Chamberlain vs Ramlavs Fight Night Live Preview

Queensberry promotions have a Fight Night Live card set for Friday 24 November 2023 headlined by Chamberlain vs Ramlavs for the IBF European title. The card takes place at York Hall, London, and airs live on TNT Sports from 7:00 p.m GMT.

Here is the full card for the event:

Mark Chamberlain vs Artjoms Ramlavs – IBF European Lightweight Championship
Henry Turner vs Billy Allington
– WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Championship
Ben Fail vs Nikola Stoyanov
Kristina O’Hara vs Cristina Navarro
Khalid Ali vs Fernando Mosquera
Billy Adams vs Jahfieus Faure
Charlie Hickford vs TBA
Liam Williams vs Florin Cardos
Natty Ngwenya vs Ryan Labourn

Chamberlain vs Ramlavs

In the main event, Mark Chamberlain defends his IBF European crown for a third time. Chamberlain picked up the belt in July 2022, and has already defended it twice this year. Chamberlain knocked out Vairo Lenti in the fifth round, and followed that up by annihilating Marvin Demollari in a little over two minutes. His opponent Ramlavs has the strongest record of anyone he has faced, 16-2.

Ramlavs has two losses on his record, both to foreign fighters. He travelled to the Copper Box in 2019 and lost to Archie Sharp, and travelled to Poland and lost an IBO Continental Super Featherweight bout to Damian Wrzesinski. Sharp is the only fighter to record a knockdown against Ramlavs. Despite a 16-2 record Ramlavs has no notable victories and has spent most of his career in fighting in Riga, Latvia.

Turner vs Allington

There’s two different title bouts. Unbeaten Henry Turner makes the third defence of his WBC Silver championship as he faces off against Billy Allington. Turner recently said he is targeting British and Commonwealth belts in 2024, and will need to impress as the current champion Dalton Smith beat Allington earlier this year. Allington is a former Southern Area and English Super Lightweight champion, and a win as the outsider will kickstart his career. Allington boasts the unusual record of 11-2-4, so there’s always the prospect of a fifth draw.

Williams vs Cardos

Liam Williams returns to action a little earlier than expected, as he faces Florin Cardos. Williams was due to meet Hamzah Sheeraz on 02 December in the main event, but injury to Sheeraz means the bout is rescheduled until sometime next year. Williams has decided to keep busy though, with Cardos (22-5) picked as a short-notice replacement.

Cardos has been selected on short notice, but he doesn’t appear to be the same level as Williams on paper. Cardos has won just 1 of his last 4 bouts, the last being a Unanimous Decision loss to Taycan Yildirim back in April. Cardos has also been stopped by recent Harlem Eubank opponent Timo Schwarzkopf, lasting only two rounds.

Liam Williams will have been inactive for 364 days when the fight rolls around, last fighting Nizar Trimech on Channel 5 on 24 November 2022. That bout ended with a TKO in round 2, and there was a clear level difference between the pair of boxers. Williams lost to Chris Eubank Jr and Demetrius Andrade, and will need a quick victory to build some momentum going in to 2024 against Hamzah Sheeraz.

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