Five Go Mad At York Hall – Sensational Victories For TRAD TKO Fighters Last Saturday.

Marianne Marston celebrates her first Championship success - Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Marianne Marston celebrates her first Championship success – Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Five Go Mad At York Hall – Sensational Victories For TRAD TKO Fighters Last Saturday.

TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town has always had a reputation for coaching some of the most exciting prospects in the UK, last Saturday at York Hall in Bethnal Green, five of their young stars were in action, each not just winning but winning in style – TRAD TKO style.

Winning is in the blood of any of boxer trained at the famous East End fight factory, but on Saturday the TRAD TKO crew took it to another level and added yet another Champion to their ever growing list of Merit.

TRAD TKO’s very own ‘Golden Girl’ Marianne Marston headlined the event, when she challenged Hungarian #1, European #3 and World #31 ranked Marianna Gulyas for the MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship.

Marianne Marston in action at York Hall - Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Marianne Marston in action at York Hall – Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Marianne, who is trained by Brian O’Shaughnessy, pulled out one of the performances of the year, completely out boxing her more experienced opponent from start to finish, as well as sending Gulyas to the canvas seven times, although the referee only counted two as actual knockdowns.

Judges Ben Doughty and Matt Hamilton scored the bout 100-89 and Judge Lee Murtagh 99-88 all in favour of Marianne

This excellent victory shot Marston up the rankings to UK #1, European #3, World #24 as well as #1 British Pound for Pound Female, all of which puts her nicely in line for a shot at a World title in 2015.

In fact Marianne had already come to the attention of the WIBA World Champion, Australia’s Shannon O’Connell, whose team recently made a tentative approach for Marianne to challenge for the coveted crown, so it could be sooner rather than later that the ‘Golden Girl’ heads to the World stage.

Antonio Counihan in action at York Hall - Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Antonio Counihan in action at York Hall – Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Former England amateur captain, Antonio Counihan, who is trained by his father Paul, made his first step towards Championship honors, when he competed in his first six rounder, against Lithuania’s Janos Vass.

A classy, stylish boxer young Antonio really shined on Saturday, easily controlling his more experienced opponent with stiff jabs and sensationally quick double handed flurries.

In the third round Antonio’s skills and power proved to be too much for Vass, as his corner threw in the towel on the one minute and fifty seconds mark to save their man from further punishment.

Fight of the Night though has to go to another of the gym’s young stars, former Commonwealth Lightweight Champion Mo Hussein coached Siar Ozgul, who had a Battle Royale with Nottingham’s Matt Scriven.

Siar Ozgul in action against Matt Scriven at York Hall - Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Siar Ozgul in action against Matt Scriven at York Hall – Photo Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

What a fight, it was all action back and forth with some great toe to toe action thrown in for good measure.

After four scintillating rounds referee Lee Murtagh scored it 39-37 in favour of TRAD TKO’s Siar, the correct verdict but that doesn’t really express just how great the fight was or how close each round was.

Siar’s older sibling Onder Ozgul, who is also coached by Mo Hussein, was also involved in an all action thriller, when he took on late replacement Remigijus Ziausys in a four rounder.

It was a cracking fight that had the crowd on it’s feet for virtually the entire four rounds, it was that exciting, a great closely fought bout that see Onder emerge victorious by a shut out 40-36 points margin, however as with his brother’s bout the scoring doesn’t show the whole picture, this was another seriously close fought bout, many of the rounds could have gone either way, it was that good.

The final TRAD TKO youngster on the card, Brian O’Shaughnessy coached Cruiserweight Jerome Haywood, made his professional debut, against the highly experienced Rolandas Cesna.

Jerome started slowly but once the nerves subsided put in a fantastic performance, scoring his maiden victory by a 40-38 points margin.

TRAD TKO head honcho Johnny Eames sounded more like a proud father when he spoke earlier about his fighters successes.

“We’re so proud of every single one of them, they proved they can battle it out when they need to, each and everyone of them done us proud.

Well, when I first met her I may not have a been a fan of Women boxing but Marianne soon changed that.

She put in a magnificent performance on Saturday and we’re all so proud of her, she deserved this, she’s always in the gym and always up for a fight.

It didn’t take her long to become the flag bearer for female boxers, not just at the gym but in the UK full stop.

What can I say about Antonio, this kid is a super star in waiting, we really need to be moving him on to bigger and better things.

