It has been billed as the league's biggest summer line up of all time, and on Saturday June 30th World's Collide looks set to produce another fantastic evening of boxing entertainment that the Queensbury Boxing League have become synonymous for. Headlining the impressive fourteen bout card British Light Middleweight kingpin Aaron Lowery will face off against the man he dethroned for the belt Dan Lawrence in a scintillating rematch, and in British Middleweight action two weight Queensbury British champion Gareth Gardner will make the first defence of the crown he won back in March when he squares up to local rival Viktor Voros in a clash that has the makings of a classic.
But with the two main event fights generating so much interest it would be easy to overlook the rest of the action taking place on the night, but the men behind the league promoters Ross Minter and Alan Foley believe that the undercard for this event represents the most talent packed line up of boxers the league has ever showcased and that the promotion is entering one of its most exciting phases since its launch.
"I think the undercard line up that has been put together for this event is incredibly exciting and there are at least three or four other contests on the bill that would be more than worthy of headlining the show,' commented Foley.
"The rematch between Lowery and Lawrence will undoubtedly be a cracker, and Gardner versus Voros will be explosive, but when you look down the card at all the other fantastic match ups that feature on the bill there are just so many fights on the card that I'm looking forward to that I think June 30th will be something special"
Featuring as one of the chief supporting contests on the show will be the Light Middleweight showdown between former British Middleweight title challenger Lawrence Lofts and Mitcham's undefeated Tony Chaplin who returns to the league after a year of inactivity. Chaplin was once seen as one of the hottest properties in the league's Middleweight division stringing together a run of impressive stoppages towards his title march, but spells of inactivity have seen him fade away from title contention, but with his new found hunger for the sport and a determination to get back to the top he will pose a formidable challenge for any of the league's 11 stone operators.
But if Chaplin is to progress he will need to beat one of the toughest warriors in the league, and with Lofts now moving down to Light Middleweight he will be undoubtedly the stronger of the pair. It would be fair to say that Chaplin is the more technically gifted out of the two, but will he be able to handle the relentless pressure that Lofts will bring on the night in a contest that could be a contender for fight of the night.
In Lightweight action Dagenham's Craig Hardy and Croydon's Tony Clemmey will both make their league debuts on the show, and with the lightweight division wide open at the moment the winner could see themselves fast tracked into title contention later in the year. Both Clemmey and Hardy enter the contest off the back of successful stints in the amateur ranks and will be keen to mark their first foray into the UK's premier boxing league with a win, but how they cope with boxing on the biggest stage of the careers will be a different matter and could have a factor in this intriguing contest.
Another debutant on the show looking to make a name for himself will be Chatham's undefeated Middleweight contender Danny Shannon who enters the show after racking up nine impressive wins outside of the league's ranks. Shannon who represents the Knuckles gym in Chatham has built a solid reputation on some of the countries smaller hall shows, but he will need to be at his best on the 30th if he is to remain unbeaten when he locks horns with Manchester's experienced James Higgy. Boxing out of the Urmston Murry camp in Manchester under the guidance of Tom Murry, Higgy has competed all over the country and abroad mixing in good company, and after seeing his stable mate Paul Hanies narrowly miss out on winning the league's British Light Welterweight title back in April will be hungry to record the first victory in the league for the Manchester based club.
And finally in a battle of the big men the league will see its first Heavyweight battle for some time when Cheltenham's undefeated prospect Adie Eckworth looks to extend his record to 5 and 0 when he faces off against the formidable Leroy Manhertz. The league's Heavyweight division has failed to produce any standouts over the last year, but with both Eckworth and Manhertz eager to gatecrash the division and instantly establish themselves as key figures, their showdown could quite literally shake up the league's Heavyweight scene and be the start of something special.
To see the full show line up check out the complete fight card www.queensburyboxing.co.uk/events/world's-collide and for ticket information call 07547 022 244