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HUSSAIN VOWS TO SETTLE THE SCORE WITH NAJIB ON VIP BOXING TELEVISED CARD

ZAHID HUSSAIN insists his revenge rematch against Razaq Najib will not even be “close” when they clash on VIP Boxing’s bumper show at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday October 8.

The vacant English Super-Bantamweight title will be on the line when the Yorkshire enemies clash in a quality ten rounder being shown live on fast growing SportyStuffTV.

When they met in March 2019, Sheffield boxer Najib (12-4, 2 KOs) won a close contest over ten rounds, but VIP managed and promoted Hussain (16-2, 2 KOs) disputes the verdict.

The Sheffield man who hasn’t boxed since losing against blue chip prospect Hopey Price 12 months ago said: “The majority of the crowd and my team thought we won it clearly.

“I got to watch the fight a few weeks ago and it was not even close. The rounds were close, but the fight wasn’t close in terms of who won the rounds.”

It will be third time lucky for their eagerly anticipated return fight. It has been postponed twice because of a cut suffered by Hussain and a last minute query on Najib’s medical.

Leeds man Zahid believes the wait will be worthwhile adding: “Whether it is a stoppage or points win I am not going to allow it be a tight decision.

“Razaq brings a pace, only knows one thing and that is to go forward. He has a good engine and we are fully prepared for everything he brings.”

The exposure on SportyStuffTV will help Hussain move towards a crack at British champion Liam Davies if he emerges victorious.

He says: “When Steve Wood told me he had a TV deal and that it would be free to air on SportyStuffTV I was delighted.

“It is great exposure and I am pleased for Steve. He has a big stable of boxers and I wish I was with him from day one.”

Top of the bill is local boxer Reece Mould (15-1, 6 KOs) who will contest the vacant English Lightweight championship.

Boxing six rounders on the undercard are Lewis Booth, Jake Bray Jake Goodwin and Sonny Taylor. Bradley Cousins, Roman Fury, Josh Hargreaves, Jamie Mellers and Levi Smith are in four round action.

Mould’s title challenge and Hussain v Najib will be televised for FREE by SportyStuffTV (@Sky 437 @Freesat 250 @Freeview 264 and www.sportystuff.tv) with VIP Boxing YouTube screening the undercard live.

The final few tickets £60 (Ringside) and £40 are available from all boxers on the bill and 01942 874241.

About SportyStuffTV SportyStuffTV on @Sky 437 @Freesat 250 @Freeview 264 and www.sportystuff.tv is owned by SportyStuffTV Limited. SportyStuffTV Limited was founded in March 2011, it is owned by six A-class shareholders comprising the UK and Ireland’s leading bookmaker groups. Their brands are: bet365, Betfair, Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Unibet and William Hill. SportyStuffTV Limited is the company that commissions the show Racing Post Greyhound TV or “RPGTV” which has been broadcast for over 10 years. SportyStuffTV Limited is a direct-to-home TV and on-line venture. SportyStuffTV first started transmitting as a dedicated sports channel on February 1st, 2021. About VIP Boxing Steve Wood’s VIP Boxing promoted their first professional show in 1996 and soon cemented their status as one of British’s boxing’s busiest promotional and management companies. Among their current boxers is IBF World Featherweight champion Josh Warrington and World ranked Super-Featherweight champion Zelfa Barrett.

CONTACTS SportyStuffTV - David Clark david.clark@racingpost.com T: +44 (0) 2082 630270

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