On Saturday he proved beyond any doubt he’s ready to start eyeing up title fight opportunities next year.

The fighting brothers, Onder and Siar have proved to me they too are ready to step up to six rounders, they both fought magnificently on Saturday, they really proved they can hold their own with the toughest of fighters.

Our newest pro, Jerome Haywood, made a fantastic start to his career. Cesna was a late replacement and a lot heavier than Jerome, but he showed he can handle whatever is thrown at him, great start, we’re all really pleased for him.

We have a great team and a great squad here at the TRAD TKO, it really is exciting times for us.”

 

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Fight Report: Sensational Marston Reigns Victorious, Ozgul and Counihan Impress at York Hall

MarstonGulyas6247WEBREADYFight Report: Sensational Marston Reigns Victorious, Ozgul and Counihan Impress at York Hall

 

Report and Photos Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

 

 

Dave Murphy and the Acourtier Events crew returned to York Hall on Saturday night with their latest offering, ‘Capital Punishment’, which was headlined by the MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship clash between London’s Marianne Marston and Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas.

 

HaywoodCesna6104WEBREADYAs ever Mr Murphy put together an evenly matched card, first up debuting Cruiserweight Jerome Haywood faced Rolandas Cesna.

 

After a slightly nervous start Haywood settled down and took the fight to his more experienced opponent, pressuring the big Lithuanian with stiff jabs and heavy rights to the body.

 

Haywood’s work to the body began to take a toll on Cesna, so much so that by mid way through the third Cesna was clearly struggling to cope with the constant punishment to his ribs, however he did overcomes to see the bout through to the final conclusion.

 

After four excellent rounds Referee Alf Sprung scored the bout 40-38 in favour of Haywood.

 

Decastro6115WEBREADYThe second bout featured the hugely popular Nathan ‘Nightmare’ Decastro, who was making his third pro outing against a very tough opponent, Deividas Sajauka.

 

From the off it was clear Decastro wanted to add another stoppage victory to his record, charging in throwing big right hands at every opportunity, however it soon became clear that the tough Lithuanian was more than up for the scrap.

 

What followed was a virtually non stop toe-to-to battle royale, with both protagonists giving their all for every second of every round much to the delight of the York Hall crowd.

 

After four scintillating rounds referee Lee Murtagh scored the bout 40-37 in favour of Decastro

 

Counihan6150WEBREADYThird bout of the night featured sensational former Amateur star Antonio Counihan in his first six rounder, against Janos Vass.

 

Counihan’s class shined through bright as the Solihull youngster went to work, easily controlling Vass with stiff jabs and amazingly quick double handed flurries.

 

Counihan stepped up the pressure in the third, going full out on his attacks that Vass just couldn’t counter, instead he relied on covering up in an attempt to get through the round, which turned out to be a bad move as Counihan kept punishing him with vicious body shots, so much so that by midway through the round the Vass’ corner threw in the towel.

 

Alexander6169WEBREADYNext up see the return of Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander, who had been training and fighting over in America for the past four years or so. On Saturday night Alexander faced Tadas Stulginskas in a four rounder.

 

Boxing beautifully behind the jab, Alexander more or less controlled the first couple of rounds, as Stulginskas seemed content to play the waiting game, countering only when he felt he could land the punch.

 

Alexander stepped up the pace in the third, firing a succession of solid rights into the body of Stulginskas, which soon began to really trouble the Lithuanian, so much so that his corner threw in the towel with just seconds remaining of the third.

 

It was announced that Stulginskas retired due to an injury to his knee.

 

OzgulScriven6177WEBREADYFifth bout of the night see London based Turk Siar Ozgul in action against Nottingham’s Matt Scriven.

 

What a fight, without doubt the fight of the night, as both protagonists went to war.

 

Ozgul came out hard and strong, initially putting the Nottingham man on the back foot, however Scriven soon started to exert his authority and then the fireworks really began.

 

By the third round the non stop action started to take it’s toll on the Turkish youngster, which allowed Scriven to land some sensational power shots of his own.

 

The final round was a cracker, Ozgul backed Scriven into a corner and let rip with massive right hands, one of which sent Scriven’s mouth guard flying into the crowd ringside.

 

Once the errant mouth guard was retrieved and the bout restarted it was Scriven who went hard on the attack, one such attack late on in the round see Scriven land a massive right that shook Ozgul to the core, Ozgul sensibly went on the defensive for the remaining seconds to see his way to securing his fifth win.

