) vs Jake Osgood (0-9) – 4 Rounds Welterweight

Jamie Mellers (3-0) vs Seamus Devlin (1-39-1) – 4 Rounds Super Middleweight

Levi Smith (3-0) vs Jamie Quinn (10-136-2) – 4 Rounds Lightweight

Roman Fury On Making His Pro Debut

“I don’t want to rush things. I don’t want to box on big bills just because I carry the ‘Fury’ name.

“You can’t run before you can walk and the VIP Boxing shows are ideal for me to learn my ringcraft and build.

“I could have had amateur fights, but I am around professional boxers and learning that side of things.

“Amateur fights would have been a nice experience, but I would rather go into the pro ranks and learn. These shows will improve me.

“I started late and don’t have time to waste two or three years in the amateurs so I have to progress quickly.

“Tyson, Tommy, our Dad and Jimmy all said just get straight into professional boxing.”

By Darshan Desai

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