David Haye is certainly a man who tends to stir up a bit of controversy within the boxing industry. Over the last couple of years he has pulled out of multiple fights but also delivered some exciting fights in the ring most notably against Dereck Chisora. The other day he was quoted as saying “First session of the year. 2014 is…
Heavyweight prospect Nick Webb unveiled on Haye Day undercard
Hayemaker Promotions have revealed an all-British undercard with the English middleweight title fight between Joe Mullender (9-1) and Lee Markham (15-3-1) providing chief support to the main event on May 21st at The O2 in London.
On the undercard, top heavyweight prospect, Nick Webb (4-0), 28-years-old from Surrey joins Southern Area lightweight champion Floyd Moore (13-6-1), former British super-middleweight title-holder Tony Dodson (32-8-1), unbeaten super-lightweight Kay Prospere (7-0), and unbeaten light-heavyweight Ollie Pattison (2-0) for the huge night of boxing set for the 20th week of the year along the Greenwich Peninsula.
Former world heavyweight champion, David Haye competes in his second fight since his return from retirement in an attempt to further build on his chances at reaching world title level once again.
Not far behind Haye in the British rankings, Nick ‘Wild’ Webb is looking to continue his meteoric rise through the heavyweight division that has seen him KO all four opponents in the first round, previously demolishing Bulgarian, Angel Angelov in just 26 seconds in Brighton on February 12th.
The Chertsey resident said:
“Big chance for me to get seen by more people. I’ll do what I normally do, just on the big stage. I’m not signed to Goodwin Promotions but Scott [Welch] got me the opportunity, which I’m grateful for.”
Webb begun his pro career signed to Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions outfit but recently left on mutual consent. He continued:
“I can’t wait to get out there. I’m improving in fitness all the time, which will carry me now that I’m stepping up to six-rounders. I’m hoping to get a fight in-between.”
Webb has so far annihilated Hrvoje Kisicek (10-15), Martin Szatmari (2-1-1), Ferenc Zsalek (15-46-6), and Angel Angelov (2-2) all within the opening round since debuting in March last year, remarkably adding up to just 278 seconds of ring time.
His first opponent was finished four times quicker than the current British heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua managed to do in their meeting back in November 2013. Webb sent the 36-year-old Croatian back to the dressing room in just 56 seconds on his debut in front of the Box Nation cameras at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.
Continuing with the comparisons, Webb’s latest victim fell in 26 short seconds, five times quicker than the current Southern Area heavyweight title-holder, Dominic Akinlade managed five months prior, finishing him halfway through the second round.
Webb mentioned ahead of his previous bout that a good win would send a message to the boxers ranked above him in the division and he certainly delivered on that statement with the demolition KO which took just three punches to deliver.
Managed by former heavyweight World title challenger Scott Welch, Webb has already mentioned his desire to fight for the Southern Area strap sometime soon.
The coveted title is currently held by the unbeaten South Londoner Akinlade after claiming the vacant strap with a 10-round points win over Baghdad-born Ali Adams in December last year.
Manager Scott Welch added:
“We’re on a mission. We’re building Nick to seek destroy and he’s doing just that. He’s getting rid of guys that normally do the rounds, no one is else is finishing them like that.”
The talent-packed undercard supplied by Goodwin Promotions, provides a massive improvement to the previous show in January when Haye dispatched de Mori in just 131 seconds, witnessed by the 16,000 capacity audience at The O2, which included Hollywood stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba at ringside.
Making his return to The O2 is Luton-based super-lightweight Kay Prospere who will be hoping to stake his claim for a title shot in 2016. In his previous appearance at The O2 Arena in January, Kay made short work of Lee Connelly with a first round stoppage win.
Liverpool’s Tony Dodson, a former English and British champion, is another man who will be making a reappearance at the top South London facility, having survived a bloody encounter last time out against Southern Area contender, Richard Horton (9-7).
The former British super-middleweight champion is taking steps towards titles in the heavier 175lbs division.
Crowd-pleaser Floyd ‘Pacman’ Moore is no stranger to big events, having previously taken part in the popular Prizefighter tournament, televised live on Sky Sports back in December 2014.
The 25-year-old is a two-time Southern Area champion, having just defended his honours by narrowly outpointing Ben Day (8-1-1) at the York Hall in what was a barnstormer of a contest, thus handing the challenger his first career loss.
Light-heavyweight prospect Ollie Pattison is looking to position himself towards a title shot in 2016. The 6ft 3” London Colney fighter will be seeking to stretch the unbeaten start to his career and make his mark in a busy domestic weight division.