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Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard & how to watch

British rivals Owen Cooper and Ekow Essuman go head-to-head for the English and WBO European Welterweight titles when they line up on the eagerly-anticipated 'The Magnificent Seven' bill in Birmingham in July.

Cooper is defending his English and continental belts against the former British and Commonwealth welterweight champion at Resort's World, by the NEC, in what looks set to be a mouth-watering clash between the two Midlands-based fighters.

Cooper was last seen in the ring in March when he totally dominated the previously unbeaten Eithan James, eventually winning in the ninth round, while veteran Essuman painfully lost his British, Commonwealth and IBF European welterweight titles in a unanimous decision defeat to Harry Scarff in Manchester in November.

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Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman Date

Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman will take place on Saturday 20th July 2024.

Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman Time

The full schedule for The Magnificent Seven bill, including fight times, has yet to be announced, but it is expected that this bout will be one of the highlights on the undercard.

The headline fight is set to be Liam Davies' clash with Shabaz Masoud for the IBO Super-Featherweight World Championship, while Nathan Heaney and Brad Pauls also square off in their rematch for the BBBOC British Middleweight championship.

Ring walks for Cooper versus Essuman can therefore be expected to commence somewhere between 20:00 BST and 21:00 BST.

Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman Venue

The Cooper-Essuman bout is one of seven big Championship fights scheduled on the night at Resort's World Arena, which is part of the NEC complex, near Birmingham.

Since first opening in 1983, the now-renovated venue has staged a whole host of sporting and entertainment events, including pop and rock concerts and many high-profile sporting occasions.

Recently, the netball competition in the 2022 Commonwealth Games took place there.

Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman TV channel & how to watch

The broadcast details for the fight have yet to be confirmed but The Magnificent Seven card is likely to get under way from 19:00 (BST).

Are there any belts on the line for Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman?

Two belts will be on the line on fight night, both currently held by Cooper. The Worcester-based star will be defending his English and WBO European Welterweight straps.

Essuman, who at 35 years old is 12 years Cooper's senior, previously held the British, Commonwealth and IBF European welterweight titles, while the Nottingham ace has also been in possession of the WBC Silver International welterweight title in the past so he is no stranger to taking part in high-profile championship occasions.

Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman Full Fight Card

The Cooper-Essuman showdown forms just one part of the seven big fights planned for the July 20th card, with promoters Queensbury promising an intense and unique night of boxing action in the West Midlands.

The confirmed details for The Magnificent Seven card so far are as follows:

Liam Davies v Shabaz Masoud (IBO Super-featherweight world title)
Nathan Heaney v Brad Pauls (British Middleweight Championship)
Chantelle Cameron v Elhem Mekhaled (Vacant Interim WBC Super-Lightweight Championship)
Sol Dacres v David Adeleye (English Heavyweight Championship) 
Owen Cooper v Ekow Essuman (WBO European and English Welterweight Championship)
Ashley Lane v Andrew Cain (British and Commonwealth Bantamweight Championship)
Ezra Taylor v TBC

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