🥊 York Hall is the place to be for Friday night boxing courtesy of Priority Promotions with two unbeaten prospects, Jeff Ofori and Alfie Price, topping the bill. Tickets are on sale.
Somebody’s ‘0’ has to go tonight at the famous east London venue known as the home of British boxing.
Headlining the show in one corner is Hackney’s Jeff Ofori, the Southern Area lightweight champion with a perfect record of 9 wins from 9 bouts, three coming by way of stoppage. Ofori claimed the title last October beating Mitcham’s Jumanne Camero on points. Such was the comprehensive manner of his victory Ofori has found opponents difficult to come by since, as he looks to continue his rise up the professional ranks.
In the opposite corner tonight is Alfie Price. Previously a top amateur who featured in the GB squad, Price has been a ‘one to watch’ ever since he turned professional in Match 2018 and so far has not put a foot wrong reeling off six straight wins.
The weigh-in took place on Thursday (see below) at the Peacock Gym in Canning Town, the fighters exuding confidence little more than 24 hours ahead of the biggest night of their professional careers. Both highly rated and in great shape, Ofori versus Price is an intriguing 50/50 fight likely to have fans guessing on the outcome right up until the final bell. Who will be holding the belt aloft come the end of the night? All roads lead to York Hall (history below) to find out.
The undercard features some up and coming fighters including super-lightweights Jamie Robinson and Jahid Munim who train in same gym as Alfie Price. Luton’s Munim is making his professional debut after a successful amateur career, while Robinson – otherwise known as the ‘Ginger Rocket’ – is looking for a win tonight that could secure him a title fight in his next outing.
Doors open at 6pm, first fight at 7pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.
Tickets on the night. Limited ringside and standard tickets will be available. Unreserved seating £40/Ringside seating £65. Early arrival is recommended.
Travel tips: Public transport is recommended. Bethnal Green tube station on the Central Line is just a 5 minute walk from York Hall Leisure Centre. Parking in the area is limited.
About York Hall: Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, David Haye and Katie Taylor … the roll call of fighters who have fought under the lights at the spiritual home of boxing in east London is to list some of the finest British and Irish boxers ever to have laced up a pair of gloves.
While Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua now earn their trade around the world it was York Hall where they took their first steps in the professional game.
By day an unprepossessing gymnasium, by night a sporting amphitheatre like no other. For boxers, topping the bill at a packed York Hall is a right of passage. For fans the intimate setting with a not a bad view in the house – whether from the floor or the balcony – makes it a must-visit sporting venue.
A spectator experience like no other is guaranteed … and who knows you may just get to see the next superstar of boxing before they add their name to the long list of greats who have fought under the bright lights in Bethnal Green.