Matchroom Boxing NXTGEN moved to London

Matchroom Boxing have chosen to switch the location of their upcoming NXTGEN show from Newcastle to London following the cancellation of their main event.

The original show was due to be headlined by Conah Walker vs Cyrus Pattinson in a rematch. The pair fought previously in Birmingham, with Walker emerging as the surprise victor despite Pattinson being heavily favoured and unbeaten.

Pattinson vs Walker Birmingham NXTGEN boxing poster.

Cyrus Pattinson pulled out of the contest several days ago, citing an eye injury. In a now deleted social media post, Pattinson explained he had been unable to train as a result of the eye injury, and there were no signs of improvement.

Cyrus Pattinson injury social media.

Matchroom Boxing have now selected a new headliner for the event, and switched the venue to London. Liam Dillon vs Reece Bellotti will fight for the British and Commonwealth Super Featherweight titles. The event will be held at the Indigo at the 02, which served as the venue for IFL Live last year.

Reece Bellotti had a strong 2023 picking up two KO victories and putting himself into title contention. Dillon is defending his title for the first time since a Split Decision victory in July 2023 over Qais Ashfaq in Newcastle.

The rest of the undercard is unchanged. Cameron Vuong vs Ishmael Ellis serves as the chief support for the event, with Shannon Ryan vs Emma Dolan added for the British and Commonwealth Super Flyweight titles. Khaleel Majid also competes.

Matchroom Boxing have been quick to change venues in 2024. In Northern Ireland, the show for Crocker vs Felix has been moved into the smaller Ulster Hall having originally been set for a larger arena.

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