Lee Eaton presents a huge night of domestic boxing from the spiritual York Hall in London this Friday night that sees Lucas Ballingall (15-2-0) and Boy Jones Jr. (20-4-1) contest the vacant English super lightweight title, live on IntuBoxing and TalkSport.
Ballingall bounced back from taking to losses on the spin in 2021 when he got back to winning ways when he stopped Nermin Pozderovic in the first round on the road in Italy. Ballingall would build on that victory as he would get a points decision over Rustem Fatkhulin just 21 days after the Pozderovic victory. However, that was in October 2021 and Ballingall now steps up to fight for the English title after almost a year out of the ring. Jones Jr. has been more active in Ballingall as he fought twice during 2022. Jones Jr. would come back in 2021 after the pandemic era with an unsuccessful challenge of the Southern Area title against Connor Marsden. Jones Jr. didn't let this loss keep him back, as he returned in February 2022 with a points victory over Jamie Quin. April saw Jones Jr. enter the ring for the second time this year, where he earned a shutout victory over Lee Hallett. Jones Jr. will look to implement his recent success and continue this momentum when he faces Ballingall for the vacant English title this Friday.
The undercard is nothing short of exciting. Connor Marsden (6-2-0) puts his Southern Area lightweight title on the line against Martin McDonagh (10-2-0). Marsden was subject to a defeat to one of the UK's brightest prospects, Adam Azim in March but his Southern Area title he defeated Boy Jones Jr. for wasn't on the line, meaning that Marsden would bounce back from defeat and back into a defence, where he impressively defeated Mickey O'Rourke by a wide points decision. McDonagh is riding a wave of momentum as he also had to bounce back from a defeat at the hands of a bright UK prospect in Harlem Eubank. Shutout victories over Carl Turney and Christian Lopez Flores but McDonagh back to a position to gain a title fight and he's grabbed it with both hands as he gets a shot at Marsden's Southern Area title.
The vacant Southern Area bantamweight title will also be contested as prospect Jordan Purkis (4-0-0) goes in pursuit of his first title when he squares off with Ryan Walker (12-3-0). Purkiss is yet to put a foot wrong in the pro game thus far, picking up three victories on points and one by stoppage. Walker's three losses are against very credible names, former English super bantamweight champion Michael Ramabeletsa, former European bantamweight champion Lee McGregor and current IBF world bantamweight champion Paul Butler. Walker will be looking to use his experience to stop the rise of Purkiss this Friday.
Lenny Fuller (11-1-0) will look to continue his rise up the ranks when he faces Josue Bendana (10-29-4) at York Hall. Mohammed Bilal Ali (5-1-0) will look to continue his momentum when he faces Reynaldo Cajina (15-68-5). Liam Wells returns as he looks to bounce back from his third-round TKO defeat last time out, as he faces Craig Sumner (1-11-0) over six rounds.
Super middleweight Joe Giles (3-0-0) looks to move to 4-0 when he returns this Friday, meanwhile, heavyweight Lucian Atana (5-0) looks to continue his knockout streak at the home of his first five fights, York Hall. Super lightweight Tommy Murphy (1-0-0) looks to build on his debut victory when he faces the experienced Lee Hallet (1-47-2). Louis Horn (2-0-0) will look to continue his journey through the lightweight division in his third fight. Finally, welterweight Dean Gardner (1-0-0) will be looking for his second pro victory as he faces Carl Turney (0-33-1).
It promises to be a stacked night of boxing from the famous York Hall, Bethnal Green this Friday and you can catch all the action live on IntuBoxing and TalkSport's YouTube pages, where you'll be treated to an exceptional presenting team consisting of Ali Drew, Andy Clake and Spencer Oliver.