Following a thrilling middleweight event at the O2 London in May, Ultimate Boxxer powers into the red-hot cruiserweight division for potentially its most explosive tournament yet.
Eight highly rated 200lb power-punching pro boxers go head to head for life changing money and contracts in a night packed with excitement, adrenaline and unmissable raw action at Altrincham ICE Arena next month.
Ultimate Boxxer IV is a one night elimination tournament featuring eight highly ranked fighters from around the UK who will battle their way through four quarter finals of 3 x 3 minute rounds, followed by two semi-finals and one final to determine the winner.
The winner will get the lion’s share of the prize money, a promotional deal and be catapulted up the domestic ratings.
The action in the ring is combined with live music, star-studded talent and entertainment for a next generation spectacle.
The cruiserweight division has become a firm fan favourite in recent years, mixing heavyweight power with light-heavyweight speed and delivering some of the most explosive and entertaining action-packed fights.
The eight cruiserweights ready to fight it out are:
1. Dan Cooper, Ruskington, Lincolnshire, 7-0-1, 2 KO’s
A former professional rugby professional for Leicester Tigers, Cooper is unbeaten in eight fights. Formerly trained at the famous Ingle academy in Sheffield, Cooper is now benefiting under the tutelage of Tyson Fury’s and Billy Joe Saunders’ knowledgable trainer Ben Davison.
2. Tony “The Conqueror” Conquest, Romford, Essex, 18-3-0, 6 KO’s
The most experienced of the UB contenders, Conquest is a former Commonwealth, WBO International and Southern Area Cruiserweight Champion with a 21-fight and ten year career. He’ll be throwing everything he’s got into his final shot at the big time.
3. Mikael “The Beast” Lawal, Shepherds Bush, London, 9-0-0, 6 KO’s
The undefeated Londoner packs dynamite in his fists with six of his nine opponents going early – four of them inside three rounds! His explosive style could take advantage of the three fights, 3 x 3 minute round, UB format. Well travelled with fights in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Riga, Lawal is the dangerman in UB.
4. Damian “Chambo” Chambers, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, 7-0-0, 4
Another sledgehammer hitter, Chambers is out to do damage from the first bell with all four of his knockouts coming inside the first round. Nothing fancy with Cambers, he just comes forward and throws bombs. One thing’s for sure – he bring knockouts and excitement.
5. Michael “Webba” Webster, Middlesborough, 1-0-0
The least experienced in the line-up but could spring the biggest surprise with his unknown quantity. He’s the biggest competitor coming in at 6ft 6in. Making his pro-debut in March with a victory, Webster will be going all out to make his name as UBIV winner.
6. Matt “Slugger” Sen, Wolverhampton, 6-1-0, 1 KO
Strong and powerful, former bodybuilder Sen aims to use his freakish strength to out-muscle his rivals and power him to victory. With six fights under his belt, Sen will be a real handful for the field.
7. Rhasian Earlington, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, 5-0-0, 1 KO
Undefeated in five fights, Rhasian is a fast rising prospect who has been marked out as a special talent. His coaches are so enamoured with his fast hands and feet and hard-punching that they have given the 21-year-old the nickname “Siany Baby Ali” after The Greatest – Muhammad Ali. Ultimate Boxxer is the stage where Rhasian can really shine.
8. Mike “Magic” McKay, Llandyrnog, Wales, 3-0-0
Fire-fisted Welshman McKay, the joint tallest at 6ft 4in, is a former England Karate International fighter and looking to blast his way to the top of Ultimate Boxxer. He aims to emulate Wales’ former World Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli.
“Carl has put together a brilliant card which is going to guarantee fireworks,”
says Ultimate Boxer founder Ben Shalom. “Definitely the most exciting card to date. The cruiserweight division needs this right now with a huge amount of talent all over the country. We’re looking forward to a special night in Manchester.”
The event will be televised exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and the dedicated boxing channel BoxNation as well as for free on BT’s Sport’s Youtube.
UBIV, sponsored by MansionBet, Friday 19th July, Altrincham Ice Arena.