Smokin' Joe Mullender is an English and IBF European middleweight champion, ranked inside the top ten in Britain and top 15 in the IBF world rakings.
The 31-year-old from Brentwood fights live on BT Sport and Box Nation TV and was was crowned English champ after avenging a loss to former titlehlder and club-mate Lee Markham (17-4-1).
The pair first met in May last year at London’s 02 Arena in an electrifying battle for the English championship on the undercard of David Haye’s second round knockout of Arnold Gjergjaj.
The first encounter ended in a unanimous decision points win to ‘Banjo’, however, the rematch saw ‘Smokin’ Joe’ win over two of the three judges at ringside to even the score on a split decision.
Before he left the ring after the second bitter battle, Mullender congratulated Markham and anticipated a third meeting to settle their rivalry and complete the epic trilogy, as both contests produced fireworks and were candidates for a Fight of the Year award.
‘Smokin’ Joe’ is trained by Jamie Williams and his team at the RM7 Legends gym in Dagenham.