HE’S BACK WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER

Boxing – Tyson Fury & Sefer Seferi Weigh-In – Great Northern Amphitheatre, Manchester, Britain – June 8, 2018 Tyson Fury and Sefer Seferi during the weigh in with promoter Frank Warren (C) Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

DOORS 15.45 HRS

Fight # 1 – 16:00 HRS
4 X 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Heavyweight Contest
ZAC BURTON 12st 7lbs V DOMINIK LANDGRAF 12st 9lbs 12oz

Fight # 2
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Heavyweight Contest
ALEX DICKINSON V DAVE HOWE (weigh-in on the day)

Fight # 3
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Heavyweight Contest
LYNDON ARTHUR 12st 8lbs 4oz V CHARLES ADAMU 12st 5lbs 1oz

Fight # 4
6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Cruiserweight Contest
JORDAN THOMPSON 14st 4lbs V DMITRI KALINOVSKI 13st 12lbs 8oz

Fight # 5
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Welterweight Contest
JACK McGANN 11st 5lbs 3oz V DWAIN GRANT 11st 6lbs

Fight # 6
8 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Featherweight Contest
ZELFA BARRETT 9st 6lbs 4oz V EDWIN TELLEZ 9st 5lbs 8oz

BT SPORT BROADCAST GOES LIVE AT 19:00 HRS

Fight # 7 – 19:05 HRS
10 X 3 Minute Rounds Heavyweight Contest
NATHAN GORMAN 17st 11lbs 4oz V SEAN TURNER 18st 9lbs

Fight # 8
THE VACANT WBC INTERNATIONAL SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
J.J METCALF 11st V AITOR NIETO 10st 13lbs 4oz

Fight # 9
THE VACANT WBC INTERNATIONAL SILVER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
MARK HEFFRON 11st 5lbs 2oz V ANDREW ROBINSON 11st 5lbs 8oz

Fight # 10
“Frank Warren, for Queensberry Promotions, sponsored by 32Red and FootAsylum and in association with RocNation Sports”
THE VACANT WBO WORLD SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
TERRY FLANAGAN 9st 13lbs 5oz V MAURICE HOOKER 9st 13lbs 4oz

Fight # 11
“Frank Warren, for Queensberry Promotions, sponsored by 32Red and FootAsylum and in association with EC Boxpromotion”
10 X 3 Minute Rounds International Heavyweight Contest
TYSON FURY 19st 10lbs 7oz V SEFER SEFERI 15st 2oz

Fight # 12
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Lightweight Contest
SAM MAXWELL 10st 1lb V KANE BAKER 10st

Fight # 13 – Follow On
8 X 3 Minute Rounds Middleweight Contest
JACK FLATLEY 11st 8lbs 4oz V TROY WILLIAMSON 11st 6lbs 8oz

Fight # 14 – Follow On
8 X 3 Minute Rounds Cruiserweight Contest
JACK MASSEY 14st 4lbs V IAN TIMS 14st 3lbs 10oz

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JJ METCALF: “I CAN GIVE ANY 11ST FIGHTER IN THE WORLD A REAL GOOD FIGHT.”

Much avoided Scouse super-welter scrapper JJ Metcalf receives an unexpected opportunity to vault the domestic belts and crash the world rankings on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s ring return at the Manchester Arena on Saturday week.

Fresh off a career peak sixth round drubbing of fellow ABA champion Damon Jones in the Leeds southpaw’s home city last October, the bull strong 5ft 9in ‘Kid Shamrock’ squares off with quality Spaniard Aitor Nieto over 12 rounds for the vacant WBC International belt.

‘I hoped the Jones win would lead to a British title shot so it was frustrating to be out for eight months after such a positive performance. I’m 29 and needed things to speed up a bit cos I’m always in the gym, always active, always waiting for a call,’ says ‘James’ – the second eldest child of feted former WBU light-welter king Shea Neary – who is now undefeated in 17 pro gigs with nine victories by stoppage, since debuting in December 2011.

‘But I’m more than made up with this WBC opening. It could get me a world ranking and push me on to something far bigger. Hopefully, it’ll increase my profile and lead to better fights against the people who’ve been reluctant to fight me, cos I don’t have a profile or reputation.

‘I’m at the stage now where I’ll take anything. If a world title fight was offered I’d jump at it. I can compete with ‘Beefy’ (ex WBO champ Liam Smith) in spars. I’ve never felt out of my comfort zone in any spar I’ve had so I’m very confident that I can give any 11st fighter in the world a real good fight. I can always find a way (to win).’

The MTK managed, Frank Warren promoted former England international has made changes to his support staff ahead of the stiffest assignment of his career.

‘I needed to spend extra time with my Dad so I’ve parted with George (Vaughan) and Derry (Mathews)but Joe McNally is still helping out,’ disclosed the Everton fan who represented Liverpool schools at soccer before embracing the fight game at 16.

‘I’ve also started working with a running partner who’s really pushing me with my roadwork, ahead of my first scheduled 12 rounder. I’ve had quality sparring with John Thain from Scotland. He’s got a fight coming up so is in top shape and his style emulates the Spanish kid’s. I’ve never been more ready.’

With a five-figure crowd expected, and BT Sports broadcasting live, the Mersey mauler is accorded a gilt-edged platform to showcase his wares. He does not intend to profligate.

‘I can’t afford a mediocre performance. I need to get people talking about me,’ says this humble and introverted prospect.

‘Unlike others, I’m never gonna get publicity for talking clever. That’s just not in my nature so I have to prove myself as a fighter to get recognition. But I’m never in a boring fight. Hopefully, this can be my ‘coming out’ parade.’

‘It’s certainly not going to be easy,’ concludes Metcalf, who has only been beyond six rounds twice and never past 10.

‘But hopefully my strength and will to win will see me home and I’ll come away with another win in a fight that the fans enjoyed.’

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