A Frank Warren promoted present goes forward at York Corridor, Bethnal Inexperienced this Friday night, and the highest of the invoice sees Denzel Bentley defend his British middleweight title for the primary time towards Marcus Morrison.
BT Sport televise Bentley vs Morrison, reside within the UK.
Bentley (16-1-1, 13 KOs) is a heavy-handed kind, and first got here into prominence in the course of the first COVID-19 enforced lockdown in a cracking contest in September 2020.
The 27-year-old dropped Mark Heffron within the second spherical, and the pair fought to an exciting draw.
A rematch was a pure, and this time with the vacant British title on the road, ‘2 Sharp’ compelled Heffron to retire after 4 rounds.
The Battersea man tried so as to add the Commonwealth belt, however discovered Felix Money an excessive amount of to deal with in April final yr, with Money storming to a 3rd spherical stoppage win.
After a comeback win, Bentley regained the Lonsdale Belt in Might, as he took a split decision win over Linus Udofia for the vacant title in one other breathless show.
Morrison (29-5, 16 KOs) suffered back-to-back losses in 2017, and it seemed like his profession was completed when upset by journeyman Alistair Warren in June 2018.
The 29-year-old rebounded with seven straight wins earlier than a spirited factors defeat to Chris Eubank Jr in Might final yr, however he was halted for the primary time in his profession in November 2021 by Zach Parker.
That was at tremendous middleweight, and he returned final month with a 4 spherical factors win to safe this title shot.
Prediction: Morrison’s early defeat to Parker might properly inform us all about his punch resistance, and Bentley is a giant puncher. As soon as the Londoner catches up with ’Candy MNM’, I feel it could possibly be over swiftly, and I count on Bentley to retain earlier than midway.
Zorro tackles Spelman
Ellis Zorro makes his debut beneath the Frank Warren banner, and he has a tricky eight rounder with former Commonwealth title challenger, Dec Spelman (18-5, 9 KOs) at cruiserweight.
Zorro (14-0, 6 KOs) is a former Final BOXXER winner, however has by no means been previous six rounds.
Prediction: He can overcome early scares right here to take a factors win.
The opposite eight rounder ought to see a factors win for Frank Arnold (9-0-1, 3 KOs) who takes on the tried and examined Nicaraguan, Brayan Mairena (11-30-1, 5 KOs) at tremendous featherweight.
Six spherical motion sees Adan Mohamed (6-0, 1 KO) make his third look of the yr, and he can financial institution a factors win at tremendous bantamweight towards Reiss Taylor (3-17, 1 KO).
Khalid Ali (3-0, 2 KOs) may take his welterweight contest with Croatia’s Dario Borosa (1-19) on the scorecards.
Masood Abdulah (5-0, 4 KOs) can also be in motion, and the Islington-based tremendous featherweight can rating one other early win, this time towards Stefan Nicolae (3-37-2, 1 KO).
In 4 motion, Royston Barney-Smith (2-0) ought to defeat Paul Holt (8-14, 2 KOs) on factors at tremendous featherweight, and at middleweight, debutant Joel Kodua ought to take care of Joe Hardy (1-2) inside the space.
Arnold Obodai (1-0, 1 KO) may take his cruiserweight contest with Pawel Strykowski (3-18-1) inside schedule.