Richard Commey stars in Saturday Night Fever at the York Hall on July 13

Goodwin Promotions are planning a bumper end of season with two Saturday night shows at York Hall in the space of two weeks. On 13th July, Saturday Night Fever sees Olivia Goodwin promote alongside Streetwise Promotions from Ghana and top of the bill is IBF African champion and knockout specialist Richard 'Azonto' Commey (15-0) against former Commonwealth featherweight champion Paul Truscott (19-3). The fight is a final eliminator for the Commonwealth lightweight title which is being contested on the same night by Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle.

Commey says: "I have total respect for Truscott but the one I want is Derry Mathews. His manager said I was no good on Twitter, and I want to show him by beating his boy. First however I have to fight Paul who is a quality fighter and I am looking forward to the challenge."

Chief support is a heavyweight title bout over ten rounds for the British Masters belt where Brixton banger Ian Lewison (7-2-1) takes on Irishman Colin Kenna (17-12-3), who beat Lewison in his last fight back in November 2011.

"I am going to hurt and punish Kenna," said Lewison. "The fight will be a destruction. I will be at my lightest and fastest ever. Don't blink as Kenna hits the canvas".

Philip 'Quicksilver' Bowes (6-0) from Leytonstone competes for the Masters light-welterweight crown against Yorkshire-based Morrocan Joe Elfidh (7-3), and Carshalton's 'Pretty' Ricky Boylan (8-0) competes for the International Masters Bronze title over eight rounds against an international opponent yet to be confirmed.

The card sees the return of Tom 'The Bomb' Dallas (16-3) in a six round International contest. This is Dallas' first fight since signing a promotional deal with the Goodwins. Unbeaten Watford Light-heavyweight Miles Shinkwin (3-0) will take part in his first eight round contest.

Two weeks earlier on 29th June Olivia's father Steve Goodwin stages a 13-fight card headlined by two Masters title fights.

Prizefighter finalist Hari Miles (9-8) defends his British Masters cruiserweight title against Menay 'The Emperor' Edwards (10-2). Welshman Miles has been taunting Caryford's Edwards on social networking sites after Edwards won their first clash with Miles claiming late notice as the reason for the loss.

Edwards said: "H Bomb is one bomb that never detonates. He can't punch, has a big mouth and I will shut him up once and for all on 29 June. He needs to go back to being a journeyman. Thats his level."

Hard punching Grays middleweight Lee 'Banjo' Markham (8-1) defends his British Masters middleweight title against Huddersfields Alistair Warren (8-4-2). 

In a bout dubbed as 'The Rematch', former British title challenger Michael Lomax (19-5-1) from Chingford faces former Commonwealth champion Bradley Pryce (33-13) over eight rounds. Pryce won their first encounter in Wales, and Lomax wants revenge.

What could be fight of the night sees Brentwood middleweight  'Smoking' Joe Mullender (4-0) take on former Southern Area champion Gary Boulden (7-8-2) over eight rounds.

The undercard features the debut of former professional footballer Leon McKenzie who competes at super-middleweight, and also the debuts of heavyweight Dominic Akinlade and light-welterweight 'Showstar' Sohail Ahmad, who has been working with former Prizefighter champion Yassine el Maachi.

Southern Area super-featherweight champion Michael 'Chunky' Devine (9-1) takes on the Belarusian banger Andrei Hramyka (10-6-2), who has won nine of his ten victories inside the distance. Devine is susceptible to a punch, as seen when he was floored early on in his recent Southern Area title victory Dan Naylor.

Tickets for both cards are available at £100 VIP reserved ringside (including free private bar), £60 reserved ringside and £35 unreserved. Discounts are available if you buy tickets for both shows before 3rd June. See or call 01525 851150 for details.
Picture: Richard Commey v Kris Hughes by Bernard Miller


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Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.