The Black Country’s own Tyler Denny has a shot at glory when he faces Matteo
Signani on November 18th at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton for the European
The 32-year-old from Rowley Regis is on an incredible four-fight winning streak since
his controversial draw with River Wilson-Bent back in 2021. In their rematch he
took the undefeated record of Wilson-Bent with a wide points victory, then
followed up with impressive wins over unbeaten duo Bradley Rea and Brad Pauls
and then a split decision win over Macauley McGowan in Birmingham back in May.
“I’m so excited for this opportunity said Denny. “It seems surreal
but also think it’s well deserved for taking on the challenges I have done and
coming through them . This fight got mentioned a while back but nothing
happened so wasn’t sure if it would come off, but it gave me such a big lift
when it got announced”.
“For it to be in Wolverhampton is even better, I’m very proud of being
from Rowley Regis so to fight for the European title in the Black Country is
beyond my wildest dreams . I had nonstop messages about tickets and it will be
a sellout on the night”.
Signani has a wealth of experience at Euro level, first challenging for the
belt back in 2014 when he came up short against fellow Italian Emanuele
Blandamura. The 44-year old’s first title reign began in 2019 when he
out-pointed former world title challenger Gevorg Khatchikian then had two
successful defenses blowing away
Maxime Beaussire inside two rounds and then a unanimous points
win over Ruben Diaz.
Inactivity has been an issue for ‘Il Giaguaro’ and he lost his belt in
controversial circumstances when he was cut early against Anderson Prestot. He
was allowed to continue to the 5th before the fight was halted losing a
technical decision, had the doctor stopped it earlier it would have been a no
contest draw. Signani was furious with the outcome and got his revenge in the
rematch stopping the Frenchman in seven rounds.
“No fights at this level are easy you don’t get given European titles
so I’m expecting my hardest fight of my career against Signani but with that
I’m confident of putting on a career best performance and keeping the belt in
the Black Country”.
The November 18th card, which will be broadcasted on Sky Sports also features
a plethora of familiar names, Adam Azim headlines challenging for European
honours down at super lightweight against Franck Petitjean and talented Richard
Riakporhe also gets a run out facing off against Frances Dylan Bregeon . BCB’s
unbeaten Gully Powar will be out for the 6th time this year alongside
Coventry’s Dylan Cheema and Lichfield’s Brad Foster.
The last few tickets for the show promoted by Boxxer are available directly
from the fighters.