Win tickets for Wembley Arena show

PUBLISHED: 15:59 02 February 2011

February 19 show

February 19 show


LOCAL lads John O’Donnell and Ashley Theophane are bidding to become British champions on a blockbuster night of boxing at Wembley Arena later this month.

O’Donnell, the former Commonwealth welterweight champion from Shepherd’s Bush, takes on Craig Watson – the man he seized the belt from back in 2009 – for the vacant British title on Saturday February 19.

And Kilburn’s Ashley Theophane, who has mostly boxed in the United States in recent years, is back on home turf to try and wrest the British light-welterweight crown from Lenny Daws.

O’Donnell, who has lost just once in his 25-fight professional career – to Christian Solano in Las Vegas nearly four years ago – has been targeting the British title ever since he beat Watson for the Commonwealth belt.

Now both he and Theophane, who started out as an amateur at All Stars ABC and has won 28 of his 33 pro contests, have the chance to prove their credentials in front of the Wembley crowd.

And the Hennessy Sports show features a great deal more besides – unbeaten heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury is in action, while Lee Purdy defends his Southern Area welterweight title against Michael Lomax.

The bill includes Islington youngster John Ryder and Enfield’s Chris Evangelou and spectators will also see Evangelou’s brother Andreas make his professional debut.

The Times have a pair of ringside seats – priced at £75 – to offer one lucky reader, with four runners-up winning a pair of £30 seats for the entire show.

To stand a chance of winning tickets for the Wembley Arena bill, all you need to do is answer the following question:

Who is the only boxer to beat John O’Donnell in his professional career?

a) Craig Watson. b) Christian Solano. c) Tom Glover.

Email your answer, along with your name, address and also a contact telephone number, to us at by 10am on Monday February 14.

And even if you aren’t successful, you can still see all the action by calling the Wembley Arena box office on 0844 815 0815 or visit

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