Warren and Maloney to stage 'Full Monty II'

The alliance of Frank Warren and Frank Maloney will promote the joint largest show in British boxing history on 16 December at the Sheffield Arena when five world title fights and two British title fights will be decidedduring an evening that they have called the "Full Monty II".

The alliance of Frank Warren and Frank Maloney will promote the joint largest show in British boxing history on 16 December at the Sheffield Arena when five world title fights and two British title fights will be decidedduring an evening that they have called the "Full Monty II".

Warren promoted the original "Full Monty" in 1997 when Chris Eubank fought Joe Calzaghe for the vacant World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title in a fight that few will ever forget. Calzaghe is back in "Full Monty II", defending the same title against Richie Woodhall, the former World Boxing Council title holder.

But the best fight may be Paul Ingle's second defence of his International Boxing Federation featherweight title against his mandatory challenger, Mbulelo Botile, of South Africa.

Neil Sinclair, of Belfast, last saw the Puerto Rican WBO welterweight champion Daniel Santos in Montreal in 1992 when they stood at opposite ends of the medal podium, having each won a bronze in the World Junior Championships. Sinclair starts as the underdog, but he has the power to upset an erratic champion.

The fourth world title fight involves Acelino Freitas in defence of his WBO super-featherweight title. The Brazilian has a perfect record of 27 wins with 27 stoppages and is considered one of the world's top three fighters. An opponent for Freitas will be named later.

The fifth and final fight of the quintet should also be a thrilling contest. Esham Pickering, of Sheffield, will challenge the Panamanian Maurizio Martinez for the WBO bantamweight title. Pickering has fought as a featherweight and will have the strength and power to cause an upset.

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