Title On The Line For McGivern vs. Iran II On June 22
Sometimes there are fights that just capture the Boxing
World’s attention, Gatti-Ward, Ali-Frazier, Froch-Kessler,
Holyfield-Bowe, Marquéz-Vazquéz etc that afterwards the fans
go out of their way demanding a rematch and in some cases a
trilogy or more as in the case of Marquéz-Vazquéz!
In each of the cases mentioned above these were prime time
internationally broadcast events, however sometimes there’s
a fight that slips under the radar of the majority of fans
for one reason or another.
One such fight was the Ben McGivern versus Navid Iran ‘Fight
of the Year’ nominated Battle Royale back in November last
year, which was broadcast live only on Facebook.
Whilst it did pass under the radar of the majority of fans
worldwide, it may surprise many readers to learn that after
the first fight, so many boxing fans were lighting up Social
Media calling for McGivern-Iran II, that Promoter Tommy
Jacobs just couldn’t ignore them and so on the 22nd June at
the Prince’s Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea these two warriors
will enter the arena to battle it out once more, this time
for the World Boxing Union (WBU) International Crown.
Back in November McGivern-Iran, battled it out for the
vacant Professional Boxing Council (PBC) Silver
International Light Heavyweight title was the headline bout
on Tommy Jacobs’ history making event, the first
professional boxing event in Clacton-on-Sea since 1939, when
Mike Kevan beat Charlie Mack.
Battled it out is the correct term; this was a Battle Royale
of epic proportions.
Right from the off Iran took the fight to McGivern, backing
the Scot onto the ropes and letting rip with a flurry of big
left and rights. McGivern sensibly covered up and waited an
opportunity to counter, which he did with good effect once
the opportunity arose.
However it wasn’t enough to prevent Iran coming back with a
similar forceful attack almost immediately. McGivern once
again managed to counter and initially take control.
As the round progressed Iran landed a couple of cracking
shots that again forced McGivern to cover up. Iran kept up
the pressure with big shots, whilst McGivern caught many
with his gloves some big rights got through the Scots guard,
shaking him to the core.
How McGivern made it to the end of the round is
unfathomable, his legs were well and truly gone, but somehow
Round two see Iran come out hard and fast, however McGivern
was ready for the assault, again initially covering up but
this time instead of just countering and covering, he spun
his opponent and went hard on the attack himself.
Round three see McGivern taking the fight to Iran, which led
to some great technical boxing ensuing from both
The next few rounds were fought in similar vein. The final
round though was an out and out war; both boxers throwing
caution to the wind and an all out slugfest ensued for the
entire final three minutes – what an exhilarating round.
After eight fantastic rounds of boxing it was Ben McGivern
declared victorious, but just who will reign victorious on
the 22nd June.
Ben McGivern versus Navid Iran II, for the World Boxing
Union (WBU) International Light Heavyweight Championship is
the main support for Nathan Decastro versus Tommy Jacobs for
the World Boxing Union (WBU) and World Boxing Foundation
Super Middleweight Championships that headlines the show.
Also on the card is a further Championship fight, one that
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
World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia-Pacific Champion, India’s
Neeraj Goyat 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 hard-man
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 the event that takes place at the
Prince’s Theatre, Town Hall, Station Road,, Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 1SE on Saturday 22nd June 2019.