Boxing Preview: Light Heavyweights Travis Dickinson and Bob Ajisafe Headline UK Event

Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights IIKent in the United Kingdom will be the site of this Saturday’s (November 8, 2014) British Light Heavyweight title fight between Bob Ajisafe and Travis Dickinson in a rematch of a December 2012 bout that saw Ajisafe win a Unanimous Decision. Right now at the books, Dickinson enters a slight underdog at (+135), with Ajisafe returning at (-165). Since their first meeting, Dickinson has won four fights in a row, including winning and defending the English Light Heavyweight title with stoppage wins. He is still just 26 years old and figures to just be entering his prime. Ajisafe is three years older and he has the win over Dickinson to his credit. Ajisafe and Dickinson have comparable experience otherwise, with Ajisafe’s southpaw style perhaps giving him a bit of a technical edge in this one. In that first meeting, Dickinson was cut in the first round, and he never really recovered. One of the judges gave every round to Ajisafe, so Dickinson, who has just seven KOs in his 18 outings, is going to have to come out aggressive. It goes without saying that avoiding cuts is a must as well, but if he does get cut, he cannot let it affect him and he must come out fast and log rounds. It is a good bet that a win by Dickinson will see British promoters push for a third meeting between the two. Though a line is not up at the sport books yet, the Light Welterweight match between Chaquib Fadli and Lenny Daws is the other 12-rounder on the card and is for the vacant European Union title. For Daws, who is 35 years old and sports a solid (28-3-2) record, it is his second bid at adding the EU title to his resume which already includes English and British Light Welterweight belts. In Fadli, he faces the holder of the French Light Welterweight title, but though he has held the French belt since late 2012, he does not have the experience that Daws has and he is fighting away from home for the first time, so look for Daws to be favored heavily. The undercard may have several other matches that pop up at the books, as veteran Heavyweight Eddie Chambers (39-4) faces off against Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento, who is coming off a TKO loss to New Zealand’s top prospect, Joseph Parker. Chambers has run off three straight wins in 2014, and this match figures to be another ‘W’ as he tries to redeem his name a bit in the Heavyweight division, where there are a lot of names jockeying for position in the logjam under Wladimir Klitschko.

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