Hetton Town ABC host their boxing show on Friday at Rainton Meadows Arena with a mouth-watering heavyweight clash the stand-out fight on the bill.
Hetton Town’s own Jordan King has been matched up against Lambton Street’s Warren Cassap in a fight comprising two big lads who certainly know how to throw a punch.
Both heavyweight boxers are former national amateur champions and Warren has recently just had trials with Team GB, although he was unsuccessful.
The bill is expected to be 14 bouts including three female bouts in an action packed show that Hetton Town coach Paul Quarmby can’t wait for.
“It’s a massive event for us and I’m really looking forward to it.” Quarmby said, “We’ve got a lot of support and we have a lot of good young boxers coming through. The main event should be fantastic. We have Jordan King against Lambton Street’s Warren Cassap, and both have been England internationals so it should be a massive fight.
“I think everyone is looking forward to that fight, there’s going to be fireworks. It is going to be explosive because both are big hitters who can throw a lot of punches and it could go either way on the night. Obviously I’m hoping Jordan can get the win though. Warren has just had trials for Team GB so to get a win over him would be massive for Hetton and for Jordan as well.”
In total Hetton will have three national champions on show with King being joined by Nathan Milburn and All Female national champion Shauna Taylor.
Shauna will be one of three female boxers on show on friday and Paul says that he thinks female boxing is finally starting to rise.
“We are getting females quite regularly now because we’ve had two previous junior ABA champions. We’ve also had a few more through the door since the London Olympics [where female boxing was competed in for the first time in Olympic history]. We’ve always had a high turnover with girls at the club but it is sometimes difficult to match them up.
“You’ve got to look at age, weight, experience and things like that and because there isn’t as many throughout the country it can sometimes be difficult to find the right opponent. It does seem to be getting easier though and I’ve managed to match up three for this show.”
The show is billed as Hetton vs Yorkshire Warriors with most opponents coming from the Yorkshire area. Other boxers on display for Hetton will include Tyne, Tees and Wear champion Kieron Graham, Leon Birley, Adam Gair and a young impressive boxer in Lewis Nicholson among many other young boxers who will be looking to kick the season off in style ahead of the amateur championships.
Doors open on Friday at the Rainton Meadows Arena at 6pm and tickets are priced at £12 which is excellent value given the quality of action that will be on display. There will also be an auction during the interval with special items such as a signed Mike Tyson Photograph.
All proceeds go towards the maintaining and running of the gym so be sure to support such an important cause. Paul Quarmby has promised his boxers will be ‘raring to go’ and added: “I wish it was Friday now, I can’t wait!”