February fights

Dylan Clegg, Manton ABC
Dylan Clegg, Manton ABC

BOXING returns to North Notts Arena on 3rd February, when a host of local lads will take on fighters from Sheffield and Huthwaite.

Manton ABC is promoting the fight night and coach Steve Ellis is aiming to match several of his youngsters on the card.

Midlands champion Matthew Brierley is expected to top the bill, for which tickets are already on sale at the arena.

Ellis told the Guardian: “This is the first show the club has promoted.”

“We’re trying to get Alex Hopkins, Dylan Clegg, Brackan Kirk, Matt Brierley, Declan Cairns, Matt Court, Jordan Eshelby and Nathan Keogh matched.”

“Training is going very well, we’ve upped it a notch and this will be the first show for years that has had all Worksop lads fighting on it.”

Clegg is riding high after beating Kettering ABC’s Tom Biddle earlier in the month.

The teen was giving away 1.7kg but weathered an early storm to take over the contest using his movement and speed, repeatedly catching Biddle with counter punching.

A unanimous decision went to the Worksop fighter, who has also picked up the Notts and Lincs Schoolboy Championship after his opponent failed to turn up in Nottingham a fortnight ago.

The fight night at the arena will begin at 7.30pm, with boxing commencing at 8pm.