 

Referee Lee Murtagh scored the bout 39-37 in favour of Ozgul, the correct verdict without doubt, but one that really doesn’t express how great this fight was or how close each and every round was.

 

MarstonGulyas6261WEBREADYNow to the main event, Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston versus Marianna Gulyas, for the vacant MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship.

 

Gulyas came into the bout as bookies favourite, due to her ranking – #3 in Europe and #31 in the World – being superior to Marston’s #8 in Europe and #58 in the world, however it transpires that the bookies couldn’t have got it more wrong if they tried.

 

Marston came out strong right from the off, utilizing her strong right hand jab to great effect, forcing Gulyas to go defensive and grab hold of the Londoner at every opportunity, a pattern that repeated itself throughout the bout.

 

More of the same in the second, then in the final second of the round Marston threw a sharp left to the jaw, that sent Gulyas to sprawling to the canvas, however much to the surprise of Marston, her team and the York Hall faithful, it didn’t count as Referee Alf Sprung deemed it a slip!

 

Round three Marston continued to plain outbox the Hungarian, as well as landing some short sharp body shots, one of which appeared to send Gulyas to the deck once more, however this time the referee dismissed it as a push.

 

Round four Marston controls the centre ground, picking off Gulyas with some cracking shots to head and body, the Hungarian barely able to respond to the constant onslaught.

 

Marston had really settled into her pace coming into round five, seemingly content to bide her time and just throw supremely accurate jabs shots, again Gulyas was sent to the deck by a lazy looping left to the head, which the referee again deemed as a push.

 

Once Gulyas was back on her feet Marston went on the attack once again and as if to make a point to the referee emphatically sent Gulyas to the deck for the fourth time – the moves that lead to this were sublime, after shooting a cracking left to the body Marston stepped in threw a big left straight into the Hungarian’s face before shooting three sharp lefts to the head.

 

In the sixth Gulyas attempted to take control of the centre of the ring, however Marston was having none of it, using her strong jab to great effect and normal service resumed.

 

Midway through the seventh Marston went on a heavy attack, landing a few real peaches of shots, that sent Gulyas reeling across the ring, the savvy Hungarian’s survival instincts clearly clicked in as she grabbed hold of Marston to prevent any further punches raining down on her.

 

After being separated by the referee Marston backs Gulyas to the ropes with a succession of short rights to the jaw, that once again sent the Hungarian to the canvas, however as Marston was leaning into Gulyas as the final punch was thrown again the referee deemed this to be a push.

 

As if to once again make a point to the referee Marston went on a full out double handed attack which Gulyas only survived by grabbing and holding the Londoner, what then ensued was more akin to wrestling as Marston tried to make enough space to let rip with some big lefts again.

 

The action was frenetic, once the referee split them Marston went hard on the attack and in an almost identical move to the one earlier in the round, Marston once again sent Guyas to the canvas, which as before was deemed to be a push by the referee.

 

Marston was clearly miffed, as on the restart she threw a big left, Gulyas’ legs wobbled and the Hungarian girl grabbed Marston by the waist and another wrestling style interlude ensued, again after the referee separated them Marston went full throttle, backing Gulyas onto the ropes before throwing a right to the body followed by a cracking hook to the head to send he Hungarian girl back to the deck for the third time in the round, this time the count was made.

 

On the restart Marston went in hard once more, landing three hooks to the head, once again the move was thwarted as Gulyas grabbed hold for dear life.

 

Marston started the eighth strong, literally chasing Gulyas across the ring throwing supremely accurate big lefts and rights, that sent an unsteady legged Gulyas backwards, then Marston closed in for the kill a tad to enthusiastically she sends Gulyas off balance and to the deck once more, which was rightly deemed a push.

 

Marston went straight back on the attack, only to be thwarted by constant holding from the Hungarian each time she started to get close, what followed next was downright scary for all ringside, Marston lands a big right, followed by a huge left that shot Gulyas’ head back and heading to the deck, the Hungarian girl grabbed hold of Marston, pulling her over with her, sending Marston over the first rope and onto the officials table face first.

 

There was a huge sigh of relief as both girls got to their feet, followed by a round of applause from the crowd. At the restart Marston once again began to throw big lefts and rights that shook Guyas, however she didn’t have to survive this onslaught for more than a few seconds before the bell rang.

