As the fight seems to be going ahead and all in good spirits, the undercard of the £20 event has been announced. I would say if it was free to air, I would be quite pleased to watch it on a Saturday night, but Pay Per View? this is daylight robbery.
An interesting middleweight domestic clash is on offer as we see John Ryder take on Adam Etches in what will probably turn out to be quite a fun little fight.
Both men have been floating around the British level mark for a while and this will be a must win for either men if they want to keep trying to progress and keep themselves in contention with some of the big british names in the division.
We also see drugs cheat Kid Galahad take on Oleg Yefimovych, a 35 Ukrainian with a record of 28-2-1 (15ko’s) and Galahad will be putting his undefeated record of 21-0-0 (12ko’s) on the line.
Galahad is the former British and European super bantamweight champion and is trying to rebuild his career after a two year ban for failing a drugs test.
What I imagine will be the chief support on this card is David Price against Christian Hammer. Price is another fighter involved in a failed drugs test, only he has been on the receiving end of them.
Once a promising star, Price has suffered three losses in his career, each one of them by knockout, and each one have been ruled a no contest due to failed drugs tests.
One of the people to beat price was Erkan Teper, a fight who late last year suffered his first professional loss at the hands of Christian Hammer, so this will be a fight that will mean a lot to David Price.
Overall not too bad of an undercard for channel 5 card, maybe even a Sky Sports fight night, but free to air most people would probably be quite pleased with. But pay per view is a joke, and on behalf of the boxing world, I hope it fails.
Quinlan’s purse is approximately £44,000 which the Eubank’s have not been happy with being announced. Summary from Quinlan’s interview with the mirror shows us negotiating with them is impossible.
This is the fight of Quinlan’s life and I can understand why he would bow down to demands, but those negotiations won’t work with anyone else.