Warrington vs Ceylan

Josh Warrington Dennis Ceylan

Warrington Ceylan

First Direct Arena, Leeds

On air @ 7.30pm



Featherweight contest

Leeds hero Josh Warrington headlines in his hometown against unbeaten Featherweight Denis Ceylan in a final eliminator for the IBF World Title.

Warrington (25-0, 5 KOs) is on the cusp of a shot at current Champion Lee Selby and has another chance to perform in front of his raucous home crowd on October 21st.

In May, he met former World Champion Kiko Martinez in a fast-paced, breakneck bout where he eventually earned a close majority decision over the experienced Spaniard. Warrington rose to his toughest challenge yet, outworking and out-landing Martinez.

Now ‘The Leeds Warrior’ can put himself firmly in the World Title picture. The likes of Selby, Leo Santa Cruz and Oscar Valdez currently hold belts in the stacked division, while British rivals Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg are chasing another crown.

Denmark’s Ceylan (18-0-2, 8 KOs) is a former European Champion and is ranked at number 6 with the IBF, one place behind his next opponent Warrington.

In October 2016, Ceylan won the European belt after a tight decision victory over Ryan Walsh. He then faced Isaac Lowe in May, retaining the title on a technical draw due to a clash of heads.

This will be the first time Ceylan has fought in Britain, as 16 of his 20 bouts have taken place in his home country, while he has also boxed in Germany and Finland.

Warrington now knows he is just one victory away from sealing a World Title fight and another step closer to achieving his dream of becoming a World Champion.

Tyrone Nurse Jack Catterall

Nurse Catterall

On air @ 7.30pm

The British Super-Lightweight Title

In support, British Super-Lightweight Champion Tyrone Nurse defends his title against highly-rated and unbeaten prospect Jack Catterall in an intriguing contest.

Last time out, Nurse (35-2-2, 7 KOs) faced Andy Keates, and though he was cut, the Huddersfield man outpointed his opponent. Prior to that, he took on the game Joe Hughes in Leicester, in a close contest which ended in a draw.

Nurse won the belt in 2015 and as three years Catterall’s senior, he will be hoping experience and ring-craft will be the difference on October 21st.

On ‘El Gato’s’ side are youth, an undefeated record and power, as the 24-year-old has made a quick rise to the top of the domestic scene, boasting an excellent 18-0 record of with 10 knockouts. Catterall proved his talent against the vastly more experienced Martin Gethin in April, stopping his foe in the third round.

In Britain, there is currently an exciting crop of Super-Lightweight talents, and the winner of this clash can stake their claim to being the best of the bunch.

Lyon Woodstock Craig Poxton

Woodstock Poxton

On air @ 7.30pm

The WBO European Super-Featherweight Title

Midlands Area Super-Featherweight Champion Lyon Woodstock Jr (9-0, 5 KOs) takes on Southern Area Champion Craig Poxton (13-4, 2 KOs) in Leeds.

Last time out, Woodstock stopped Paul Holt in three rounds to win the belt and the Leicester boxer is one of the most exciting talents in the country.

In February, Poxton scored a 10th round TKO victory over Woodstock's promotional stablemate Boy Jones Jr at York Hall to win the Southern Area belt in a fan-friendly affair.

A top 15 World ranking with the WBO awaits the winner of this highly-anticipated dust up.

Zelfa Barrett Chris Conwell

Barrett Conwell

On air @ 7.30pm

The English Super-Featherweight Title

18-0 (11 KOs) Zelfa Barrett takes on fellow Mancunian Chris Conwell (9-2, 2 KOs) in Leeds.

'Brown Flash' Barrett, who is trained by his uncle Pat Barrett, is one of the hottest prospects in the country, and has stopped eight of his last nine foes.