Boxing: Jeffrey Ofori looks for more success at York Hall

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA) - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

The latest news from the Hackney boxing scene

Hackney-born super featherweight Jeffrey Ofori will be looking for his fifth win as a professional when he face Aleksandrs Birkenbergs on Saturday.

The 28-year-old meets the Latvian bruiser on a British Warrior promotion at the iconic York Hall in Bethnal Green this weekend.

On his last outing in February this year, Ofori outpointed Jamie Quinn in a bout that also took place at York Hall.

Sam Maxwell is another boxer born in Hackney later this month as he looks for a seventh straight win since turning professional in 2016.

The 29-year-old super lightweight will fight on the undercard of the WBO interim world featherweight title clash between Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire in Belfast on April 21.

• Lion ABC are hosting their club show at their base in Pitfield Street, Hoxton this Saturday. Doors open at 4.30pm, while the boxing starts at 5pm and tickets can be purchased on the door.

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