Boxing brief: Richard Towers makes a welcome return to Sheffield

Former Sheffield banger Richard Towers is hoping to make his mark on boxing as a trainer.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 12:33 pm
Australia's Lucas Browne (left) in action against Sheffield's Richard Towers

The 6ft 8ins heavyweight has been training Swedish lightweight Redouane Kaya, 30, who will be making his UK debut on a Dennis Hobson show at Ponds Forge on March 15. Towers, 39, said his mentor, the late Brendan Ingle, always said he'd make the grade as a trainer.

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Towers had a 15-win career, his only loss coming at the hands of Lucas Browne in 2013.