 

Once again Gulyas tried to control centre ring in the ninth, as before Marston was unwilling to concede any ground what so ever and let rip with big shots to body and head, to which Gulyas responded with more holding,

 

About forty seconds into the bout Gulyas took a right to the head and as Marston moved in she bumps into the unsteady Gulyas, who goes down once more, which was rightly waved off.

 

Gulyas comes out all fighty for the tenth and final round, which led to a rather entertaining toe-to-toe battle that lasted about fifteen seconds or so before Marston steps it up another level again, Gulyas responds by grabbing hold to ensure she makes the final bell.

 

MelissaLewarsMarianneMarstonBazRehman6271WEBREADYAfter ten highly entertaining rounds the judges scorecards were read out – Judges Ben Doughty (UK) and Matt Hamilton (South Africa) scored the bout 100-89 and Judge Lee Murtagh (UK) scored it 99-88, all in favour of Marianne Marston, the new MBC International Super Bantamweight Champion.

 

The BoxFit sponsored MBC International Championship belt was presented by Championship bout sponsor Baz Rehman and Melissa Lewars from Marianne’s sponsor JT Clarke London.

 

OzgulZiausys6292WEBREADYThe final bout of the night featured Onder Ozgul against late replacement Remigijus Ziausys, following Matthew Pepper having to pull out following his father being hospitalized with a serious illness just days prior.

 

Onder, the older brother of Siar who fought earlier in the evening, started aggressively, initially forcing Ziausys on to the back foot, as I say initially as the plucky Lithuanian was more than happy to go toe to toe when required.

 

It was a cracking fight that had the crowd on their feet for almost the whole four rounds, yes it was that good.

 

At the end referee Lee Murtagh scored the bout as a shut out 40-36 for Ozgul, which again was the right decision, but as with Siar Ozgul-Matt Scriven doesn’t tell the whole story – it was a great, closely fought bout.

 

Once again Dave Murphy and his crew delivered the goods as promised, it was a fantastic night of pugilistic action, without doubt one of the best small hall shows this year, I for one can’t wait for the next.

 

Marston Dominates Gulyas To Secure MBC International Title

MarstonGulyas6277WEBREADYMarston Dominates Gulyas To Secure MBC International Title

Woolwich, London’s Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston utterly dominated proceedings, when she fought Hungarian #1, European #3 and World #31 ranked Marianna Gulyas to secure the vacant MBC International Super Bantamweight title, at York in London, England on Saturday night.

From start to finish it was the slick British southpaw that took the fight to her much more experienced opponent, aggressively going forward, utilizing her sharp jabs and stinging lefts to great effect, Marston appeared to be able to pick off her opponent at will, leaving Gulyas to defend on the retreat.

Gulyas visited the canvas seven times throughout the fight, however only twice did referee, Germany’s Alf Sprung, deem the visits to be knock downs, the others he waved off as slips or pushes.

There was a rather scary incident in the eighth. Marston was throwing big lefts as she backed Gulyas onto the ropes, one of these sent the Hungarian of balance, forcing her to grab the forward marching Marston, in doing so Gulyas went backwards through the ropes as well as pulling the Londoner face down, out of the ring and onto the officials table.

Luckily neither protagonist received any injuries from the incident and both were able to continue to see the fight out to the end.

After ten rounds of excellent boxing from Marston the highly vociferous crowd at the famous home of boxing in the Capital city were clearly overjoyed when the judges scorecards were read out, as was Marston and her team.

Judges Ben Doughty (UK) and Matt Hamilton (South Africa) scored the bout 100-89 and judge Lee Murtagh (UK) scorecard read 99-88 all in favour of Marianne Marston.

Following being presented with the BoxFit UK sponsored MBC International Championship belt – by supervisor Dave Smith, MBC International title bout sponsor Baz Rehman and Melissa Lewars who represented sponsor JT Clarke London Limited – Marston said.

MarstonGulyas6261WEBREADY“I’m speechless really, I can’t put into words how I feel right now.

I owe so much to so many people, without them I would never have been here fighting for a title.

I’m dedicating the fight to two people Joe Frazier and Rio (Gianluca Di Caro), they are my inspiration, they both believed in me from day one.

Unfortunately Joe passed away and couldn’t be here to see me win, but I feel that he was here in spirit and hope that he is pleased with how I fought.

