Cyclone Promotions Presents KENNEDY VS ASKINS

Cyclone Promotions are delighted to announce the rescheduled date for the vacant British cruiserweight title fight featuring Cardiff’s undefeated Craig Kennedy and Blackpool’s former British and Commonwealth title challenger Matty Askin, at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Friday May 26, live and exclusive on Channel 5, sponsored by Maxi-Nutrition.

Tickets to Kennedy vs Askin are on sale now and are priced £42 and £62.

VIP Packages available - please call 029 2022 4488.

This vacant British Cruiserweight title fight was originally scheduled for March 11 before Matty Askin was forced to pull out due to ligament damage to his right hand. Now that Askin has been given a clean bill of health the rescheduled fight on Friday May 26 promises to be one of the most entertaining domestic dust‐ups of 2017. What’s more, both Kennedy and Askin are equally confident they can take home the prestigious Lord Lonsdale belt on Friday May 26.

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As venue operators, the tragedy in Manchester struck particularly close to our heart. To all those affected, we send our thoughts, condolences and a great deal of love. It goes without saying that the ongoing safety of our customers, staff and performers is of absolute paramount importance. A few words on our own security arrangements are on our website HERE.

Approximate times
Doors 5.30pm
First Fight 6pm
Main Event 10.15pm
Venue closes Midnight
These times are subject to change. Please check back here / Facebook / Twitter for any updates as we get them.

Important security information:
Please remember to keep your belongings safe, especially your mobile phone - don't let pick pockets win.
Please do not bring bags with you to this event (unless very small / essential).

Items prohibited from being brought into the venue include:
Professional audio or video recording devices // Professional Cameras // Go Pros or Ipads/tablets // Selfie Sticks // Glass // Cans // Bottles of any type // Fireworks // Alcoholic beverages // Laser pens  // Signs of any kind.
No food or drink is allowed to be brought into the venue.

Special effects:
Please expect flashing lights (including possible strobe lighting) and smoke effects during the show.

Inside the Arena
We have a selection of bars  hot snacks available in our foyer.
Card payment available at all main bar and food/drink points, subject to a minimum payment.

Smoking area:
There is a dedicated smoking area situated near the front entrance of the Arena, accessible via the foyer following admission.  Please be aware that this area can become busy at times and there may be a delay accessing it. We appreciate your patience.

UPDATE: 21 April 2017

ANDREW SELBY FACES CRISTOFER ROSALES IN MASSIVE WBC WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAY 26 IN CARDIFF 
 
FORMER OLYMPIAN AND AMATEUR STAR SELBY CLOSES IN ON A WORLD TITLE SHOT AS HE FACES OFF AGAINST NICARAGUA’S DANGEROUS CRISTOFER ROSALES IN AN OFFICIAL WBC WORLD FLYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR ON MAY 26 AT MOTORPOINT ARENA CARDIFF 
 
Cyclone Promotions are delighted to announce that Wales’ undefeated British flyweight champion Andrew Selby will box Nicaragua’s big punching Cristofer Rosales in an official eliminator for the WBC World flyweight title, at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Friday May 26th, live and exclusive on Channel 5, sponsored by Maxi-Nutrition.
 
Barry native Andrew ‘AC Superstar’ Selby, the younger brother of IBF featherweight king Lee, gets a huge opportunity on May 26th to move into a prime position to challenge for the WBC World flyweight crown, currently held by Mexico’s Juan Hernandez Navarrate, when he faces off against Nicaragua’s dangerous Cristofer Rosales, 23(15) – 2, at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. On a huge night for Welsh boxing in the Welsh capital, undefeated hometown hero Craig Kennedy also boxes in the biggest fight of his career when he challenges Blackpool’s English cruiserweight champion Matty Askin for the vacant British cruiserweight title.
 
Selby’s official WBC World flyweight title eliminator on May 26th is a huge step up in class for the silky skilled British flyweight champion. The undefeated Selby, also the WBC International flyweight champion, has breezed past all of his eight professional opponents. The 2012 Olympian and former AIBA world amateur silver medalist Selby faces his toughest professional opponent to date in Cristofer Rosales. 
 
