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Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park to Host Major Professional Boxing Event in Summer 2024.

Roger Hampel

Selhurst Park Boxing
Selhurst Park Boxing

Selhurst Park, the iconic home of Crystal Palace F.C., is set to be the stage for a high-profile professional boxing event on Saturday, 15th June 2024. This event, a collaboration between Crystal Palace F.C. and the promotional company Boxxer, marks a significant chapter in the stadium's centenary celebrations, commemorating 100 years since its opening.

A Night of Championship Boxing

The centerpiece of the event will be a world title fight featuring Richard Riakporhe, a dedicated Palace supporter, as he challenges Chris Billam-Smith for the WBO World Cruiserweight Championship. This fight is particularly noteworthy as it represents a rematch of their 2019 encounter, which Riakporhe won by split decision. Billam-Smith, the current title holder, secured his championship in May 2023 and will be making his second title defense at this event.

Celebrating a Century at Selhurst

This boxing event is just one part of a series of activities planned to celebrate the centenary of Selhurst Park. The stadium, which has been a landmark in South London since its inception in 1924, has a rich history of hosting various sporting events, including memorable boxing matches dating back to the 1920s.

Ticket Information and Broadcast Details

The event promises to be in high demand, with priority ticket access being offered to season ticket holders and members. Other fans are encouraged to register their interest early. The full fight card, which will feature some of boxing’s brightest stars, will be announced soon. Additionally, the event will be broadcast live and exclusively on Sky Sports Box Office, ensuring that fans worldwide can tune in to the action.

A Spectacular Night Anticipated

Steve Parish, Crystal Palace Chairman, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, noting that it promises to be a spectacular night in SE25 and a fitting tribute to Selhurst Park's storied history. The combination of top-tier boxing and the celebration of a significant milestone for the stadium sets the stage for an unforgettable event.

Source: Crystal Palace Media


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