Glow, Bluewater will be the stage for the first ever MaxiNutrition Knockout final on Saturday, October 4 when British light heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe takes on Travis Dickinson, the current English champion.
The fight promoted by Hennessy Sports will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5.
The successful knockout tournament has already seen both finalists in two Fights of the Year and the final between Ajisafe and Dickinson has all the ingredients to produce yet another one.
Ajisafe started his route to the final in a thrilling points win over former European, British and Commonwealth champion Dean Francis back in March and then he stopped Southern Area champion Leon Senior in five rounds at Leeds Town Hall in May.
Dickinson’s first fight in his quest to reach the final saw him knocking down the former European champion Danny McIntosh in the first round and then twice in the third before the fight was eventually stopped towards the end of that round.
Then came the Rocky-style performances from Dickinson and brave Matty Clarkson in what was the pick of the semi-finals at Leeds Town Hall. From the first bell both came out fighting and both put everything on the line and after hitting the canvas three times each the referee decided that Clarkson was unable to continue due to a cheek injury and halted the fight in the sixth and Dickinson confirmed his spot in the final.
Promoter Mick Hennessy said, “After the brilliant MaxiNutrititon semi-finals, I’m looking forward to the final just as much as any other boxing fan. This has been a great tournament for British boxing and now we have a worthy final to finish it off.
“In my opinion the semi-final between Dickinson & Clarkson should be Fight of the Year worldwide, not just domestically!”
Tickets to see who will lift the MaxiNutrition Trophy will be available to purchase from 12pm on Tuesday, 19 August from ticketline.co.uk or by calling the Ticketline box office on 0844 888 9991.
Ticket are priced £25 for general admission, £50 (outer ringside reserved seating), £100 (inner ringside reserved) and £120 (inner ringside reserved).
Please note that the £120 ringside tickets will secure you a seat in the first three rows.
Details on the undercard will be announced soon.
Courtesy of the Hennessy Sports press office