Boxing - Boxing returns to Newport on March 14

Boxing returns to the Newport Centre, South Wales on Friday March 14th headlined by the Welsh light-middleweight title fight between Jerome Samuels and Dai Jones. 'Enter the Dragon' is the first promotion by former WBO Featherweight champion Steve Robinson and co-promoter Sharyn Donnachie.


In September last year, Samuels (4-5) registered a sixth round points win over Jones (4-3-1) at the same venue. This time they will battle over ten with Welsh honours at stake.

At welterweight, Cardiff's Francis Luke Robinson (5-1) takes on Tom Price (0-3). Trained by his father (and Steve Robinson, Francis restarted his career in December year with a win over Matthew Ashmole.

Cruiserweight Craig Kennedy was originally scheduled to fight for the Welsh title, but his opponent Hari Miles withdrew through injury. Kennedy will now be matched in an eight round bout.

Cardiff light heavy Lewis Patterson (2-2) returns against debutant Tom Lloyd of Barry. Patterson returns after a damaged left hand forced his retirement at the end of the fourth against Tobias Webb for the Welsh title in March.

Najah Ali (5-4-1) against Kyle King (3-3) will see friendship put to one-side, as the super-flyweights look to battle it out over six rounds. Rhondda's Ali and Cardiff's King have sparred in the past, but will got at it for real on March 14th.

The card will also feature Welsh prospects Aled Cook, Frankie Borg, Kyle Jones and Tony Dixon.

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