Sweeney and Lane rematch to decide BKB No 1
Jimmy Sweeney topped the pound-for-pound lists – until he ran into Julian Lane last year.
The American headed back across the pond with Sweeney’s world middleweight championship belt after a majority points decision.
Sweeney hadn’t just been unbeatable in 17 previous bareknuckle fights, he had been just about untouchable as he bamboozled opponent after opponent to defeat.
His punch-perfect record included a pair of wins over UFC legend Melvin Guillard – but Lane fathomed out the unfathomable Irishman to pull off a huge shock.
There wasn’t that much between the fighters in any of the five rounds in an absorbing match between quality operators.
It was the knockdowns scored by Lane in the first and second rounds that proved decisive on the judges’ scorecards.
Lane called for Sweeney to retire in his post-fight interview, but ‘The Celtic Warrior’ is way too proud to walk away and looks to settle the score at the Echo Arena.
The show also features the BKB debut of former English light-heavyweight boxing champion Travis Dickinson, who has two wins over George Groves, and the return of former world heavyweight champion Michael ‘Real Deal’ Ferry.
He hopes victory will lead to a shot at the fighter who succeeded him as heavyweight champion, fellow North East hard man Michael Terrill.
Tickets are available from http://www.echoarena.com/whats-on/bkb-10/