JD Sports | August 24, 2020

Matchroom Fight Camp: The Low Down

The last 4 weeks have flown! Matchroom’s Fight Camp kicked off on Saturday 1st August and came to a close on Saturday night!

Fight Camp is Matchroom’s series of behind closed doors televised boxing events. With four fight weeks in total and a PPV event at the end – they had your weekends covered.

Wanna’ know what went down? Right here we’re taking a closer look at what’s happened over the past 4 weeks.

What You’ve Missed…

Week 1 – August 1st

Fight Night Lock In
To celebrate the much-anticipated return of boxing, we’re hosting a LIVE watch-along on Saturday night with Savage Dan, Stevo the Madman and Jordan Hames. Tune in at 9.30pm on JD Official’s YouTube or Facebook page.

JD Scorecard Competition
How do you score it? Get ready for fight night and download the JD app. Score the fight round by round and share your score on Twitter with #JDScorecard for the chance to win a pair of signed gloves by both Eggington and Cheeseman.

Sam Eggington vs Ted Cheeseman
12 x 3 Mins IBF International Super-Welterweight Title

James Tennyson vs Gavin Gwynne
12 x 3 Mins Vacant British Lightweight Title

Jordan Gill vs Reece Bellotti
10 x 3 Mins Featherweight Contest

Fabio Wardley vs Simon Vallily
10 x 3 Mins Vacant English Heavyweight Title

Dalton Smith vs Nathan Bennett
8 x 3 Mins Super-Lightweight Contest

The Result:
Looking to revive his career after losing his previous three fights, Cheeseman took home a points victory over Eggington! With scores of scores of 116-113, 116-113 and 115-114, it was an action-packed 12 rounds, with Cheeseman giving it all he had to defeat Eggington by unanimous decision.

Week 2 – August 7th

Terri Harper vs Tasha Jonas
10 x 2 Mins WBC & IBO World Super-Featherweight Titles

Chris Billam-Smith vs Nathan Thorley
12 x 3 Mins Commonwealth Cruiserweight Title

Anthony Fowler vs Adam Harper
10 x 3 Mins Super-Welterweight Contest

Aqib Fiaz vs Kane Baker
8 x 3 Mins Lightweight Contest

Hopey Price

The Result:
In the first time that two British women had competed against each other for a Word Title, the battle between Harper and Jonas showed women’s boxing at its finest. Terri Harper was able to retain her WBC and IBO Super-Featherweight World Titles with a thrilling split decision draw against Natasha Jonas. After the back and forth contest, the judges scored it 96-94 for Harper, 96-95 for Jonas and 95-95.

Week 3 – August 14th

Felix Cash vs Jason Welborn
12 x 3 Mins Commonwealth Middleweight Title

Shannon Courtenay vs Rachel Ball
8 x 2 Mins Super-Bantamweight Contest

Kieron Conway vs Nav Mansouri
10 x 3 Mins Vacant WBA Intercontinental Super-Welterweight Contest

Zelfa Barrett vs Eric Donovan
12 x 3 Mins Super-Featherweight Contest

John Docherty vs Anthony Fox
8 x 3 Mins Super-Middleweight Contest

The Result:
In Fight Camp Week 3, Cash broke Welborn’s resistance in the fifth round, retaining his Commonwealth Middleweight Title. The unbeaten 27-year-old produced a ferocious response after losing a point for a low blow, flooring Welborn twice before the fight was waved off. The undefeated Wokingham talent will now look to push on towards more title action. Watch this space!

Week 4 – August 22nd

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin
12 x 3 Mins WBC Interim Heavyweight Title

Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon
10 x 2 Mins Undisputed World Lightweight Titles

Martin Bakole vs Sergey Kuzmin
10 x 3 Mins Heavyweight Contest

Luther Clay vs Chris Kongo
10 x 3 Mins WBO Global Welterweight Title

The Result:
In the final week of Fight Camp, Dillian Whyte was knocked out cold by Alexander Povetkin, as the Russian viciously halted his World Title ambitions. Whyte had completely controlled the fight, flooring his opponent twice in the fourth round, but was smashed by a left uppercut in the fifth that ended his hopes in a flash.

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