Promoter Frank Warren has announce that ‘Rock The Box 2’, the next big mulit-title extravaganza at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, will take place on Saturday 30th November headlined by Dereck Chisora and Billy Joe Saunders.
The promotion will be broadcast live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).
Finchley puncher Chisora, who also holds the WBO International title, returns to action and makes the first defence of his European title against a challenger to be announced.
The 29-year-old heavywieght recorded his third win this year. He defeated Argentine Hector Alfredo Avila in April, followed by a win over the unbeaten American Malik Scott inside six rounds in July, but his destruction of Edmund Gerber was his most impressive yet.
Chisora will be a ringside observer in Moscow,Russia this Saturday night for the WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight title fight between Champion Wladimir Klitschko and Russian challenger Alexander Povetikin.
Chisora said, “I said that I would be destroying these guys from now and that’s what I’ve done in my last two fights. The fans and media know what I can do, this is the new Del Boy and this time I’m on the road to win the world heavyweight title. I love fighting at the Copper Box Arena and this is my new home. Whoever I have in front of me on November 30th is getting destroyed.”
Hatfield’s Saunders puts his British and Commonwealth middlewieght titles on the line against a challenger to be announced.
“To say this year has been the best of my career would be an understatement. I couldn’t have wished for a better one, but it’s only going to get better and bettter. I’m producing the best boxing of my career, I’ve defended my British and Commonwealth titles, I’ve beaten two unbeaten fighters in O’Sullivan and Ryder, I’m still unbeaten and I’ve been won the Best Young Boxer of the Year award. But the year isn’t over yet and I’ve got the chance to win the Lonsdale Belt outright at the Copper Box Arena which will be end the year perfectly.” Said Saunders.
Two further title fights will feature on the show with the new Southern Area Super-Featherweight Champion Mitchell Smith returning to action and making the first defence of the title that he won last month, plus unbeaten Bradley Skeete steps up to challenge former British Welterweight Champion Colin Lynes for the Vacant English title.
A stacked undercard sees the return of two London fighters, each with a huge fan base that will again get the Copper Box Arena rocking. Enfield super-middleweight sensationFrank Buglioni looks to maintain his unbeaten record and stay on track for his first title shot, while Islington sensation Georgie Kean, who made his long awaited debut last month, returns for his second professional fight.
Completing the card will be Wembley welterweight Gary Corcoran, Chingford super-middleweight Tom Baker and Islington lightweight Joey Taylor.
September 30, 2013