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Start Date : 2021-10-23
Fight center : Boxing
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The momentum, as it was for so many, was then snapped by the coronavirus pandemic. “Last year nearly decimated me,” says Pittal. “I’ve got a folder as thick as a phone book with all the fights I had cancelled.”

But now, with restrictions easing, Pittal has arranged his first title fight in a British ring, as he will bring in Malawi’s Ellen Simwaka to vie for the vacant Commonwealth super-bantamweight belt against Liverpool’s Carly Skelly in Houghton le Spring on October 23.

“It’s a high point for me, putting on a match with the blessing of the British Boxing Board of Control and the Commonwealth Council,” he says.
While a lifelong fan, Pittal is relatively new to the business side of boxing, but it’s not his first run in combat sports. A previous incarnation as an arm wrestling promoter was also thanks to spotting a trend and taking a leap of faith.

“On my market stall in Walthamstow I had a greengrocer to my left and a dress stall to my right, and not a day would go by when they wouldn’t have a disagreement or come to blows,” he says. “So I stepped in and said ‘Why don’t you settle your differences over an arm wrestle?’

“That [1987] Stallone movie, Over The Top had just come out so everyone was talking about arm wrestling and I could sense an opportunity. I said better still, make it a charity event. This was not long after the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, so I said why not send the money to them? They agreed, so I set this match up and did it in a local pub.