Rio is right here, as always supporting me and this victory is for him, but he’ll have to share it with my coach Brian O’Shaughnessy, my sparring partners Ian ‘Dappa’ Napa, Sunny Edwards, Sonia Dlay and Irema, my manager Johnny Eames and of course my wonderful promoter Dave Murphy as without them this day would never have happened.

I also have to say a huge thank you to Malta Boxing Commission and MBC International, my wonderful sponsors Optimax, BoxFit and JT Clarke London, my gym mates Billy Joe Saunders, Darren Hamilton, Tommy Martin, Joe Stevens, Ian Bailey and Freddie Turner, who have been so supportive, as has the lovely Wadi Camacho and Charlie Edwards.

More than anything I have to say a huge thanks to my supporters, they are the best in the world, thank you for everything, not just buying tickets and coming to see me fight but your wonderful messages of support.

I’m sorry if I have forgotten anyone, it’s not intentional, I can’t believe I am the MBC International Champion, it’s a dream come true.”

For further information on the MBC International Championship please visit www.mbcchampionshipboxing.com – follow MBC International Champion on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MBCInternationalChampionship and Twitter http://twitter.com/MBCBoxing

Marston-Gulyas Weights & Quotes From London

GulyasMarstonMBCBelt6074Marston-Gulyas Weights & Quotes From London

The weigh-in for the Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas, for their MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship bout at York Hall in London on Saturday evening, took place earlier today at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London.

MARIANNE MARSTON

54.25kg

“I really can’t wait for tomorrow, everything has gone perfectly throughout the camp, I’m feeling stronger and fitter than I have for a long time.”

MARIANNA GULYAS

52.20kg

“Looking forward to tomorrow – I’m ready to fight”

GulyasMarston6071Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas, for the MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship, headlines the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 25th October.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from the TRAD TKO Gym, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call 07960 850645.

Marianne Marston title fight promo video, featuring Trapt http://youtu.be/WrDWRZZB6f8

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Hip Hop Stars LIMITLESS & Former Champ Hamilton To Perform At York Hall Boxing Event This Saturday.

LIMITLESSHip Hop Stars LIMITLESS & Former Champ Hamilton To Perform At York Hall Boxing Event This Saturday.

Canning Town Hip Hop stars LIMITLESS are to make a personal appearance at the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Championship Boxing event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London this coming Saturday.

The Limitless crew, who have been regulars at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, since filming the video for their hit ‘Hold It Down’ at the gym back in 2012 – http://youtu.be/foSt0FxLiRw

Their appearance on the Capital Punishment event came about completely by accident, after Eren and Luke from the band were at the gym during the filming of a documentary about TRAD TKO’s Marianne Marston, who headlines the October 25th event.

Whilst there Eren and Luke met with Marianne’s promoter Dave Murphy, who asked them if they would be interested in doing a personal appearance on the show, no surprise as they are big boxing fans Eren and Luke agreed in an instant.

Coincidently shortly before taking with Mr Murphy, Eren and Luke hit it off with former British Light Welterweight Champion Darren Hamilton – who is well known for his boxing based Rapping and a new alliance was born.

Darren Hamilton with the MBC Championship belt that gym mate Marianne Marston challenges for on Saturday

Darren Hamilton with the MBC Championship belt that gym mate Marianne Marston challenges for on Saturday

The upshot being that on Saturday night Darren will also make a guest appearance, performing a specially composed Rap song with the Limitless crew.

“Yeah we’re big boxing fans, that’s one of the reasons we shot the Hold It Down video at the TRAD TKO. We wanted an authentic feel and believe we got just that.

We’re really looking forward to performing on Saturday night, it’ll be a lot of fun and who knows, we may even get some new fans, plus we get to watch some boxing, you can’t get better than that.

It’s going to be an interesting set, of course we have to do Hold It Down, but I think the other tracks will have the right feel and hopefully set the tone for the night, exciting all action stuff.

Should be a lot of fun with Darren (Hamilton), he’s a great guy, laid back and a really clever rapper as well, so should be a lot fun.

Yeah, East End boys performing at a legendary East End venue in front of an East End crowd, it doesn’t get better than that.

Then after we perform we’ll have a great night cheering on the TRAD TKO boys to victory and of course cheering Marianne on to her winning the title, can’t wait, really looking forward to it.”

Boxing on CBSLimitless, featuring Darren Hamilton, will be performing some of their hits at the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event, which is headlined by the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC Internation title clash, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents – and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events

Deakin Out – Stulginskas In For Alexander At York Hall This Saturday.

