Boxing bonanza in prospect - The Redditch Standard

Boxing bonanza in prospect

Redditch Editorial 12th Nov, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

A SUPERB night of boxing is in store at The Greig leisure centre in Alcester later this month.

Alcester School of Boxing will be staging an evening of championship boxing at the Kinwarton Road venue on Saturday, November 21 featuring plenty of up and coming local talent.

The newly-formed formed boxing club, based at the Jubilee Centre, have six of their squad competing including light heavyweight Damien Webb who takes on Neil Marsh of Scunthorpe in a battle of big punchers.

Adrian Keenan will be challenging Tom Stanford of Dudley for the vacant Central England Development flyweight belt, whilst Luke Stanley will look to take his unbeaten start to 3-0 as he takes on Worksop’s Shay Brennan, who is the school year above Stanley and will be by far the local youngster’s toughest test yet.

Powerful Jai Stanley makes his debut against Matt Legg from Milton Keynes and William Gillies makes his long-awaited debut against former skills rival Kieron Brennan of Worksop.

The two met in May earlier this year and gave an excellent display in a no win/lose skills bout and Gillies, who has improved a lot since May, is hoping to make a winning start to his career.

Also on the bill is Aaron ‘The Atom’ Hoskins who will make his ring debut in a skills bout against Albert Winder of the Repton Club, East London.

Joint top of the bill is the heavyweight clash between six-time national champion Ryan Hatton, who takes on Sherif Musah (Islington) at and the CEB Elite Bantamweight belt match between champion David Seymour and former European bronze medallist Liam Davies.

The best two female junior bantamweights Sian O’Toole of Droitwich and Ivy-Jane Smith (Portsmouth) battle it out for the country’s top spot.

Michael Pardoe of Droitwich battles Worcester rival Grant Attwood to decide the who is the best welterweight in Worcestershire.

Top schools prospect and hugely popular Joe Doyle faces the current schools national champion Charlie Hickford of Repton and there will be many more action-packed bouts.

There will be a DJ, licensed bar and hot food. Doors open at 7pm and boxing is due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 in advance from The Greig or £15 on the door.

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