Decastro vs. Jacobs Title Clash Set For June 22
Reigning World Boxing Union (WBU) Super Middleweight World
Champion Nathan ‘Nightmare’ Decastro is set to defend not
only his newly won crown, but also challenge for the
recently vacated World Boxing Foundation (WBF) World title
against current WBF International & European Super
Welterweight Champion, Tommy ‘Sweet T’ Jacobs at the
Prince’s Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea on Saturday 22nd June.
Back in April Decastro secured the World Boxing Union (WBU)
Super Middleweight World Crown in his home City of Lincoln,
following the fourth round retirement of his opponent,
Ghanaian Daniel Adjei Sowah.
Sat ringside throughout the intense, albeit short lived,
battle was reigning World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Super
Welterweight International and European Champion Tommy
Jacobs, who for the past year or so had been embroiled in a
war of words on Social Media with the new Champ.
Following the fight it was clear that Jacobs being ringside
and assisting his opponent was irritating the new Champion,
as Decastro abandoned the on-camera post fight interview
after answering just one question, choosing instead to
switch tact altogether and voice his annoyance at Jacobs’
constantly calling him out on social media and that he had
decided that he will make a voluntary defence of his WBU
Crown against Jacobs as soon as the fight can be arranged.
Following further bitter public disagreements between the
two protagonists eventually the venue and date were
confirmed, as was the addition of the World Boxing
Foundation (WBF) World Championship.
Supporting the Decastro-Jacobs WBU/WBF World title fight are
two further Championship bouts.
The first sees Scotland’s Ben McGivern in battle once more
against Hove, Sussex’s Navid Iran, for the vacant World
Boxing Union (WBU) International Light Heavyweight
Last time the pair locked horns, back in November last year,
McGivern lifted the vacant Professional Boxing Council (PBC)
International Light Heavyweight title after eight
sensational, close fought, all action rounds.
The second Championship fight pits St Albans’ Andy Hojdys
against Latvia’s Dmitrijs Ovjannikovs for both the World
Boxing League (WBL) International and European Boxing League
(EBL) European Light Heavyweight titles.
In addition to the three Championship contests, there are
also a number of International matches, the first featuring
Orkney’s reigning WBL and EBL European Welterweight Champion
Paul Peers in an eight round non-championship bout against
Tanzania’s Amos Mwamakula.
Ipswich’s unbeaten Super Middleweight prospect Rob Elden
looks to keep a clean sheet and extend his tally of wins
when he faces the highly experienced Nicaraguan hardpan
Ronny McField in a six rounder.
Clacton-on-Sea’s undefeated Featherweight Ben ‘The Claxican’
Cook also seeks to increase his win tally, when he faces
Pablo Narvaez, who also hails from Nicaragua, in a four
The final Pro bout features Dean Porter, who is eager to get
back to winning ways, following his loss to Jack Jones last
Porter also faces a Nicaraguan, in this case former
International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and World Boxing
Council (WBC) Youth World Title challenger Michael Isaac
Carreo in a four round non-championship contest.
Nathan Decastro versus Tommy Jacobs for the World Boxing
Union (WBU) and World Boxing Foundation Super Middleweight
Championships headlines at the Prince’s Theatre, Town Hall,
Station Road,, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SE on Saturday 22nd June