MarkAlexander223WEBREADYDeakin Out – Stulginskas In For Alexander At York Hall This Saturday.

For his first bout in the UK, since returning from training and boxing in America, Finsbury Park’s Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander is set to face late replacement Tadas Stulginskas. on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in London on Saturday 25th October.

Originally Mark was due to face old foe Rockin’ Robin Deakin, however Robin was forced to pull out, which opened the door for Tadas to make his third trip to the York Hall this year.

Tadas is no easy replacement opponent for ‘The Flash’, back in March he dispatched debuting Suz Member is just one minute and two seconds of the first round, however Mark seemed less than impressed, believing that his experience will see him come through victorious, as he made clear when he spoke earlier.

“I’m really disappointed that the rematch with Robin Deakin isn’t going to happen, but to be honest the result would have been the same as before, I beat him well back then and would have beaten him even better this time around.

So it goes, I’m just happy to get back out and fight, don’t really care who the opponent is.

Don’t know too much about this new guy, other than he’s fought previously on Dave Murphy’s shows.

He had a very good result against Suz Member but that doesn’t mean anything, Suz was debuting, I’ve had sixteen fights and been in some real wars with some very good fighters, the likes of Michael Brodie, John Simpson and Dazzo Williams so this guy doesn’t worry me at all.

Been getting some top sparring at the TRAD TKO, been sparring Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin, he’s a good boy and a great sparring partner.

Had storming six round spars with Tommy, probably could have done more but don’t want to push it at this point, so doing six rounds with a good kid like Tommy is just perfect right now.

I know what I have in me, I know what I have in the tank, I’ll be really sharp on the night.

I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing of things, get this fight out of the way, move on to the next fight, I want to start building to a title shot, that may still be a little way off yet but I’m sure I will get the chance next year now I’m signed with Dave Murphy.

It makes such a difference being signed to a promoter, after I’ve beaten Tadas, he’ll start building me up so I can start fighting for belts, which I’m more than good enough for.

Now I’m going to do this the right way, everyone will get to see the best of Mark ‘Flash’ Alexander.

So to all the fans out there, come on down to York Hall on October 25th, it’s going to be a great night, lots of top class fights and what’s more you’ll get the chance to see me back in action in the Capital again.”

Mark ‘The Flash’ Alexander vs Tadas Stulginskas features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from Mark Alexander on 07944 187153 or from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents  – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents – and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events

Decastro: I’ll Be Sajauka’s Worse Nightmare On Saturday Night.

Boxing on CBSDecastro: I’ll Be Sajauka’s Worse Nightmare On Saturday Night.

Bardney, Lincolnshire Middleweight Nathan ‘Nightmare’ Decastro makes his third professional outing this coming Saturday, when he takes on Lithuania’s Deividas Sajauka on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

Back in March, Nathan made a sensational start to his pro career, stopping Paulius Butvidas after just one minute and five seconds of the first round.

On August 2nd Nathan made his second pro outing, scoring a shut out points win over Sergej Drob. However to put this result in context it was just the Monday prior to the fight that the cast on his leg was removed, following a serious ankle injury just a few weeks earlier.

It’s this kind of determination to succeed and overcome all obstacles, as well as Nathan’s exciting all action fight style, that has prompted his promoter, Dave Murphy, to publicly state that Nathan is one of the most exciting prospects in the division, as well as his charge being a future Champion.

Speaking from his home Nathan spoke briefly on his upcoming fight.

“I don’t know anything about my opponent, other than he’s never been stopped, but that’ll change on Saturday night.

I’m fully fit this time, last time I fought I couldn’t train properly or even do my runs and it showed.

I was throwing all the right punches but just couldn’t get the power in them as normally I would.

My ankle was still a little weak and I think that affected me subconsciously, no such handicap this time.

I’m ready to live up to my ring name again, I will be his worse nightmare on Saturday, I will be all over him like a rash.

I want to say a big thanks to all my fans, I wouldn’t be living the dream if it wasn’t for them buying tickets and travelling to London to watch me fight.”

Nathan Decastro, against Deividas Sajauka, features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, takes place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from Nathan on 07841 968414 or from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

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Marston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation

MarianneMarston4530WEBREADYMarston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation

Just a few days before she steps in the ring to challenge Marianna Gulyas for the MBC International Super Bantamweight title, TRAD TKO’s Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston receives an invitation to challenge Australia’s reigning Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) Super Bantamweight World Champion Shannon O’Connell for her coveted crown.

