Glow to host World Boxing Council contests

Exhibition and event space Glow is welcoming back the World Boxing Council's (WBC) contests this month after holding its first fights in October 2012.

James DeGale fighting at Glow's boxing debut in 2012
James DeGale fighting at Glow's boxing debut in 2012

Promoted by Hennessey Sports, the Bluewater venue’s second boxing event will be headlined by James DeGale MBE, 2008 Olympic gold medalist, who is defending his silver WBC title in a contest to be televised on Channel 5.

DeGale hopes to be the first British Olympic gold medallist to win a professional world title.

He said: "I’m excited to be boxing at Glow again. It was a tremendous atmosphere for my last fight and it’s a great venue to headline at. I just want to show my fans and especially the British fight fans what I'm made of."

Also competing at the event will be Chris Eubank Jr – son of former world champion Chris Eubank – who will be participating in his tenth professional fight.

Michael Watton, venue director, said: "The return of boxing to Glow, which follows the launch earlier this month of Summer Live, reinforces the flexibility of Glow as a venue, and highlights once again the diversity of events and experiences it can host."

Summer Live is a series of live entertainment events taking place at the 5,200sqm venue during July and August, for which girl pop group The Saturdays is headlining.

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