Eastenders bad boy Jake Wood might be preparing for life away from Albert Square, but he’s found another square to enter – the squared circle!
Whilst his character Max Branning is involved in a tense Christmas storyline in the soap, Wood found time to make his debut as the Hennessy Sports press conference host between Sam Eggington and Ashley Theophane who collide this Friday night in Redditch in their own eagerly awaited domestic dust-up.
Wood, a big boxing fan and host of the hugely popular boxing podcast Pound For Pound, fronted the press conference for Seconds Out YouTube channel admirably in his debut as he pushed and probed both combatants ahead of the fight for their options and verdicts.
Albert Square has seen a few epic scraps over the years, but the Eggington-Theophane showdown is set to be more explosive than any storyline in the soap. Eggington, the tough and hungry young Birmingham warrior, is looking to bump off Theophane, the flash and experienced London veteran, and advance towards a World title shot, for the loser it will be a painful and dramatic show exit.
Watch all the big fight drama unfold this Friday night live on free-to-air Channel 5 in the UK from 10 pm.
Sam Eggington versus Ashley Theophane headlines the Hennessy Sportscard in an International Super-Welterweight Contest. Chief-support features the Vacant Midlands Area Welterweight Title between Birmingham derby between Kaisee Benjamin and Ben Fields. The undercard includes undefeated super-lightweight and red-hot talent Stephen McKenna from Monaghan, Ireland against Brierley Hill’s MJ Hall, in a six-round contest; his equally talented brother Aaron McKenna (appearing courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions) takes on Islington’s Jordan Grannum over six rounds at light-middleweight; Sevenoaks middleweight prospect Michael Hennessy Jr. meets Hyde’s Dale Arrowsmith; the flash, brash and exciting unbeaten Birmingham star Idris Virgo faces Stourbridge’s Kevin McCauley in a four-round middleweight contest; Brighton heavyweight Tommy Welch makes his pro debut against West Bromwich’s Matt Gordon.