If stepping in the ring with Hungarian #1, European #3 and World #31 ranked Marianna Gulyas in just four days time isn’t enough pressure for the British #1, the guarantee of an opportunity to challenge O’Connell, a two time World Champion, in February 2015 has just upped the anti for the ‘Golden Girl’ ahead of this Saturday’s title clash at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

When told of the offer Marianne appeared to shrug the whole thing off, however when she spoke a little later it was clear that she is overjoyed, just that her focus is on Saturday’s MBC International title fight with Marianna Gulyas.

“It’s an honour to have been approached to fight Shannon, she’s a two time World Champion, one of, if not the best in the division, so of course I want the fight, I want to fight the best, I want to be World Champion.

The WIBA is the most prestigious of Women’s titles, not just because it is the longest established, but because it attracts the top fighters, I am truly honoured to be deemed a suitable challenger.

Without doubt the offer at a shot at Shannon’s title makes Saturday’s fight a must win situation, but in my eyes beating Marianna Gulyas on Saturday is already a must win situation for me.

Right now I’m focusing on just the one thing, being ready to fight and beat Marianna, I’m not just saying this but I really want to win the MBC International title more than anything in the World.

Once I have that belt in my possession, then and only then can I begin to contemplate any other fight.”

Marianne’s promoter, Dave Murphy, made it clear to WIBA president Ryan Wissow that should Marianne take up the challenge, he wants the fight to take place in the UK, to which Mr Wissow responded.

“I’m very excited about the WIBA possibly sanctioning our first fight in a Great Britain next year.

We pride ourselves as being a leader in this sport.
I know Shannon is up for any challenge, and Marianne wants this shot.
Hopefully this is the first of many fights we sanction in England.”

However as Marianne stated, first she has to beat Marianna Gulyas on Saturday night.

Boxing on CBSMarianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas, for the MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship, headlines the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 25th October.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from the TRAD TKO Gym, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call 07960 850645.

Marianne Marston title fight promo video, featuring Trapt http://youtu.be/WrDWRZZB6f8

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Six Of The Best – Half Dozen TRAD TKO Boxers In Action At York Hall This Saturday

Boxing on CBSSix Of The Best – Half Dozen TRAD TKO Boxers In Action At York Hall This Saturday

With over forty pro boxers training at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, it should come as no surprise that some weekends there would be a number of their young stars in action, however this weekend it’s not the normal two or three, it’s six, what’s more they’re all fighting on the same event at York Hall on Saturday night.

The first TRAD TKO fighter to be in action on Saturday will be Hainult Cruiserweight Jerome Haywood, who will be making his professional debut against late replacement, Lithuania’s Rolandas Cesna.

Brian O’Shaughnessy trained Haywood will have some extra help in his corner, no less than former British and European Cruiserweight Champion Terry Dunstan, who has been on hand to advise, as well as spar, throughout the Essex Boy’s fight preparations.

Barry Smith trained Manny Muhammad will be looking to make it three wins out of three outings on Saturday.

Back in March, Harrow based Muhammad scored a superb points victory, over previously unbeaten Vaidas Balciauskas, this win shot him up into the top half of the World rankings – after just the one fight!
In August Muhammad increased his ranking positon with another excellent points victory, over Ernestas Dapkus.

Former Commonwealth Champion Mo Hussein has a growing stable of fighters under his control at the TRAD TKO, two of whom, brothers Onder and Siar Ozgul, will be in action at York Hall this Saturday.

Onder, who has been dubbed ‘Little Mike’ by Turkish boxing fans – due to his fighting style being similar to that of Iron Mike Tyson – will be making his third pro outing on Saturday.

On his debut Onder scored a shut out points victory over Dmitrij Kalinovskij, he followed this up a month later with a first round stoppage of Brighton’s Iain Jackson.

On Saturday Onder was due to face Matthew Pepper, but unfortunately Pepper had to pull out – due his father being hospitalized with a serious illness – so unbeaten Karel Horejsek stepped in at late notice.

Younger sibling Siar, who is currently 4-0 after top class points victories over Michal Vosyka, Chris Jenkinson, Tomas Samusas and William Wharburton – has also built up a strong following due to his all action boxing style.

