It is safe to say that Bethnal Green is a national boxing treasure chest filled with great British boxers. Over the years this East London district has carried a widespread reputation for conjuring up great and skilled fighters.
York Hall is considered to be the home of British boxing and was voted the 6th best boxing venue in the world. If you are a boxing fan and happen to be in the Tower Hamlets vicinity in early October, a superb night of boxing is promised at York Hall. On the evening of October 4, 2013, the ‘Night of Champions’ will take place at this British boxing hotspot.
This highly anticipated event will feature seven champions and four title fights including two world title fights. Former European welterweight champion, Michel “Phantom” Trabant, will be challenging for the vacant GBC World Middleweight (GWM) title. Co-headlining will be Jennifer Retzke verses Angel Mckenzie in the GBC female world welterweight title clash.
Malta’s “Super” Steve Martin will defend his WBU light welterweight title, which he won last year. The Irish light middleweight champion will also be defending his title won in July last year and which he successfully defended last October.
Luton’s former British, Commonwealth and world WBU lightweight champion, Graham “The Duke” Earl, will fight in the light welterweight division. South Londoner, Mark Prince will fight in a cruiserweight contest, whilst former English champion, Ryan Barrett will face Jan Balog in a welterweight contest.
Altogether there will be fourteen bouts of high-level boxing. Tickets are priced at £35 for standard seating and £60 for ringside seats. Tickets can be purchased at HERE.
The York Hall, which is a health and leisure centre, is situated on Old Ford Road and is just a couple of minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station. If you enjoy watching boxing, then you’ll certainly be in for a nail biting evening of the ‘Night of Champions.’