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21 AUGUST 2014

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Hennessy Announces New Heavyweight Tournament





Promoter Mick Hennessy will launch a new knockout boxing competition later this month in a bid to find the best light heavyweight in the country.

The MaxiNutrition Knockout, which will be shown live on Channel Five in the UK, will feature eight boxers all seeking to become the champion.

 

THE RULES

 

The fighters have been seeded and drawn into four quarter-finals.

 

One side of the draw holds the British and Southern Area light heavyweight titles and the other is the English light heavyweight champion.

 

Channel 5 will broadcast the quarter-finals in two programmes, each featuring two live contests, the first at Rivermead Centre, Reading, on March 15th and the second on March 22nd, live from Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield.

 

The winners of each quarter-final will then be drawn to meet in two semi-finals, competing over 10 x 3 minute rounds for the English title and 12 x 3 minute rounds for the British, which will be shown live in programme three.

 

The final will be contested over 12 x 3 minute rounds, as the British champion and English champion from either side of the tournament battle it out in programme four to become the MaxiNutrition Knockout champion and claim the Lord Lonsdale belt.

 

All contests will be under British Boxing Board of Control supervision, with a referee and three scoring judges.

 

If any boxer pulls out due to injury, they will be replaced by one of the losers from the previous round, chosen on a points scoring system.

 

If one of the finalists pulls out, the highest scoring semi-final loser will take his place. If both losers scored the same in the semis, there will be a count-back to the quarter-finals.

 

If the scores are still level, the name will be drawn.

 

The event will be completed over a maximum of six months and the contests will be over ten and the full 12 championship rounds.

 

Each of the four live events will be supported by a quality undercard, to ensure maximum entertainment for the event spectators and, where necessary, for the TV audience.

 

 

FIRST SET OF QUARTER FINALS

 

RIVERMEAD, READING, MARCH 15

LIVE ON CHANNEL 5

 

 

BOB AJISAFE VS DEAN FRANCIS

British Light Heavyweight title

 

 

LEON SENIOR VS TONY HILL
Southern Area Light Heavyweight Title

 

SECOND SET OF QUARTER FINALS

 

PONDS FORGE ARENA, SHEFFIELD, MARCH 22

LIVE ON CHANNEL 5

 

 

DANNY MCINTOSH VS TRAVIS DICKINSON

English Light Heavyweight Title

 

 

MATTY CLARKSON VS LEE DUNCAN
English Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator

 

 

PLUS

 

KID GALAHAD VS SERGIO PRADO

Vacant European Super Bantamweight Title

 

 

SEMI FINALS

 

 

Venue & Date: TBC - 10th May

LIVE ON CHANNEL 5

 

1

 

BOB AJISAFE OR DEAN FRANCIS

 

VS

 

LEON SENIOR OR TONY HILL

British Light Heavyweight title

 

2

 

DANNY MCINTOSH OR TRAVIS DICKINSON

 

VS

 

MATTY CLARKSON OR LEE DUNCAN

English Light Heavyweight title

 

 

THE FINAL

 

Venue & Date: TBC - 27 September

LIVE ON CHANNEL 5

 

 

WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 1

 

VS

 

WINNER OF SEMI FINAL 2

British Light Heavyweight title

MaxiNutrition Knockout Champion

 

 

 




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