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Tonight, Saturday the 6th August sees York Hall host heavyweight Dominic Akinlade up against Tom Little for the Southern Area title. This is a good fight for Akinlade though there is no doubt we expect him to come through it. There are 14 other fights on the menu including 6 debuts!
Of course we have the Olympics this week so watch out for more reports on the progress of team GB as we try and beat the London medal haul.
Olympics brings us: –
Saturday 6th August
|15:00 – 15:11||Men’s Light Fly (49kg) Round of 32 FOTSALA (CMR) V YAFAI (GB)|
|22:00 – 22:11||Men’s Light (60kg) Round of 32 SUAREZ (PHI) V CORDINA (GB)|
|23:00 – 23:11||Men’s Heavy (91kg) Round of 32 OKOLIE (GB) V JAKUBOWSKI (POL)|
Sunday 7th August
|16:15 – 16:26||Men’s Welter (69kg) Round of 32 KEDACHE (ALG) V DONNELLY (IRE)|
|17:00 – 17:11||Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) Round of 32 KATENDE (UGA) V BUATSI (GB)|
|21:30 – 21:41||Men’s Light (60kg) Round of 32 JOYCE (IRE) V ALLISOP (SEY)|
Monday 8th August
|22:15 – 22:26||Men’s Welter (69kg) Round of 32 KELLY (GB) V MOHAMED (EGY)|
|23:30 – 23:41||Men’s Heavy (91kg) Round of 16 PERALTA (ARG) V GRAF (GER)|
Wednesday 10th August
|15:45 – 15:56||Men’s Bantam (56kg) Round of 32 ASHFAQ (GB) V BUTDEE (THA)|
Thursday 11th August
|22:15 – 22:26||Men’s Light Welter (64kg) Round of 32ZHUSSUPOV (KAZ) V MCCORMACK (GB)|
All times UK. Schedule subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.
Next Friday sees the first medals being given out and to keep abreast of what happens should the above GB and Irish boxers get through – keep an eye on the BBC site – still seems the best to keep up with proceedings!
In the US we have Andre Ward in a tune up fight against Alexander Brand before he takes on the bigger fish to fry in Sergey Kovalev later on this year. Fighting at light heavyweight for the 2nd time this should prove little and show less as the unbeaten Ward is heavily fancied to win – they hope by knockout. I see nothing to disagree with that assessment.
Next Friday, the 12th August we have a full card in Ashton under Lyne which brings this unbelievable season of British boxing to a close. There is super lightweight Jack Catterall in against Lukasz Janik as well as Jimmy Kilrain Kelly squaring off against Sergei Melis. These are far from serious contests for Catterall or Kelly so wins will be expected.
We have no domestic boxing planned until the Friday the 2nd September! Happy holidays!