BOXING trainer Glyn Rhodes paid tribute to one of his sport’s unsung heroes today.
Binman Carl Wild hopes to win his first title tomorrow, the Central Arena light heavyweight belt, by beating Doncaster’s James Tucker at Don Valley stadium.
Rhodes said: “This might be a title not many people want but for Carl it feels like a world championship. He really wants it.
“Without being rude it’s better to have two donkeys having a race than a thoroughbred racehorse who doesn’t want to compete.
“Carl’s has lost two title shots before but knows if he wins this, he might find a top prospect wants to take him on and he’ll get the biggest fight of his life.
“Carl is one of the unsung heroes, he trains hard and fighting in front of 600 people on his own turf is fantastic for him.”
Wild deserves a break - he has been plodding along, form-wise, recently, winning one of his last nine outings. He has a won 10 (KO 1) lost 16 (KO 5) and drawn five record.