Derrick Osaze: Ultimate Boxxer III Winner

By Oliver McManus @OliverGMcManus The dust from Ultimate Boxxer III appears to have settled from what was an on-the-night euphoric triumph for Derrick Osaze. Having booked a short break in Hungary, prior to the fight date being switched, the 25 year old found himself contemplating in serenity away from the boxing world. He gave me a…

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OSAZE WINS ULTIMATE BOXXER

Last-round knockdown proves crucial in final ACTION IMAGES/PETER CZIBORRAHEAVY DUTY: Osaze chases down Dennis to conclude an entertaining night DERRICK OSAZE won the third Ultimate Boxxer tournament, a last-round knockdown earning him a majority verdict over Chatham’s Grant Dennis in the final. A right uppercut had Dennis down in the third, and when referee Kieran…

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Derrick Osaze wins Ultimate Boxxer 3

Derrick Osaze is the Ultimate Boxxer On Friday, May 10 at The Indigo at The O2, ‘The Punching Preacher’ Derrick Osace was crowned the Ultimate Boxxer, live on BT Sport. The third instalment of Ultimate Boxxer featured the middleweight division with eight contestants with a combined record of 69-3-2, with former Southern Area middleweight champions Tey Lynn-Jones (11-1) and Grant Dennis (12-1); unbeaten Kaan…

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Get to know… Derrick Osaze

BBN caught up with Derrick Osaze at the Ultimate Boxxer 3 presser to find out more about the middleweight about to put his unbeaten record on the line in the fast-paced, exciting eight-man tournament on May 10 in London. Name: Derrick Osaze Record: 6-0 (1KO) Weight: Middleweight Born: South East London Residence: Nottingham DOB: 11/10/1993 Nickname: DelBoy, The Punching Preacher Favourite all-time…

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Gale Misery

In a cracking curtain-raiser, Michael Fonseca, a Cuban based in Southend, pipped Thornton Heath’s Richard Samuels 38-37 for referee Every. The scoring gave Samuels the second by 10-8, courtesy of a knockdown, but Fonseca the other three for a better workrate. Samuels hit harder (Fonseca had bumps under both eyes) but Fonseca landed more often…

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BigWriteHook – Derrick Osaze Interview

By Oliver McManus Derrick Osaze tweeted me the other week, I thought I had said something to upset him, with a very simple message – “when’s our interview?” and just like that the ball got rolling.   I spoke to him for an oddly precise 23 minutes and 23 seconds on Tuesday as he opened up…

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Hellraiser Boxing – Derrick Osaze

DERRICK OSAZE Derrick ‘Del Boy’ Osaze has been noticed by boxing bosses. The Midlands Area Council have told the 24 year old from Nottingham he’s in the running for their Prospect-of-the-Year award after winning his first five fights. The winner will be announced at the awards night on Saturday, October 6, when Osaze has his next fight,…

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Up in lights

Derrick Osaze (Nottingham) outscored York’s Harry Matthews, referee Cook marking 40-36. Osaze cut Matthews’ left eyebrow in the first and staggered him with a right in the second. JJ Hughes (Bexleyheath) clearly outpointed Middleton southpaw Darryl Sharp, Mr Coakley scoring 60-54. Meanwhile, Sean Philips (Gravesend) beat Atherton veteran William Warburton 40-37, with Mr Coakley officiating…

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‘Peckham’s own Derrick ‘DelBoy’ Osaze

  There’s a new ‘Del Boy’ from Peckham – and he’s a colourful character as well. Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter was the wheeling-and-dealing star of Only Fools and Horses who was loved my millions – and Derrick ‘Del Boy’ Osaze is known as ‘The Punching Preacher. He’s a fighter – and a minister. The 24…

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Clear-Cut Win

Wheeler dominates Cantillano to register another victory. Gareth Jones reports from ringside RYAN WHEELER took a 79-73 verdict from referee Mark Bates at Ashton Gate’s Dolman Exhibition Hall over yet another import from the crowded Nicaraguan quarter of Barcelona, Lesther Cantillano. The willing visitor was up against it from the opening seconds, when southpaw Wheeler…

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Nottingham Evening Post Article

Punching Preacher aims for world title glory

A boxer dubbed “the Punching Preacher” is determined to bring world titles back to Nottingham after making a successful start to his professional career. Middleweight Derrick Osaze racked up his third successive win since joining the paid ranks when he demolished Jacob Lucas to secure a fine stoppage victory earlier this month. The London-born talent…

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Just a quickie

THE whole Black Country Boxing show at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village was all done and dusted in around 90 minutes, with two of the scheduled five contests being over in the blink of an eye. The main event (slated for eight) that pitched Nottingham’s Ekow Essuman in against Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano lasted just…

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Best of British

THE British Warriors show at the Camden Centre, postponed from a week before because of bad weather, proved worth the wait with Kirk Garvey recovering from a terrible start to stop Sam Smith in the seventh of a light-heavyweight cracker. This 10-rounder was initially set for the Southern Area title but in the end went…

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Baby, its cold inside

It’s a long time since I saw support similar to that which came the way of Nottingham-based Londoner Derrick Osaze who, almost two hours after opening the show with a 60-54 six-twos win over Bognor’s Callum Ide, was still posing for photos ringside with his numerous followers. Peckham-born Osaze, of Nigerian heritage but now living…

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IPF Article

  “One of my friends recommended boxing to me and I was told it would be a great way to positively channel my energy. The rest is history.”   Domino’s discounts, late nights, and even later mornings are common pastimes associated with the peculiar creature known as the “university student”. But in the intriguing life…

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