BN Preview: Sunday fun day at Ally Pally as the British cruiserweight title is up for grabs

It’s Difficult to not experience desperately sorry for Deion Jumah, the gifted cruiserweight whose job was last week finished by the kind of bad luck that will now possible define it. Retinal harm pressured the Londoner to pull out of his alluring battle with 27-yr-aged Mikael Lawal and, with this currently being his 2nd severe eye damage in current years, Jumah introduced his retirement at the age of 33.

What we’re remaining with at the November 27 card at Alexandra Palace is not practically as pleasing but, with only 10 days’ recognize, Boxxer pulled in a first rate late substitute in the shape of East Kilbride puncher, David Jamieson. The vacant British title will nevertheless be on the line inside of Alexandra Palace.

Lawal and Jumah experienced historical past. It was a contest that experienced been a extensive time in the making, stemming back to outdated sparring periods from a 10 years or so back. So it is handy, if you are a broadcaster like Sky Sports activities, that Lawal and Jamieson have historical past, far too.

In an precise combat, no much less.

Again in 2019, in an Best Boxxer semi-last, Lawal outhustled Jamieson over 3 aggressive rounds. It stays the Scot’s only specialist loss. That backstory was probable the kicker for getting the rematch in excess of the line.

Lawal is also the only authentic ‘name’ on Jamieson’s 9-1 (6) ledger. That is if you really do not consist of Jake Darnell, the heavyweight who attained infamy right after becoming plucked from obscurity to be mauled by fellow debutant Frazer Clarke in February. Darnell, now 1-11, lasted 38 seconds lengthier with Jamieson but was even now halted inside of one particular spherical previous thirty day period.

In February, David outpointed Samo Jangirov about 10 rounds and, at the very same Boxxer tournament he and Lawal obtained acquainted, Jamieson gained a tight a few-rounder above Dan Cooper. Twelve rounds for the countrywide championship is an completely unique proposition.

Lawal’s file isn’t accurately gushing with evidence that he can go on to rule the environment, nonetheless. A harmful puncher he may well be, albeit a person with negative behavior born of his occur-ahead design and style, Lawal, 16- (10), is definitely beatable. Throw in the point that Lawal experienced expended a enormous proportion of his camp schooling for southpaw Jumah and it’s easy to realize why some think Jamieson has a opportunity below.

But the Nigeria-born, Shepherd’s Bush resident has quick and impressive fingers, he’s cellular and appears to have a first rate chin. When in complete flow he’s remarkable, and his history, one particular that options homelessness and flirtations with crime, is particular to press him ahead now he’s approaching large opportunities as portion of the burgeoning Boxxer stable.

Lawal is nevertheless to go earlier 6 rounds so his endurance remains a question mark but we extravagant him to bit by bit pummel the resistance out of Jamieson to get the earn in the 2nd 50 %.

More durable to phone is the tremendous-middleweight clash between environment-ranked leftie Lerrone Richards, 16- (3), and Fulham’s talented Zak Chelli, 12-1-1 (6). English winner Chelli is in high-quality type right after wrecking the unbeaten ledgers of Jack Kilgannon (rsf 6) and Germaine Brown (pts 10) in April and June respectively. Richards, meanwhile, has been out of motion due to the fact scoring a career-finest earn over Carlos Gongora last December.

Do not rule out the upset totally. Richards, though he has the makings of a little something exclusive, has a inclination to coast and almost change off at moments. Chelli is technically seem and will occur with perception aplenty for this 10-rounder. Having said that, we anticipate Richards to rise to the problem in this very well-matched contest for which Boxxer should really be applauded – it would, frankly, have been tempting to match each of them in different, less difficult, bouts. We go for Richards to gain this a person on the playing cards.

Slough’s Adam Azim could close up as the monthly bill-topper, these is the fantastic sensation around the interesting and gifted 20-yr-old. There is no query that Boxxer, and Sky Sporting activities, are banking on this youthful 6- (5) tremendous-lightweight to obtain massive matters in the activity. On all proof we have noticed so significantly, that religion is understandable.

Azim tackles the usually eager Rylan Charlton, 9-3-1 (4), of Norwich. The seriously-muscled Charlton, even though a feisty tryer with a good dig, seems made for Azim. He decked Florian Marku in February 2021 right before being halted in eight and acquitted himself properly in an April Boxxer tournament only to fade towards Dylan Cheema in the remaining. Count on Charlton, as per, to give this almost everything he’s obtained ahead of he’s taken out in the center rounds.

Walthamstow’s “Magic Man”, Sam Gilley, defends his English tremendous-welterweight title towards Ruislip’s Sean Robinson, 11-1-1. This is a big phase-up for Robinson who has only banked 4 rounds in three many years and this is his 1st combat due to the fact December. Gilley, 14-1 (7), appeared great although stopping Drew Brown in April to acquire the belt and we be expecting a identical outcome in his initially defence.

THE VERDICT: A solid ‘trade’ card that should really appeal to the hardcore.