We have a stacked card at London's Copper Box Arena on July 8th. There are five titles are on the line and a number of interesting sub-plots...

1) Another barn burner in store for Williams and Smyle

Their first meeting on April 22nd was a candidate for Fight of the Year after 10 rounds of enthralling action. Darryll Williams wrestled away Jahmaine Smyle's English Title and on Saturday they'll do it all again in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Williams claimed he was ill during training camp and was surprised he was still able to beat Smyle. Since winning the English Title, the Londoner teamed up with Ricky Hatton and will be keen to show off what he has learned under the 'Hitman' over the past couple of months.

2) Hobb-nobs done, will 'Biryani' be another meal for 'The Beast'?

Fresh from winning the Southern Area strap against Chris Hobbs in May, Light-Heavyweight Anthony Yarde takes another step up the ladder, taking on Richard Baranyi for the WBO European belt.

Unbeaten Yarde may have made light work of all of his previous victims, stopping 10 of his 11 opponents, but 18-1 Baranyi has more knockouts (12) than the Ilford boxer has had professional fights. Should Yarde continue his undefeated record, a top 15 ranking with the WBO will be the reward. Everything is timing for the 25-year-old, who is keen to take his time as he attempts to take the division by storm.

3) Risky or wise? McNess takes a step up

The war of words between Sam McNess and Adonis Byfield starting from the moment the fight was made. Byfield, who puts his Southern Area Super-Welterweight belt on the line, believes this fight has come too early for 7-0 McNess. The challenger, though, believes his impressive amateur record will stand him in good stead for his maiden pro title shot.  This has all the hallmarks of a lively encounter at the Copper Box.

4) 'Angry' Skeete wants British Title on mantelpiece

Last time out we saw an 'angry' Bradley Skeete, stopping Shayne Singleton in five rounds, in an aggressive yet calculated manner. Earlier in his career, the rangey Welterweight was criticised for being too cautious, preferring to out-box his opponents and win on the cards.

However the switch in style certainly pleased the Brentwood crowd last month. Skeete's almost obsessive desire to win the British Title outright is admirable, and a win against mandatory challenger Dale Evans would mean the Lord Lonsdale belt will rest on his mantelpiece for good.

5) Corcoran v Ekundayo flying under radar

This clash for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Title is an intriguing trade fight. Gary Corcoran steps down to Welterweight, stating he feels more comfortable there. On Saturday he meets Nigerian-born Londoner Larry Ekundayo, an unbeaten and awkward customer. They know each other well from the sparring circuit, but friendship will be put aside for this one with both men eyeing the lofty WBO ranking.


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