Matchroom Boxing | Review

Reviewed on 10 May 2015
  • Event review

    We arrived to a great atmosphere, the Barclaycard Arena was totally buzzing, probably off the back of the HUGE Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight the week before.

    The venue looks amazing after the refurbishment and the concourse had such a great atmosphere, you could hear that people had travelled for the event, with the guests behind us from Manchester and Leeds. 

    Got into the last fight and the atmosphere was at a real peak. As the clock struck 7:30PM we we're live on Sky Sports and the action really kicked off! The fighters came bounced on into the ring to load music, flashing lights and roars from the crowd!

    The fight got started and you could see Joshua was such a strong fighter, after round one they went into their corners and the bell went for round 2 and within no time at all Joshua gave a huge punch and it was all over.

    The results

    Jordan Cooke vs Lance Sheehan – Cooke wins 40-36

    Michael Rooney vs Ismail Anwar – Rooney wins 40-35

    Dan Breeze vs Dee Mitchell – Breeze Wins 39-38

    Lennox Clarke vs Alistair Warren – Yafai wins 80-71

    Callum Smith vs Oleg Fedetovs – Smith wins by 1st round KO (1.36)

    Matthew Macklin vs Ferenc Albert – Macklin wins by 2nd round KO (1.28)

    Luke Campbell vs Aboubeker Bechelaghem – Campbell wins by 3rd round KO

    Sam Eggington vs Joseph Lamptey – Eggington wins by 7th round stoppage

    Kal Yafai vs Isaac Quaye – Yafai wins by 1st round KO

    Anthony Joshua vs Rafael Zumbano Love – Joshua wins by 2nd round KO


    I thoroughly enjoyable evening and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by   Sarah Whittaker