FOUR boxers on the next Doncaster Dome show will be fighting for their gym as well as themselves.
Promoter and trainer Stefy Bull acknowledges that there has to be competitive bouts on a bill to ensure that the paying customer enjoys his night at the boxing and the former fighter is planning themes to his shows.
After an England versus Europe theme and a night with several title bouts, the Mexborough-based trainer and promoter has challenged a rival gym to bring their lads to challenge his.
The Shinfield father and son team of Mike and Jason from Somercotes in Derbyshire have trained Rendall Munroe, a regular sparring partner of Bull’s premier fighter Jamie McDonnell, to a world title shot two years ago and they will bring four of their prospects to the Dome on December 1.
“All these fights will be 50/50 fights with two sets of supporters coming along so there is a lot of pride at stake,” said Bull.
“We’ll also have Gav in another 50/50 fight for his second title.
“Robbie Barrett is in with a debutant who is a former England international and a gold medal winner so he’s in for a tough night.
“Woz is facing a battle of the debutants and that should be a cracker because they’re both ex-servicemen.
“The Shinfields are bringing 400 people and the ringside and balcony seats are already gone so those wanting a ticket will have to be quick.”
The Bull verus Shinfield bouts are (home fighters first): Charlie Thompson v Luke Gallear (welterweight), Luke Crowcroft v Adam Stretton (super-middleweight), Woz Nixon v Lewis Jones (super-featherweight) and Robbie Barrett v Jamie Robinson (lightweight.)
McDonnell will face Dudley’s Dean Anderson for the British Masters super-bantamweight belt.
Also in action from Bull’s stable will be Micky Davies and Andy Townend.
The Star understands that Woodlands’ Jason Cunningham could also feature.
Doncaster boxers endured a mixed night at iceSheffield with a Conisbrough-based trio experiencing the highs, lows and indifferences of the fight game.
The ight-heavyweight derby between Harworth’s Danny Slaney and James Tucker from Bessacarr really was a fight of two halves.
Taller Slaney took the first two rounds by keeping the more aggressive Tucker at bay but Tucker rampaged forward at the start of third and had Slaney retreating for two straight rounds. Slaney was caught several times by wild Tucker blows but if they hurt, he hid it well.
A draw was a fair result and the pair, who are former stablemates, will fight again on Glyn Rhodes’ next show.
Harworth cruiserweight Matt Brierley kicked off his pro career with a quick win, stopping fellow debutant Tamai Harding from Nottingham in the second round.
Conisbrough’s Arron Boyce had a debut to forget against London’s hot-headed bruiser Junior Millar.
Southpaw Millar, a stone heavier, looked an imposing threat from the first bell and forced him to the canvas in the third before the stoppage rightly came.