Sheffield based boxers ready for challenges

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Sheffield southpaw Wayne Reed will be trying to blemish the career of an unbeaten prospect at Bethnall Green, on Friday.

The 27-year-old middleweight faces Welshman Alex Hughes38 (4-0) over six rounds,

Hughes’ camp accept the fight will be a step-up in class for their man. Reed stopped his last opponent, Bedfordshire’s James Conroy at Barnsley Metrodome, last month.

He has been in with the likes of Anthony Ogogo, Tommy Langford, Ricky Fielding and Sheffield’s Liam Cameron and will relish the prospect of beating the less experienced 21-year-old at such a prestige venue. Reed will also be hoping to keep his overall record in the plus margin - it currently stands at won 12, lost 11, with six knockouts in each.

Meanwhile, Ingle gym-trained featherweight Jordan Gill competes in Derby on July 25, protecting a 13-straight winning record. Gill is mandatory challenger for the English featherweight title, and is hoping to come through for a contest with Jamie Speight.

Gill says he has benefitted from the Wincobank gym that guided Kell Brook to a world title. The Cambridgeshire man says: “I’ve been earning a lot, getting top quality sparring with the likes of Kid Galahad and Kell. We even went over to America when Kell won the world title and I sparred Jorge Linares. It’s good to train with Kell because we do exactly what he does in the gym. We know it works. Kell is proof you can become a world champion if you work hard.

“ What he’s achieved is incredible – going to America to win a world title. That’s inspiring. “Every champion in the gym is inspiring because when we all first step into the gym the plan is to become a champion. Kell’s the main man to look up to and I want to emulate him in the future” he told WBN website.