The Managua, Nicaragua native Rosales has boxed once before in the UK, when he pushed Birmingham’s WBA World super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai in a competitive eight-round contest in Sheffield in March 2015. Since then Rosales has captured the Nicaraguan and WBC Latino flyweight titles. The twenty-two year old Rosales is a stablemate of former four-weight world champion Roman Gonzalez, and will travel to Cardiff on the back of a thirteen-fight winning streak that includes eight knockout victories. 
 
In the co main event of the evening on May 26th hometown hero Craig Kennedy, 16(8) – 0, will be looking to become only the second Welshman ever to win the coveted British cruiserweight title when he finally gets his shot against Blackpool’s dangerous Matty Askin at the Motorpoint Arena. Both men will fancy their chances in this intriguing vacant British cruiserweight title bout, with Askin, 21 (13) – 3 – 1, having the edge in terms of experience, while the undefeated Kennedy is carrying some career best form into this vacant British title bout. The scene is set for a classic British title showdown between two of the best cruiserweight's in Britain on May 26th.
 
The undercard for May 26th at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff will be packed full of some of the best UK boxing talent. Cardiff’s undefeated 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Nathan ‘Thunder’ Thorley, 5(2) – 0, is also set to feature in a six-round international light-heavyweight contest. Aberdare’s unbeaten light-heavyweight prospect Morgan Jones, 10(4) – 0, will also feature on May 26th in Cardiff when he faces off against fellow undefeated prospect Malik Zinad, 8(7) – 0, of Libya in an intriguing clash over eight-rounds. Other local talents appearing on the big Cardiff bill on May 26th will be Barry’s undefeated cruiserweight Jonathan O’Kelly, Swansea’s unbeaten super lightweight Kristian Touze, Newport’s popular Daniel Barton and Treharris’ Gavin Gwynne.

More undercard announcements will follow shortly.
 
Doors will open at 5.30pm at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Friday May 26th, with boxing commencing at 6pm. 

UPDATE: 27 APRIL 2017

OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALLIST FRED EVANS TO MAKE HIS LONG AWAITED PROFESSIONAL DEBUT AT MOTORPOINT ARENA CARDIFF ON FRIDAY MAY 26
 
Cyclone Promotions are delighted to announce that Cardiff’s 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist Fred Evans will make his highly anticipated professional debut on the undercard of Andrew Selby’s WBC World Flyweight Eliminator and Craig Kennedy’s British title fight, at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Friday May 26th, live and exclusive on Spike UK, sponsored by Maxi-Nutrition.
 
Twenty-six year old Welshman Evans achieved legendary status in the amateur ranks when he won his Olympic silver medal at the London 2012 games. Evans will be managed by experienced Bristol man Chris Sanigar and trained by Newport’s renowned coach Tony Borg. The super talented light-middleweight prospect Evans will make his professional debut on the huge Cyclone Promotions Cardiff show on Friday May 26th against an opponent to be named shortly in a six-round contest. 
 
In the co-main event on May 26th Evans’ close friend and former Olympic team mate Andrew ‘Superstar’ Selby, gets a huge opportunity to move into a prime position to challenge for the WBC World flyweight crown, currently held by Mexico’s Juan Hernandez Navarrate, when he faces off against Nicaragua’s dangerous Cristofer Rosales, 23(15) – 2, at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. On a huge night for Welsh boxing in the Welsh capital, undefeated hometown hero Craig Kennedy boxes in the co-main event in what is sure to be the biggest fight of his career when he challenges Blackpool’s English cruiserweight champion Matty Askin for the vacant British cruiserweight title.
 
The undercard for May 26th at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff will be packed full of some of the best UK boxing talent. Cardiff’s undefeated 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Nathan ‘Thunder’ Thorley, 5(2) – 0, will feature in a six-round international light-heavyweight contest. Pontypridd’s light-heavyweight prospect Jermaine Asare, 7(1) – 1, will also feature on May 26th in Cardiff when he faces off against Libya’s undefeated prospect Malik Zinad, 8(7) – 0, in an intriguing clash over eight-rounds. Other local talents appearing on the big Cardiff bill on May 26th will be Barry’s undefeated cruiserweight Jonathan O’Kelly, Swansea’s unbeaten super lightweight Kristian Touze, Newport’s popular Daniel Barton and Treharris’ Gavin Gwynne.
 
More undercard announcements will follow shortly.

 

Getting here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.

Hospitality

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Parking

We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

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