Covid changes card for BOXXER: Tuesday Fight Night

Covid changes card for BOXXER: Tuesday Fight Night

Zak Chelli gets new opponent for Super-Middleweight Tournament
as positive covid tests prompt two last-minute changes

Every fighter knows they need to expect the unexpected when they enter a BOXXER tournament, but the surprises started early for tomorrow night’s Super-Middleweight Tournament, which airs live from 8pm on BT Sports and ITV 4.

Tournament favourite Zak Chelli (7-1-1, 3 KO’s, picturedgot a new opponent just hours before today’s weigh-ins began, with Ben Ridings having tested positive for covid-19. His place will be taken by Vladimir ‘The Bulgarian Bull’ Georgiev (4-0) of Bulgaria for the first of the evening’s semi-final matches.

In the second semi-final, Harry Woods (4-0) weighed in at 12st 1lb 12oz to face will face Mike McGoldrick (6-0, 2 KO’s), who weighed in at 12st 1lb 14oz.

With both Woods and McGoldrick having joined the card last week, the tournament line-up now hosts no less than three fighters who have the chance to change their destinies live on national television this Tuesday.

Fan-favorite Florian ‘TNT’ Marku (6-0, 4 KO’s) hit the scales at 10st 6lbs 8oz and in peak condition to deliver his trademark brand of explosive aggression for a global legion of adoring fans.

Opposite him is London man Muma Mweemba (4-1, 2 KO’s), who hit the scales at 10st 6lbs 4oz. With half his wins coming by way of KO, he is no stranger to intense firefights himself – Tuesday night’s fight might be a quick one.

The card will open with Mikael Lawal (12-0, 7 KO’s), decisive fight-finisher and winner of a BOXXER eight-man cruiserweight tournament in 2019. He stepped on the scales at 14st 3lbs for his fight with two-time Southern Area Cruiserweight title challenger Ossie Jervier (6-13, 5 KO’s), who touched down at 14st 1lb.

Lawal has been steadily climbing the ranks and will go forward to a British Cruiserweight Title Eliminator fight if he wins here. He will enter the ring looking for another highlight-reel finish to extend his undefeated record.

A positive covid-19 test has also removed Derrick Osaze from the card. His bout with John Telford will be rescheduled for a future BOXXER event.
BOXXER: Tuesday Fight Night – Official Weigh In Results

Zak Chelli 12st 1lb 10oz
Vladimir Georgiev 11st 12lb 6oz

Harry Woods 12st 1lb 12oz
Mike McGoldrick 12st 1lb 14oz

Florian Marku 10st 6lbs 8oz
Muma Mweemba 10st 6lbs 4oz

Mikael Lawal 14st 3lbs
Ossie Jervier 14st 1lb
BOXXER: #TuesdayNightFightNight is presented in association with William Hill and Lucozade and will air live and simultaneously on BT Sport and ITV 4 from 8pm tomorrow, Tuesday November 10.

On-air talent for the evening will feature some household names from the sports world, including former champion Paulie Malignaggi and veteran analyst Steve Bunce. They will be joined by Layla Anna LeeSavage Dan and Will Perry.

With today’s changes, the full fight card is now as follows:
Tuesday 10th November
#TuesdayNightFight Night


Zak Chelli
Vladimir Georgiev

Harry Woods
Mike McGoldrick

All bouts 6 x 3 Minute Rounds

Florian Marku vs Muma Mweemba
Welterweight Contest

Mikael Lawal vs Ossie Jervier
Cruiserweight Contest

Written by
Daxx Khan has been a regular member of the Talkin Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Show since 2011, throughout his over two decades involved with the sport of boxing he has owned his own gym, currently is a Coach with "Newburgh Hook Elite Boxing", has covered over 175 world title fights across the globe, worked for two sanctioning body organizations, written for multiple major sporting news outlets. The first world title fight he covered was in 1991 while still attending NYU when he accompanied boxing media Icon Bert Sugar to the "Terrible" Terry Norris versus "Sugar" Ray Leonard WBC Super Welterweight title fight which Norris won by wide unanimous decision. Daxx is also former USA Boxing Coach and representative for "The World Boxing Federation".

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