15th February 2013
Flyweight title contender Iain Butcher has been handed a tough fight as he takes on Bulgarian Galin Paunov over eight rounds on March 8th at Ravenscraig Sporting Facility, and his promotor Paul Graham warns locals to snap up tickets while they can because it may be a while before they get the chance to see him fight locally.
“If Iain can overcome Paunov on March 8th, we expect him to challenge the winner of the Kevin Satchell versus Luke Wilton for the British title on February 23. A fight against either of them could see Iain travel to Liverpool or Belfast and would properly happen later in the year, so it could be a while before the Lanarkshire crowds actually see him in action.
The former pro referee adds “While we always will try and secure home advantage for our fighter, in professional boxing there Is no guarantee of were your next fight could be. I spoke to Iain earlier and he was relieved to get an opponent. I have been burning the candles at both end’s and going through my black book of number in order to secure him an opponent.
“March 8th is shaping up to be our biggest show to date with eleven fights, and with tickets priced £30 and £40 it is a good night out. We also have a licensed bar on the evening aswell” explained the Prospect Boxing owner.
Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour present ‘The Steel Men Return’ an evening of Professional Championship Boxing at Ravenscraig Sports Facility on Friday March 8th. Headlined by Gary McCallum v Paul Allison for the Vacant Scottish Middleweight Title.
With a 10 fight under card featuring Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince and Martin Taylor makes his pro debut in the Light Welterweight division while Alex Montgomery makes his debut in a Super Middleweight bout.