Zander White To Headline Valentine Massacre II in Glasgow on 16th Feb.


Recently crowned World Boxing League (WBL) International Super Middleweight Champion Alexander ‘Zander’ White is set to head up the latest offering from Glasgow promoter Thomas Melville, VALENTINE MASSACRE II, which takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 16th February 2019.

Back in November, White achieved his boyhood dream by winning his first pro boxing title, and boy oh boy did he do it in style, with a sensational first round stoppage win over Latvian Dmitrijis Ovsjannikovs.

On Saturday the 16th February, White returns to the ring to face Liverpool’s David Calveley in a non-championship contest.

Speaking from his home earlier, White spoke briefly about the upcoming showdown with Calveley;

“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring and can’t thank Thomas (Melville) enough for doing everything possible to get me out again so soon.

“We were initially looking at defending the title on my next outing, but since my last fight didn’t last a round, decided it may be wiser to get some rounds under my belt before I tackle my first defence.

“Hopefully this fight I will get some rounds under as only really had two minutes competitive ring time in four years and by the end of the year I am looking for really big fight, against Tommy Jacobs maybe, I quite like the prospect of that fight.

“I don’t know too much about David (Calveley), other than he’s tough, unbeaten and always up for a good scrap, so hopefully this should be a great all action fight for the fans, I can’t wait.”

In addition to White-Calveley Thomas Melville has put together a stellar undercard, that includes Professional Boxing Council (PBC) International Light Heavyweight Champion Ben McGivern in a non-championship Cruiserweight contest against Ireland’s Ryan Kilpatrick.

Bellshill Light Heavyweight Paddy Reilly looks to take his unbeaten tally to six when he faces Liverpool’s Kyle McNicholas, whilst Glasgow based Middleweight Brian Douglas makes his third professional outing against Belfast’s Marty Kayes.

Making a most welcome return to the ring after a close two year sabbatical from the sport  is Kirkintilloch Welterweight Dougie Vincent, who is set to face Dundalk, Ireland’s Michael Kelly in a four round contest.

Alexander ‘Zander’ White versus David Calveley, plus full undercard of fights takes place on the Thomas Melville promoted VALENTINES MASSACRE II event at the Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8RR on Saturday 16th February 2019.

Tickets; priced £50 (Ringside) and £40 (Tiered Seating) are available now from any boxer competing or by calling 07932 069376 or on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com (booking fee applies).

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White: I’m Overjoyed at Winning my First Title,Now I Want More, Many More!

On Saturday evening,Glasgow’s Alexander White achieved his dream of winning a Championship, the World Boxing League (WBL) International Super Middleweight, with a sensational first round stoppage win over Latvian Dmitrijis Ovsjannikovs.

The fight may have been over in just under two minutes, but what an action packed couple of minutes it was.

Right from the opening bell White went on the attack, letting rip with big shots to the Latvian’s body and head, Ovsjannikovs is as savvy as they come, initially covering up before countering with equally big shots of his own.

Ovsjannikovs appeared calm and to a degree confident he could ride out the onslaught and turn the tables on his opponent, as he did back in March, against Mitchell Walsh in Liverpool, to secure a KO victory.

However on Saturday evening White was not going to give the Latvian any openings, instead the Scot just stepped up the pace to send Ovsjannikovs to the canvas in under a minute.

As soon as the fight was restarted White went in for the kill, peppering the Latvian’s body with big lefts and rights. The tough Latvian managed to thwart the Glaswegian’s efforts well for about twenty seconds or so, but then White landed a peach of a shot to send Ovsjannikovs to the canvas for a second time.

Once again White went straight back on the attack on the restart, this time though the onslaught proved too much for Ovsjannikovs, who crashed to the canvas for the third and final time, as referee Lee Murtagh had seen enough and waved the fight off on the one minute and fifty-two second mark of the first round.

Speaking earlier from his home, White spoke briefly about the fight as well as his desire for more Championship accolades.

“It was great to be back in the ring, even if it was just for a minute or so.

“In a way I’m disappointed it was such a short fight, especially after a full eight week camp, but let’s face it you don’t get paid extra if it goes the distance.

“I’m overjoyed at winning my first title fight, now I want more, many more.”

White then went on to say.

“Right now I’m just looking forward to Christmas and then in the New Year will sit down with my manager (Thomas Melville) and team to discuss future plans.

“So I’m going to stay in shape over the holidays, just in case an opportunity arises, as believe me I have got a lot more to offer – watch this space.”

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