The BOXXER Series heads to Manchester on Saturday May 14 with an all-action, one-night tournament that will see eight of the country’s brightest cruiserweight prospects go head-to-head live on Sky Sports.
Substantial prize money and career opportunities are at stake in a tournament that will showcase the depth of talent in one of British boxing’s most competitive divisions.
Among the names currently making waves in the cruiserweight division are world title hopeful Richard Riakporhe, rising star Viddal Riley and British championship contender Mikael Lawal, who broke into the BOXXER ranks by winning the cruiserweight tournament. 2019.
The winner of the tournament – and all tournament participants who win fans with an outstanding performance – will emerge with a chance to break into that higher echelon and pursue beneficial future career opportunities for themselves.
Here are the eight boxers who lined up to try their luck in Manchester at the Victoria Warehouse on Saturday May 14, live on Sky Sports:
- Ricky Reeves (2-0, 1 KO) – Sheffield
- Jay Farrell (9-2, 5 KOs) – Liverpool
- Ellis Zorro (11-0, 6 KOs) – Lewisham
- Jamie Smith (3-0, 2 KOs) – Amersham
- Anees Taj (5-1, 4 KOs) – Watford
- Ryan Cotterell (1-0) – Walsall
- Sheldon McDonald (3-0, 1 KO) – Sheffield
- Jack Fay (1-0-1) – Darwen
The BOXXER series is set to hold its second event in Coventry on April 16 after Cori Gibbs emerged victorious in the inaugural tournament late last year.
The competition plays on stage for rising stars and top prospects across the country, with a format of 3×3 minute rounds designed to deliver non-stop action.