Boxing Social’s Fight Night Live touches down at the iconic York Hall for a card culminating in a Southern Area Lightweight title scrap between Martin McDonagh and Ben Smith.
Following a maiden bill in Glasgow, FNL will stage its second promotion in the heart of London – a nine-fight card packed with local talent.
Boxing Social Managing Director Jack Shaw said it was an honour to continue this work on the small hall scene.
“Our first Fight Night Live was a massive success north of the border, and we’re delighted to be hosting this next card at York Hall in a ring that so many legends of the sport have fought in.
It’s important to showcase the boxing talent Britain has to offer, and we’re delighted to play our part. This time around we have professional debuts, the continued rise of prospects and are topping the bill with a Southern Area title fight.”
Topping the bill is Martin McDonagh (11-2, 1 KO), who returns to York Hall seven months on from his Southern Area Lightweight TKO title win over Conor Marsden to make his first defence. In the opposite corner is undefeated Ben Smith, who steps up to his first ten-rounder to challenge for the belt and move 12-0 as a pro.
Sticking with the lightweights, 4-0 Brandan Olbrechts looks to move forward against durable journeyman, Lee Hallet, who has only been stopped twice in 60 losses. Olbrechts is looking to change that trend, and a first-round stoppage over Jamie Quinn last time out gives him a good chance.
Undefeated heavyweight, Tom Simmons has the change to add a fourth straight victory to his campaign against Rhys Kaney (2-3, 1 KOs) – a man affectionately known as ‘Fat Ballerina.’
The card features two female bouts. Amy Andrews, out of Tottenham’s Haringey Boxing Club, makes her pro debut in the super bantamweight ranks against Romania’s 0-7 Cristina Busuioc. England NAC finalist, Roni Rea Dean, also turns over from the amateur ranks. She’ll have her first featherweight contest against Slovakia’s Klaudia Fenrenczi.
Michael Webber Kane looks to move to 8-0 against Stockport’s Sam Melville in the 135lb ranks, and Martin Foru – a Dutch super middleweight fighting out of London – can continue his own unbeaten eight fight streak against Croatia’s Fran Radnic.
The card will also feature 5-0 Robert Caswell making his 135lb debut and hard-hitting cruiserweight, Nick Parpa (10-1, 6 KOs), who is set to fight for the English title later this year.
Fans not in attendance can watch the action unfold exclusively on FITE +.