Thu. Sep 21st, 2023

Louis Greene will defend the Commonwealth super-welterweight title against Sam Gilley on October 21, live on Sky Sports.

Commonwealth super-welterweight champion Greene makes a third defence of his title against Gilley on the undercard of Joshua Buatsi’s all London light-heavyweight clash with Dan Azeez at the O2 Arena.

Greene scored a fifth-round knockout victory to win the Commonwealth title in November of last year and defended it in May with another thunderous stoppage victory, travelling from Kent to challenger Paul Kean’s home city of Dundee and leaving nothing to the judges as he ended the Scotsman’s night in the sixth round.

Buatsi vs Azeez and Lawal vs Chamberlain also features on the October 21 O2 bill

English super-welterweight champion Gilley, fighting out of Walthamstow, booked this shot at Greene’s Commonwealth title in June, when he landed a blistering body-shot knockout of Ellis Corrie at London’s historic York Hall in what was the third stoppage victory in his last four outings.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Karriss Artingstall is also confirmed for the card, heading to The O2 in London for what will be her fifth professional outing and her second time competing over eight rounds as she works her way up the rankings and towards title contention. Her opponent will be revealed in the near future.

Sparks are set to fly in a 10-round super-welterweight encounter when Michael Hennessy – son of veteran British boxing manager Mick Hennessy and brother to recent BOXXER signing Fran Hennessy – meets an opponent with an equally deep British boxing heritage: Harley Benn, son of the legendary Nigel Benn.

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Sam Gilley landed a left hook to the body that Ricky Hatton would have been proud of as he stopped Ellis Corrie in the final round

The main event sees a decade-long friendship put to one side when top light-heavyweights Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez put their unbeaten records on the line in tremendous contest with world-level implications.

Plus the British cruiserweight championship is on the line when defending champion Mikael Lawal meets bitter rival Isaac Chamberlain at last, with the pair aiming to settle their differences in explosive fashion when they finally meet in the ring.

Tickets are on sale now and available via BOXXER.

By Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks is an American novelist and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and over the road truck driver, among many other things. He now lives on a sea island, in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with his wife and youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grand children, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. Stinnett grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. His next dream is to one day visit and dive Cuba.