Friday night boxing at indigo at The O2. Stand by for a blink and you will miss it night of knockout boxing at Ultimate Boxxer 5. Doors open at 5.30pm and tickets are on sale.
By Jack Nevill
Ultimate Boxxer returns to the O2 after its thrilling 4th edition, with a huge 8-man super-welterweight tournament where the star attraction is undoubtedly Rio 2016 Irish Olympian Steven Donnelly.
As well as providing an excellent spectacle, the Ultimate Boxxer tournament format is a great way for fighters to enhance their reputations and climb the professional rankings. Ultimate Boxxer 4 winner Mikael Lawal climbed to 7th in the UK cruiserweight rankings.
The 5th edition of the tournament features 8 fighters, 6 of whom are bringing undefeated records to the ring with the other 2 fighters having only a single loss on their records: promising a set of highly skilful contests.
Donnelly is the most recognisable name on the card. He brings an accomplished amateur background to the tournament with two Commonwealth Games bronze medals and an appearance in the 2016 Olympic Games on his resume.
Highly rated Londoner Kingsley Egnuinike has impressed in his young career. A sparring partner for world champion James DeGale, Egninike has yet to lose a round in his first four fights. The most interesting contestant has to be ‘Hollywood’ Josh Ejakpovi, a personal trainer, model and film actor with a 12-1 pro record. Ejakpovi’s only loss to date has come against fellow UItimate Boxxer 5 contestant, Sean Robinson. The O2 is the perfect arena for what should be a wonderful night of action.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.
Tickets on the night subject to availability. Checking the Ultimate Boxxer 5 Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
Travel tips: Getting to The O2 via tube is highly recommended. North Greenwich station is right on the doorstep and on the Jubilee Line in Zones 2 and 3. Get there from Central London in 20 minutes, or Stratford in 10 minutes.