DENNIS HOBSON: STACKED UNDERCARD FOR SHEFFIELD SHOW
The stacked undercard for Dennis Hobson and Steve Crump’s Fight Academy show on Friday May 21 at Sheffield Arena Car Park will feature top fighters from across the UK.
Fans will be served up three title bouts in the main events with Sheffield’s undefeated powerhouse Anthony Tomlinson (pictured), 12-0 (7), and Wigan’s James Moorcroft, 13-1 (5), clashing in a soon-to-be-confirmed welterweight title fight; while English Lightweight champion Myron Mills, 14-1 (6), from Derby, will also defend his belt against Portsmouth challenger, Lucas Ballingall, 13-1 (3).
In another terrific match-up, local boxer Kane Salvin, 6-0, will defend his Central Area Super Featherweight crown against Manchester’s Michael Gomez Jr, 12-1 (3), with the contest also doubling as an eliminator for the English belt.
The remainder of the card is quality fare with two fighters aiming to maintain their unbeaten records – Norwich light-heavyweight Iain Martell 9-0 (3), and super-lightweight Tommy Collins from Birmingham 2-0. And the night will be a memorable occasion for four new pros who will be making their ring debuts – Katie Healy (Birmingham), Nathan Cawood (Bradford), Rob Magill from York, and Elley Booth (Portsmouth).
“I’m really pleased with this show,” said promoter, Dennis Hobson. “The title fights are all 50-50 affairs, and it’s not too often that you see that these days from some of the TV shows that are on.
“We’re looking to test our fighters, and these contests will certainly do that. The undercard is great for boxing fans too, it’s a mix of unbeaten fighters and some first-timers that we believe are going to go onto really big things – so it’s terrific that we’re getting to follow them from the start of their journey.
“Women’s boxing in the UK is absolutely thriving at the moment, and I’m expecting really big things from Katie and Elley, they are both going to have a major say in the sport.”
TV coverage for the show will be announced soon.
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