14th May 2012
On June 1st , Scotland’s newest force in professional boxing, Prospect Boxing is holding their second professional card of the year at the Rivals Gym, Wishaw. Speaking about the card, former referee turned promoter Paul Graham is looking forward to it.
“This is our second show of the year, and I’m quite happy that I am able giving another young fighter a pro debut and expanding the list of fighters” said Graham.
Making his debut is Ayr’s Martin McCord, who will feature amongst another four bouts on the evening. A recent cancellation to Iain Butcher’s (3-0) fight in Aintree has given Graham the chance to feature Butcher on the June card.
“The card was looking top notch, but now we have managed to add rising star Iain Butcher to it. While he was disappointed not to be fighting on the Aintree card it has given him a renewed incentive in his training and I know he is keen to give a five-star performance”
Graham added; “Its not often you will see two undefeated fighters put there record on the line at this stage in their career, So with that in mind I know both Iain (Butcher) and his opponent Phil Smith will be pushing one another all the way. These are the sorts of fights that make promoting fights worth it!
“Like our prior card, the local communities are getting behind their fighters. This time though were using Rivals Gym, which has never actually had a pro boxing show on it before, but the layout for it gives it a good setting, with good views for the crowd. One other benefit are it is licensed as well”
Also featuring on the night, and looking to end a four fight losing streak is Newton Stewart’s Giuseppe Daprato who is in action over six rounds against Glasgow’s Ryan McNicol. Mark Bett will be looking for a strong home town support, as he takes on Harthill’s “Super” Steve Martin over the six scheduled rounds. Completing the line up is Mitch Prince, who will compete over 6 x 2 minute rounds.
Tickets for the June 1st show at Rivals Gym ,53 Roberts Street, Wishaw. are available from the fighters directly or by contacting 01698 338 888 and are priced £30.