Weekend Preview Brogan v Botham

We have another talent loaded card at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night. Topping the bill is Skelmersdale’s Steve Brogan in a great match up for the Central Area Lightweight Title over 10 rounds.

His last step up into title class saw him suffer his first defeat to Lee Appleyard when they contested the English Title in July last year. With 2 points wins since that defeat, he now steps up again, this time against Barnsley’s 2 x Central Area Title Challenger Brad Botham.

A pro for 4 years, Botham’s ambition has always been a Central Area Title and he will be going in to the fight determined to make it 3rd time lucky.

Will Brogan prove his class and negotiate a step towards domestic title contention or will Botham fulfill his dream at the 3rd time of asking?

Chief support is an 8 round contest featuring the self-assured Luke Willis. Not one to be hanging around padding out his pro record, Willis despite being 7-0, sees this as his 1st real 50/50 contest.

Thereafter he is looking for some quick steps up in class in 2019 and he has already been calling out former champs Scott Cardle and Masher Dodd. First though he will need to deal with Devon’s Des Newton, who himself has a 7-1 record and will be looking to get back to winning ways after dropping his first reversal last time out.

The popular Tom Farrell will be seeking his 3 straight victory, since his stoppage defeat to Ohara Davies last year and he will be taking on an international opponent over 6 rounds.

There will also be 6 round outings for the ‘Viking’ Lloyd Campbell, Liverpool’s slick bantamweight Marcel Braithwaite and Tom McGuinness – making his 1st step up after going 6-0 in scheduled 4 rounders to date.


Big hitting cruiserweights Jay Farrell and Nathan Quarless will add some heavy artillery to the bill, with no surprises if they manage to secure early finishes against their imported Czech opponents, inside the slated 4 rounds.

Isle of Man’s Danny Roberts and super lightweight Nathan Bennett will both be looking to extend their unbeaten records over 4 rounds, hoping to improve to 3-0 and 4-0 respectively.

Also looking to go 4-0 will be the 5’9 super flyweight Sean Cairns. In the other corner will be Brett Fidoe a veteran of 63 fights, who is coming off a win and a draw against unbeaten opponents. Sean who at 31 is looking to step up quickly, will have to show his class, to negotiate what is likely to be a solid 4 rounds.

Finally making his pro debut will be Sailsbury’s decorated amateur Adam Farrell. ABA Champ in 2013, Haringey Cup Winner 2014 and University Champion in 2010, Farrell is no stranger to triumph. Following a lengthy break from the sport, he will be looking to make rapid advancements in the pro game and aims to be quick in pursuit of his amateur rivals including John Ryder and Felix Cash.

Get yourselves down to the Olympia for the 1st bell at 6.30 pm or tune into our live stream, link will be available from www.vipboxing.tv