Pictures from Friday night’s British cruiserweight title humdinger at the York Hall between Leon Williams and Shane McPhilbin. Challenger McPhilbin picked himself off the canvas in rounds one and six to score two knockdowns of his own in the last round, forcing the ref to stop it and raise his hand as the new British cruiserweight champion.
The last people to come out of South London with the ‘Solid’ moniker were a 30-man strong urban music collective that faded into obscurity as quickly as they shot to fame. Just as well Leon ‘Solid’ Williams is made of different stuff.
Hailing from the streets of Streatham, Williams has already picked himself up from three defeats to win the British cruiserweight title in his short 12-fight career – the last thing he intends to do is fade into obscurity.
Queensberry Promotions kicks off the domestic boxing calendar on January 13 with a cracking card from York Hall, which sees British cruiserweight champ Leon ‘Solid’ Williams make his first defence against Shane McPhilbin.
Williams revealed he has undergone a tough training camp over the festive period and has made sure that any Christmas turkey has been accompanied by a huge amount of hard graft at the Trad TKO gym in Canning Town.