International Masters Light Middleweight Champion Yassine El Maachi is set for the toughest fight of his career to date, when he comes face to face with Argentinian and South American Light Middleweight Champion Ulises David Lopez, at the Steve Goodwin Promoted quadruple headlined ‘Essex Eruption’ super show at Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex this coming Saturday.
El Maachi, who successfully defended his International Masters crown against European #4 ranked Jimmy Colas back in December, has been frantically searching for a top fifty World ranked opponent for Saturday’s show and finally gets his wish as Lopez is ranked one spot higher, at 48, than the Finsbury Park, London based Moroccan.
The fight with El Maachi comes just one week after Lopez, whose ring moniker is ‘Cloroformo’ due to his penchant for sending his opponents to sleep – by knockout not boredom that is, retained his South American Light Middleweight crown.
The reason Lopez was able to take the fight with El Maachi so soon after a major title fight was that the bout was cut short after his opponent, former Argentinian and South American Light Welterweight Champion Carlos Wilfredo Vilches, was disqualified in the third round due to persistent illegal ‘below the belt’ blows.
On receiving the news that he will be facing Lopez on Saturday a jubilant El Maachi said, “I said I only want to fight someone ranked top fifty. Lopez is top fifty World ranked. It’s what I have always said I wanted and I got what I wanted.
It may be short notice but Lopez is fight ready, he trained for twelve rounds for his fight last week, he went three. He’s going to be a tough challenge. I’m ready for that challenge. I’m ready to fight anyone in the top fifty.
Like I told you last week, you’re gonna see a proper knockout. I said whoever going to fight me is going to get knocked out. Lopez is going to get knocked out.”
Yassine ‘The Showman’ El Maachi, against Ulises David Lopez will co-headline the Steve Goodwin promoted ‘Essex Eruption’ mega show at Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex on Saturday 19th March 2011.
Co- headlining ‘Essex Eruption’ are Southern Area Cruiserweight champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams versus David Vicena, British Master challenger ‘Phat’ Pat McAleese faces Franz Gonzalez and Romford’s top ten rated Cruiserweight Tony ‘The Conqueror’ Conquest against a yet to be named opponent,
The undercard of the quadruple headlined super show includes a whole host of local talent including Ultrachem TKO team mates Daniel Herdman, who faces Kevin McCauley, ‘Pretty’ Ricky Boylan versus Kristian Laight and the highly rated unbeaten Featherweight prospect ‘Saint’ George Jupp against a yet to be named opponent.
Michael ‘The Zambezi Hitman’ Norgrove will be looking to extend his unbeaten record to five when he faces Czech Republic’s Jan Balog. Another fighter who will be looking to increase his uneaten record is Biggleswade’s Jamie Boness.
Middleweight Kris Agyei-Dua and Danny Brown will be making their second outing in a Month, after both securing wins on their debuts at York Hall on February 20th.
Further fights are expected to be announced shortly to bring the ‘Essex Eruption’ card to fourteen bouts.
Tickets for ESSEX ERUPTION at the Goresbrook Leisure Centre in Dagenham, Essex on Saturday 19th March 2011 are priced £35 (Unreserved) or £60 (Ringside) and on sale NOW.
For tickets book on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com, call: 07960 850645 or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.