Hobson kash-ing in on the heavyweight division

Sheffield promoter and Daily Sport columnist Dennis Hobson intends to make inroads into the heavyweight division when his latest charge Rotherham’s Kash Ali makes his Hobson debut on November 29 at the city’s Ponds Forge Arena.

Ali’s only career defeat, in 16 pro outings, was a controversial one. The 27-year-old faced Liverpool’s David Price in March but, despite appearing to be turning the fight in his favour, inexplicably bit the Liverpudlian and was disqualified in round five.  Having since served a ban from the sport, Kash has now teamed up with promoter Dennis Hobson and trainer Richard Towers.

The card is co-headlined by Sheffield’s Tommy Frank and Barnsley’s Josh Wale who are both in with international opposition for IBO titles.

On the night, Frank will move down in weight to face Mexican Martin Tecuapetla for the vacant IBO Inter-Continental Flyweight Title; while Wale takes on Ghana’s Felix Williams for the same organisations International Featherweight crown. 

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“Josh and Tommy will co-headline. We’ve got Kash making his debut for us and we think he’s going to set the heavyweight scene alight, so I’m really excited about this show,” explained promoter Hobson.  “We’re positioning both Josh and Tommy into world title shots with the IBO, so both will be fighting for IBO titles on this card.  It’s going to be a cracking show, live on Freesports, and it just shows we’re still up there competing with the other promotional outfits.“The opportunity for Josh and Tommy to fight for these IBO belts came up, and it leaves us with our options open in the future. Tommy still has his Commonwealth Title and has just won a WBC belt, and depending on the rating he gets with the WBC, there will be some big fights for Tommy in 2020. So, this IBO route just gives us another option.

“They are two good opponents for Tommy and Josh, so it will be decent tests for both. There are no walkovers on our shows. When you get to the level of Tommy and Josh it’s difficult to hold them back. So, we have to keep going with the momentum. Tommy’s last fight was a great test for him, the kind of fight that showed he can operate at a higher level and he can tough it out against a hard opponent.“I’m excited about seeing how far we can go with Kash, too. Richard has done a great job with him, and I think he could be the first British-Asian to win the British heavyweight crown. We might make a bit of history with him; we’re going to make a splash with Kash!”

Also don’t miss the WORLD FAMOUS #TeamDailySport ring girls who’ll be in attendance once again.

For ticket information, call 0114 243 4443.

The show will be televised live on Freesports (Freeview 64; Sky 422; Virgin 553; Freesat 252; TalkTalk 64; BT 64).

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