Hackney’s Olubamiwo set to fight Chisora on Bonfire Night
Clapton boxer faces Britain’s number three heavyweight
Clapton heavyweight Larry Olubamiwo, who has a record of 10 wins and two losses in this pro career, returns to the ring on Bonfire Night on a Frank Warren promotion at the Wembley Arena.
On the November 5 show, Olubamiwo will face the former British and Commonwealth champion Dereck Chisora, who lost his title in his last contest to Tyson Fury.
With Chisora rated at number three in Britain, Fury at two and David Haye at one, Olubamiwo only comes in at number 14, so this fight is going to be a big ask for the Clapton boxer.
However, with Olubamiwo having nothing to lose, a win would send him flying up the ratings.
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This will be the Hackney boxer’s first bout since February this year, when he was stopped in the first round of his clash with John McDermott.
Olubamiwo told the Gazette after that contest: “I started too quickly, I left my chin out and didn’t hold on enough.
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“I know that I should have tried to box him instead of going for a knockout.
“There are plenty of improvements to be made before my next fight and I need to work on my defence.”
Top of the bill on the night at this show will be Scotland’s Ricky Burns, the WBO World super-featherweight champion, who moves up a weight to lightweight to take on the Australian Michael Katsidis.
Katsidis has fought in the UK twice before, winning both his contests against Luton’s Graham Earl and then defeating Kevin Mitchell in May 2010 at West Ham United’s football ground, Upton Park.
On the undercard there is a British and Commonwealth super-middleweight title fight between London’s George Groves, who has been voted boxer of the year by the Boxing Writers’ Club, and he will defend his title against Liverpool’s Paul Smith.