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Isaac Chamberlain and Jack Massey to collide in huge bet365 Wildcard contest for European & Commonwealth cruiserweight titles

Cruiserweight rivals Isaac Chamberlain and Gavin Massey will collide in a huge bet365 Wildcard contest as part of BOXXER’s bumper ‘Game On’ bill at Selhurst Park this summer.


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Chamberlain was set to challenge Michal Cieslak for the European title on the undercard of Chris Billam-Smith v Richard Riakporhe 2 on Saturday 15th June, but the Pole has been forced to withdraw from their scheduled contest due to injury.

His subsequent decision to vacate the European title has provided Cheshire’s Massey a golden opportunity to step in and fight Chamberlain for the vacant strap, as well as the Londoner's Commonwealth cruiserweight belt.

Announcing the news, BOXXER CEO and founder Ben Shalom said: "We now have another cruiserweight battle of Britain confirmed for our historic event at Selhurst Park as Isaac Chamberlain and Jack Massey clash for the European and Commonwealth titles.

"We’d like to wish Michal Cieslak a speedy recovery - he’s been a great champion and we’re sure he will be back and in more big fights soon.

"But this is now a massive fight for both men with huge rewards for the winner, and another exciting addition to a massive night of boxing in June."

Chamberlain was named mandatory challenger for the European crown following a dominant points victory over domestic rival Mikael Lawal last October; a night in which the Brixton star captured the British and Commonwealth straps at the iconic York Hall.

Massey, a former IBO cruiserweight champion, meanwhile, gets his shot at European glory having stopped Steve Eloundou in devastating fashion inside the opening round of their showdown in Liverpool earlier this year.

The hugely-anticipated bout features as part of the undercard for the mammoth rematch between Billam-Smith and Riakporhe, with CBS's WBO cruiserweight title on the line.

Defending champion Billam-Smith (7/4 to retain his strap) will be looking to avenge his only career defeat when he makes the second defence of his prized world title against big punching South Londoner, and lifelong Eagles fan, Riakporhe (4/9) at the home of his beloved football club, Crystal Palace.

Rising star Ben Whittaker also returns to action in the capital as he faces undefeated rival, and press conference crasher, Ezra Arenyeka for the WBA Gold light-heavyweight belt, whilst Dan Azeez is also set to make his first venture back into the ring following his pulsating showdown with Joshua Buatsi in February.

The card will also feature the hugely talented bantamweight star Francesca Hennessy as she takes the next steps on her journey towards her maiden world title opportunity.


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