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03
2016

The first details of Rise of Champions: 2

BRAD PICKETT has announced the first athletes to compete on Rise of Champions: 2 on April 23, 2016.

Pickett, alongside his long-time coach, Mickey Papas, set up Rise of Champions (ROC) in 2015, and held their first event in October at City Pavilion, Romford. Now the duo have laid the foundations for their second event at the venue – with a strong focus on amateur talent.

Pickett commented:
“We have always been clear that the point of this show is to nurture up and coming talent, encouraging young athletes to step into the cage for the first time and to find their footing as they progress through their amateur – and professional – careers. I’m thrilled to say that we have a good handful of amateurs making their debut at ROC this time around. Too many people write off the amateur undercards, but for me, it’s potentially more exciting – there’s a lot of raw talent out there.”

With the majority of a strong amateur undercard already confirmed, ROC will also have a professional main card on their April show. The headlining bout will be champion vs. champion, as UCMMA‘s current middleweight title holder, Mike Shipman (7-1) takes on Ultimate Impact‘s reigning middleweight champ, Craig White (9-6).

“As with the last event, we’ll have the card topped by professional athletes.” continues Pickett. “We still have a handful of fights still to announce but we already have an exciting headline fight confirmed with Mike Shipman vs. Craig White – a true clash of champions!”

Professional Main Card
Mike Shipman vs. Craig White
(Middleweight)
Marius Pisat vs. Ben Rees
(Featherweight)
Kams Ekpo vs Kevin Rodziewicz
(Featherweight)Amateur Undercard

Stelios Theocharos vs. Patryk Laskowski*
(Lightweight)
Alex Ignat vs. Manuel Zato
(Lightweight)
Dawid Zoltaszek vs. Charlie Milner*
(Heavyweight)
Alex Curcudel vs. Kingsley Crawford
(Featherweight)
Mobes Aeshoye* vs. David Panfil
(Middleweight)
Luke Trainer vs. Andy Dick*
(Light-Heavyweight)
Lucas Cox vs. John McFadyen
(Featherweight)
Simone D’anna vs. Tommy Asabre
(Featherweight)
Janusz Walachowski* vs. Josh Herdman*
(Welterweight)
Farid Basharat* vs. Luke Walmsley
(Bantamweight)
Ciaran Shanahan* vs. Matthew Thorp*
(Welterweight)
Daniel Vickers* vs. Magomed Dokayev*
(Welterweight)*athletes making their amateur debut
**athletes making their professional debut

Rise of Champions encourages those who wish to attend the show to purchase their tickets directly from the athletes they want to support, however, tickets are also available to purchase right here on our website.

RISE OF CHAMPIONS: ROC 2 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
City Pavilion, Romford.
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