Blackwell vs. Jones weigh-in open to the public

17th July 2015
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Middleweights Nick Blackwell and Damon Jones will weigh-in on Friday, July 24 at Derby Arena ahead of their British middleweight title clash the following day.

Also appearing at Friday’s 1pm weigh-in – open to the general public – are English flyweight champion Louis Norman and his opponent Brett Fidoe, Bolsover’s Jamie Robinson and his opponent Sam Sharpe, as well as many other boxers appearing on the July 25 undercard.

Twenty-four-year-old Blackwell won the British middleweight title in May at London’s sold-out O2 Arena with a stunning upset victory against Londoner John Ryder, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The pair went toe-to-toe for six-and-a-half rounds before Blackwell’s better fitness and strength saw him halt Ryder in a dramatic seventh round. Now champion, Blackwell intends to clean up the domestic scene before pursuing world honours.

Yorkshireman Jones, meanwhile, his first challenger, is unbeaten in 13 professional fights and has barely put a foot wrong since turning professional in 2012. The six-foot southpaw won an English middleweight title eliminator against fellow unbeaten Grant Cunningham last time out and, at 22 years of age, believes he’s ready to fight for top honours in Britain.

Derby Arena is located on Derby’s Pride Park next to the iPro Stadium, and development of the £27.5 million Arena heralds the most exciting and important changes to leisure facilities in Derby in the last 40 years, as part of Derby City Council’s Leisure Strategy.

The new arena is primarily a space for sports and physical activity, yet also serves as a venue to host cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences, and can hold up to 5000 people.

Address: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB
Website: www.derbyarena.uk.com
Weigh-in: Friday, July 24 (starts 1pm)

*** Tickets for Blackwell vs. Jones can be purchased from the Derby Arena Box Office on 01332 255800 or by visiting www.derbylive.co.uk ***

*** Blackwell vs. Jones will be televised live on Channel 5 on July 25 (10pm), while the supporting undercard will be televised live earlier in the evening (8pm) on Spike ***

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

If you wish to obtain a media credential for Blackwell vs. Jones on July 25, please email elliot@hennessysports.com and request a credential application form.

Applications need to be submitted before Saturday July 18, 2015.

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