Brothers in Arms


Ready For Assault on The Palace

Boxing brothers Faraz and Hamza Akram are preparing to make it a double celebration in London next month, when they take to the ring at the famous Alexandra Palace.

The Reading based siblings will both compete at the Queensbury Boxing League’s first big arena show of the season at the iconic London venue alongside some of the biggest stars of the UK’s premier boxing league, and with family pride at stake both will be eager to grab the headlines in front of the television cameras.

Twenty year old Faraz will return to action after his spectacular knockout run of victories was brought to an end last time out at the hands of Londoner Joel Wanderema, whilst eighteen year old Hamza will make his competitive debut in the competition after being a spectator during his brothers rise to fame, and their coach David Johnson believes both will make a big impact at the show when they step through the ropes to the roar of their travelling army of fans.

Talking ahead of the big night at the Camberley Boxing club Johnson said: “This will be the first time both brothers have ever appeared on the same show, and its going to be a big night for the club and the Asian community who are really starting to get behind these boys.

“Faraz suffered his first loss last time out, but I think that minor setback will be the making of him and he’s determined to make a big statement in London on his return, whilst Hamza will taste the limelight for the first time so its going to be quite an experience for him.

Older brother Faraz will line up against teak tough London slugger Shaun Warren who also returns to action for the first time since suffering his first loss in the competition, whilst debutant Hamza will meet Aldershot’s Patrick Nash over here rounds.

Both Akram brothers will appear on the undercard of the Thunder In London promotion at the Alexandra Palace on Saturday March 14th which is headlined by the National Light Heavyweight title showdown between Londoner’s Duane “Hot Shot” Sinclair and Dwayne “Super” Jones-Grant.


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