Will Riiddy make history on 16th July 2017?!
Akeem Ennis Brown or “Riiddy” as he is known to friends, has the chance to make boxing history for the city of Gloucester on July 16th 2017 at Sunderland FC’s stadium of light, by becoming the first ever professional boxer from the city to win an English title.
Riiddy has earned a title shot for the English Super-Lightweight belt after an emphatic and comprehensive victory over the previously undefeated Freddy Kiwitt back in November 2016 at the famous York Hall. It has been a little wait for Riiddy to get his chance and under new management of MTK they have delivered.
The highly talented and slick southpaw will be up against his toughest challenge yet when he takes on Glenn Foot from Sunderland who boasts a record of 20 wins and only 1 defeat since turning professional in 2010 that defeat coming against current European and WBC International welterweight champion Sam Eggington.
With his goal of achieving great things in the world of boxing and at the tender age of 21, a record of 8 wins and 0 defeats, this title will hopefully be the first stop on his way to the top.
Riiddy is no stranger to pitting his talent and wits against any man in the ring as he has been regularly sparring with the likes of Ricky Burns (3-weight World Champion), Lee Selby (current IBF World Champion), Ohara Davies and Conor Benn to name a few.
Under the guidance and tutorage of Jon Pitman at Fight Factory, Riiddy has come a long way since a young youth walked into the gym several years ago to learn to box and help to give him focus against the distractions a lot of young kids fall into the hands off, steering him away from a life that could have been so different to the direction it appears to be heading right now.
Boxing in the West Country is on the up and Riiddy needs all the support he can. As a prospect he has to combine training 3 times a day, a job and being a relatively new Dad, with ticket sales and sponsors to finance his rise up the ranks and continue to get noticed for these chances to come along.
At Planet Logistics we are extremely proud to be one of Riiddy’s sponsors and encourage the whole of Gloucester and boxing fans across the country to get behind him.
Tickets will be available from Riiddy and Jon Pitman very soon so let’s take a travelling army of fans up to Sunderland as we did before to York Hall, create that atmosphere and noise to let him know that we are all very much behind him and that he is not alone on this road to greatness.