Maxwell in preparation for next fight

Hackney-born Sam Maxwell (pic: Liam McBurney/PA)

Hackney-born Sam Maxwell (pic: Liam McBurney/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The latest boxing news from Hackney

Hackney-born Sam Maxwell is gearing up for his next fight on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF world featherweight title defence against Carl Frampton on December 22.

Maxwell’s name has been added to a busy Frank Warren promotion at the Manchester Arena, headlined by the fight between two of the best boxers in Britain.

Maxwell’s next opponent is yet to be named, but the super lightweight will be hoping he can earn a 10th straight win since turning pro in 2016.

A former two-time ABA Elite Champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, the 30-year-old also previously represented his country as an amateur in the World Series of Boxing.

Contests in the WSB were fought over five rounds, with Maxwell twice going the distance against Vasyl Lomachenko, who has since become a three-weight world champion.

“The division holds no fears for me and I will fight anyone,” said Maxwell, who recently turned 30.

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“Josh Taylor, Jack Catterall and Terry Flanagan are the top British fighters at my weight and I see myself getting up there with them.”

An interesting fight for 2019 would be Maxwell against Ohara Davies, who was also born in Hackney.

The bill for the Frank Warren show at the Manchester Arena in December will be screened live on BT Sport.

*Hackney super heavyweight Arnold Obodai won the Class B 91kg+ at the National Development Championships in Banbury.

Representing Repton BC, Obodai beat Barrow rival James Braithwaite on a split decision to take the national title.

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