Today at 5pm EDT, Sky Sports has a Friday live boxing presentation with a main event for the British junior middleweight title.
In the night's big fight, champion Sam Webb (17-1, 5 KO) makes his second defense of the belt he gloriously lifted a year ago from Anthony Small, facing Lancashire's Prince Arron (20-3-1, 3 KO). Arron's KO rate is dismal, but he's stopped his last two and appeared to really mature when winning a Prizefighter tournament in February 2010. He hasn't lost since 2007, when John Duddy beat him in a regrettable mismatch in Ireland, a fight that came on short notice when Arron was just 19 years of age.
In a release press release interview, Webb offered his take on this fight:
Arron is one of the best kids in the division. Then again saying that, does winning the Prizefighter justify boxing for a British title, you know? My last five fights have all been against top ten fighters and I’ve had to beat all top ten fighters to be where I am. Arron won a Prizefighter, you know Bradley Pryce is all shot to bits, Brett Flournoy is not that experienced as a pro and as everyone knows George Hillyard don’t live the life. Prizefighter was made for him, being disrespectful towards him or not I don’t care what he thinks, that’s my opinion and we’ll see how good he is on Friday. I’m the best in the division bar Ryan Rhodes, there’s no one else I’d have sleepless nights over.
Webb, 30, lives in Kent and will have home court advantage at Medway Park Leisure Centre for this fight. But Arron is a 6'3" junior middleweight, and as usual will have a massive height advantage over the 5'9" Webb. Arron has also started to learn to fight tall, and at 23 might be ready to make his mark on British boxing.
It's an intriguing matchup, I think, and we'll be here with live results and coverage for the card. Join us this afternoon!