Sheffield boxing: keep the aggro inside the ring

Huchlinson, left and Hardy, right
Huchlinson, left and Hardy, right
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IT CAN be dangerous when soccer rivalries are brought into boxing shows.

“Nobody wants it kicking off, whether it is at a boxing match or anywhere else” says Hardy, from Ecclesfield.

“That sort of thing has happened before at shows and they have had to be called off. “e don’t want any of that. I’m a massive Wednesday fan and I’ll be happy to have a drink with Dale after I have beaten him!”

The welterweight pair meet in a Dennis Hobson show at Don Valley stadium.

Hutchinson - after a dodgy start to his career which saw him lose five and draw once in his first six outings - has won three on the bounce.

“Dale has done a fantastic job in his last few fights, he beat Terry Needham, who has been hyped up. He started off looking like he’d just be a journeyman but has come on a lot. But he will be in a world to trouble tomorrow.”

Hardy, who turns 27 on fight night, and having won his first four professional fights, is seeking his first knockout. Hutchinson, 23, from the Manor, will be looking for his second.

Hardy says he’d fight anybody put in front of him after this clash. But he won’t be calling out John Fewkes, who fights at iceSheffield tonight saying: “I have too much respect for him but I wouldn’t turn the chance down, either.Doncaster heavyweights Carl Spencer and Dave Allen face Peter Erdos and Laszlo Peczeli on the Don Valley bill.