The BOXXER Series, formerly known as Ultimate BOXXER, has proved thus far to be a fantastic mechanism to open doors for up and coming fighters, or fighters looking to reignite their careers.
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It is a tournament between eight fighters that takes place in one night, which utilizes the short-form boxing format of 3 x 3 minute rounds, with the winner taking home a large cash prize, whilst showcasing their ability on Sky Sports.
This weekend see’s the turn of the lightweight division, as eight hungry lightweights step up to showcase their skills in attempt to be crowned the BOXXER Series winner.
Here are the eight fighters competing this weekend:
Dylan Cheema is the local man in the competition this weekend. The Coventry man comes in with a record of 2-0, not producing any knockouts in his two victories. A bit of an unknown commodity, Cheema could really throw his career into the limelight if he impresses Saturday.
Tion Gibbs of Birmingham comes into the series undefeated with a record of 8-0. Gibbs is the current Midlands Area lightweight champion as he defeated Jack O’Keeffe on points last time out, knocking O’Keeffe down in the first. Gibbs has shared the ring with many tough fighters, such as Kristian Laight and Lee Connelly, so can these tough previous tests work to his advantage in the BOXXER Series?
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Joe Underwood Hughes of Beeston is another undefeated fighter entering the series with a record of 7-0. Hughes got a first round knockout in his pro debut in 2019 over Russ Midgley. Since then, Hughes has won his six fights on points, but never going more than six rounds. Another man who could really catapult his career forwards with a good performance Saturday.
Chelmsley Wood’s Scott Melvin will be looking to impress this Saturday as he enters the tournament with a 4-0 record. Melvin also got a first round stoppage in his first bout. Melvin has competed in the Coventry Skydome before, as he defeated Matar Sambou on points on the undercard of River Wilson Bent vs Tyler Denny. Will the familiar surroundings of previously fighting in this arena work to his advantage?
Nottingham’s Otis Lookham is the most inexperienced professional entering the series as he holds a record of 1-0. Lookham picked up a second round knockout of Paul Scaife in his pro debut. It would be a real statement if Lookham can impress in the BOXXER Series and set up a big platform going forward with his career.
Brooklyn Tilley of Rainham enters the competition with an undefeated record of 3-0. Tilley has gone the distance in every fight he’s had, all of which four rounders. Tilley can put himself on the map this weekend with a big performance.
Norwich’s Rylan Charlton is probably the most recognisable name in the tournament. Charlton, previously signed with Matchroom, announced himself to the division following an upset victory over Joe Laws on Sky Sports. Since then, Charlton has been defeated twice, but both were big names in Florian Marku and Luke Willis leaving his record at 6-2-1. Charlton could reignite his career if he produces a big performance like he did against Laws not so long ago.
The most experienced man in the tournament, Shaun Cooper of Willenhall comes into the tournament with a record of 12-3. Cooper has never produced a knockout in his 12 victories, but has been stopped twice in two of his three defeats. Like Charlton, Cooper could really reignite his career, and being the most experienced in the could well work to his advantage.