On September 4th at the majestic Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, some of the hottest talent in boxing, both male & female, will showcase their skills to a ringside crowd of almost 1000, alongside being broadcast via FITE & VIVA TV to a global audience of millions.
On the line will be historic Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) world titles, World Boxing League (WBL) titles, and the ever-growing Professional Boxing Council (PBC) titles.
The WIBA titles in particular are of real significance as historically they are considered by many within the sport as one of the best and most respected sanctioning organisations in women's professional boxing for a number of reasons.
The WIBA is almost universally praised in the boxing community for their accurate and up-to-date ratings, and also for the overall consistent quality of WIBA title fights.
The contenders rated by the WIBA are worthy of their status, and most of the WIBA champions are considered the legitimate best of their respective weight divisions; an example being Australia's multi-weight champion, Susie Q Ramadan, who holds the Super Flyweight world championship. On current form it also seems that Susie is one of female boxing's most avoided fighters with many current title holders in and around her weight category in no hurry to call her out.
Indeed the WIBA is seen by many within the sport as the "crown jewel" of women's boxing distinguishing itself from other sanctioning bodies who jumped on to the gravy train much later on when they realised there was money to be made from sanctioning female bouts.
Battles at the Beach, Brighton tickets are on sale now with a stacked card headlined as below:
Hollie Towl 2-0-0 VS. TBA
Vacant Unified Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) & PBC Youth World Featherweight Championships
Eleanor Coulson 2-0-0 VS. TBA
Vacant Unified Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) & PBC Youth World Middleweight Championships
*World Boxing League (WBL) European Super-Flyweight Championship
*N.B This fight acts as a final eliminator for the WIBA Super-Flyweight Interim World Championship
Returning to action will be the explosive talents:
Super-Featherweight: Angelica Finch
Bantamweight: Kirsty Biswas
Featherweight: Lewis Mulberry
The stacked card will also feature debuts for some of the hottest talent in the U.K including:
Latvian Cruiserweight sensation: Alvis Berzins
Super-Welterweight: Martin Reffell
Middleweight: Cameron Moran
Cruiserweight: Richard Herrick
Middleweight: Tara Breslin
Super-Feather: Jay Jackson
Light-Heavyweight: Jack Way
Super-Featherweight: Garfield Mushore
Battles at the Beach is not just boxing! On the night there will be ringside entertainment from Citylightz.
Receiving comparisons to everyone from The Specials to Arctic Monkeys, Citylightz are a West Midlands five-piece that hit you with original songs that deliver huge pop hooks, indie rock rhythms and classic lyrical storytelling (they're calling it "Rock n Road.)
Fronted by lead vocalist/rapper B and singer/guitarist Luke Henry, lead guitarist Adam Bolger, Bass James Skidmore and drums Tom Churm the band has only been together a short while yet has already been shortlisted for BBC WM’s Sound of 2019 and the Birmingham Music Awards for best indie/Alternative band. Recording their debut EP 'Rock n Road' at Abbey Road studios which is set to release physically in HMV stores from London to the Midlands the band have had an exciting 2019 and show no signs of slowing down following the pandemic with a packed 2021 planned, including showcasing their talents on the Battle on the Beach fight card.
Tickets for this historic return to professional boxing in Brighton can be purchased at: www.sportanarium.com
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