SAM MAXWELL LANDS IBO WORLD TITLE SHOT AGAINST ALEJANDRO MENESES AT PROBELLUM LIVERPOOL EVENT   

SAM MAXWELL LANDS IBO WORLD TITLE SHOT AT PROBELLUM LIVERPOOL EVENT

LIVERPOOL, APRIL 5 – Sam Maxwell hopes to stroll within the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton by profitable the IBO super-lightweight world title later this month.

The 33-year-old faces Alejandro Meneses at Probellum Liverpool on April 22 on a large evening of world championship boxing in one among Britain’s boxing hotbeds.

Maxwell’s crack on the IBO belt will act as chief assist to the principle occasion which sees native hero Paul Butler problem WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero, on the M&S Financial institution Enviornment.

The unbeaten Maxwell, a Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist within the amateurs, stayed up into the early hours of the morning to look at Pacquiao and Hatton’s 2009 mega combat in Las Vegas, when the IBO crown was on the road.

Maxwell, nicknamed ‘Tremendous Sam’, finds it surreal that he’ll now be competing for that very same title later this month in entrance of a packed enviornment in Liverpool.

“My profession has been constructing to this second,” stated the 16-0 Sam Maxwell.

“I gained the WBO European title, then British and the Commonwealth belts and the way I’ve this enormous combat for the IBO world title.

“I really feel fortunate to be handed this chance and I’ll profit from it.

“Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao have held the title so it’s a belt with a variety of historical past.

“I watched these Hatton and Pacquiao fights, together with after they fought one another, and so it’s completely loopy to assume I’ll now be preventing for that title.”

‘A LIFE CHANGING MOMENT’ – learn our full interview with Sam Maxwell right here 

Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum stated: “The 140lbs division is on hearth now and by profitable the IBO world title, Sam can put himself within the body for some career-defining fights.

“The world of boxing is anticipating Josh Taylor to vacate his belts and transfer as much as 147lbs and, as Sam says, that will create huge alternatives within the division for a lot of fighters, together with Maxwell.

“Probellum is thrilled to have the ability to ship this combat for Sam and put it on an excellent card in Liverpool later this month.  We are able to’t watch for our first occasion in one of many UK’s largest combat cities.”

Probellum, the quickest rising model within the sport, have signed a few of world boxing’s main fighters within the 140lbs division, since launching in September final 12 months.

Jack Catterall, the Individuals’s Champion, signed for Probellum in March and joined Regis Prograis, who has grow to be the obligatory challenger for the WBC title, following a win over Tyrone McKenna in Dubai.

Lewis Ritson saved his world title aspirations alive with a win over Dejan Zlaticanin in Newcastle final month and is on a collision course with the world ranked Ohara Davies, whereas former world champion Ricky Burns is a part of the Probellum secure and made his comeback in December.

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