Take the sport of boxing back decades and you had an industry set alight by some of the most memorable mavericks to ever grace the squared circle. Boxing hit a rough patch in the UK in the early stages of the millennium, however its back on the rise with a promising army of promoters.
Kaz Evans’ of Assassin Boxing has created one of the fastest growing promotional companies throughout the south and continuous success over recent years has cemented his place on the map with a stable bursting with talent.
They currently train, manage and promote a wealth of talent in Sussex, Surrey, Dorset, Ireland as well as the US and Mexico and are constantly on the lookout for new talent worldwide.
Whether you are an existing pro, an amateur boxer, a white-collar fighter or just have a passion for the sport and determination to go pro, we have the skill, knowledge and experience to get you there. – www.assassinboxing.co.uk
Assassin Boxing are in for an extremely exciting year ahead with recent blockbuster signings being announced. Irish amateur star Ray Moylette & former junior world champion Alexei Collado in joining their stable of growing talent.
They ended 2016 in great fashion with their very own Irish super middleweight champion JJ McDonagh blasting out Matchroom fighter Jake Ball in the first round with the knockout of the night.
The fight was televised on Sky Sports and bought in massive media attention due to the violent fashion in which Ball was left in a heap on the floor, leaving with his undefeated record no longer in tact.
We saw WBO Inter-Continental featherweight champion Ben ‘Duracell’ Jones retain his title as he sets himself up for a huge 2017 with a potential mouth-watering bout on the horizon.
Young prospect Alfie Best Jr has also put pen to paper with Assassin Boxing as he looks to make a dominant rise on the domestic featherweight scene.
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MEET THE STABLE.
Donnie Palmer 8-1-1 (7ko’s) – Dorchester, Massachusetts Heavyweight
Paddy McDonagh 10-2 – Mullingar, Ireland Cruiserweight
JJ McDonagh 14-3 (7ko’s) – Mullinger, Ireland (Current Irish Super Middleweight champion) Light Heavyweight
Max Wicks 3-1 – Worthing, Sussex Middleweight
Josh Douglas Debut – Worthing, Sussex Middleweight
Vladimir Belujsky Debut – Slovakia Middleweight
Jake Best 2-0 – Bournemouth Light Middleweight
Sam Jones 3-0 (1ko) – Bournemouth, Dorset Super Lightweight
Ray Moylette Debut – Ireland Super Lightweight
Alexei Collado 19-2 (17ko’s) – Miami, Florida Featherweight
Ben Jones 22-5-1 (10ko’s) – Crawley, Sussex Featherweight
Alfie Best Jr Debut – U.K Feathweight
In 2008 at the Guadalajara Youth World Championships, Irish Lightweight Ray Moylette made a name for himself as he represented his country and won the gold medal.
Moylette was then sent to the 2011 Ankara European Amateur Boxing Championships, this time campaigning at Super Lightweight. He left victorious again as he bought home the gold medal for Ireland for the second time in his career.
Ray has recently signed with Assassin Promotions in hope that Kaz Evan’s continued success can help him as he embarks on his switch from the amateur game to the paid ranks.
Moylette said: “This is a big moment in my career. I’ve proven I can do it at amateur level but in the pro ranks I will need to learn the game. I will have a strict training regime and have teamed up with one of the best trainers in the game. I’m really looking forward to working with Assassin and the team and excited to be making my debut on their London show on March 4th, which looks like a great card already.”
In 2006 Cuban fighter Alexei Collado won the junior world title at the flyweight division. He joined the professional game in 2008 and racked up an impressive record of 19-2 (17ko’s).
The hard-hitting 28-year-old is an extremely clinical and talented technician and he also will be added to the March 4 card that sees Ray Moylette showcase his skill. Collado still has loads left in the tank and this is a fantastic signing for Assassin Boxing as the former WBC FECARBOX Lightweight champion has shown he has what it takes to dominate the divisions.
Collado had some extremely impressive wins in the amateurs, also with a victory over WBA Super Flyweight champion Kal Yafai & other top class fighters he is an incredible asset to the Assassin Team.
Assassin Promotions has already recently taken Jake Best under their ever-growing wing as Best puts the pen to paper and signs a deal to fight for Kaz Evan’s stable. Best will bring noise to his hometown in Bournemouth as he looks to continue his career and fight’s down south in what is an exciting boxing scene.
Best will be campaigning at Light Middleweight, a division with some real talent domestically. We are months away from Liam Williams v Liam Smith facing off in the 154lbs division to see who will be ruling the roost, but Best will have an eager eye on the division as he hopes to make his way through the rankings this year.
Jake will be expecting a minimum of 8 fights with Assassin Boxing in 2017 so he will be hoping his frequent level of action in the ring should push him towards a title in the latter stages of the year.
Best will be fighting on a homecoming bill alongside fellow Bournemouth based fighter in young undefeated prospect Sam Jones. Jones is 3-0 and is also looking to get a good few fights under his belt this year.
Sam is coming off the back of a hand injury that he sustained in his last fight towards the back-end of last year, which halted his plans of getting out a few more times. Jones is now back in training and is on the mend and we can expect to see him fighting fit for some more impressive performances on Assassin’s upcoming shows.
Together, Sam Jones and Jake Best have the ability to bring boxing together in Bournemouth and are capable of making some very loud noise for the town. The dream for every fighter is to return to your hometown and fight in front of your home crowd, and the pair will be doing exactly that on March 25th.
Jones will be fighting out of Ty Browne’s “New Era” gym based in the heart of Bournemouth. Ty has an professional set up in his gym with a really positive vibe about the movement he has created.
Ty and Jones relationship is clearly key to the success of his boxing career and there is some promising talent rising in the New Era gym. With both Jones and Best ready to put boxing on the map for Bournemouth once again, the success is created from the hard work they put in from both the New Era gym, and Bendall’s gym.
On March 4th at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, Kaz Evans’ will take his stable to the bright city lights for an incredible night of professional boxing.
The debuts of Alfie Best, Vladimir Belujsky, Jake Best, Josh Douglas and Ray Moylette will set us up for an intriguing night to see the new stars embark on their careers. Son of bare knuckle boxing champion Bobby Gun will also be on the bill as Bobby Gunn Jr takes part in a super middleweight contest.
Ben Jones will also be appearing to top a fantastic night of boxing.
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