On Saturday night young Siar will face Nottingham’s Matt Scriven.
The highly rated, former Team England Amateur Captain, Antonion Counihan steps up to his first six rounder, against seriously tough Lithuanian Simas Volosinas.

Antonio, who is trained by his father Paul, scored three sensational wins – over Robin Deakin, Marcin Ficner and Tibor Szucs – since turning pro just one year ago, two of these wins came by way of stoppage, Deakin and Szucs, the other by a shut out points decision.

Headlining the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event is another TRAD TKO star – British #1 Ranked (both Super Bantamweight & Pound-4-Pound) female boxer – Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston.

Marston, who is trained by Brian O’Shaughnessy, will be challenging Hungarian #1, European #3 and World #31 ranked Marianna Gulyas for the MBC International Super Bantamweight Championship.

Marston may have a little extra pressure going into this title showdown, as news has just filtered through that should she win on Saturday that she will get to challenge for the WIBA World Super Bantamweight Championship, against current Champion Australia’s Shannon O’Connell, early in 2015.

TRAD TKO head honcho Johnny Eames was clearly pleased to have so many of his charges in action this Saturday, as he said.

“It’s good to have so many of the boys, and girl, out this weekend.

It just goes to show the depth of talent we have here at the TRAD TKO, on Saturday we’ll have one fighter, Jerome, debuting, Manny and Onder making their third pro outings, Siar in his final four rounder, this kid is more than ready to step up now, of course one of the boys is already stepping up, Antonio does his first six rounder on Saturday and to top it all our Marianne will be headlining the event and fighting for a title.

Should be a great night of boxing, hopefully all our boys will keep their unbeaten records and Marianne will bring the belt home to the gym.”

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) for the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday 25th October, are available direct from any of the boxers, at the TRAD TKO Gym, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call 07960 850645.

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Haywood Gets Help From Former Champ Dunstan For Oct 25th Pro Debut

Brian O'Shaughnessy, Jerome Haywood and Terry Dunstan at the TRAD TKO Gym in London

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Jerome Haywood and Terry Dunstan at the TRAD TKO Gym in London

Haywood Gets Help From Former Champ Dunstan For Oct 25th Pro Debut

On Saturday 25th October Jerome Haywood, one of the newest young stars from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, is set to make his professional debut, against Lithuania’s Rolandas Cesna, on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, which is headlined by TRAD TKO gym mate Marianne Marston’s challenge for the MBC International title.

Jerome, who is trained by Brian O’Shaughnessy at the famous East End fight factory, has a well known training and sparring partner, no less than former British & European Cruiserweight Champion and World title challenger Terry Dunstan, to help prepare him for the big day.

Following one of the aforementioned sessions Jerome spoke briefly about his upcoming professional debut.

“To be honest I’m really looking forward to it.

From what I know of my opponent he’s a good competent fighter, he comes to fight so I need to be on my game, hopefully It’ll be a great fight for the fans.

Training’s gone really well, it’s a learning process for me and it really seems to be all coming together at just the right time.

Same with the sparring, you can’t get better than down here, there’s always great sparring. For my fight I have been sparring Onder Ozgul and Manny Muhammad, who are also both fighting on the 25th

My good friend Terry Dunstan has been training alongside me so has also been giving me some great advice, as well as some sparring.

It’s been really good sparring, I’ve been learning how to deal with different styles and attributes.

Mind you, you can’t get better than that Terry to work alongside, he’s a former champ and he has the fastest recorded knockout, I’m not saying expect a quick knockout from me but if it happens I’ll be really happy.

To all the fans out there, thank you for buying tickets, be good to sell even more so please put up on Facebook about my fight, tickets etc. God Bless and look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”

Boxing on CBSJerome Haywood vs Rolandas Cesna features on the undercard of the Baz Rehman sponsored Marianne Marston versus Marianna Gulyas MBC International title clash, that headlines the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available from Jerome or any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com and www.acourtier.com – or call the ticket line on 07960 850645 or 07809 499896.

Sanctioning of the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event is courtesy of the Malta Boxing Commission, the national and international professional boxing sanctioning organisation for the Republic of Malta. Malta Boxing Commission is a proud member of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC)

Go online to www.Acourtier.com for additional information on the CAPITAL PUNISHMENT event or the Acourtier stable of boxers. Follow Acourtier Events on Twitter @AcourtierEvents – friend us at www.Facebook.com/AcourtierEvents – and on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/acourtier-events