- Philip Bowes vs Akeem Ennis Brown goes Wednesday, September 2nd, at 3:30 PM ET
- Who claims the vacant British belt when the dust settles?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and prediction, below
Philip Bowes and Akeem Ennis Brown will trade punches inside Production Park Studios in South Kirkby, Yorkshire, this Wednesday (Sep. 2nd, 3:30 PM ET). Bowes vs Ennis Brown will broadcast on ESPN +.
The commonwealth and vacant British super lightweight titles are on the line in this prizefight.
This matchup has been called off twice and the wait has lasted almost three hundred days. After cancellations in November and March, it seems like third time’s the charm.
Philip Bowes vs Akeem Ennis Brown Odds
|Akeem Ennis Brown||-400|
Odds as of September 1st
The UK boxing scene has been regaining some traction after the COVID-19 hiatus.
Philip Bowes’ Chance to Make History
Much has been made in the lead up to this fight about Bowes’ chance to make history. At the age of 36, he would have the distinction of becoming the oldest British super lightweight champ of all time if he gets the job done on Wednesday.
This chance to cement himself in the history books has been a great source of motivation for the commonwealth champion.
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Bowes’ last fight saw him make his first successful defense of the commonwealth belt, which was a unanimous decision win over Tom Farrell in March of last year. This defense came less than two months after initially capturing the gold with a stoppage victory over Benson Nyilawila inside two rounds.
Bowes clearly likes to be active and must be chomping at the bit to return to the ring after over a year away. Both fighters have been dormant for the same period of time though.
Akeem Ennis Brown’s Unbeaten Path to British Gold
Ennis Brown is also coming off of a first successful title defense, halting the challenge of Bilal Rehman via unanimous decision in March 2019. Ennis Brown is no stranger to title belts. He is a former WBC youth and IBF European champion at 140 pounds.
Akeem Ennis Brown is looking to make history in his own right. With a victory, he would become the first pugilist out of Gloucester to win both British and commonwealth super lightweight titles.
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Bowes has an unconventional style, even more so than a normal southpaw; he is distinctly awkward in the ring. Ennis Brown has the slight two-inch reach advantage, the better resume overall, and more momentum heading into this Queensberry Rules contest.
Bowes vs Ennis Brown Tale of the Tape
|Tom Farrell, Benson Nyilawila, Nathan Dale||Significant Wins||Bilal Rehman, Darragh Foley, Chris Jenkins|
This one is scheduled for twelve rounds and I see it going the distance. Neither man has anything that resembles a stellar knockout rate and I see this being a tactical battle throughout.
Akeem Ennis Brown maintains his unbeaten record and secures the victory via decision.
Pick: Akeem Ennis Brown (-400)
Main Card Picks for Bowes vs Ennis Brown
- Dan Azeez vs Andre Sterling: There’s a lot of bad blood heading into this title fight as former sparring partners become rivals under the bright lights. Sterling has never been stopped as a pro and I think that durability will translate into Azeez scoring the decision victory and retaining the English light heavyweight title. Pick: Dan Azeez (-625)