Harlem Eubank Sets Up Big
2023 With Win At York Hall
Harlem Eubank has declared “this is my year” after he
dropped and defeated Miguel Antin in front of a huge
audience live on Channel 5.
Eubank had to grit his teeth against the late replacement
from Argentina but took control of the fight after flooring
his rival with a body shot in the sixth round, at York Hall
on Friday night.
The super lightweight, who is eyeing a shot at the British
title, sent Antin to the canvas again in the following
session to establish a firm grip on proceedings.
Eubank, now 17-0, was given the nod by the ringside judges
with scores of 98-90, 97-91 and 99-89, on the Wasserman
Boxing show, in association with Ladbrokes, Numan and
The 29-year-old from Brighton planned to use his headline
shot in London to set his stall out for a breakthrough 2023
and having dealt with Antin, Eubank declared he is ready to
move through the levels.
Harlem Eubank said: “I dig deep, I box, I fight, and I
entertain. And this was 10 entertaining rounds.
“Against the better opposition, whom I want to be in with
towards the end of the year, these are learning rounds for
those fights and we’re ready for all-comers as we develop
through this year.
“This is my year.”
Kalle Sauerland, Head of Wasserman Boxing Global, said:
“What courage, at this stage of his career, to take on a
tough Argentinean at just 24 hours’ notice.
“This guy is going places. British, European, World, that is
the journey. He is going all the way and this guy is the
next Eubank to be a world champion.”
Heavyweight handful ‘Magic’ Matty Harris opened the live
broadcast on Channel 5 by taking just 23 seconds to stop
The 23-year-old has halted his last four opponents in the
first round and is now eyeing titles before the end of the
Matty Harris said: “I’ve been knocking people out with my
right hand so my coach wanted me to show people what I could
do with the other hand.”
Kalle Sauerland added: “It’s all about the heavyweights
right now and this man has been preparing Anthony Joshua. By
the end of the year, we’re going to go for that world
heavyweight youth championship.
“This man can hit like no heavyweight I’ve seen at this age,
he’s phenomenal. This man can mix it up very quickly. These
hands are dynamite. He’s a big, big man who can move but a
big man with an even bigger punch – and that’s rare.”
German super welterweight Abass Baraou got ready for a shot
at the European title by halting Ferenc Katona, after 25
seconds of the third round.
Baraou dropped Katona heavily in the opening session and
closed the show in the third with a classy display.
Sophie Alisch made an impressive UK debut, out-pointing
Gemma Ruegg 60-54 while Jesse Brandon enhanced his growing
reputation with a chilling stoppage of Borja Lopez at 1:44
of the opening round.
The popular Codie Smith kicked off his professional journey
with a 40-36 points win over Luca Genovese in a lively four
In the final contest of the night and closing the live and
free-to-air action on Channel 5, Harry Scarff took an
excellent eight round battle with Jordan Dujon, with scores
of 78-44, 77-75 and 79-73.
Other undercard results:
Jurrell Patterson TD1 Vasif Mamedov
Lorenzo Grasso 40-36 Charlie Sheldon
Jake Henty 59-55 Petar Alexsandrov